FT: West Brom 2 Swansea 1

Swansea are controversially condemned to a 2-1 defeat by West Brom at The Hawthorns after a late effort was wrongly disallowed. Swansea had taken the lead through former Baggies player Moore's second goal in two games. But Lukaku's fourth goal in three matches levelled the scores before half-time prior to the on-loan Chelsea striker seeing a penalty saved by Vorm. De Guzman's own goal then proved to be what was the winner but Swansea will be furious a last-gasp Lamah strike was incorrectly ruled out for offside. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.


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West Brom's substitutions have worked. They are now finishing the game on the front foot and are winding down the clock.

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ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of four minutes added time before the final whistle.

Swansea's disallowed goal is going to be a huge talking point. Replays show the ball clearly deflected back to Lamah off a combination of Foster and McAuley.

Dyer is booked for a late challenge on Ridgewell.

Fortune and Thomas come on for Morrison and Dorrans.

Swansea think they have equalised but Lamah is denied what would have been his first goal for the club. He ran past a back-peddling Ridgewell and then the ball fell for him to tap-in from close-range. But the goal is disallowed for a perceived offside. Replays show the ball fell for Lamah from a deflection off a West Brom player. It is a wrong decision.

But Odemwingie then breaks forward against Monk and Williams. He runs into the penalty area from the left but his shot almost goes out for a throw-in.

West Brom are definitely taking a risk by dropping deep and they are missing a player to hold the ball up now Lukaku has gone off.

Ki, who has been a passenger today, tries his luck from 25 yards but his low effort is a simple save for Foster when straight at the goalkeeper.

A cross flies through the West Brom penalty area and Michu cannot quite react. They keep the ball in the danger area.

West Brom look like they will be good value for the points. They have dominated the second half. But they are continuing to drop deep an invite pressure in the closing minutes.

With the ball out of play, West Brom take off Lukaku, who has been superb apart from his penalty failure, and send on Odemwingie. The latter receives a mixed reception.

Chance for Michu but, after being teed-up by Dyer, his volley from inside the penalty are is skied over the cross bar by his right foot.

West Brom are starting to drop a bit deep. That could be risky with around 10 minutes left to play.

Corner to Swansea on the right. De Guzman's set-piece finds Williams but he cannot get his touch on target. Swansea keep the ball alive but West Brom then hoof clear up field.

From the corner, the ball drops to Lukaku. He volleys towards goal and the ball deflects behind off Lamah. But the match officials do not spot the deflection and give a goal-kick.

Corner to West Brom after Williams deflects away a Dorrans shot. Swansea send on Shechter in place of Routledge.

It looks like West Brom are ready to send on Odemwingie, while Swansea are preparing Shechter.

Swansea have lacked any sort of momentum since the opening minutes of the second half. Michu has been very quiet.

Brunt produces an air-kick when attempting to volley away a Routledge cross in his penalty area and will be relieved to see an eventual offside flag to prevent Swansea from capitalising.

But when Brunt sends the ball into the box, referee Mason spots some pushing in the 18-yard area.

Free-kick to West Brom and deep in Swansea territory after Williams pushed Lukaku. This is a chance for West Brom to deliver the ball into the box.

Substitute Lamah, who has only just come on, looks shocked to have been flagged offside. But the replay shows he was yards offside.

Swansea go long and look for the pace of Dyer. Olsson is across to cover but then carries the ball out of play.

Hernandez has not had the best of afternoons and is taking off to be replaced by Lamah.

Swansea are struggling to get a foot on the ball in what is a hectic period. Brunt sends a cross into the box from the left and is looking for Lukaku at the far post. But the delivery is straight into the arms of Vorm.

As usual, Laudrup does not look too flustered and is sat, leaning on his arms on the edge of the Swansea dugout. The visitors are getting ready to make another substitution.

West Brom are well on top of this game. They are dominating Swansea and Michu has become very quiet. He is now the main striker after Moore went off.

The word from the touchline is that Moore was forced off due to a thigh injury.

It is all getting a bit feisty out on the pitch. Routledge, who earlier gave away the penalty, receives a lecture from referee Mason at a throw-in. Routledge is not happy.

It is a De Guzman own goal. McAuley met the ball at a corner and headed towards goal. Rangel headed off the line but De Guzman was unfortunate to see the ball then deflect off his back and return into his own goal.


Swansea make the first change of the game. Moore is booed on his way off by the home fans. Dyer comes on in his place.

There was plenty of encroachment at the penalty from players outside the box and Vorm was also well off his line when he saved the spot-kick.

Replays show Lukaku did not make a clean connection with his penalty and caught the ball with the heel of his boot rather than his instep. It was a very easy save for Vorm, who could catch the ball.

Both Jones and Morrison went down in the box from challenges from Routledge. It looks a bit soft and Routledge is furious. West Brom were not complaining but then Lukaku's penalty was very poor and Vorm had a simple save low to his right.



