West Brom 2-0 Swansea (11.02.2015) Live Commentary

We have been watching a regular game with only a few moments to stir the crowds. The players surely have higher capabilities, they just needed to motivate themselves to a better performance. We couldn’t see either of the teams enjoying any significant control of the game. The hosts defended well and were deadly on the counter-attack. The away side display some build up play using a lot of passes.
Nothing more will happen in this game because it is over.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) latches on to an accurate pass into the box and immediately unleashes a low shot goalwards. His effort is well saved by the keeper.
Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) connected with a pass around the edge of the box, aimed and struck. His attempt went low into the middle of the target, but Ben Foster (West Brom) was alert and didn’t let the score change.
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Jefferson Montero (Swansea) serves in a nice cross, but Ben Foster (West Brom) punches the ball away.
There will be a minimum of 4 min. of added time.
Jack Cork (Swansea) attempts to put the ball in from a rebound with his long-range shot, but it isn’t accurate enough and the ball goes wide of the left post.
Lovely cross from Jefferson Montero (Swansea) to find Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) deep in the box, but he steers his header well wide of the right post.
Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared.
It looks like Nelson Oliveira (Swansea) was seeing red according to his tackle. Robert Madley won’t tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul.
The referee signals a substitution. Craig Gardner (West Brom) is brought on as a substitute for James Morrison (West Brom).
Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) hasn’t suffered any serious injury which wouldn’t allow him to stay on the pitch. He’s back in the game now.
A break in play now as Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) needs to receive treatment.
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) didn’t hesitate to knock his opponent down with a harsh sliding tackle. Robert Madley could probably show him a yellow, but he only goes with blowing the whistle for a foul.
Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Ben Foster (West Brom), who smothers the ball.
A poorly executed mid-range free kick by Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) as he fails to deliver a decent cross.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) is penalised for holding. Robert Madley signals for a set piece. Swansea have a free kick.
Saido Berahino (West Brom) creates some space for himself in the penalty area and unleashes an unstoppable volley that goes inside the right post of the goal!
A direct free kick from promising position, taken by Saido Berahino (West Brom), is struck into one of the defending players who averts the threat.
Ashley Williams (Swansea) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and made Robert Madley blow the whistle. West Brom are given an advantage. They have a free kick.
The corner, delivered by James Morrison (West Brom), is intercepted by Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea).
The resulting corner from James Morrison (West Brom) is cleared. West Brom have been awarded a corner kick. The main referee and one of the assistants point at the corner flag.
Ideye Brown (West Brom) delivers a low pass into the box which is intercepted. The ball is out-of-play and West Brom manage to earn a corner.
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) receives a sweet pass inside the box, but his effort on goal is blocked by the defender.
Wayne Routledge (Swansea) releases a low pass from just outside the box in an attempt to find his teammate, but one of the defenders calmly averts the threat.
James Morrison (West Brom) shows too much aggression while trying to break free from his opponent and the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
An offensive foul by Craig Dawson (West Brom) was seen by Robert Madley who didn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Jefferson Montero (Swansea).
Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) must feel embarrassed now. He received a killer pass, but his finish from the six-yard box was a disaster. He miskicked and made it very easy for Ben Foster (West Brom) to get hold of the ball.
Here is a change. Nathan Dyer (Swansea) is going off and Garry Monk gives the last tactical orders to Wayne Routledge (Swansea).
Substitution. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) did his best and is replaced by Nelson Oliveira (Swansea).
A cross from the side of the pitch flies into the box, but it doesn’t reach its intended target. Chris Brunt (West Brom) would have to aim better in order to get more out of it.
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.
Ideye Brown (West Brom) is lucky to stand in the way of a rebound. He takes advantage of it and powers the ball into the bottom left corner of the target, leaving the goalkeeper completely helpless.
Nathan Dyer (Swansea) commits a rough challenge, and Robert Madley blows the whistle for infringement.
No, Callum McManaman (West Brom) cannot continue to play due to injury and has to substitute. Stephane Sessegnon (West Brom) replaces him.
Callum McManaman (West Brom) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
Nathan Dyer (Swansea) with a teasing cross into the area, but Ben Foster (West Brom) intercepts the ball.
An unsuccessful cross into the box by Saido Berahino (West Brom). The opponent’s defence clears the ball away to safety.
Ideye Brown (West Brom) delivers a long ball, but it lacks enough power to reach his teammates and is intercepted by one of the defenders.
A precise low pass is received by Saido Berahino (West Brom), who makes a yard for himself on the edge of the box and sends a poorly placed shot that sails well over the bar. The ball goes out-of-play and Swansea will have a goal kick.
James Morrison (West Brom) sends a cross into the box, but Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea) comes off his line to gather the ball.
Jefferson Montero (Swansea) passes the ball into the box but an opposing player clears.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) whips in the resulting set piece which has been cleared.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) commits a rough foul. Robert Madley stops the game and makes a call. Swansea get a free kick.
Federico Fernandez (Swansea) finds some space to control the ball from the corner and shoots, but his attempt goes way wide of the right post.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) is heading toward the corner flag to execute the set piece.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) produces a dangerous low pass into the penalty area, but the defence manage to cut it out. The referee points to the corner flag. Swansea are given a corner.
Claudio Yacob (West Brom) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
Nathan Dyer (Swansea) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates. The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for West Brom.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) sends a lofted cross into the box which is headed clear.
