Swansea 1-0 West Brom (02.05.2015) Live Commentary

Both squads performances could be described as average. There have been only a few stirring situations and the fans probably expected more from this game. There wasn’t any significant dominance on either side in this game. Players of the home team presented themselves with possession football. Long balls and crosses were the strongest weapons of the away team.
That is the end of the match.
Rickie Lambert (West Brom) commits a foul during an attacking move.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) aims a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, the opponent’s defence is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance.
Alan Curtis prepares a substitution. Leon Britton is replaced by Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea).
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Wayne Routledge will leave the pitch so that Modou Barrow (Swansea) can replace him.
4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked.
Neil Taylor (Swansea) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack.
Angel Rangel (Swansea) is rightly booked by the referee because it could not have been anything other than a yellow card.
Callum McManaman (West Brom) is given fully deserved yellow card.
Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) quickly takes the corner kick with a short pass.
Substitution. Claudio Yacob did his best and is replaced by Callum McManaman (West Brom).
Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger. West Brom have been awarded a corner kick.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) outjumps the defence to meet the resulting corner and heads the ball towards the top of the net. The long-range header is not powerful enough, and the keeper comfortably makes a save.
Corner kick. Chris Brunt (West Brom) is ready to send the ball in.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) collects a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender. West Brom force a corner. They send men into the box.
James Morrison (West Brom) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
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Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety.
Rickie Lambert (West Brom) was in a good opportunity when he latched on to a cross from the side, but his strike from the six-yard box isn’t accurate enough, and the ball goes within a few inches of the left post.
Rickie Lambert (West Brom) sends a quick through ball into space for his teammate, who is lurking on the offside border, but one of the defenders intercepts and clears the danger.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) with a through ball, but overhits his pass.
Ashley Williams (Swansea) decided to speed play up by taking a quick free kick.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) trips an opponent with a slide tackle. Roger East stops the game and he could give him a card, but eventually only a warning comes. There is a free kick given to Swansea.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) is unable to feed a through ball into the path of his teammates.
This foul is worthy of a card! And it is a yellow shown by referee Roger East to the guilty Claudio Yacob (West Brom).
Chris Brunt (West Brom) sends the ball into the penalty area from a free kick few yards outside the box. The cross was very nice, but the goalkeeper showed himself in good light as he leaps high to intercept the ball.
Federico Fernandez (Swansea) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Roger East blows his whistle for a foul. West Brom get a free kick.
Ashley Williams (Swansea) fails to deliver a decent cross from a long-range free kick. The opposition’s defence intercepts the effort.
The game is interrupted. Claudio Yacob (West Brom) has violated the rules in the battle for the ball. No protests or gestures are being made as he is quite aware of what he did. A free kick has been awarded to Swansea.
Tony Pulis has decided to make a change. Saido Berahino (West Brom) replaces Jonas Olsson.
Here comes a substitution. Craig Gardner is given a rest as he is replaced by Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom).
Like an avalanche. Neil Taylor (Swansea) is penalised for his attacking foul. Roger East has a clear vision and blows the whistle.
The Swansea players are exchanging some short passes.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) tries to take his opponent by surprise with a quick free kick.
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Roger East blow the whistle. West Brom have been awarded a free kick.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) shows too much aggression while trying to break free from his opponent and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) sends a lofted cross into the box which is headed clear.
Rickie Lambert (West Brom) rises above the defending players and places his hard towering header to the bottom right corner, but Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) is prepared and dives to thwart his effort.
A pass by Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
James Morrison (West Brom) hits a first-time volley towards goal from outside the penalty area, but it is an easy save for the goalkeeper.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
Alan Curtis has made a change at the break. Jack Cork (Swansea) has come on in place of Jefferson Montero.
The game restarts for the second half.
We are watching a regular game with only a few moments to ignite the crowds. The players surely have higher capabilities, they just need to motivate themselves to a better performance. The first half performances were not very balanced but rather in the hosting team’s favour. The tactic of the home side is slow build-up play, while the away players present themselves with long passes and crosses into the box.
Roger East has ended the first half by blowing the whistle.
We will have 2 min. of added time.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) takes the free kick and immediately restarts play with a short pass.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) should calm his temper, this was too much! He robbed the opponent of the ball, but Roger East calls for a foul. Swansea earn a free kick.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) sends a cross into the box, but Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) comes off his line to gather the ball.
Andre Ayew (Swansea) attempts to surprise the keeper with a nice shot, but it lacks more accuracy and goes way wide of the right post.
Jefferson Montero (Swansea) finds himself free inside the box and pulls the trigger, but his effort is brilliantly thwarted by one of the defending players.
Roger East shows a yellow card to Jonas Olsson (West Brom) who can’t be surprised because his tackle was really hard.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) is unable to feed an accurate cross into the box.
The game is interrupted now, Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) launches a cross from the corner, but Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) is alert to thwart the effort.
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Craig Dawson (West Brom). The ball goes behind for a corner. West Brom will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) unleashes a shot, but his effort is not successful at all and the ball flies well wide of the left post.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) sends a lofted cross from a mid-range free kick. His effort, however, goes out-of-play.
A clumsy foul by Leon Britton (Swansea) and Roger East blows the whistle. A free kick to West Brom. It’s in no position to be converted into a direct shot on goal.
Gareth McAuley (West Brom) rises above the defence to meet the corner. He has good timing, but he arrows his header just a few inches wide of the right post.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) will deliver the corner kick.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) blasts the ball from just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by the defender. The ball goes out-of-play. West Brom have been awarded a corner kick.
Jefferson Montero (Swansea) serves in a nice cross, but Boaz Myhill (West Brom) punches the ball away.
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player.
Lukasz Fabianski goes off his line to intercept the corner from Craig Gardner (West Brom).
James Morrison (West Brom) delivers a promising cross into the box which is cleared. It will be a corner kick for West Brom.
Angel Rangel (Swansea) attempts to find one of his teammates, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
The resulting corner from Craig Gardner (West Brom) is unsuccessful.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates. The ball is easily cleared out of danger. West Brom have been awarded a corner kick. The main referee and one of the assistants point at the corner flag.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) unleashes a shot from a mid-range free kick that crashes into the defensive wall. The opposition’s goalkeeper set it up perfectly. West Brom win a corner.
Ashley Williams (Swansea) pulls the shirt of his opponent and the referee stops play for a foul. West Brom have a free kick from a promising distance.
The ball is cleared after Rickie Lambert (West Brom) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) unleashes a shot from the edge of the box, but it goes straight at Boaz Myhill (West Brom).
Goal! Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) is quickest to react to the rebound and stabs the ball into the back of the net. It’s 1:0.
OFF THE POST! Angel Rangel (Swansea) takes a shot from outside the box and hits the right post of the goal.
Jonny Evans (West Brom) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea), who smothers the ball.
Leon Britton (Swansea) sends a promising through ball, but the defence is alert and cuts out the pass.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) sends a crossfield pass, but there is nobody to take up the ball and finish.
The first half of this match is about to start.
The Swansea players will kick-off.
Roger East got the nomination for today’s game and will try his best to be a fair judge and not to do any mistake.
We now know the starting lineups. You can find them in the details of this match.
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