West Brom 0 Swansea City 2
BEN Davies’s volley and Pablo Hernandez’s late strike gave Swansea City a 2-0 victory at West Brom.
The double strike gave Swansea their first Premier League win of the season.
Nicolas Anelka returned for the home side, while on-loan Scott Sinclair faced his old club.
The opening stages were dominated by the hosts and Anelka created a chance for Billy Jones, who failed to get a clean connection.
Albion went close to an opener when Sinclair’s free-kick was headed towards the bottom corner by Morrison, but struck team-mate Shane Long and bounced clear.
Then Davies struck.
Hernandez was the provider, finding Davies at the second attempt, and the left-back met the delivery with a crisp volley that left keeper Boaz Myhill rooted.
The closest the hosts went to levelling came when Long fed Anelka and he just missed the target with a powerful low shot.
With half-an-hour to go Michu might have found himself in trouble with a fussier referee. The Spaniard took offence to a foul by Claudio Yacob and responded by pushing him in the chest, picking up a yellow card.
With 70 minutes gone Wayne Routledge spurned a chance to make it 2-0, racing clear only to hesitate and allow McAuley to make a blocking challenge.
McAuley’s header at the other end was close to levelling the scores, but Swansea wrapped it up seven minutes from the end.
Michu rolled the ball across the box from close range and Hernandez rifled the ball into a near open goal.