By Alan Duffy
West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Swansea City – Premier League – 4th February 2012
Swansea registered only their second away league win of the season at the Hawthorns on Saturday, after a hard fought victory against West Brom.
Roy Hodgson’s side were looking for their first home league win since November, but both sides struggled to impose themselves in the first half. However, after the break the game sparked into life with Marc Antoine Fortuné netting the opener on 54 minutes after a corner. But just 37 seconds after the restart, the Swans drew level, when Icelandic international Gylfi Sigurdsson fired home Neil Taylor’s cross.
The on-loan Sigurdsson then turned provider four minutes later, setting up Danny Graham, who fired home from the Hoffenheim man’s centre. Graham then had a chance to increase the Swans’ lead although Peter Odemwingie should have levelled the scores himself late on, fluffing his lines with the goal at his mercy.
While Brendan Rodgers’ charges find themselves in the elevated environs of the top 10, West Brom are now just six points clear of the drop-zone with Premier League safety far from assured.