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  • November 28, 2012
  • • 19:45
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: L. Mason
  • • Attendance: 20377
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  • Swansea rise to 8th place in the league and can boast a five game unbeaten run. West Brom drop to 4th. Thanks for listening and stay on the site for post reaction. Cheers.
  • And that is the final whistle. Swansea fans in full voice as their team has dominated the entire game. Laudrup will be happy with his teams performance and Steve Clarke can take the positives from WBA's second half showing.
  • 90' + 7'
    20,377 is the attendance at the Liberty Stadium today, and they have all witnessed a fine display from their side.
  • 90' + 2'
    Yellow CardBilly Jones
  • 90'
    3 minutes stoppage time.
  • 90'
    As we approach stoppage time it looks like Swansea will extend their run to five games unbeaten. Great performance from the Swans.
  • 86'
    SubstitutionMichu Kemy Agustien
  • 86'
    HUGE ovation for Michu as he makes way, what a season the boy is having. Agustien his replacement.
  • 84'
    West Brom are becoming frustrated with Swansea playing keep ball and are beginning to commit more fouls. Chico Flores takes a freekick but it comes to nothing.
  • 81'
    McAuley has one of the worst shots the world has ever seen and the game stays at 3-1 as we reach the last ten minutes.
  • 79'
    Yacob drives a shot across the box and Odemwingie falls to turn it towards goal. West Brom beginning to mount a comeback with some decent passing. Swansea sitting back.
  • 76'
    Swansea fans calling for a wave from Michael Laudrup. He does not give them one. Focused.
  • 75'
    SubstitutionPablo Hernández Jonathan De Guzmán
  • 74'
    Pablo Hernadez is replaced by De Guzman. Hernandez walks off to a fantastic applause from the home fans. Another fine game from the tricky forward.
  • 73'
    Luke Moore lays off Michu, who strikes a shot from just outside the box. Good save from Myhill.
  • 70'
    Another fantastic ball from Hernandez almost sees Michu head it home but it goes just wide of the post.
  • 68'
    The game has now gone a bit flat with Swansea playing the possession game as they look to hold out their lead till the end.
  • 66'
    Odemwingie strikes wide again. His shots have been very poor tonight. Shane Long still awaits...
  • 64'
    SubstitutionNathan Dyer L. Moore
  • 64'
    Substitution: Nathan Dyer is replaced by Luke Moore.
  • 62'
    The possession stat shows the turn around this half. West Brom have no had 70% over the last 5 mins.
  • 61'
    60 minutes played and West Brom have half an hour to turn this pressure into goals. Looked a much better team since the interval but Swansea still look very easy on the ball and are defending solid.
  • 59'
    Lukaku swings a great ball into the box but Odemwingie is unable to get in front of Ashley Williams who defends well. West Brom are beginning to get a hold on the game. Different game second half.
  • 56'
    Odemwingie wins a corner. Brunt is on it again. Olsson unable to pull off a Lukaku and it results in a Swansea goal-kick
  • 53'
    Routledge fires a shot which is blocked but midfielder is then floored by a rash tackle in the box. The ref says no yet again.
  • 52'
    Yellow CardJonas Olsson
  • 51'
    The Swansea defense passing the ball around in triangles. Chico Flores to Williams to Rangel and repeat. Great stuff.
  • 50'
    Davies plays a nice through ball into Michu, but the ex Rayo forward has just strayed offside.
  • 50'
    Davies plays a nice through ball into Michu, but the ex Rayo forward has just strayed offside.
  • 49'
    Brunt hits a wild effort from about thirty yards but it sails well over the bar.
  • 47'
    Chance for Lukaku as he runs in behind the Swansea defense but slices his effort over the bar. Half chance.
  • 46'
    Will be interesting to see how the second half begins after West Brom's late goal right at the end of the first half.
  • 45'
    We are just about to kick off for the second half with West Brom kicking off.
  • And that's the half time whistle. Before Lukaku's stoppage time header the game seemed pretty much finished but the Belgium striker's goal will have given the away side hope. Despite some sloppy defending for West Brom's goal; Swansea have been almost flawless. Game on.
  • 45' + 3'
    GoalRomelu Lukaku
    GOAL! 3-1 Lukaku has vollied home well after a dangerous Brunt corner.
