A goal in each half from Ben Davies and Pablo Hernandez secured Swansea's first Premier League win of the season while West Brom have yet to find the target.

Davies scored only his second-ever goal for the Swans with a thunderous volley, before Hernandez netted his first for the club from close range.

The returning Nicolas Anelka went closest for the hosts before the break.

But a dominant second-half display from Swansea leaves West Brom bottom of the fledgling Premier League table.

West Brom 0-2 Swansea: Laudrup happy with 'perfect performance'

Both teams went into the game on the back of some poor form, with West Brom having won only one of their last 11 Premier League matches and Swansea winning just two of their previous 13.

Michael Laudrup's men, who finished ninth last season, were unlikely to have been overly concerned about defeats by Manchester United and Tottenham in their opening two games.

Albion, on the other hand, are now without a home win since 9 March and have yet to score in the league this season.

Their latest defeat at The Hawthorns comes after a home reverse to Southampton and a goalless draw at Everton.

Anelka, returning from compassionate leave after the death of his friend and agent Eric Manasse, looked bright in a three-man attack for the Baggies but was unable to boost their firepower, while Scott Sinclair - on loan from Manchester City - struggled to make an impact on his full league debut.

With the transfer window shutting at 23:00 BST on Monday night, West Brom boss Steve Clarke might now be tempted to look for extra options in attack.

Swansea fully deserved their victory. Michu, last season's top scorer, fired over the bar from the edge of the area early on as he looked for his first league goal of the season, before Wayne Routledge curled a shot at West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill.

Did you know?

West Brom's last home win in the Premier League was a 2-1 victory over Swansea on 9 March.

Since then they have only won one of their last 12 league games.

The home side should have been ahead on 17 minutes, but Sinclair's free-kick was headed horribly wide by the unmarked James Morrison from eight yards.

West Brom paid the price five minutes later when defender Davies stepped forward to brilliantly volley Hernandez's right-wing cross into the top corner of the net from 10 yards.

At the other end, Anelka was still looking lively and should have levelled on 31 minutes after racing on to Shane Long's through ball but, with just goalkeeper Michel Vorm to beat, his low angled drive went inches wide.

Enjoying their first lead in the league this season, Swansea should have doubled their advantage just minutes after the restart but, having been put through on goal by Michu's pass, Routledge's poor touch allowed Myhill to block.

The Hawthorns crowd were growing increasingly frustrated with their side as Routledge again wasted an excellent chance to double the visitors' lead, shooting tamely at Myhill with only the goalkeeper to beat.

But the Swans' victory was finally secured when Hernandez, who had just hit the crossbar, fired home from close range on 83 minutes following good approach play by Michu.

West Brom manager Steve Clarke:

"Disappointing. Another home game where we have not scored. It is not a good way to start the season.

"I thought we played a lot of good football, probably the best football we have played for a while. Swansea did not create a lot either. It was a possession game; the first goal was crucial.

"It is a long season. We have to try to improve what we have done so far. We have to create more chances.

"I know there are people at the club working hard to make deals happen. Time is short but hopefully before the window closes they will have some fresh blood. We are after forward players as much as possible."

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup:

"A very, very important win. An away win, a clean sheet and the way we did it was perfect. After two very difficult games it was so important to get something.

"In the second half we have really dominated the game. I think we could have scored a couple more goals. We had some great chances.

"I was thinking 'are they going to equalise?' but fortunately they didn't and we won the game with a very good performance.

"One striker I think will come in, no-one out. I think it will be finished tomorrow."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

West Brom

  • 13 Myhill
  • 03 Olsson Booked
  • 06 Ridgewell
  • 23 McAuley Booked
  • 28 Jones
  • 05 Yacob Booked (Rosenberg - 75' )
  • 07 Morrison (Dorrans - 46' Booked )
  • 10 Sinclair (Berahino - 75' )
  • 21 Mulumbu
  • 09 Long
  • 39 Anelka

Substitutes

  • 19 Daniels
  • 14 Lugano
  • 25 Dawson
  • 11 Brunt
  • 17 Dorrans
  • 08 Rosenberg
  • 38 Berahino

Swansea

  • 01 Vorm
  • 04 Chico
  • 06 Williams
  • 22 Rangel Booked
  • 33 Davies
  • 08 Shelvey
  • 09 Michu Booked
  • 11 Pablo
  • 15 Routledge (Pozuelo - 72' Booked )
  • 21 Canas
  • 10 Bony (De Guzman - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Tremmel
  • 02 Amat
  • 07 Britton
  • 14 Lamah
  • 20 De Guzman
  • 24 Pozuelo
  • 29 Richards
Ref: Dean
Att: 23,395

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

1 4

Corners

2 3

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:22 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:56

Shot by Markus Rosenberg went over the crossbar.

90:00 +2:51

Free kick taken by Jonas Olsson.

90:00 +2:32

Miguel Michu is caught offside.

90:00 +0:12

The ball is crossed by Liam Ridgewell.

