West Brom 1-1 Swansea (02.02.2016) Live Commentary

The game hasn’t been exhilerating, but it hasn’t been totally boring either. There have been a few nice movements on both sides. Neither of the teams had any obvious superiority in this game. The home side attempted to create scoring opportunities mostly with long balls. The away players intended to beat the opposition’s defence using mainly counter-attacks.
There will be no more action in this match because the referee has signalled that it has finished.
GOAL! Jose Rondon (West Brom) was in the right place at the right time and has an easy position inside the box to score from a rebound.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) is first to the rebound but his shot is blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition.
Victor Anichebe (West Brom) rose like a stag to produce a header from the resulting corner, but one of the defending players intercepts the ball and averts the threat.
Corner kick. James McClean (West Brom) is ready to send the ball in.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being well blocked by one of the defenders. West Brom win a corner.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) makes a yard for himself on the edge of the box and produces a poor effort, which sails miles wide of the left post.
We will have 4 min. of added time.
Victor Anichebe (West Brom) unleashes a shot from the edge of the box, but it goes straight at Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea).
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OFF THE POST! Alberto Paloschi (Swansea) drifts into the box to force his teammate to send him the ball. He receives a fantastic pass and fires from close range, but it crashes against the left post. It could have been a brilliant goal, unlucky.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) receives a pass and unleashes a shot which goes well wide of the right post.
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) works the corner short.
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, Swansea are going to take it.
Dangerous play by Jose Rondon (West Brom). Neil Swarbrick blows his whistle for a foul.
It’s time for a substitution. That is the last involvement from Andre Ayew, and he is replaced by Jordi Amat (Swansea).
Saido Berahino (West Brom) finds himself beyond the last defender and the linesman raises his flag for offside.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) is fierce enough to get to the ball and produces a header from close range. Even though the header went towards the top left corner, Lukasz Fabianski didn’t have a hard time stopping the attempt as it wasn’t very strong.
James McClean (West Brom) overhits a cross from the corner, and none of his teammates can get his head on it.
West Brom are on the ball. They increase their possession, but one of the opposition players stopped their effort. West Brom force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
James McClean (West Brom) swings in a cross from the corner, but Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) reads it well and gathers the ball.
Victor Anichebe (West Brom) picks up a lofted cross inside the box and releases a quick shot to the top right corner. His promising effort is denied by Lukasz Fabianski, who pulls off a stunning save! West Brom get a chance to score from a corner kick.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) takes the corner but only sends it into the huddle of the defenders as one of them makes a good clearance.
This one will not go through. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) lines up a shot from the edge of the box and goes for goal, but the effort is well blocked by a defender. The ball is out-of-play. A goal-scoring opportunity from a corner for Swansea.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Neil Swarbrick blow the whistle.
Andre Ayew (Swansea) unleashes a powerful shot towards goal, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender.
Ashley Williams (Swansea) is in a great chance inside the six-yard box, shoots to the middle of the goal, but Ben Foster pulls off an exquisite save to deny him.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) takes the corner kick but the ball finds only the head of an opponent.
Jack Cork (Swansea) connects with a pass but sees a shot from the edge of the box blocked. Swansea earn a corner.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) with a teasing cross into the area, but Lukasz Fabianski intercepts the ball.
Neil Swarbrick calls for a foul. Andre Ayew (Swansea) comitted a foul as he was too aggressive in the battle for the ball.
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Victor Anichebe (West Brom) replaces Sandro.
Some great controlled play and passing in the middle of the pitch from West Brom.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) is lucky to stand in the way of a rebound. He takes advantage of it and powers the ball inside the left post, leaving the goalkeeper completely helpless.
Alberto Paloschi (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.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) 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.
Substitution has been made. Stephane Sessegnon is replaced by Saido Berahino (West Brom).
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) sends a shot from a promising distance after a precise pass. His effort goes inches over the crossbar.
The game is interrupted as Jose Rondon (West Brom) is flagged for offside.
Francesco Guidolin prepares a substitution. Neil Taylor is replaced by Kyle Naughton (Swansea).
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Darren Fletcher (West Brom).
Chance! James McClean (West Brom) sends a brilliant curling cross into the heart of the defence and into the path of Darren Fletcher (West Brom), whose header from the centre of the box goes by a whisker over the bar.
Leon Britton (Swansea) makes a foul. At least that’s what referee Neil Swarbrick signals.
Craig Gardner (West Brom) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonny Evans.
Andre Ayew (Swansea) blasts the ball high over the crossbar.
