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Albion v Swansea City match preview

11 March 2019

Albion will play Swansea City on Wednesday night at The Hawthorns in the Sky Bet Championship (ko 8pm).

The opposition 
Swansea City are managed by Graham Potter, who took over in June 2018. 
The Swans currently sit in 15th place in the league, having won 13, drawn eight and lost 14 of their 35 league games.
Last time out
Our last meeting with Swansea was in November, with two Albion defenders scoring for the Baggies to secure a 2-1 win.
Despite Oli McBurnie firing the Swans into an early lead, Craig Dawson and Ahmed Hegazi put the Baggies into the lead at half-time - which Albion held onto after the break to seal the points.
• The Baggies have scored the second highest amount of goals in the league, with 68. Norwich have scored the most, with 72.
• Albion have not lost a game to a side in the bottom half of the table since losing to Blackburn Rovers on New Year's Day, and have only lost to three of the current bottom 12 all season.
• Albion have been successful at home against the Swans recently. Swansea haven't won in their last four visits to The Hawthorns, losing twice and drawing twice.
• The Swans have picked up just three points from their last four league games.
• Swansea have scored just five goals in their last six league games.
• Potter's side have only beaten two of the top 12 this season, beating Sheffield United twice and Preston North End once.
From the archive
Here are the highlights from Albion’s 3-1 win against the Swans in December 2016, as Salomon Rondon scored a second-half hattrick of headers for the Baggies, which was enough to win all three points despite a late Wayne Routledge goal.
Head to head 
Swansea come out on top in the head-to-head record.
Of the 42 matches that have been played, the Baggies have won on 15 occasions, there have been nine draws and 18 wins for Swansea.
Man in the middle 
The referee for Saturday’s match is Scott Duncan and he’ll be assisted by Adam Matthews and Steven Meredith - with Lee Swabey as the fourth official.
Scott Duncan has refereed Albion once this season, in a 1-1 draw between the Baggies and Blackburn Rovers at The Hawthorns back in October.
Ticket news
Tickets are on still on general sale for the game.
Adults £20/23
Seniors 60+ £15/17
Students £15
Under-23s £15
Under-18s £10
Disabled £10
Under-11s £5

Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227. 

Follow the game
Comprehensive coverage of the clash with the Swans is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.
WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. iFollow subscribers can join Gez Mulholland and former Albion player Andy Johnson for Baggies-biased live commentary on Wednesday.
International supporters who have an iFollow subscription may be able to live stream the game depending on where they are located around the world. To find out, click here.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA

Facebook - West Bromwich Albion

Instagram - wba

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Match Reports

Albion 3 Swansea City 0

13 March 2019

Albion returned to winning ways in the Sky Bet Championship as they triumphed 3-0 over Swansea City at The Hawthorns.

Captain Chris Brunt put the Baggies on their way when his low 19th-minute free-kick evaded everyone, although Sam Johnstone came to the rescue with three super first-half-saves before Bersant Celina scuffed a mis-hit penalty for the Swans.

Brunt turned provider in the 54th minute as his inch-perfect corner was headed home by Mason Holgate for his first Albion goal, before Jay Rodriguez slotted home his 18th of the season late on, sealing all three points and the club's first win in four matches.

It was also a first home league triumph since Boxing Day, although not before Johnstone made another excellent one-handed stop to deny Connor Roberts, who had struck the woodwork early on.

It proved a winning start for first-team coach James Shan, who took charge of affairs after Albion parted company with Darren Moore on Saturday.

The Baggies will be looking to make it back-to-back wins when they travel to Brentford this weekend.

Albion made four changes from the 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town, captain Brunt and fit-again Holgate returning to the starting XI alongside Ahmed Hegazi and Rekeem Harper.

An open start to the encounter saw Albion on the front foot, with Jacob Murphy and Jay Rodriguez firing off target before Dwight Gayle saw penalty appeals waved away.

The visitors went close after 13 minutes when Roberts curled an effort off the far post from the corner of the penalty area.

Yet it was the Baggies who took the lead six minutes later when Brunt's low inswinging free-kick from the right channel evaded everyone and nestled in the far corner.

However, Albion were indebted to Johnstone just before the half-hour mark as he stood up well to keep out Wayne Routledge's drilled effort when bearing down on goal.

If that save was good then the Baggies No.1 made an even better stop just 60 seconds later to keep out Daniel James.

And Johnstone was at it again in the 38th minute to produce a fingertip save and push Celina's strike over the crossbar.

Yet Celina was guilty of missing a golden opportunity soon afterwards as he appeared to kick his standing foot and send a spot-kick merely a matter of yards, coming after Craig Dawson was penalised for upending Mike van der Hoorn.

Hegazi got across to block superbly from Roberts just after the restart, and it was Albion who soon doubled their advantage when Holgate flicked home Brunt's corner from inside the six-yard box.

Johnstone made yet another remarkable reflex save to deny Roberts from close range, before opposite number Kristoffer Nordfeldt got in on the act at the other end to keep out Dwight Gayle's header.

Nordfledt denied Gayle again late on but he could do nothing to stop Rodriguez slotting home from eight yards as Albion ran out 3-0 winners, recording their first league double over the Swans since 1946/47.

Albion: Johnstone, Holgate (Mears 80), Dawson (Bartley 60), Hegazi, Townsend, Brunt, Murphy (Robson-Kanu 69), Harper, Livermore, Rodriguez, Gayle.

Subs: Bond, Johansen, Morrison, Leko.

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Ticket News

Tickets for Swansea on general sale

12 March 2019

Tickets for Albion's Sky Bet Championship clash with Swansea City are now on general sale.

The Baggies will take on the Swans at The Hawthorns on Wednesday, March 13 (ko 8pm).

Tickets are priced £20/23 for adults, £15/£17 for seniors, £15 for students & under-23s, £10 for under-18s and disabled and just £5 for under-11s.

Tickets can be purchased online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

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