Swans beat West Brom
SWANSEA City extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a stylish 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion at the Liberty.
Michael Laudrup's side streaked into a three goal lead inside the opening 39 minutes as they produced some of their best football of the season.
Wayne Routledge, starting in an unaccustomed central position, was key to Swansea's success, while Pablo Hernandez also shone.
Routledge grabbed two goals, the first of which found the net when Jonas Olsson kicked the ball into him on 12 minutes following a Hernandez cross.
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The former Newcastle winger netted again six minutes before the break, turning in Ben Davies's driven centre.
Both of those strikes came after Michu opened the scoring with just nine minutes on the clock.
He scored his ninth goal of the campaign by converting Hernandez's pull back after Nathan Dyer had picked out Swansea's record signing.
Romelu Lukaku handed West Brom a lifeline before the interval, sweeping home from a corner deep into stoppage time.
The Baggies pressed hard at the second half as they searched for a way back into the game.
Lukaku had an early chance but Swansea comfortably held on to claim the three points.
For a full report see Thursday's Evening Post.