Swansea 3-0 West Brom (30.08.2014) Live Commentary

This game has surely entertained the crowds. We have seen a lot of wonderful movement and opportunities on the pitch. The home team had more of the game. The home side gave the opposition a hard time by approaching them quickly and aggressively. The away side was creating their opportunities using lightning-fast counter-attacks.
Paul Tierney is looking at his watch and ends this match right now.
3 additional min. will be played.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) attempts to find one of his teammates with a ball from a free kick outside the box. The goalkeeper climbs high above all the players in the box to intercept the cross and denies the opportunity.
Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom) with a rough challenge, Paul Tierney blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick has been awarded to Swansea.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) finds enough space to climb high and plants a header well wide of the left post. What a poor effort. The ball goes out-of-play and Swansea will have a goal kick.
Corner kick. James Morrison (West Brom) is ready to send the ball in.
The referee signals a substitution. Thomas Carroll is brought on as a substitute for Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea).
James Morrison (West Brom) swings in the corner kick, but one of the defenders leaps into the air and clears the ball away with a header.
James Morrison (West Brom) tries his luck with a long-range effort after receiving a precise pass. It goes to the right side of the goal, however, Lukasz Fabianski has a clear vision and makes a comfortable save. It will be a corner kick for West Brom.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) receives a precise pass and threatens the keeper with a long-range shot. His attempt goes miles wide of the left post. The ball goes out-of-play and West Brom will have a goal kick.
The defence clears the ball to safety after a dangerous cross from the corner, taken by Craig Gardner (West Brom).
Wow, what an escape. James Morrison (West Brom) has an effort from inside the box but it’s brilliantly blocked. West Brom will take a corner kick.
Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) seems to be alright and is okay to carry on.
The game is interrupted now, Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
Lukasz Fabianski leaps up to intercept the corner kick from Craig Gardner (West Brom).
Craig Gardner (West Brom) has an effort from distance but it is blocked. West Brom get a corner.
Substitution has been made. Wilfried Bony is replaced by Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea).
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) receives a yellow card for a nasty tackle.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and James Morrison (West Brom) replaces Chris Brunt.
The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and Cristian Gamboa (West Brom) is coming onto the pitch as Jason Davidson cannot continue after picking up an injury.
Goal! Gylfi Sigurdsson plays a pass to the feet of Nathan Dyer (Swansea), and he takes a shot from inside the box which goes into the bottom right corner. It’s 3:0.
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Chris Brunt (West Brom) sends the corner into the box, but Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) intercepts it and averts the threat.
Wilfried Bony (Swansea) blows a golden chance from inside the box. He volleyed the ball narrowly over the crossbar. What a miss!
The manager has decided to make a substitution and Jefferson Montero walks off the pitch to be replaced by Wayne Routledge (Swansea).
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) is the first to arrive to a rebounded ball inside the penalty area and unleashes a quick strike towards the left side of the target. One of the defenders makes a stop on the goal line instead of the keeper.
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) receives the ball inside the box from the resulting free kick, but fails to score as his shot is blocked by one of the defenders.
An indirect free kick from within the penalty area is awarded to Swansea.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) has to be very careful for the rest of the match after receiving a yellow card from the referee for making a bad tackle on his opponent.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) receives a low pass just outside the box and drills a fine strike towards the middle of the goal. Ben Foster (West Brom) pulls off a reflexive save to block his effort. Nice piece of goalkeeping skill, indeed.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) is trying to get into the box. He sends a low pass, but it’s blocked and cleared.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) smashes the ball upfield and Nathan Dyer controls it with a great first touch.
Jonas Olsson (West Brom) outjumps his marker on the edge of the 6-yard box and heads the resulting corner well wide of the right post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Swansea.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) will deliver the corner kick.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box. One of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort. The ball has crossed the goal line. West Brom are awarded a corner kick.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) is able to continue to play.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) is having a really harsh time now. We are about to find out how serious his injury is.
Good defending. Nathan Dyer (Swansea) tries to find Wilfried Bony (Swansea) inside the box, but the pass is cut out.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) takes the corner but only sends it into the huddle of the defenders as one of them makes a good clearance.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players. The ball is out of play. West Brom have been awarded a corner kick.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) unleashes a powerful shot towards goal from a mid-range free kick, but the ball is blocked by the defensive wall.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge by Ashley Williams (Swansea). He attempted to win the ball, but he was too aggressive according to the referee. West Brom are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.
The effort for improving in the second half is clearly seen. Graham Dorrans comes off for Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom).
The second half has just started.
Up to now it has been an action-packed game as we have seen a lot of wonderful movements and opportunities. The performances of both teams are not even, the hosting side dictates the tempo. Players of the home team try to constantly keep their opponents under pressure. The away side’s tactic is counter-attacking.
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, so nothing more will happen in the first half of this match.
Nathan Dyer (Swansea) attempts to find Wilfried Bony (Swansea), but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
Nothing more will happen in this game because it is over.
What a chance! The ball rebounds out to Wayne Routledge (Swansea) and his strike from the edge of the box goes narrowly wide of the right post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for West Brom.
Ideye Brown (West Brom) collects a pass and strikes from about 35 metres out. It’s a poor attempt which flies well wide of the left post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Swansea.
A neat pass is well received by Ideye Brown (West Brom), who is lurking on the edge of the box and produces a low drive directed towards the middle of the goal. The goalkeeper makes a decent save to block his shot.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
A long ball forward to Ideye Brown (West Brom) is intercepted.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) receives a precise pass and is given time inside the box to send a low strike towards the middle of the goal. Ben Foster (West Brom) guessed his intentions and denied the effort with a fine save.
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) receives a pass, and he fires in a shot from the edge of the box which deflects off one of the defending players and hits the underside of the crossbar!
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) badly times his run beyond the last defender and the linesman makes a good call by signalling for offside after seeing the whole situation unfold.
Paul Tierney shows a yellow card to Graham Dorrans (West Brom) for his blatant foul.
Paul Tierney blows the whistle. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) committed a foul when he hit the opponent’s legs instead of the ball. West Brom earn a free kick.
The ball rebounds and arrives at the feet of Wayne Routledge (Swansea) just outside the box. He doesn’t think twice and fires a brilliant shot that goes inside the right post. His attempt was beyond the reach of Ben Foster, so the score changes to 2:0.
Graham Dorrans (West Brom) fires the resulting free kick on goal from a medium range, but sees his shot saved by the goalkeeper.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) was trying to get to the ball but hit the legs of the opponent as well. Paul Tierney blows the whistle for infingement. West Brom are awarded a free kick.
The West Brom players are exchanging short passes in an attempt to create a shooting opportunity.
What a chance that is! Wilfried Bony (Swansea) squanders a huge opportunity as he latches on to a perfect cross from the side, and produces a bullet header from around the penalty spot which goes well wide of the left post! The ball goes out-of-play and West Brom will have a goal kick.
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) acted too fiercely in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and Paul Tierney calls for a foul. West Brom have a free kick.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) wriggles into space and fires the ball from the edge of the area, but one of the defenders is there to block the effort.
Andre Wisdom (West Brom) was too aggressive in his challenge. The referee blows his whistle. A free kick to Swansea. It’s in no position to be converted into a direct shot on goal.
Wilfried Bony (Swansea) unleashes a shot towards the goal, but his effort isn’t precise at all and it flies high over the bar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for West Brom.
Nathan Dyer (Swansea) makes a great solo run and pulls the trigger from inside the box, beating Ben Foster with a low strike into the middle of the goal. He makes it 1:0.
The referee blows his whistle and we are underway.
Paul Tierney will accompany the players on the pitch as the main referee today.
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