Swansea City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion: Paterson strike seals second-half comeback for Swans
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Swansea City came from a goal down to defeat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Swansea.com Stadium.

Karlan Grant scored inside of a minute to give the Baggies the lead before second-half goals by Joel Piroe and Jamie Paterson gave the Swans consecutive victories for the first time this season.

West Brom missed a chance to go level on points with EFL Championship leaders AFC Bournemouth, but instead fell to third following their defeat and victory by Fulham.

Story of the match

The Baggies were in front before many of the fans had a chance to take their seats as they won the ball in the Swansea box. Callum Robinson slid the ball across the box for Grant, who fired home from ten yards.

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Jake Livermore had a chance to double the West Brom lead on 17 minutes but was unable to get over a right-foot half-volley that went high and wide from eight yards.

Swansea setlled into the action and they carved out a half-chance as Korey Smith's cross from a Matt Grimes through ball was cut out by Darnell Furlong.

Matt Phillips then tested Ben Hamer right before halftime with a low effort that the Swans goalkeeper was able to save. The score remained 1-0 going into the break.

The visitors nearly made it two in the second half, Furlong crossed from the right-wing for Matt Clarke and he headed just wide from the near post.

Two minutes later, Ethan Laird gave up possession and Livermore nearly capitalised from 25 yards, his driven right-foot strike well saved by Hamer.

On 53 minutes, Paterson found Olivier Ntcham with a lofted, diagonal pass but the half-time substitute blasted wide of the back post with his volley.

The hosts were level on the hour mark as Grimes found Paterson and his pass from inside his own half dropped for Piroe, who slotted past Sam Johnstone from close range inside the box.

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Ntcham had two bites of the cherry when he  drove low past the post after being set up by Laird and he fired high and wide after being set up by the excellent Paterson following a quickly taken free-kick.

Hamer was alert to produce a fine reflex save as he pushed Phillips' thunderous effort over the crossbar. Soon after, the Swans were in front.

Furlong sent a short back-pass to Semi Ajayi that was pounced on by Piroe and he found Paterson, who poked the ball through the legs of Kyle Bartley and under Johnstone.

Man of the match: Kyle Naughton

Naughton put in a brilliant performance in the heart of the Swans defence. He was composed on the ball, made the necessary tackles and clearances and helped shut the West Brom attack down over the majority of the game.

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