Swansea 1-2 West Brom (15.03.2014) Live Commentary

90+5′
What a terrific football game that was, everything included. The performances of the both teams were more or less balanced. The tactics of the home players were to keep the ball on their feet as much as possible, while the away players tried to attack as quickly and accurately as possible.
90+5′
 
Nothing more will happen today, Martin Atkinson has blown his whistle and the game is over.
90+5′
Michu (Swansea) commits a foul during an attacking move. A free kick to West Brom.
90+3′
Marvin Emnes (Swansea) is caught offside!
90+2′
 
The resulting corner from Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) is averted by the opposition’s defence.
90+1′
A cross which was clipped into the penalty area by Pablo Hernandez (Swansea) didn’t pose any threat, so we’ll have to wait a bit more to see an interesting situation. The assistant referee points towards the corner flag and it’s going to be a corner kick.
89′
 
Victor Anichebe goes off the pitch and Liam O’Neil (West Brom) comes on.
87′
 
Leon Britton comes off the pitch to be replaced by Marvin Emnes (Swansea).
86′
The linesman’s flag has already been raised for offside when Wilfried Bony (Swansea) headed on.
85′
 
Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom) scores a goal! He makes his way to the edge of the box without any help from his teammates and drills a shot that ends in the right side of the goal, bouncing in off the post.
84′
Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom) clearly holds his opponent to prevent him from getting the ball and the referee immediately stops play. A free kick is given to Swansea.
83′
Wilfried Bony (Swansea) connects with a precise cross inside the goalmouth and finishes. One of the defending players reacts in time and clears the ball to safety.
83′
Steven Reid (West Brom) fails to deliver a decent cross from a long-range free kick. The opposition’s defence intercepts the effort.
82′
Jordi Amat (Swansea) collects a pass and strikes from about 50 metres out. It’s a poor attempt which flies well wide of the left post. The ball ends up behind the goal line. A goal kick will follow.
81′
Thievy Bifouma (West Brom) commits an ugly tackle on his opponent, but there is no caution from the referee. That’s a free kick to Swansea.
79′
 
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Thievy Bifouma (West Brom) comes onto the pitch for Stephane Sessegnon.
77′
 
Roland Lamah has picked up an injury and is replaced by Pablo Hernandez (Swansea).
76′
 
Roland Lamah (Swansea) is asking for medical treatment, but he will have to leave the pitch in order to receive help from the physio.
75′
 
That’s the end of the game for Graham Dorrans, who is replaced by Zoltan Gera (West Brom).
74′
The free kick from long range. Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) sends over a cross but the defence is alert.
74′
Liam Ridgewell (West Brom) does well to dispossess the attacking effort with a slide tackle, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick to Swansea.
73′
Wilfried Bony (Swansea) produces a dangerous low pass into the penalty area, but the defence manage to cut it out.
71′
Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) doesn’t hesitate and begins a run towards the opponent’s goal. Defenders try to tackle him, but he manages to keep the ball at his feet and pulls the trigger in front of the goal. The strike, though, was not as successful as the solo and the ball is easily stopped by the keeper.
69′
Roland Lamah (Swansea) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.
69′
Victor Anichebe (West Brom) unleashes a shot, but his effort is not successful at all and the ball flies well wide of the left post. It’s a goal kick.
68′
Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom) smashes the ball towards goal from the edge of the penalty box, but it goes well wide of the right post. A goal kick is following.
67′
Steven Reid (West Brom) connects with a precise cross inside the goalmouth and finishes. One of the defending players reacts in time and clears the ball to safety.
66′
Liam Ridgewell (West Brom) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat.
65′
Wayne Routledge (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.
63′
 
Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates as he overhits the effort.
63′
 
Substitution. Jose Canas makes way for Michu (Swansea).
63′
Roland Lamah (Swansea) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked. It’s going to be a corner kick.
62′
Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) presents himself with a close-range shot after a cross. One of the defenders gets in the way of the ball and thwarts the effort.
60′
Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) unleashes a shot from the edge of the box, but it goes straight at Michel Vorm (Swansea).
59′
Victor Anichebe (West Brom) gets the ball and drives a shot from the edge of the area which goes high over the bar. That will be a goal kick.
58′
Steven Reid (West Brom) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders.
57′
James Morrison (West Brom) unleashes a powerful shot towards goal, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender.
54′
Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) is about to take a long-range free kick from a distance of 23 metres. Will he decide to have a direct shot at goal or will he cross the ball into the penalty box? Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) releases a promising shot from the free kick from around 23 metres out. The ball goes in the direction of the left side of the goal, but the goalkeeper makes a save and denies his attempt.
53′
 
Jonas Olsson (West Brom) is literally asking for a yellow card with his behaviour. The referee agrees and books him.
52′
 
A wonderful pass found its target. Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) received it well and fired on goal from about 22 metres out. He did really well, sending the ball past the goalkeeper into the bottom left corner.
48′
Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
47′
 