89:31

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

89:00

Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

88:30

Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

87:27

Clearance by Saido Berahino.

86:42

Ben Davies makes a clearance.

86:38

Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

86:18

Foul by Jonjo Shelvey on Jonas Olsson, free kick awarded.

85:28

Pablo Hernandez manages to make a clearance.

85:01

Chico manages to make a clearance.

84:25

The ball is crossed by Pablo Hernandez.

84:09

Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

84:03

The official flags Nicolas Anelka offside.

84:00

Shane Long gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies.

82:30

Miguel Michu provided the assist for the goal.

82:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Pablo Hernandez - West Brom 0 - 2 Swansea Pablo Hernandez slots the ball right footed into the goal. West Brom 0-2 Swansea.

82:28

Clearance by Jonas Olsson.

82:26

The ball is swung over by Miguel Michu.

81:03

Pablo Hernandez takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

80:50

Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

80:48

Centre by Liam Ridgewell.

80:16

Free kick taken by Billy Jones.

80:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Jose Alberto Canas.

80:04

Chico Chico restarts play with the free kick.

79:40

Markus Rosenberg is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

79:30

Clearance by Shane Long.

79:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

78:56

Pablo Hernandez has an effort at goal. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

78:39

Clearance made by Angel Rangel.

77:42

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

77:39

Graham Dorrans crosses the ball.

77:18

Clearance by Jose Alberto Canas.

77:14

Corner from the left by-line taken by Graham Dorrans.

76:55

Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

76:55

The ball is swung over by Youssouf Mulumbu.

76:10

Clearance by Ben Davies.

76:06

The ball is sent over by Graham Dorrans.

76:00

Alejandro Pozuelo makes a clearance.

75:58

Graham Dorrans crosses the ball in from the free kick.

75:34

Booking for Alejandro Pozuelo.

75:34 Booking

Booking

75:28

Foul by Alejandro Pozuelo on Liam Ridgewell, free kick awarded.

74:52

Clearance by Chico.

74:37 Substitution

Substitution Markus Rosenberg joins the action as a substitute, replacing Claudio Yacob.

74:33 Substitution

Substitution Saido Berahino is brought on as a substitute for Scott Sinclair.

74:01

Alejandro Pozuelo takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

73:11

Pablo Hernandez takes the free kick.

73:08

Gareth McAuley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan de Guzman.

72:55

Clearance by Pablo Hernandez.

72:34

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

72:29

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

72:26

A cross is delivered by Jonjo Shelvey.

72:00

Clearance by Graham Dorrans.

71:57

Clearance made by Chico.

71:16

Header by Gareth McAuley goes harmlessly over the bar.

71:12

Graham Dorrans crosses the ball in from the free kick.

70:59 Substitution

Substitution Alejandro Pozuelo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wayne Routledge.

70:22

Foul by Ben Davies on Shane Long, free kick awarded.

69:31

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

69:23

Claudio Yacob restarts play with the free kick.

69:19 Booking

Booking

69:19

Angel Rangel receives a yellow card for not retreating ten yards at a set play.

69:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Angel Rangel.

69:02

Clearance made by Angel Rangel.

68:33

Pablo Hernandez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Liam Ridgewell.

68:08

Header at goal by Claudio Yacob to the left of the net.

68:04

Free kick crossed by Graham Dorrans.

67:28

Angel Rangel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka.

67:18

Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

66:27

Gareth McAuley restarts play with the free kick.

66:14 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan de Guzman is brought on as a substitute for Wilfried Bony.

65:32

The referee blows for offside.

65:23

Clearance by Liam Ridgewell.

65:22

Shot by Chico Chico Chico Chico Chico. Blocked by Claudio Yacob.

65:20

Free kick crossed by Jonjo Shelvey.

64:56 Booking

Booking

64:56

Jonas Olsson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

64:46

Wilfried Bony fouled by Jonas Olsson, the ref awards a free kick.

64:09

Claudio Yacob manages to make a clearance.

62:53

Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

62:26

Ashley Williams is caught offside.

62:16

Jose Alberto Canas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Claudio Yacob.

62:15

Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

62:14

Corner taken by Jonjo Shelvey from the left by-line.

61:51

Clearance by Shane Long.

61:48

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

61:46

Centre by Pablo Hernandez.

61:38

Graham Dorrans manages to make a clearance.

61:37

Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

61:35

Shane Long makes a clearance.

61:33

Corner taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

61:14

Clearance by Jonas Olsson.

61:12

Free kick crossed by Jonjo Shelvey.

60:51 Booking

Booking

60:51

Miguel Michu receives a caution.

59:26

Miguel Michu fouled by Claudio Yacob, the ref awards a free kick.

58:48

The ball is crossed by Ben Davies.

57:47

Clearance made by Claudio Yacob.

57:15

The ball is delivered by Liam Ridgewell.

56:25

Free kick taken by Chico Chico.

56:05

Nicolas Anelka is caught offside.

