West Bromwich Albion 5-1 Swansea City: Matheus Pereira masterclass sends Baggies top of Championship

Written by on December 8, 2019

Semi Ajayi.
            </figure><p class="sp-story-body__introduction">West Bromwich Albion registered a sixth successive win as they reclaimed top spot in the Championship from Leeds United by brushing aside Swansea City.</p>

Matheus Pereira, on loan from Sporting Lisbon, was the architect of Albion’s victory, scoring one goal and setting up the other four for Semi Ajayi, Hal Robson-Kanu, Matt Phillips and Kyle Edwards.

Sam Surridge had bundled Swansea back into the game after Albion had opened up a two-goal lead, but the Swans had no answer to Pereira’s brilliance.

Freddie Woodman made several saves to prevent the margin of victory being even greater as Swansea saw their unbeaten away record – the final one remaining in the Championship – emphatically ended.

More to follow.

Line-ups

West Brom

  • 1Johnstone
  • 36FergusonBooked at 53mins
  • 5BartleySubstituted forHegaziat 66′minutes
  • 6Ajayi
  • 3GibbsSubstituted forFurlongat 56′minutes
  • 19Sawyers
  • 8Livermore
  • 10Phillips
  • 12Costa Pereira
  • 29DianganaSubstituted forEdwardsat 71′minutes
  • 4Robson-Kanu

Substitutes

  • 2Furlong
  • 7Krovinovic
  • 15Austin
  • 18Barry
  • 21Edwards
  • 23Bond
  • 26Hegazi

Swansea

  • 27Woodman
  • 23Roberts
  • 20Wilmot
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 26Naughton
  • 6FultonBooked at 50mins
  • 8GrimesBooked at 40mins
  • 22A AyewSubstituted forKaluluat 83′minutes
  • 28ByersSubstituted forMcKayat 75′minutes
  • 11PetersonSubstituted forDyerat 45′minutes
  • 19Surridge

Substitutes

  • 1Nordfeldt
  • 7McKay
  • 12Dyer
  • 14Carroll
  • 18Kalulu
  • 24Bidwell
  • 44Cabango
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
22,927

Match Stats

Home TeamWest BromAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 5, Swansea City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 5, Swansea City 1.

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion).

Barrie McKay (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Ferguson (West Bromwich Albion).

Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Swansea City. Matt Grimes tries a through ball, but Sam Surridge is caught offside.

Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Semi Ajayi tries a through ball, but Kyle Edwards is caught offside.

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (West Bromwich Albion).

Sam Surridge (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Aldo Kalulu replaces André Ayew.

Hand ball by Ben Wilmot (Swansea City).

Attempt missed. Kyle Edwards (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matheus Pereira.

Matt Grimes (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion).

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Barrie McKay replaces George Byers.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 5, Swansea City 1. Kyle Edwards (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matheus Pereira.

Foul by Sam Surridge (Swansea City).

Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

André Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Kyle Edwards replaces Grady Diangana.

Goal!

Goal! West Bromwich Albion 4, Swansea City 1. Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matheus Pereira.

Foul by Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion).

Sam Surridge (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Surridge (Swansea City).

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Ahmed Hegazi replaces Kyle Bartley because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Ferguson.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bartley (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Phillips with a cross.

Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Jay Fulton.

Attempt missed. Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Phillips following a set piece situation.

Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Grimes (Swansea City).

Foul by Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion).

Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Darnell Furlong replaces Kieran Gibbs because of an injury.

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