Past meetings: West Brom v Swans

12th March 2019
First team

As Swansea City prepare to face West Brom on Wednesday night (8pm), we take a look back at some memorable meetings between the sides at The Hawthorns.

Here, we recall games from the Premier League and the old Second Division.

West Brom 0 Swansea 2

Premier League – September 1, 2013

Ben Davies and Pablo Hernandez were on hand to secure the Swans first Premier League win of the season in the west Midlands.

A goal in each half was enough to secure all three points a matter of days after the Swans had booked their place in the Europa League group stage. 

Wales defender Davies gave the Swans the lead by firing an emphatic volley into the back of the net for his second goal for the club.

Hernandez sealed the deal late in the second period, doubling the lead after striking the crossbar moments earlier.

A dominant second-half Swans performance left the Baggies on the bottom of the table at the time, while the Swans would go on to finish 12th.

West Brom 1 Swansea 2

Premier League - February 4, 2012

Gylfi Sigurdsson's first Swansea goal helped Brendan Rodgers' side recover from a goal down to see off West Brom at The Hawthorns.

After a goalless first half it was the home side who took the lead as Marc-Antoine Fortune fired home Jonas Olsson's flick-on.

But Swansea replied in no time at all as Sigurdsson calmly finished from a Neil Taylor cross.

And the Iceland international turned provider just a few moments later as he teed up Danny Graham to fire through the snow and send the visitors on the way to their second away win of the season.

West Brom 2 Swansea 3

Division Two – January 25, 1992

A late comeback from Swansea secured their first-ever win at The Hawthorns in the league, thanks to hat-trick hero Steve Thornber.

With the Swans two goals down and seemingly facing a fourth successive defeat Thornber - having only been included in the squad due to a long injury list - helped produce an astonishing turnaround.

A Graham Roberts brace - made up of a stunning volley and a penalty - had put the Baggies in control against Frank Burrows' side.

But, coming on with 14 minutes left, Thornber scored three goals in 10 minutes -  all poacher's finishes after good work by John Williams - to help the Swans claim a remarkable 3-2 win and stun their hosts.

Swansea would go on to finish 19th for the campaign, five points clear of relegation, but would launch a genuine promotion charge the following year.

West Brom 5 Swansea 2

Division Two – October 22, 1927

This was the first-ever meeting between the sides at the Hawthorns and goals from Wilfred Lewis and Henry Deacon were little consolation to the Swans as West Brom ran away comfortable victors.

A heavy downpour earlier in the day affected conditions heavily, with Alex Ferguson being overworked in the Swans net.

The Swans were two down in 20 minutes as Arthur Fitton and Joe Carter found the net, before Lewis pulled a goal back.

But Jimmy Cookson restored the two-goal margin before the break, with Carter's second and Charlie Wilson put the hosts out of sight before Deacon's effort for the visitors.

Swansea would go on to finish sixth that season, 11 points off the league leaders Manchester City.