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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Swansea 1-2 West Brom: Garry Monk criticises Swansea 'attitude' after defeat

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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Swansea 1-2 West Brom: Pepe Mel dedicates first win to 'kind' Baggies fans

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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As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
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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