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March 9, 2013 10:00 AM EST
The Hawthorns — West Bromwich
Referee:‬ L. Mason‎
Attendance:‬ 24832‎
 
L. Moore 33′
61′ (OG) Jonathan De Guzmán
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: West Brom 2-1 Swansea

Romelu Lukaku was the key man for the Baggies as they came from behind to beat a Swansea side who failed to deliver on an excellent start to the game

By Nicholas McGee

  • Ben Foster
    3
    0
    3.00

    Ben Foster

    Foster never really had a save a make, despite conceding the first goal and enjoyed a comfortable afternoon for the most part.

  • Jonas Olsson
    2
    2
    3.00

    Jonas Olsson

    Was accountable for Swansea's opener but played an excellent ball to Lukaku which lead to a chance for Brunt before winning the penalty in the second half.

  • Liam Ridgewell
    2
    2
    3.00

    Liam Ridgewell

    Solid defensively, West Brom's left back was only occasionally troubled by Pablo Hernandez and dealt with the threat of Nathan Dyer in the second half.

  • Gareth McAuley
    2
    2
    3.00

    Gareth McAuley

    Played a big part in completing the Baggies' turnaround, with his powerful header deflected into the net by De Guzman.

  • Billy Jones
    3
    0
    3.00

    Billy Jones

    Booked for a poor tackle on Michu just before the break, the full back improved gradually throughout the game and provided them with an extra attacking outlet down the right.

  • Claudio Yacob
    1
    1
    3.00

    Claudio Yacob

    Disciplined and composed in the middle of the park, Yacob's presence enabled to West Brom to control proceedings in the second half and stymie Swansea's attacking threat.

  • James Morrison
    2
    0
    2.50

    James Morrison

    A quiet game for the attacking midfielder, who failed to have much of an impact despite West Brom's second half dominance.

  • Chris Brunt
    3
    0
    3.50

    Chris Brunt

    Flashed a shot wide after being put through by Lukaku midway through the half before being denied by Vorm again later in the period. Had a hand in West Brom's second as his corner was met by McAuley to put the hosts ahead.

  • Graham Dorrans
    2
    0
    3.00

    Graham Dorrans

    Provided the inspiration for the Baggies' leveler with a fine low ball which was met by Lukaku. The Scot was kept quiet for the rest of the afternoon as his influence faded.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    4
    0
    3.00

    Youssouf Mulumbu

    Energetic in midfield, the Congolese international looked to pushed forward whenever possible and was impressive in creating a link between the midfield and attack.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    28
    1
    4.00

    Romelu Lukaku Top of the Match

    Played an excellent ball over the top for Brunt before being rewarded for his lively play with a goal, poking home Dorrans' near-post cross. The Belgian should have added to his tally, but saw his second-half penalty saved by Vorm.

Substitutions

  • Jerome Thomas
    2
    1
    2.50

    Jerome Thomas

    Thrown on with just two minutes left, Thomas was nothing more than a bit-part player in this one.

  • Peter Odemwingie
    4
    0
    2.50

    Peter Odemwingie

    Brought on in the last quarter of an hour, the Nigerian caused problems with his pace but was never afforded a clear sight of goal.

  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
    1
    1
    2.50

    Marc-Antoine Fortune

    Came on late for Morrison but had no real time to make an impact.

  • Michel Vorm
    6
    1
    3.00

    Michel Vorm

    Was well beaten by Lukaku for the Baggies' equalizer, before denying the Belgian from the penalty spot. He could do nothing to prevent the home side's slightly fortuitous second goal.

  • Ashley Williams
    2
    2
    3.00

    Ashley Williams

    Performed well in defense, making a number of fine tackles to prevent West Brom from breaking through while his defensive partner Monk floundered.

  • Ángel Rangel
    2
    2
    3.00

    Ángel Rangel

    The Spaniard performed well from a defensive standpoint, but may be disappointed that he was not able to get forward more and provide another attacking outlet for the Swans.

  • Ben Davies
    2
    2
    3.00

    Ben Davies

    Got down the left flank on a regular basis, causing problems with his pace and delivery, but the young full back did allow the Baggies to get in behind the visiting defense on numerous occasions.

  • Pablo Hernández
    2
    1
    2.50

    Pablo Hernández

    Almost created the first goal with a fantastic low cross which Michu hit over the bar, but was ineffective for much of the contest.

  • Wayne Routledge
    2
    2
    2.00

    Wayne Routledge Flop of the Match

    The former Tottenham and Newcastle man created little of any note before being brought off in the second half. An extremely disappointing outing from the winger.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    2
    3
    3.00

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    De Guzman's corner led to the opening goal, as his delivery was met by Moore, but the midfielder's afternoon turned sour as he deflected Gareth McAuley's header into his own net.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    5
    1
    3.00

    Sung-Yong Ki

    Controlled and elegant in possession, Ki was the orchestrator of many Swansea attacks, but the Korean did often find himself overrun in a second period that was dictated by the hosts.

  • Michu
    1
    3
    2.50

    Michu

    Michu endured a difficult afternoon, missing a number of excellent chances which on another day he may have buried.

  • Luke Moore
    5
    0
    3.50

    Luke Moore

    Gave the Swans the lead with a fine header from De Guzman's corner. Threaded a fine ball through to Michu earlier in the half.

Substitutions

  • Nathan Dyer
    2
    2
    2.50

    Nathan Dyer

    Brought on midway through the second half to provide some attacking impetus down the right but failed to create any clear cut chances.

  • Roland Lamah
    6
    0
    3.00

    Roland Lamah

    Denied a perfectly good goal as he was flagged incorrectly for offside by the assistant referee. The only substitute to make any sort of impact for the visitors.

  • Itay Shechter
    1
    3
    2.50

    Itay Shechter

    Thrown into the fray late on but created little and struggled to get into the game.

Results
 
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Striker
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16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
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Man United
15 2