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Played
November 28, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
Liberty Stadium — Swansea
Referee:‬ L. Mason‎
Attendance:‬ 20377‎
 
9′ Michu
Romelu Lukaku 45+3′
9′ Michu
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Swansea City 3-1 West Brom

The Swans enjoyed a superb victory over the in-form Baggies at the Liberty Stadium thanks to two goals from the excellent Wayne Routledge and another from leading scorer Michu

By Chris Teale

  • Gerhard Tremmel
    10
    1
    3.00

    Gerhard Tremmel

    Had very little to do all game as his side dominated but could do little to stop Romelu Lukaku’s goal at the end of the first half.

  • Chico
    10
    1
    3.00

    Chico

    Looked solid when called upon in defence and was positive in his passing as he helped build Swansea’s numerous attacks.

  • Ashley Williams
    9
    0
    3.00

    Ashley Williams

    Dealt well with Lukaku in another uncompromising display but had little to do in the heart of the Swans’ defence.

  • Ángel Rangel
    12
    0
    3.50

    Ángel Rangel

    Got forward well on the right while defending efficiently, showing his capabilities at both ends of the pitch in a very impressive display.

  • Ben Davies
    12
    0
    4.00

    Ben Davies

    Overlapped superbly and showed a good understanding with Pablo Hernandez, earning himself an assist for Routledge’s second.

  • Leon Britton
    13
    0
    4.00

    Leon Britton

    Showcased a superb range of passing as he spread the ball all over the pitch, sparking numerous opportunities for his side and regularly finding team-mates in space.

  • Michu
    23
    0
    4.00

    Michu

    Finished well to give his side an early lead and caused a few problems for the West Brom defence before being replaced in the dying moments by Kemy Augustien.

  • Pablo Hernández
    27
    0
    4.50

    Pablo Hernández

    Was absolutely superb throughout as he picked up two assists while being the heartbeat of Swansea’s attacking play before being replaced in the 78th minute with a slight thigh strain.

  • Nathan Dyer
    13
    1
    3.50

    Nathan Dyer

    Looked very lively on the right and provided a superb cross from which Michu opened the scoring, before causing constant problems on that side of the pitch throughout the game.

  • Wayne Routledge
    18
    0
    4.50

    Wayne Routledge Top of the Match

    Two superb finishes brought him two goals and the midfielder popped up in virtually every attacking position as he wreaked havoc alongside Hernandez and Michu.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    26
    1
    4.00

    Sung-Yong Ki

    Showed a good partnership with Britton as he also impressed with his passing ability, switching play regularly to stretch the game and the Baggies defence.

Substitutions

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    7
    0

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    Replaced Hernandez in the 78th minute but had too little time to make an impact.

  • Kemy Agustien
    7
    0

    Kemy Agustien

    Brought on late in place of Michu to make sure of the three points for the Swans.

  • Luke Moore
    5
    0
    2.50

    Luke Moore

    Came on for Dyer in the 63rd minute but could not quite have the impact he would have desired against his former club.

  • B. Myhill
    1
    3
    2.50

    B. Myhill

    Could do nothing about any of the goals he conceded and otherwise barely touched the ball as the Swans dominated proceedings.

  • Jonas Olsson
    0
    4
    2.00

    Jonas Olsson

    Was slightly unlucky to take a heavy deflection for Swansea’s second goal and struggled to keep track of Dyer before picking up a yellow card for dissent.

  • Liam Ridgewell
    0
    5
    2.00

    Liam Ridgewell

    Did little of any great consequence in the game as the Swansea attackers dominated proceedings and found himself completely marginalised.

  • Gareth McAuley
    0
    4
    2.00

    Gareth McAuley

    Was booked for a foul on Routledge in his frustration as the Northern Irishman found himself dominated by Michu and unable to assert any dominance at all.

  • Billy Jones
    0
    4
    1.50

    Billy Jones Flop of the Match

    Struggled mightily against Hernandez throughout and looked all at sea against the Spaniard, who made merry down the Baggies’ right with little challenge forthcoming. Also picked up a late booking for his troubles.

  • Claudio Yacob
    1
    4
    1.50

    Claudio Yacob

    Was overshadowed by Britton and Ki in the centre of midfield, as his partnership with Mulumbu proved largely ineffective and he cut a frustrated figure like many of his team-mates.

  • James Morrison
    2
    4
    2.50

    James Morrison

    Got forward with enthusiasm early on but was on the fringes for too much of the game as he struggled to assert himself.

  • Chris Brunt
    1
    4
    3.00

    Chris Brunt

    Looked something of a threat on the left but often cut a frustrated figure, picking up a yellow for persistent fouling before seeing his corner turned in by Lukaku.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    1
    4
    2.00

    Youssouf Mulumbu

    Tried to win the physical battle but found his Swansea counterparts were too quick and were able to avoid his challenges and keep him largely anonymous.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    13
    4
    2.50

    Romelu Lukaku

    Tried to use his considerable strength and pace in the lone striker role but was dealt with well by Flores and Williams despite finding the net late in the first half.

  • Peter Odemwingie
    1
    5
    1.50

    Peter Odemwingie

    Sent several shots wide of goal and was unable to play any meaningful passes without gifting the ball back to his opponents in what was a disappointing display from the Nigerian.

Substitutions

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