Past meetings: West Brom v Swans

4th April 2018
First team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As the Swans get set to face West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday (3pm), we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here we recall three past meetings in the top flight.

 

West Brom 1 Swans 1

Premier League – February 2, 2016

Francesco Guidolin had made a dream start to life as Swansea City’s head coach as his new team claimed victory at Everton just days before this trip to Tony Pulis’s West Brom.

And as the seconds ticked down at The Hawthorns, it seemed Guidolin was about to make it two wins from two.

New signings Alberto Paloschi made an impressive debut off the bench for the Swans, hitting the post and having a hand in the opening goal on 64 minutes.

The Italian striker hassled Gareth McAuley, whose clearance fell for Gylfi Sigurdsson to guide the ball home.

But the Swans were denied victory in stoppage time when Salomon Rondon bundled into the net after Sigurdsson had cleared off the line.

 

West Brom 0 Swans 2

Premier League – September 1, 2013

The Swans had started the new season with positive results in Europe, but they were under pressure to secure some Premier League points as they travelled to the West Midlands.

After top-flight defeats to Manchester United and Spurs, Michael Laudrup’s team duly delivered their first league victory of the season thanks largely to a dominant second-half display.

Nicolas Anelka went closest to scoring for Steve Clarke’s Albion in the first period, but it was the Swans who went ahead on 22 minutes when Ben Davies steered home a memorable volley.

Michu and Wayne Routledge both went close to stretching the lead before Pablo Hernandez, who also hit the bar, netted his first Swans goal late on to seal the points.

 

West Brom 1 Swans 2

Premier League – February 4, 2012

Brendan Rodgers’s Swans side took another stride towards securing their Premier League status as they claimed a memorable victory at a snowy Hawthorns.

West Brom, under the guidance of Roy Hodgson, took the lead when Marc-Antoine Fortune scored after Jonas Olsson had flicked on a corner.

But the Swans levelled just seconds after the game restarted when Gylfi Sigurdsson met Neil Taylor’s pass to score his first Swans goal.

And only four minutes later, Sigurdsson registered an assist as his curling cross was swept in by Danny Graham.

The victory lifted the Swans, who had only been promoted the previous May, into the top 10 of the Premier League.