Belfast Telegraph

Swans strike back to defeat Baggies

Swansea's on-loan midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson played a major role in Brendan Rogers' side coming from behind to register only their second Barclays Premier League away win of the season as they recorded a 2-1 victory at West Brom.

The Iceland international, who joined from Hoffenheim last month until the end of the season, cancelled out Marc-Antoine Fortune's opener and laid on the winner for Danny Graham.

The visitors dominated for long spells as they followed up their 1-1 home draw against Chelsea in mid-week with another impressive performance.

Albion's woeful home record continued and they have collected just eight points at The Hawthorns.

Roy Hodgson's side were often left chasing shadows with Sigurdsson and Joe Allen pulling the strings in midfield and Graham a constant threat up front. Sigurdsson created the first opportunity when his shot was blocked from an Allen corner and the follow-up attempt from Angel Rangel was deflected just wide.

Graham passed up a decent chance when he met a Leon Britton free-kick only to shoot wide.

Albion enjoyed their best spell approaching half-time with Sigurdsson blocking a goal-bound flick from Jonas Olsson.

It was against the run of play when Fortune put West Brom ahead after 53 minutes. A Graham Dorrans corner was flicked on by Olsson and at the far post Fortune had time to steady himself before drilling the ball into the corner of the net.

Swansea needed only two minutes to draw level through Sigurdsson. Britton's ball released the over-lapping Neil Taylor and his low cross was side-footed past Ben Foster by Sigurdsson.

The game turned around with Graham putting Swansea in front after 59 minutes with Sigurdsson setting him up with a low cross to the near post.


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