  • 45'
    Yellow CardChris Brunt
  • 45'
    2 minutes of stoppage time to be played
  • 41'
    Maybe Steve Clarke knew something we didn't when refusing to get carried away prior to today's fixture. WBA unable to create anything, although Swansea have been excellent.
  • 39'
    AssistBen Davies
  • 39'
    GoalWayne Routledge
    GOAL! Routledge finishes calmly and they lead 3-0!
  • 39'
    A fantastic break again from Swansea in the build up to the goal. Hernandez with some great link up play with Ben Davies and a great finish from Routledge.
  • 37'
    Morrison loops a high cross that Tremmel takes with ease. Only Ali Al Habsi would have missed that.
  • 37'
    Swansea on the attack again but Michu is flagged offside.
  • 36'
    Nathan Dyer is bumbled down by Chris Brunt in the but the referee is having none of it.
  • 35'
    An Hernandez shot is blocked as he tries to place it into the bottom corner.
  • 31'
    Just over half an hour played and it's Swansea dominating the game so far. Hernadez and Ki Sung-Yeung have linked well and provided some great service to Michu. West Brom struggling to pick out a pass and have only had the one shot so far which didn't come close to troubling Tremmel.
  • 29'
    Odemwingie has West Broms first shot of the game, but it goes well wide.
  • 27'
    Swansea are still sapping the life out of West Brom with some fine two touch passing. Shane Long begins to warm up.
  • 25'
    Swansea have had 77% of possession so far this evening. Swanselona are back!
  • 24'
    Mulumbu goes in very late on Routledge, luckily he only went with one foot and stayed low, free-kick, no card given.
  • 22'
    Some weak appeals for a penalty as Hernandez goes to ground cheaply but more from the fans than the players. Not given.
  • 20'
    Shots On Target: Swansea have had 4 and West Brom have had 0. The home side are in complete control and are looking like the team we drooled over after the first few games of the season,
  • 18'
    Free-kick comes to nothing and West Brom look to gain some momentum, struggling to remember three passes being put together so far from Clarke's side.
  • 17'
    Routledge is fouled by Brunt and Swans have a free-kick in a dangerous area. Foul from Brunt.
  • 16'
    Hernandez pings a great cross into the box but just too high for Michu again. Swansea have flew out the blocks tonight. Fantastic start from Laudrup's men.
  • 15'
    Nathan Dyer is slotted through but given offside. Replays show the centre midfielder was onside and should have been allowed to continue.
  • 14'
    Swansea press again with a high cross into the box but the ref blows for a foul before Michu can get up.
  • 13'
    Yellow CardGareth McAuley
  • 12'
    Two goals in the space of three minutes and this isn't the start that Steve Clark would have intended.
  • 11'
    GoalWayne Routledge
    GOAL! Swansea score again. Michu finds Wayne Routledge who hits a deflected shot into the goal.
  • 9'
    GoalMichu
  • 9'
    AssistPablo Hernández
  • 9'
    GoalMichu
    GOAL! Michu has scored, and the pressure has paid off!
  • 8'
    A great cross from Dyer is pulled down by Hernandez and Michu tucks home from inside the six yard box, great striker instinct from the Spaniard. His 9th goal this season and 8th in the Premier League.
  • 2'
    A great start form the swans with the Spanish pair up top of Michu and Hernandez linking well. Fast start from the home side.
  • The teams are on the pitch and shaking hands, we are about ready to kick off. Further rumours that Shane Long is rested tonight and will no doubt feature at some point.
  • Swansea's attack will threaten any side with Michu, Pablo and Routledge all in great form. Swansea have only been beaten once at home this season.
  • Interesting that Clarke has not gone with in-form striker Shane Long, but looking forward to seeing Lukaku in action from the start.
  • Swansea team news: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, Ki, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Michu. Subs: Cornell, Monk, Tiendalli, Agustien,De Guzman, Shechter, Moore.
  • The team news is in...West Brom: Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Odemwingie, Morrison, Brunt; Lukaku. Subs: Daniels, Popov, Rosenberg, Long, Fortune, Tamas, Dorrans.
  • Good afternoon and welcome to Goal.com's live commentary of Swansea City - West Brom. I'm Matt Smith and I'll be taking you through tonight's action. The game promises a lot with Swansea currently four games unbeaten and West Brom sitting third in the league after scoring four goals at Sunderland last Saturday.