A collision between Jones and Davies brings a break in play. There is a bit of a debate between the match officials before referee Mason decides to take no action.

Again, Lukaku sets up a chances for West Brom. The striker controls a long ball from Olsson and takes it down before playing it into the path of Morrison. Unfortunately for West Brom, Morrison's shot is straight at Vorm.

West Brom are having a decent spell and look to have cleared their heads a little at half-time. They are keeping the ball a lot better.

Lukaku has easily been West Brom's standout player so far this afternoon. Chelsea will surely look to have the striker in their first team next season.

Monk makes a real mess of attempting to cut out a long ball from Olsson. Fortunately for a relieved Monk, Lukaku never quite gets the ball under control and slices his effort wide of goal.

Lukaku trips Monk when West Brom were attempting to break. The striker had held off Williams before chesting the ball down earlier in the move. He has had an excellent game so far.

The second half is starting in a similar pattern to the first, with Swansea making the attacking and dominating possession.

Hernandez again gives the ball away but he tackles well to regain the ball. Hernandez, though, then fouls Ridgewell to give away a free-kick.

Opta Fact
Swansea have thrown away only two points from winning positions this season, fewer than any other side.

WE'RE BACK: Swansea get the second half going.

It took Moore's goal to bring the game to life in a fixture between two closely-matched teams. Lukaku then equalised to reflect his superb personal performance in the first half. Will there be a winner? We will find out in the second half.

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Great hit from Brunt as he meets Lukaku's wonderful, flicked pass. Unfortunately for West Brom, Brunt's volley is straight at Vorm.

Referee Mason has to step in as Olsson and Hernandez exchange a few words after a coming together at the byline. It is a bit of a fuss about nothing.

Lukaku has been excellent and deserved his goal, which is his fourth in three games. He has been having a superb battle with Williams.

Hernandez's free-kick is poor and straight into the wall before De Guzman blazes the follow-up over the crossbar. West Brom fans cheer ironically, because they did not think it was a free-kick in the first place.

Jones goes in the book for bringing down Michu on the edge of the West Brom box and to the left of the goal. Replays show there was minimal contact on Michu and his fall was a little theatrical.

Dorrans darts down the right and crosses low to the near post. Lukaku uses his pace and power to make sure he is first to the ball and he produces a fine first-time finish to steer the ball past Vorm.

GOAL LUKAKU (1-1)!!!

West Brom flood the box for the corner but Vorm punches away before Routledge completes the corner.

West Brom, though, build an attack down the left. Williams gets to cross but his header does not go where he plans and goes just past his own goal and out for a corner.

Swansea continue to look a threat on the counter-attack. Rangel should have done better with a cross from the right.

Hernandez's passing as been uncharacteristically poor today. He again has the chance the play the ball down the left but over-hits the delivery.

Lukaku is proving a problem for Swansea as West Brom seek an immediate response. He is roughing up Williams, which you do not often see.

The former West Brom player scores his second goal in two games with an excellent header after meeting De Guzman's corner from the left-hand side. It was a superb steering header when stepping off Ridgewell which then went inside the far post.

GOAL MOORE (0-1)!!!

Corner to Swansea, who look a threat when they attack, on the left.

Brunt bursts away from the Swansea defence after an inch-perfect long pass from Lukaku on the halfway line. But Brunt blasts over the crossbar and was slipping when shooting.

McAuley receives a lecture from referee Mason for clobbering De Guzman close to the halfway line. But there is no booking.

Neither side look like they really want to take any sort of risks in this game and would be happy to hit on the counter-attack.

Both sides are struggling to find any sort of rhythm. Lukaku gives away a free-kick for a raised boot on Monk. Both players shake hands afterwards.

Rangel is annoyed he is not found by a pass from Hernandez down the inside right channel. The full-back had made a good overlapping run but Hernandez missed the chance complete the pass.

This time, Swansea do have a free-kick in the centre circle when Mulumbu cleans out Routledge. The Swansea player is quickly back to his feet.

Michu wants a free-kick within shooting distance of the West Brom goal. But referee Mason is on the spot and waves play on. Probably the right decision.

This has not been the most enthralling of matches so far. It has the sense of a game between two teams who know they are safe well before the end of the season.

Odemwingie is out and warming up on the touchline. The transfer window deadline day rebel is still not exactly popular at The Hawthorns.

Williams carries the ball out of defence but then loses possession. West Brom attempt to counter while the centre-back is out of position. But Dorrans hesitates before attempting to cross to Lukaku and the ball is cut out.

West Brom respond with an attack of their own and Lukaku tees up Dorrans on the edge of the box. But Dorrans' shot is wretched and goes well wide.

After some wonderful one-touch passing when working up the field, Moore plays Michu in behind the West Brom defence. But when running onto the ball, Michu's trademark poked finish floats just wide. Everyone inside The Hawthorns was expecting the net to bulge there.

