Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion, 21 May 2017

Score2-1 to Swansea City
RefereeMike Dean
CompetitionPremier League
VenueLiberty Stadium
Attendance20,889
Kick-off: 3.00pm Swansea City had now won five of the six Premier League meetings at the Liberty Stadium (lost one).

Goals:

Jordan Ayew 72 G
Fernando Llorente 86 G

Goals:

Jonny Evans 33 G

Starting lineup:

Defender Alfie Mawson
Defender/Midfielder Kyle Naughton
Defender/Midfielder Martin Olsson
Midfielder Leon Britton
Midfielder Tom Carroll
Midfielder Leroy Fer
Midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson
Forward Jordan Ayew

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender Craig Dawson
Defender Jonny Evans
Defender Allan Nyom
Defender/Midfielder Jake Livermore
Defender/Midfielder Marc Wilson
Midfielder Chris Brunt
Midfielder Darren Fletcher
Midfielder James Morrison
Midfielder Claudio Yacob

Substitutions:

Luciano Narsingh for Leon Britton 66
KI Sung-yueng for Leroy Fer 81
Stephen Kingsley for Jordan Ayew 90

Substitutions:

James McClean for Jake Livermore 79
Hal Robson-Kanu for James Morrison 84
Jonathan Leko for Marc Wilson 90

Cards:

Federico Fernández 90 Y

Cards:

Marc Wilson 51 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel
Defender Jordi Amat
Defender Stephen Kingsley
Defender/Midfielder Jack Cork
Midfielder KI Sung-yueng
Midfielder/Forward Luciano Narsingh
Forward Ollie McBurnie

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill
Defender/Midfielder Kane Wilson
Midfielder Nacer Chadli
Midfielder Sam Field
Midfielder/Forward Jonathan Leko
Midfielder/Forward James McClean
Forward Hal Robson-Kanu

Comments:

Final league position 2016-17: 15th Swansea City won 13 points in their final five games of this Premier League season. Only Arsenal and Chelsea won more (15). Fernando Llorente equalled the Swans' club record for the most goals in a Premier League season (also 11 by Michu in 2012-13). Manager Paul Clement had now won six of his nine home Premier League games in charge of City (lost two). Federico Fernández was booked in the second minute of added time in the second-half. Stephen Kingsley replaced Jordan Ayew in the third minute of added time in the second-half. Swansea City manager Paul Clement said: "It's very satisfying to break that 40-point barrier; 29 points for the second half of the season is very, very pleasing. I had belief in what I was doing. The players responded fantastically and it was a big team effort. Ultimately, the objective was to keep the team in the league. For me, there were more wins than that. We created a great team spirit. I think the club is on its way back to getting its identity back."

Comments:

Final league position 2016-17: 10th West Bromwich Albion had now finished in a higher position in the Premier League in only one other season (8th in 2012-13). The Baggies had now won one of their last 12 games in the Premier League (lost nine). Albion's only win in their 11 games on the final day of a Premier League season was now against Portsmouth in May 2005 (lost four). Jonathan Leko replaced Marc Wilson in the first minute of added time in the second-half. West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis said: "I'm desperately disappointed the lads have got nothing out of the game today, because they deserved it. Their first goal is shocking defending from us. For the first hour, I thought we controlled the game. The lads have worked really hard this year. We've got punished in both final thirds of the pitch at the end of this season. I'm more concerned about making clubs better, wherever you finish. We've done better than what we did the previous year."