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Swansea City v Albion match preview

28 November 2018

ALBION will be looking to make it three wins in a row when they play Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night (ko 7.45pm).

The opposition 

Swansea currently sit 10th in the Sky Bet Championship having picked up 26 points from their opening 18 fixtures, and were defeated 4-1 by table-topping Norwich City at the weekend.

They are managed by former Albion player Graham Potter, who joined the South Wales outfit after an impressive seven years in charge of Swedish side Östersunds FK.

The Swans had a busy summer, losing a number of players including Łukasz Fabiański, Roque Mesa, Ki Sung-yueng, Alfie Mawson, Sam Clucas and Federico Fernández. They did, however, manage to bring in the likes of Joel Asoro, Barrie McKay, Bersant Celina and Declan John.

Last time out

The most recent meeting between the teams was a 1-1 Premier League draw in April, which was Darren Moore’s first game as Albion boss.

Jay Rodriguez put the Baggies ahead shortly after half-time, but Tammy Abraham equalised with 15 minutes left to ensure the points were shared.

Jay celebrates his strike against the Swans

Stats

Albion

  • Albion are yet to draw or lose when Dwight Gayle has scored, winning all seven games he has found the back of the net in.
  • Jay Rodriguez’s goal against Ipswich was the 100th of his career, with 20 of them coming for the Baggies, including nine so far this season.
  • The sides haven't played each other in the Championship since April 2010, when Albion won 2-0.

Swansea City

  • Swansea have won all of their last four meetings with Albion at the Liberty Stadium.
  • City boss Potter made 47 appearances for the Baggies in his four seasons with the Club.
  • Scottish international Oli McBurnie is Swansea’s top scorer, netting seven times from his 18 appearances this campaign.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from Albion’s last win in Swansea…

Head to head

Swansea just about come out on top in the overall head-to-head record.

Of the 41 matches that have been played, the Baggies have triumphed 14 times, Swansea have won on 18 occasions and there have been nine draws.

Man in the middle

The referee for Wednesday night’s game is James Linington, and he’ll be assisted by Mark Russell and Dean Treleaven - with Adam Matthews as the fourth official.

It’ll be Linington’s first time taking charge of an Albion game this season.

Ticket news

Tickets remain on general sale for the match, where the Baggies have been handed an allocation of 2,000 seats.

Prices are £30 adults, £17.50 seniors (60+) & full-time students and £15 U16s.

Supporters can buy tickets online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Please note that tickets will not be available on the gate at the Liberty Stadium.

Coach travel, leaving Kidderminster at 2pm, Stourbridge & Lye at 2.15pm and The Hawthorns at 3pm, is available for £20.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Swansea 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 Dave Bowler 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

Swansea City 1 Albion 2

28 November 2018

ALBION came from behind to triumph 2-1 at Swansea City and record their third successive Sky Bet Championship victory.

Craig Dawson's header from Matt Phillips' corner provided an immediate response to Oli McBurnie's 10th-minute opener at the Liberty Stadium.

And it was fellow defender Ahmed Hegazi who nodded home another Phillips corner just before the interval to register his first goal of the season and seal all three points.

Harvey Barnes struck a post after the restart while Joe Rodon saw his late header clip the crossbar, but it was Albion who held firm to secure only a second victory in their last eight visits to Swansea.

It comes on the back of successive wins over Leeds United and Ipswich Town and ensures Darren Moore's side welcome Brentford to The Hawthorns on Monday in fine form.

The Baggies, unchanged for a third consecutive match, fell behind after just 10 minutes, McBurnie converting the rebound after Sam Johnstone had parried Matt Grimes' strike.

Yet the visitors levelled within just three minutes after Dawson rose highest to connect with Phillips' deep corner and send a looping header over Erwin Mulder.

Daniel James sent a tame effort straight at Johnstone having been sent clean through before clear-cut openings dried up as the first half wore on.

But it was Albion who landed another blow before the break, in similar circumstances to their opener, to take a lead into the interval.

Phillips sent another corner to the far post and, on this occasion, Dawson's central defensive partner Hegazi was on hand to nod home.

 

The Swans applied pressure at the start of the second half, albeit without forcing Johnstone into a real save of note, and Albion stood strong to preserve their advantage. 

Barnes came close to extending the lead in the 72nd minute when he carried the ball into the penalty area, cut inside and saw his curling effort come back off the far post.

James Morrison sent a half-volley off target just minutes later before Rodon sent a header on to the top of the crossbar in the closing stages for the Swans, with Albion closing out the encounter to claim the spoils.

ALBION: Johnstone, Adarabioyo, Dawson, Hegazi, Gibbs, Phillips, Livermore (c), Morrison, Robson-Kanu (Barry 90+3), Rodriguez, Barnes (Gayle 87).

Subs: Myhill, Mears, Brunt, Harper, Hoolahan.

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Ticket News

Swansea City remains on general sale

26 November 2018

TICKETS rem on general sale for Albion’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

The Baggies, who have been handed an allocation of 2,000 seats, travel to South Wales to face the Swans on Wednesday, November 28 (ko 7.45pm).

Prices are £30 adults, £17.50 seniors (60+) & full-time students and £15 U16s.

Supporters can buy tickets online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Tickets will not be available on the gate at the Liberty Stadium.

Coach travel, leaving Kidderminster at 2pm, Stourbridge & Lye at 2.15pm and The Hawthorns at 3pm, is available for £20.

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