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Mike Henson

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    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

  2. Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Swansea win a free-kick deep in their own half for a foul by Rickie Lambert. That might be it for the hosts...


    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Another second-sapping change for Swansea as Jonjo Shelvey arrives to replace the excellent Leon Britton.


    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Wayne Routledge takes his time heading off the pitch to be replaced by Modou Barrow.

    There will be just two minutes of added time.

  5. Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Swansea fans burst into cheers as Leon Britton gets across to tackle Saido Berahino as the West Brom striker threatens to break clear.

    The pace of substitutes Berahino and McManaman has got a few nerves creaking in the Swans' defence.

  6. Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Hello. Trouble here.

    Callum McManaman goes down in the box under a challenge from Leon Britton.

    He appeals in vain for a penalty and then reacts furiously to something said by Swans' defender Angel Rangel.

    A shoving match ensues and referee Roger East dishes out yellow cards to McManaman and Rangel to cool things down.

  7. Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Callum McManaman replaces Claudio Yacob as we tick into the final 10 minutes.

    West Brom's players are showing a bit more urgency, but are still struggling to pick apart Swansea's defence.

  8. Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    West Brom's momentum has slowed as the game breaks up a bit.

    Tony Pulis has ordered Callum McManaman to swap a bib for a shirt on the bench.

  9. Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Swansea are threatening on the break as West Brom press forward in search of a way back in.

    The Baggies are caught short-staffed at the back by a swift counter and Ki Sung-yeung comes close to playing in Neil Taylor as he feints to shoot and stabs a pass towards the full-back instead.

    Ki Sung-Yueng and Darren Fletcher

    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Suddenly this is getting very tetchy.

    Claudio Yacob leaves his studs in on Wayne Routledge as he challenges the prone Swansea man for the ball. It is a naughty one and all his protestations of innocence cannot convince Roger East.

    The ref issues a deserved yellow.


    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    West Brom have made a double change - and it is a punchy one.

    Off go Craig Gardner and Jonas Olsson, on come Saido Berahino and Stephane Sessegnon. This is chips-on-the-table time from Tony Pulis.

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    Saido Berahino is stripped and ready on the West Brom bench...

  13. Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Rickie Lambert is a growing force in this game.

    Picked out by Chris Brunt's cross, the Baggies' striker plants his header too close to Lukasz Fabianski in the Swansea goal.

    West Brom have come out with a far more attacking mindset after half-time. 

    Rickie Lambert header
  14. Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Rickie Lambert has been pretty anonymous so far today, but that was more like it in the classic targetman role he has been asked to play.

    His knock-down is volleyed goalwards by James Morrison, but the Scotland international failed to really get hold of his shot and Lukasz Fabianski gratefully gobbled it up. 

    Rickie Lambert. West Brom
  15. KICK-OFF

    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    We are go on the second half at the Liberty Stadium.


    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    A change for Swansea and it is midfield anchorman Jack Cork who is fresh off the bench, replacing Jefferson Montero.

  17. Berahino warming up

    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    West Brom striker Saido Berahino is warming up on the Liberty Stadium pitch at half-time.

    As are the rest of the visitors' substitutes. Is Tony Pulis planning a change?

    Tony Pulis
  18. Long time coming

    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Swansea's last league win was a full two months ago - when they beat Aston Villa 2-1 away on 24 October.

    Before that you have to go back to 30 August for their last three points.

    The home fans won't mind how the next one arrives.

    Forty-five minutes to go.

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    Action areas

    It has not been a classic. There have been just two shots on target - both from Swansea players - all half.

    The hosts are also shading it in terms of possession and territory.

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    Tony 'Bomber' Brown

    Former West Brom striker on BBC WM 95.6

    “Albion have got to sharpen things up for me, they’ve got to be a little bit sharper, a little bit quicker, especially around the box. They’re not really creating a lot."


    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

  22. Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Swansea with some lovely touch-and-go pass-and-move around the fringes of the West Brom box, but Jefferson Montero's low cross is cleared by a Baggies defender.

    That was lovely stuff though, sniffing out space behind the West Brom defence where it seemed the red shirts had them cornered.


    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Jonas Olsson gets the first taste of yellow as he comes sliding through the back of Andre Ayew.

    He got the ball, but upended the former Marseille man in the process.

  24. Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Tony 'Bomber' Brown

    Former West Brom striker on BBC WM 95.6

    “I know all about goalkeeping, I was substitute goalkeeper, I never let one in”    

    Tony Brown's hopes of getting himself a game are over as Fabianski gets back down to business after a knock.

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    Lukasz Fabianski has picked up a knock in the Swansea goal. The Pole gets treatment and is eventually up and flexing off the injury.

    West Brom's players headed over to boss Tony Pulis during the hold-up to get a barrage of instructions and directions.

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    Better from the Baggies.

    Chris Brunt drives in off the left flank and gives it the laces once again.

    He is off target though.

  27. CLOSE!

    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Ooohhh! Swansea fans suck in their cheeks and count their blessings.

    Their side could easily have been pegged back as the Swansea defence, perhaps taking too much mind of Jonas Olsson and James Morrison, allow Craig Dawson to slip in unnoticed at a corner and he is only a foot away from connecting from a wicked delivery.

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    Swansea attacking thirds

    Wayne Routledge is seeing plenty of the ball down the Swansea right.

    He zips past Chris Brunt once again, but his low cross is well cleared.

    West Brom are lying deep still. They have not been tempted into more adventure by conceding.

  29. CLOSE!

    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    As close as West Brom have come.