Graham Dorrans (West Brom) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
47′
Graham Dorrans (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. We are about to witness a corner kick, another promising situation.
46′
 
Everything is ready for the beginning of the second half, so the match is about to get going again.
45+3′
It was a good decision to watch today’s encounter. There has already been more to be seen on the pitch prior to the half-time break than there is in most of the average games during the full 90 minutes. During the first half of the game, we have witnessed the ascendency of the hosting team which have been more precise and effective. The tactic of the home side is slow build-up play and the away side is creating their opportunities using lightning-fast counter-attacks.
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That is it for the first half after the referee blows his whistle and the players head to their dressing rooms.
45+2′
James Morrison (West Brom) jumps into tackle, but Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul. A free kick to Swansea. They can move closer towards the goal.
45′
Gareth McAuley (West Brom) was trying to get to the ball but hit the legs of the opponent as well. Martin Atkinson blows the whistle for infingement. Swansea get a free kick.
43′
Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) takes the free kick from a long way out but the defender manages to get it clear. The ball goes out-of-play and it will be a corner kick.
42′
 
Steven Reid (West Brom) fouls his opponent and receives a yellow card from the referee, but he is clearly not happy with the decision.
42′
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) slips past one challenge, but is unable to feed a low pass into the path of his teammates.
39′
Roland Lamah (Swansea) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
39′
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.
38′
Graham Dorrans (West Brom) puts a cross into the box from the free kick but it’s cleared.
38′
Angel Rangel (Swansea) was holding his opponent and can be glad he didn’t receive a yellow card. There is a free kick near the sideline to West Brom.
37′
A big opportunity missed by Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea). He got on the ball inside the box and thumped a splendid first-time shot on goal, but it went narrowly wide of the right post. The ball goes out-of-play. Here is a goal kick.
37′
Wilfried Bony finds some space and receives a very precise long pass from Wayne Routledge (Swansea). Wilfried Bony (Swansea) fires the ball on goal, but he sends it into the orbit. The ball is out-of-play. Goal kick.
36′
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out.
33′
Jose Canas (Swansea) takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s not a big threat for the goalkeeper as his effort is blocked by a defender.
31′
Jose Canas (Swansea) takes a mid-range shot, but the ball sails high over the bar. Here are some relaxing moments for the players. That will be a goal kick.
31′
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.
30′
Liam Ridgewell (West Brom) whips the ball from the long-range free kick, but the first man gets it clear.
29′
 
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Wayne Routledge (Swansea) was quite harsh and Martin Atkinson didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.
28′
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked.
26′
 
Victor Anichebe (West Brom) picks up a yellow card for a foul.
26′
Jose Canas (Swansea) clips a neat ball into the box in the direction of Wilfried Bony (Swansea), but he can’t get on the end of a pass.
23′
 
Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea) will deliver the ball into the penalty box from a corner kick. Roland Lamah (Swansea) shows good awareness inside the box to meet a delightful cross from the free kick. He fails to direct the ball into the net as it flies narrowly wide of the right post. The ball goes to play from a goal kick.
23′
Jose Canas (Swansea) blasts the ball from just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by the defender. Swansea get a chance to score from a corner kick.
21′
Roland Lamah (Swansea) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders.
20′
Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) tries to hit a shot towards goal from long-range, but he miskicks the ball and it flies high over the crossbar. None of the defensive players touched the ball. It’s going to be a goal kick.
19′
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) brings his opponent down. Martin Atkinson has a clear vision and blows his whistle for a foul. Free kick. West Brom will probably try to move the ball towards the opposition’s goal.
14′
A cross from the free kick is whipped in by Liam Ridgewell (West Brom), but one of the defenders steps in and averts the threat.
13′
Jordi Amat (Swansea) was firmly holding his opponent and gives away a free kick. West Brom earn a free kick.
11′
Swansea dominate the game at the moment by exchanging a combination of one to two touch passes. Great compatibility between the players.
9′
Leon Britton (Swansea) plays in a hopeful cross, but it doesn’t find its way to any of the attacking players.
8′
James Morrison (West Brom) tripped an opposition player and a free kick is given. Swansea are awarded a free kick.
7′
Steven Reid (West Brom) is penalised for tripping, a poor challenge. Martin Atkinson, blowing his whistle for a foul, makes it clear he won’t tolerate such behaviour. Swansea are awarded the free kick.
5′
The assistant referee signals offside, and the main referee confirms his decision. Wilfried Bony (Swansea) is the one who was caught offside.
2′
 
Goal! Roland Lamah (Swansea) pounced on a loose ball inside the penalty area, and beats the goalkeeper with a shot into the bottom right corner. He makes it 1:0.
2′
Wilfried Bony (Swansea) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent’s defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out.
1′
 
Referee Martin Atkinson blows his whistle and the match is starting right now.
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Today’s referee will be Martin Atkinson.
 
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