Past Meetings: Swans v West Brom
As the Swans get set to face West Bromwich Albion to the Liberty on Saturday, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.
Here, we bring you past meetings from the Premier League and the old First Division.
Swans 3 West Brom 0
Premier League – Saturday, August 30, 2014
Nathan Dyer netted a brace as an impressive Swans side ended West Brom’s unbeaten start to the 2014-15 season with a third win which sent them to the top of the Premier League.
Garry Monk’s men took the lead in the second minute when Dyer fired home from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s pass.
Wayne Routledge doubled the Swans’ lead with a stunning volley following a Craig Dawson headed clearance.
Dyer put the game beyond doubt in the 71st minute, slotting home from another Sigurdsson pass.
This was the Swans’ third successive win in the Premier League and made it the club’s best start to a season for 91 years.
The Swans finished in eighth position at the end of the 2014-15 season, their highest ever Premier League finish.
Swans: Lukasz Fabianski, Angel Rangel, Jordi Amat, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Ki Sung-Yueng, Jonjo Shelvey (Tom Carroll 84), Nathan Dyer, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Routledge (Jefferson Montero 66), Wilfried Bony (Bafetimbi Gomis 76).
Subs not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Dwight Tiendalli, Jazz Richards, Federico Fernandez.
Swans 3 West Brom 0
Premier League – Saturday, September 17, 2011
The Swans claimed their first Premier League goals and first win in the division thanks to a comprehensive victory over West Brom at the Liberty.
Scott Sinclair’s penalty broke the deadlock after Paul Scharner had brought down Joe Allen in the box.
Leroy Lita scored the second with a headed effort at the far post in his first league start for Brendan Rodgers’ Swans, after Sinclair flicked on a Mark Gower corner.
Lita then put Dyer through on goal, and the winger took the ball in his stride before shooting through Ben Foster’s legs to secure the points.
The Swans finished in 11th position in the Premier League at the end of the 2011-12 season on 47 points.
Swans: Michel Vorm, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor (Fede Bessone 86), Garry Monk, Angel Rangel, Leon Britton, Scott Sinclair, Nathan Dyer (Wayne Routledge 71), Joe Allen, Mark Gower, Leroy Lita (Luke Moore 71).
Unused subs: Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Lee Lucas, Stephen Dobbie.
Swans 3 West Brom 1
Division One – Tuesday, April 6, 1982
John Toshack’s Swans side continued their remarkable debut season in the First Division thanks to this victory over West Brom.
The Swans endured a frustrating start to the match as they encountered some resolute defending from Albion.
The Baggies then went ahead at the Vetch before Chris Marustik levelled.
Substitute then Leighton James made an instant impact when he entered the field.
James’ elusive, tricky play caused havoc for West Brom and resulted in him setting up Alan Curtis and Bob Latchford to score in the final minutes of the match.
Toshack’s men ended up in sixth position in the First Division at the end of the 1981-82 season, which remains the club’s highest ever league finish.
Swans: Dai Davies, Chris Marustik, Dzemal Habziabdic, Colin Irwin, Ray Kennedy, Ante Rajkovic, Alan Curtis, Robbie James, Gary Stanley (Leighton James 60), Nigel Stevenson, Bob Latchford.