James McClean (West Brom) attempts to find a teammate with the corner, but their effort is stopped by the goalkeeper.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders. The main referee points to the corner flag, West Brom will take a corner.
Sandro (West Brom) makes a rough challenge and Neil Swarbrick blows his whistle for a foul.
Neil Swarbrick blows his whistle and the second half starts.
We are seeing rather average performance so far. The fans would surely appreciate more interesting moments. Both teams try to control the game but unsuccessfully. Their overall performances are more or less even. The home players present themselves with long passes and crosses into the box. The away side is creating their opportunities using lightning-fast counter-attacks.
The referee blows his whistle to end the first half, so the players are now heading to their dressing rooms.
James McClean (West Brom) sends the corner into the box, but Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) intercepts it and averts the threat.
Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) attempts to directly endanger the opponent’s goal from a direct free kick just outside the box. He sends the ball under the crossbar, but the goalkeeper denies him with a great save. West Brom force a corner. They send men into the box.
A player from Swansea commits a foul, bringing down an opponent. West Brom are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
Alberto Paloschi (Swansea) latches on to a precise pass and one-on-one with the keeper slams the ball towards the middle of the goal. Ben Foster is alert, though, and makes an easy save to deny his attempt.
The corner from Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) is cleared away by the defence.
Ashley Williams (Swansea) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by Swansea.
Francesco Guidolin is forced to make a change. Sung-Yong Ki is unable to continue due to injury, Alberto Paloschi (Swansea) comes on.
4 additional min. will be played.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) makes a yard for himself on the edge of the box and produces a poor effort, which sails miles wide of the right post.
An offensive foul by Jack Cork (Swansea) was seen by Neil Swarbrick who didn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) climbs high to connect with a cross near the penalty spot and plants a header which goes well wide of the right post.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) launches himself at the ball from the free kick and produces a header which lacks accuracy, sending it just wide of the left post.
Jonny Evans (West Brom) commits a rough challenge, and Neil Swarbrick blows the whistle for infringement. That’s a free kick to Swansea.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) doesn’t send a cross into the box from the corner. He passes the ball to his teammate next to him.
Andre Ayew (Swansea) receives a good pass just outside the box, unleashes a strike from a promising position, but the shot is thwarted by the defender. The ball is out-of-play. Swansea win a corner kick.
Ashley Williams (Swansea) latches on to an accurate pass on the edge of the box and immediately unleashes a shot which is wide of the mark.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) takes a short corner kick.
Ben Foster gets a well deserved ovation! He pulls off a remarkable save to block a long-range effort from Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea), aimed to the underside of the crossbar. Nice piece of goalkeeping skills. The ball goes out-of-play. Swansea are awarded a corner kick.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) probably handled the ball inside the penalty area.
Lukasz Fabianski doesn’t have to worry about that one. Craig Dawson puts a cross in towards Darren Fletcher (West Brom), who is unable to keep his header on target from the centre of the box. He sends the ball far wide of the left post.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) steps up to take the corner, but the ball sails only among the defenders.
Andre Ayew (Swansea) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders. The ball is out-of-play and Swansea manage to earn a corner.
Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) sprays a pass out to Sandro, but he can’t beat his man inside the box.
Like an avalanche. James McClean (West Brom) is penalised for his attacking foul. Neil Swarbrick has a clear vision and blows the whistle.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) attempts to find Jose Rondon, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone.
Angel Rangel (Swansea) receives a reproachful look from his teammates after he attempted to surprise the goalkeeper with a shot from long distance. The ball flew far wide of the right post.
Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) sends a lofted cross into the box which is headed clear.
One of the Swansea players harshly tackled his opponent, and he conceded a foul for that.
Jose Rondon (West Brom) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence.
West Brom enjoy period of possession as they are exchanging some passes and waiting for an opportunity to strike.
Jack Cork (Swansea) receives a sweet cross inside the box from Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea), but one of the defending players rushed bravely to intercept the move.
Neil Taylor (Swansea) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out.
The resulting corner from Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) is cleared by the defence.
James McClean (West Brom) swings in the corner, but the goalkeeper does a brilliant job to intercept the effort. The referee signals for a corner kick, West Brom are awarded.
Craig Dawson (West Brom) attempts to score as he rises near the penalty spot and heads the ball to the roof of the net. Lukasz Fabianski displays brilliant reflexes and pulls off a comfortable save to stop the ball from hitting the net. The ball goes out-of-play. West Brom have been awarded a corner kick.
The West Brom players will kick-off.
The first half of this match is about to start.
Neil Swarbrick is introduced as the main referee for today’s match.
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