Morrison has the ball on the edge of the box but dogged defending from Williams forces him out of possession and Swansea break forward.

West Brom are building some momentum and their full-backs are beginning to make overlapping runs.

Neither Foster nor Vorm have been seriously tested as yet. The game has become a little scrappy and tame in midfield.

West Brom have come into the game after their slow start. But there is very little between these two teams on the day. It is easy to see why they are on the same number of points. They are very closely matched.

Lukaku has his thumbs up after he could not control a long ball on his head. West Brom's striker has had to work on scraps in the opening quarter-of-an-hour.

Davies, who has been one of the young players of the season, has room to cross on the left. He finds Hernandez but Mulumbu is able to intercept.

This has been the best period of the game from West Brom so far. But Swansea have men back behind the ball and are in a good shape which is proving tough to break down.

West Brom are attempting to build a bit of control on the ball. Rather than looking to break at speed, Yacob is trying to keep a foot on possession.

It looks like a theme of today's game is going to be Michu arriving from deep in late stages of Swansea attacks. The Spaniard is playing off Moore.

Again Swansea grab possession in midfield and break forward. But Routledge hesitates when he has the chance to cross on the left and West Brom are able to get men back behind the ball.

West Brom's fans are getting a little agitated. West Brom are failing to keep hold of the ball are Swansea are dominating.

Inches wide from De Guzman at the free-kick. He curled the ball towards Foster's right-hand post but it just straightened and went wide over the last few yards. Foster looked like he knew it was going wide.

Free-kick to Swansea on the edge of the West Brom box after Jones clattered into Routledge. Correct and easy decision for referee Mason. De Guzman is over the ball.

Chance for Michu but he is always stretching to reach Hernandez's cross from the right and sends his half-volley over the crossbar from the edge of the six-yard box.

It has been all Swansea in these opening minutes. The away side have West Brom pinned inside their own half.

Rangel is playing in an advanced position for Swansea. The right-back signed a new contract with the club this week to reflect is excellent season.

As would be expected, Swansea, despite being the away side, are seeing a lot of the ball in the opening 180 seconds.

Swansea build an attack down the left but Michu's pass towards Davies is misplaced and it deflects back to West Brom goalkeeper Foster.

West Brom gave the ball to Swansea from kick-off. They will not be able to give away possession as cheaply on a regular basis today.

KICK-OFF: West Brom get the game going.

Kick-off is just a few minutes away as the teams emerge from the tunnel at The Hawthorns. It is safe to say these are two of the surprise packages of the season, who are both safe from relegation and started the campaign with new managers.

Opta Fact
Michu (three) and De Guzman (two) have scored five of Swansea's last six Premier League away goals.

Capital One Cup winners Swansea may have already qualified for Europe but they are still battling with West Brom for a place in the Premier League's top six. With less than 15 minutes to kick-off, Swansea are eighth and West Brom are ninth - level on the much-celebrated 40 points.

Keiran Herbert says: "3-0 win to Swansea today. Will be too strong for West Brom and will out class them with their passing and counter-attack."

Bobby Meredith says: "The key to West Brom is the Mulumbu /Yacob central midfield partnership. When they play together, West Brom average nearly two points a game this season in the Premier League. I hope they can help get the three points for the Baggies today."

Only the Manchester clubs have won more home games than Steve Clarke's West Brom this season, while Swansea have failed to score in six of their last seven away games in the Premier League. West Brom are 7/5 to add another three points to that tally, with Swansea 9/5 and the draw 12/5. West Brom are boosted by the return of leading scorer Romelu Lukaku, who heads the first goalscorer betting at 9/2, followed by 19-goal man Michu (6/1).

@wba1991tom says: "Interesting game, both sides have pace. West Brom more physical. Going with a West Brom win 2-1. Lukaku to score. COYB!!"

Referee: Lee Mason Assistant Referees: L Betts, A Halliday Fourth Official: A D'Urso

So, now we know the teams, can manager Michael Laudrup celebrate his new Swansea contract with a win at West Brom? The Baggies have lost all three of their Premier League meetings with Swansea, including a 3-1 defeat earlier this season.

Vorm, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Davies, Ki, De Guzman, Hernandez, Routledge, Moore, Michu. Subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Tiendalli, Dyer, Gower, Lamah, Shechter.

@JosMcgookin says: "I think Swansea can clinch this one, probably 2-0. They are on brilliant form and think they'll have too much for West Brom."

WBA Team
Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Morrison, Brunt, Lukaku. Subs: Myhill, Tamas, Popov, Thomas, Rosenberg, Fortune, Odemwingie.

Throughout the course of the afternoon, you can contact me at peter.fraser@bskyb.com or via Twitter @SkySportsPeteF with your predictions, thoughts on the line-ups and opinions of the game as it unfolds. I will publish a selection of the best comments.

Hello and welcome to our interactive, minute-by-minute coverage of the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City at The Hawthorns. Stay with us for all the team news.

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