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Saturday, 30 August 2014
Swansea City 1 vs 0 West Bromwich Albion
Assist Gylfi Sigurdsson
Goal Nathan Dyer
GOAL! Swansea have taken the lead and what a start! It's Nathan Dyer who has scored it after some fine link-up play with Gylfi Sigurdsson. He drove at the visitors and exchanged passes with his team-mate as he raced into the box. Jonas Olsson slipped in the box and Dyer rounded the keeper to score.
And we're underway!
We're moments away from kick-off now with both sets of players out on the pitch! West Brom are getting us underway kicking from left to right.
Swansea shocked Louis van Gaal on his Manchester United debut by securing victory on the opening weekend and they’ve gone from strength to strength since. Narrow 1-0 victories over Burnley and Rotherham – the latter in the League Cup in midweek – leaves the Swans undefeated in the early stages of the season. Alan Irvine’s new-look West Brom are also undefeated, but three consecutive draws (albeit one resulting in a penalty-shootout win against Oxford earlier this week) means their run has been steady if unspectacular. They did claim victory in this fixture last season though, with a late 2-1 winner from Youssouf Mulumbu.
Let's take a look at the form guide today.
Alan Irvine makes alterations to his line-up for the first time in the league this season but they’re both exciting ones - for the visiting fans at least. Jason Davidson is handed his full Premier League debut and so too is Brown Ideye. The striker, a record-signing for the club, has a lot of hope resting on his shoulders with the club failing to find the back of the net on a regular basis last season. Saido Berahino and Stephane Sessègnon, both joint-top goalscorers, hit just five league goals each.
West Brom (4-2-3-1): Foster; Wisdom, Dawson, Olsson, Davidson; Gardner, Mulumbu; Berahino, Dorrans, Brunt; Ideye. Subs: Myhill, Gamboa, Sessegnon, McAuley, Morrison, Yacob, Baird.
And now over to the visitors, West Brom.
So Swansea, undefeated so far this season, remain unchanged from their previous two league fixtures as Garry Monk looks to build on their promising start to the season. Gylfi Sigurdsson has been in fine fettle for his new (or old) club thus far with a goal and two assists to his name so he is likely to play a vital role yet again today. Wilfried Bony leads the line on his own, as he has done with great success this year. Only Daniel Sturridge has scored more league goals than him in 2014 with 13 as opposed to the Swansea striker’s 12.
Swansea (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Rangel, Amat, Williams, Taylor; Ki, Shelvey; Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge; Bony. Subs: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Fernandez, Richards, Carroll, Montero, Gomis.
Let’s start things off with the team news – first up, the home side.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of Swansea City against West Bromwich Albion. You’ll be with me, Tom Davis, as we get set to enjoy more Premier League action.
Adesanya Olusesan King
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