We are entering into the second half.
Up to this moment, the game has been rather average in terms of attractiveness. We have been missing more thrilling moments. We are witnessing quite a balanced game with both teams struggling to prevail. The home team’s main weapon are fast counter-attacks, while the away side attempts to hold onto the ball for as long as possible.
The referee blows his whistle to end the first half, so the players are now heading to their dressing rooms.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) fails to deliver a decent cross from a long-range free kick. The opposition’s defence intercepts the effort.
Ashley Williams (Swansea) makes a bad challenge, and the referee blows his whistle for a foul. West Brom will take a free kick nearby the side line.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence.
Fourth official shows 2 min. of added time.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross and it didn’t find its target.
Yellow card. Ideye Brown (West Brom) goes into the book for a bad tackle on his opponent.
Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) finds himself some space inside the box, collects a rebound and produces a goal-bound effort. Ben Foster (West Brom) pulls off a fantastic reflex save to stop the ball which went to the middle of the target.
Corner kick. It will be taken by Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea).
Nathan Dyer (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. The ball goes out-of-play. Swansea are awarded a corner kick.
Like an avalanche. Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) is penalised for his attacking foul. Robert Madley has a clear vision and blows the whistle. Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) is arguing, but the referee’s decision cannot be changed.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) attempts to send a cross in order to find one of his teammates. The opposition’s defence averts the danger by intercepting the effort.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) dinks a fine lofted pass from the free kick. However, one of the defenders heads the ball out of danger.
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Neil Taylor (Swansea) was quite harsh and Robert Madley didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) collects a pass on the edge of the box but he slips the ball just wide of the right post.
A fine lofted pass into the box, sent by Callum McManaman (West Brom), is intercepted by the opposition’s defence.
Jefferson Montero (Swansea) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player.
Robert Madley has a clear vision and sees a foul from Craig Dawson (West Brom). Swansea are given a free kick. Will they create any chance from that?
Jefferson Montero (Swansea) times his run too early, and the assistant referee raises his flag, offside. The opposition will take an indirect free kick.
Claudio Yacob (West Brom) tackles a bit over-zealously. Robert Madley blows for a foul.
A pass by Saido Berahino (West Brom) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.
Gareth McAuley (West Brom) connects with the corner but his looping header goes well over.
The referee points towards the corner flag. Chris Brunt (West Brom) steps up to take it.
The West Brom players are exchanging some short passes, and they control the game at the moment, but one of the defending players steps in and intercepts the effort. The main referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. West Brom will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
Callum McManaman (West Brom) receives a yellow card for a nasty tackle.
Callum McManaman (West Brom) reacts well to get to the rebound and takes a shot from the edge of the box. He doesn’t manage to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) connects with a pass but sees a shot from the edge of the box blocked.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) takes the resulting free kick from outside the box. He sends a nice cross into the box, but his intention is well anticipated by the goalkeeper who comes out to collect the ball.
Ashley Williams (Swansea) commits a minor foul and opponent’s attack is interrupted. He is warned by the referee that the next time he will not get away without a yellow card. A free kick to West Brom. It’s in no position to be converted into a direct shot on goal.
Bafetimbi Gomis (Swansea) attempts to scoop the ball into the box through the defence, but one of the defending players produces a timely intervention.
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) slips past one challenge, but is unable to feed a low pass into the path of his teammates. It’s a throw-in for West Brom.
CHANCE! Callum McManaman (West Brom) picks up a perfect pass inside the box, makes himself some space for a shot, but his effort goes just over the crossbar.
Claudio Yacob (West Brom) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety.
What a great chance for Craig Dawson (West Brom). He times his jump excellently when he leaps high to meet a precise cross from the corner, putting his towering header inside the left post, but the goalkeeper denies him with a miraculous save.
James Morrison (West Brom) steps up to send the ball in.
West Brom now with a spell of possession, but here comes a mistake and the movement is intercepted. The ball goes out-of-play. West Brom have been awarded a corner kick.
Federico Fernandez (Swansea) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked.
Chris Brunt (West Brom) sends a wonderful cross from the corner kick. However, the defence works perfectly to clear the ball and to avert the threat.
Callum McManaman (West Brom) produces an inaccurate low pass into the box that is blocked by the one of the defenders. If this pass had slipped through, the ball would have probably ended inside the net. West Brom win a corner.
A clumsy foul by Sung-Yong Ki (Swansea) and Robert Madley blows the whistle. West Brom will take a free kick.
The resulting corner, taken by Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea), comes to nothing.
Neil Taylor (Swansea) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence. Swansea force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
James Morrison (West Brom) is trying to pass the ball into the penalty area but it’s blocked.
Darren Fletcher (West Brom) and Craig Dawson (West Brom) make a quick tiki-taka to get past two defenders and they go on with the team work along the side line.
Nathan Dyer (Swansea) carelessly plunged himself under the feet of his opponent and couldn’t expect to avoid punishment. This time, Robert Madley keeps the cards in his pocket, but he blows for the foul.
The resulting corner from Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea) is averted by the opposition’s defence.
Nathan Dyer (Swansea) produces a poor pass. He attempts to get the ball into the box but it’s hacked away. Now Swansea with a corner.
The first half has just begun.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Swansea will have the kick-off.
Robert Madley will accompany the players on the pitch as the main referee today.
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