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Swansea City 1-2 West Bromwich Albion

Stephane Sessegnon scores West Brom's equaliser against Swansea

Youssouf Mulumbu scored a late winner as West Bromwich Albion came from behind to beat Premier League relegation rivals Swansea.

The Swans dominated the first half and went ahead early on thanks to Roland Lamah's solo effort.

Garry Monk watches on as Swansea lose to West Brom

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Stephane Sessegnon's 25-yard strike brought a resurgent West Brom level after the break.

Mulumbu then shot in off the post with five minutes left to give Pepe Mel his first win as Baggies manager.

The result moves West Brom to 16th, three points clear of the relegation zone and within one point of 14th-placed Swansea.

The hosts started brightly at a sun-drenched Liberty Stadium and took the lead after only two minutes.

Swans striker Wilfried Bony slid the ball through to Lamah out wide, who raced clear down the Albion right flank.

The 26-year-old skipped past Baggies full-back Stephen Reid inside the area, before curling the ball into the corner of the net from the edge of the six-yard box.

West Brom's only effort of note came when Victor Anichebe hit a shot straight at Swans keeper Michel Vorm.

Swansea looked comfortable in possession and regularly released their wide men down the wings as they attempted to get in behind the Baggies' back five.

Routledge and Lamah whipped in low crosses at every opportunity as Mel's side found it difficult to get into the game and Albion were lucky not to fall further behind before half-time.

Bony connected with Lamah's low curling cross just six yards out but could only direct it straight at Baggies keeper Ben Foster, and captain Ashley Williams saw his downward header bounce narrowly over the bar.

Pepe Mel after West Brom beat Swansea 2-1

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After the break West Brom pressed higher up the pitch and showed more attacking intent, and it was not long before their more positive approach paid off.

James Morrison laid the ball to Sessegnon outside the Swansea area and the 29-year-old curled a powerful low drive into the bottom corner.

Swansea almost hit back straight away through a Jonathan de Guzman free-kick which forced a diving save out of Foster.

But the Baggies continued to press and with the game heading for a draw, the ball broke to Mulumbu on the edge of the Swansea area.

And the Congolese midfielder passed the ball in off the post to give the Baggies their second away win of the season.

West Brom boss Pepe Mel:

"The players need to win and now it's different, I hope. [At half-time] we talked about the problems, talked about the football, talked about the future face to face, and it's only 45 minutes and we need to change. The football players at West Brom are intelligent.

"The pressure is the same for all the countries - in Spain, in England, Germany it's the same. My work is dangerous. Head coach is a difficult job, but the most important in football is the player."

Swansea boss Garry Monk:

"Second half for some reason we just switched off. We were sloppy. Sloppy in our passing, touches on the ball.

"We were poor and I think that just invited West Brom onto us. The second goal is always crucial in a game like that and unfortunately West Brom got it."

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Line-ups

Swansea

  • 1Vorm
  • 22Rangel
  • 33Davies
  • 7BrittonSubstituted forEmnesat 87'minutes
  • 2Amat
  • 6Williams
  • 15RoutledgeBooked at 29mins
  • 21CañasSubstituted forMichuat 63'minutes
  • 10Bony
  • 20De Guzmán
  • 14LamahSubstituted forHernándezat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 9Michu
  • 11Hernández
  • 18Lita
  • 19Tiendalli
  • 25Tremmel
  • 57Emnes

West Brom

  • 1Foster
  • 2ReidBooked at 42mins
  • 6Ridgewell
  • 25Dawson
  • 3OlssonBooked at 53mins
  • 23McAuley
  • 17DorransSubstituted forGeraat 75'minutes
  • 21Mulumbu
  • 16AnichebeBooked at 26minsSubstituted forO'Neilat 89'minutes
  • 29SessegnonSubstituted forBifouma Koulossaat 79'minutes
  • 7Morrison

Substitutes

  • 10Sinclair
  • 13Myhill
  • 20Vydra
  • 22Gera
  • 38Berahino
  • 40O'Neil
  • 50Bifouma Koulossa
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:
20,703

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamWest Brom
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Swansea City 1, West Bromwich Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swansea City 1, West Bromwich Albion 2.

Foul by Michu (Swansea City).

Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Swansea City. Pablo Hernández tries a through ball, but Marvin Emnes is caught offside.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Jonas Olsson.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Liam O'Neil replaces Victor Anichebe.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Marvin Emnes replaces Leon Britton.

Offside, Swansea City. Jonathan De Guzmán tries a through ball, but Wilfried Bony is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Swansea City 1, West Bromwich Albion 2. Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Pablo Hernández (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion).

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Angel Rangel with a cross.

Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea City).

James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jordi Amat (Swansea City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thievy (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Thievy replaces Stéphane Sessegnon.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Pablo Hernández replaces Roland Lamah because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Roland Lamah (Swansea City) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Zoltán Gera replaces Graham Dorrans.

Ben Davies (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion).

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Ridgewell (West Bromwich Albion).

Foul by Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City).

Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Angel Rangel.

Ashley Williams (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion).

Attempt missed. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Morrison.

Attempt missed. Youssuf Mulumbu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Steven Reid (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Victor Anichebe with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Michu replaces José Cañas.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by James Morrison.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wayne Routledge with a cross.

Attempt saved. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Victor Anichebe with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Morrison.

goal

As It Stood

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1Chelsea3020643366
2Man City2719354460
3Liverpool2818553859
4Arsenal2818552459
5Tottenham291658053
6Everton2814951251
7Man Utd2814681548
8Southampton301299645
9Newcastle2913412-343
10Aston Villa299713-634
11Stoke3081012-1234
12West Ham298714-631
13Hull298615-730
14Swansea297814-529
15Norwich307815-2429
16West Brom2951311-1028
17Crystal Palace298417-1928
18Sunderland276714-1625
19Cardiff306717-2925
20Fulham307320-3524
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