55:23

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

54:29

Free kick taken by Liam Ridgewell.

54:12

Angel Rangel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair.

54:09

Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

53:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Billy Jones.

53:46

Jonjo Shelvey crosses the ball in from the free kick.

53:06 Booking

Booking

53:06

Graham Dorrans is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

52:55

Graham Dorrans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Hernandez.

52:27

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

52:25

Nicolas Anelka delivers the ball.

52:07

Youssouf Mulumbu takes the free kick.

51:56

Unfair challenge on Billy Jones by Wayne Routledge results in a free kick.

47:10

The ball is delivered by Scott Sinclair.

46:00

Clearance made by Youssouf Mulumbu.

45:56

A cross is delivered by Ben Davies.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution James Morrison goes off and Graham Dorrans comes on.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:40

Wayne Routledge sends in a cross.

44:12

Clearance by Angel Rangel.

44:03

Clearance by Wayne Routledge.

44:02

Jose Alberto Canas makes a clearance.

42:28

Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

42:02

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

41:34

Wilfried Bony takes a shot. Boaz Myhill safely holds on.

40:14

A cross is delivered by Nicolas Anelka.

39:44

Clearance by Chico.

39:30

Clearance by Claudio Yacob.

39:28

A cross is delivered by Ben Davies.

38:29

Chico Chico restarts play with the free kick.

37:56

Claudio Yacob goes into the referee's book.

37:56 Booking

Booking

37:47

Unfair challenge on Miguel Michu by Claudio Yacob results in a free kick.

37:01

Ben Davies manages to make a clearance.

35:15

Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

34:40

Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

34:06

Shot by Claudio Yacob went wide left of the target.

34:04

Clearance made by Chico.

34:02

Youssouf Mulumbu delivers the ball.

33:52

Ben Davies makes a clearance.

33:16

Clearance made by Chico.

33:15

The ball is delivered by Liam Ridgewell.

32:46

Pablo Hernandez manages to make a clearance.

32:00

Clearance by Jonas Olsson.

31:23

Clearance by Shane Long.

30:31

Shot by Nicolas Anelka missed to the left of goal.

30:21

Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

29:29

Free kick taken by Ben Davies.

28:44

Gareth McAuley is shown a yellow card.

28:44 Booking

Booking

28:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Bony by Gareth McAuley.

26:53

Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

26:29

Clearance by Ashley Williams.

26:14

Clearance made by Miguel Michu.

26:12

Free kick crossed by Scott Sinclair.

25:44

Unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Ben Davies results in a free kick.

24:46

Angel Rangel crosses the ball.

23:50

The ball is delivered by Angel Rangel.

21:23

Assist on the goal came from Pablo Hernandez.

21:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Davies - West Brom 0 - 1 Swansea Ben Davies scores a left footed goal. West Brom 0-1 Swansea.

21:20

Pablo Hernandez delivers the ball.

21:19

Claudio Yacob manages to make a clearance.

21:17

Pablo Hernandez sends in a cross.

21:11

Ben Davies produces a cross.

19:23

Chico Chico restarts play with the free kick.

18:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Morrison.

17:51

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

17:49

The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge.

17:36

Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

17:34

Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

17:10

Foul by Pablo Hernandez on Youssouf Mulumbu, free kick awarded.

16:59

Billy Jones makes a clearance.

16:55

A cross is delivered by Angel Rangel.

16:25

Header at goal by Claudio Yacob. Michel Vorm blocks the ball.

16:23

Wilfried Bony manages to make a clearance.

16:20

A cross is delivered by Youssouf Mulumbu.

16:15

Clearance by Miguel Michu.

16:13

Header at goal by James Morrison misses to the right.

16:10

Free kick crossed by Scott Sinclair.

15:25

Miguel Michu concedes a free kick for a foul on Youssouf Mulumbu.

15:13

Billy Jones takes the free kick.

14:55

Wayne Routledge concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Jones.

14:47

Claudio Yacob manages to make a clearance.

14:01

Corner taken by Scott Sinclair.

13:38

James Morrison has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

12:54

Free kick taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

12:49

Unfair challenge on Miguel Michu by Shane Long results in a free kick.

10:14

Clearance made by Scott Sinclair.

11:12

Chico makes a clearance.

11:11

Billy Jones has an effort at goal. Chico gets a block in.

11:08

Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

11:06

A cross is delivered by Nicolas Anelka.

10:13

Angel Rangel delivers the ball.

8:34

Free kick taken by Ben Davies.

8:18

Billy Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Routledge.

7:42

Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

7:01

Wayne Routledge takes a shot. Boaz Myhill safely holds on.

6:01

Shot by Miguel Michu cleared the target.

4:08

Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.

3:15

Clearance made by Ben Davies.

2:38

Jonjo Shelvey has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.

1:44

Youssouf Mulumbu concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Bony.

1:18

Wilfried Bony makes a clearance.

1:15

Scott Sinclair crosses the ball in from the free kick.

0:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chico Chico on Scott Sinclair.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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