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February 4, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
The Hawthorns — West Bromwich
Referee:‬ J. Moss‎
Attendance:‬ 24274‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: West Brom 1-2 Swansea City

Goals from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Danny Graham overturned Marc-Antoine Fortune's opener in a crazy few minutes at the Hawthorns as the Baggies lose at home again

By Joel Lamy at the Hawthorns

  • Ben Foster
    1
    0
    3.00

    Ben Foster

    Untested during the first-half with the opposition players either proving wasteful or seeing their shots blocked. Had less luck in the second-half with two precise finishes which he could do little about, but he saved well from Dyer.

  • Steven Reid
    1
    0
    3.00

    Steven Reid

    Back in the side after a month out, he slotted in seamlessly at right-back and gave some width going forward as well, something that has been missing.

  • Gareth McAuley
    2
    0
    2.50

    Gareth McAuley

    Almost gave his side the lead but the outstretched hand of Williams denied him. At the other end he was shrugged off the ball by Graham, but fortunately the striker fired over. However, he was less lucky when the former Watford man got to Sigurdsson’s cross before him to give his side the lead.

  • Jonas Olsson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonas Olsson

    A less eventful game than his partner and the West Brom defence look better with the two of them back together again. His flick-on set up Fortune for the opener.

  • Nicky Shorey
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nicky Shorey

    Some good deliveries into the area, but he went missing as Swansea took the lead in a mad few minutes in the second-half.

  • James Morrison
    3
    0
    3.00

    James Morrison

    Although technically playing as a winger, the captain spent most of his time helping out in the middle of the park to try and stifle the Swansea passing, but ultimately failed. Was booked for fouling Britton, but it was the least he deserved after an even worse challenge on the same player earlier on.

  • Graham Dorrans
    0
    0
    2.50

    Graham Dorrans

    Another game where he has failed to stamp his authority on the match, with West Brom crying out for some creativity in the middle of the park. Hauled off in the second-half as the Baggies chased for an equaliser.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    0
    1
    2.50

    Youssouf Mulumbu

    A couple of misplaced passes inside his own half led to shots from opposition players in what was an unusually sloppy display. Taken off early in the second-half for Scharner.

  • Jerome Thomas
    0
    2
    3.00

    Jerome Thomas

    Back from injury, but he failed to deliver the same quality of performance Baggies fans have been accustomed to over the past couple of months. Taken off in the second-half.

  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
    1
    0
    3.50

    Marc-Antoine Fortune

    Was gifted an opportunity by a poor clearance from Vorm but could not capitalise after a poor first touch. However, he made it consecutive home games where he has scored after finding the net in the second-half.

  • Peter Odemwingie
    2
    3
    2.50

    Peter Odemwingie Flop of the Match

    The most noticeable contribution he made was elbowing Ashley Williams, although he did see one shot easily cleared off the line. In the second-half he blazed over six yards out with nobody in his path, summing up his performance.

Substitutions

  • Somen Tchoyi
    1
    0
    3.00

    Somen Tchoyi

    Came on to try and find an equaliser again but could not do so despite his best efforts.

  • Paul Scharner
    0
    0
    3.00

    Paul Scharner

    A replacement for Mulumbu after recovering from injury and he looked more assured.

  • Simon Cox
    1
    0
    3.00

    Simon Cox

    Tried one shot but like Tchoyi he could not equalise.

  • Michel Vorm
    2
    0
    3.00

    Michel Vorm

    Had one moment of madness when he hit a clearance straight to the lurking Antoine-Fortune, but fortunately for him the striker couldn't control the ball. Was also fortunate that a save from a Fortune cross crept wide.

  • Ángel Rangel
    2
    1
    3.00

    Ángel Rangel

    Did well enough in defence. Looked solid for much of the match and was rarely particularly troubled by Thomas.

  • Ashley Williams
    1
    3
    2.50

    Ashley Williams

    Fortunate not to give away a penalty with a clear hand-ball in the first-half and a mistake at the end nearly saw West Brom equalise. Overall, a poor performance.

  • Steven Caulker
    2
    1
    3.50

    Steven Caulker

    Impressive at the back as he dealt with the many strikers thrown on by Roy Hodgson to try and find a goal.

  • Neil Taylor
    2
    1
    3.50

    Neil Taylor

    After that late own-goal against Chelsea, it was an impressive response from the left-back, getting forward wherever possible and setting up Sigurdsson for the important equaliser.

  • Leon Britton
    2
    0
    3.50

    Leon Britton

    Looked confident in midfield where he controlled the tempo of the play, although he attracted a number of poor challenges from Morrison which he will be glad did not result in an injury.

  • Joe Allen
    1
    1
    3.00

    Joe Allen

    With West Brom unable to find much spark in the midfield it was a relatively easy game for Allen, who alongside Britton was able to dictate the tempo of the match.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    19
    1
    4.00

    Gylfi Sigurdsson Top of the Match

    A brilliant performance from the on-loan midfielder. After putting one free-kick just wide he continued to dominate the West Brom side with some excellent runs and passes. He finally got his reward with a lovely finish for the equaliser and an even better assist for Graham’s goal.

  • Nathan Dyer
    0
    1
    3.00

    Nathan Dyer

    A quieter performance than his team-mates, but he popped up in dangerous positions twice. The first saw him poke wide and the second was smothered by Foster.

  • Danny Graham
    4
    1
    3.50

    Danny Graham

    Shrugged off McAuley but fired over in the first-half. He was rewarded after the break with a goal and he also delivered an excellent cross which Dyer put just wide. It’s rare to see McAuley struggle as much as he did against the striker.

  • Scott Sinclair
    0
    0
    3.50

    Scott Sinclair

    Along with Graham and Sigurdsson he was Swansea’s most potent threat, producing some mazy runs and good delivery into the area. Unusually he did not claim a goal or assist out of the two goals scored.

Substitutions

  • Wayne Routledge
    1
    0
    0.00

    Wayne Routledge

    A late change for Dyer with the game almost over.

Results
 
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