    Chris Brunt lines up a free-kick and, via a chunky deflection off Leon Britton, almost finds the top corner.

    Lukasz Fabianski was rooted.

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    Swansea goal

    A suitably scrappy, messy graphic for a scrappy, messy goal.

    The run of Angel Rangel, number 22, down the Swansea right is the best thing to pick out.

  31. Post update

    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Jason Roberts

    Former West Brom striker on Football Focus

    "You could be harsh on Boaz Myhill here but he was a bit unlucky - the ball hit him on the back of the head as he spun round to look for it. 

    "The goalkeepers' union will protect him, but once he gets his hand on it, you don't expect the ball to bounce back out."

    Ki Sung-Yueng scores
  32. Sung-yeung puts Swans ahead

    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Ki Sung-yeung scores his first goal of the season and the Swans are in front.

    A hint of farce about the opening goal as Angel Rangel, bombing on into the box, sees his shot ricochet off the inside of the post, off the back of goalkeeper Boaz Myhill's head and roll tantalisingly along the goalline.

    Ki wins the race ahead of Myhill to stab home from less than a yard.

  33. GOAL - Ki Sung-yeung

    Swansea 1-0 West Brom

    Ki Sung-Yueng scores for Swansea
  34. Swansea 0-0 West Brom

    James Morrison's cross is safely gathered by Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski as the visitors make their first foray forward.

  35. Swansea 0-0 West Brom

    Swansea have looked bright and breezy in their two matches under caretaker boss Alan Curtis after Garry Monk was sacked - an unlucky defeat away to Manchester City was followed by a decent performance in a goalless draw at home to West Ham.

    The host have started well, getting their foot on the ball and penning the Baggies back.

  36. Swansea 0-0 West Brom

    Jefferson Montero lumps a cross in towards the West Brom box, but, with Jonny Evans, Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley back there, the visitors are well set up to deal with that tactic.

    Olsson takes it on his chest and bangs the ball upfield.

  37. KICK-OFF

    Swansea 0-0 West Brom

    Referee Roger East toots his whistle and we are up and running.

  38. Teams out on the pitch

    Swansea v West Brom (15:00 GMT)

    Rickie Lambert, making only his fourth Premier League start since joining the Baggies in the summer, is sporting a festive beard.

    If lumberjacks are particularly festive.

    We are ready for the off...

  39. Home isn't where the heart is...

    Swansea v West Brom (15:00 GMT)

    Swansea v West Brom
  40. Lawro's prediction

    Swansea v West Brom (15:00 GMT)

    Swansea v West Brom

    It is 'man versus machine' this week. Our man Mark Lawrenson takes on a state-of-the-art super-computer called SAM (Sports Analytics Machine) in his weekly prediction game - find out here what they have plumped for.  

  41. Play our Predictor Game

    Swansea v West Brom (15:00 GMT)

    Swansea v West Brom

    Swansea fans would love to swap their place in our Predictor league table with their team's spot in the Premier League standings.

    The Swans are riding high in seventh, just ahead of the 10th-placed Baggies supporters. You can help improve your team's standing by having your say in our Predictor game.

    You can also check out the Predictor league table and see whether your predictions are better than Mark Lawrenson's guesses.

    What are you waiting for? Get involved.

  42. Re-tox or de-tox?

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    West Brom fans

    After a Christmas binge-eat, it is time for a de-tox with at least one of these members of the travelling contingent washing down the frank-dirter with some mineral water...

  43. Rumblings from the away end

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    West Brom fans reaction

    It is fair to say that Tony Pulis' team selection has not met with universal approval from the West Brom fans.

    Saido Berahino is left on the bench in spite of fellow striker Salomon Rondon's suspension. Berahino is joined on the pine by Stephane Sessegnon and Callum McManaman.

  44. 'Nervous times for Swansea'

    Swansea v West Brom (15:00 GMT)

    John Roder

    MOTD commentator at the Liberty Stadium

    "These are nervous times for Swansea, and if results go badly over the festive period it could leave the Swans with a significant gap between them and safety. 

    "Only four players have scored for them in the Premier League this season, while they've managed to score just three times in their last seven matches; worrying statistics. 

    "West Brom arrive in South Wales needing a win of their own to extend their points total over the bottom three. 

    "Goals may be in short supply in this one, but you'd think the Baggies might just be too strong for the managerless Swans."

  45. Glad tiding from on high

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    Swansea fans

    Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has a message of hope and faith for the home fans at the Liberty Stadium.

    Could it be a bit of a dig at sacked manager Garry Monk? And the reason that the Swans reportedly approached former boss Brendan Rodgers about a return to his old stomping ground?

    “We must stay true to everything that has worked well for us, made us different and brought us success over the last 12 years," Jenkins writes.

    “We need to get better and cleverer at what we have always done and not change what we all believe in.

    “We must gradually get back to the Swansea way of playing and quietly restore confidence and belief in what we do to get the best out of the current squad of players."

  46. Team news

    Swansea v West Brom (15:00 GMT)

    Two changes from the Swansea side that drew 0-0 at home to West Ham last time out as Wayne Routledge and Jefferson Montero come in for Jack Cork and Bafetimbi Gomis. 


    Tony Pulis also makes two changes in a West Brom line-up that includes Claudio Yacob and Rickie Lambert at the expense of suspended duo James McClean and Salomon Rondon.

    West Brom
  47. Post update

    Welcome to our live page for Swansea v West Brom. We’ll have text commentary here from 14:30 GMT. You can keep up to date with all the build-up to today’s games here.