The Warmdown - Swans beat off the pace Baggies'
Valerien Ismael frustrated by his side's performance | Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images

West Bromwich Albion fell to their second defeat of the EFL Championship campaign as they were beaten by Swansea City at the Stadium.

The Baggies' had only previously lost against Stoke City just before the international break, ending their unbeaten start to the season.

Albion took the lead after only 52 seconds, with in-form man Karlan Grant bagging his sixth in as many games.

However, the Swans came from behind to win as Jamie Paterson grabbed another goal contribution after his match-winning performance facing Cardiff City in the South Wales derby.

•Ismael's predictable decisions

West Brom boss Valérien Ismaël's style of play has come under scrutiny from The Hawthorn's faithful despite their impressive opening period of the campaign.

This loss has once again sparked questions from Baggies' fans after a poor performance pre-international break when they fell to a defeat to Stoke.

Ismaël named a side with one change from Friday night's win at home to Birmingham City with Jayson Molumby coming in for the injured Alex Mowatt, which was a welcomed change amongst the fans.

However, Ismael's style of play was more direct on Wednesday and the high press was slightly half-hearted meaning the Swans found it easy when playing out from the back.

Against Cardiff, Albion opted to play a slightly shorter, but still high-tempo passing game - a style which worked very effectively.

A Plan-B to his more direct and high-pressing style has always been needed, yet lacking from the former Barnsley manager, but Plan-A clearly isn't being used effectively enough compared to earlier on in the season.

Ismael's substitutions continue to be inevitable, bringing on Jordan Hugill for the seventh time this season again to little effect, and with a lack of game-changers on the bench.

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•Jamie Paterson on form

Paterson completed another stellar performance after topping off a great win in the South Wales derby on Sunday.

The former Bristol City, Derby County and Nottingham Forest man followed on from his goal and two assists against Cardiff, scoring and setting up another against the Baggies'.

The attacker took his goal tally to four for the season and also picked up his fifth assist of the season as he provided Joël Piroe with the chance to equalise which the Dutchman converted.

Paterson has helped give Swansea's attacking sequences purpose, as before his form kicked in, boss Russel Martin was criticised for passing without any real impetus.

However, the Englishman's drive and direct running has been proved to be effective in getting the Swans further up the pitch.

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•Promotion chasing

It remains to be seen whether Swansea have enough to push for a play-off place, currently sat in 15th place, but only four points off the top six, can Martin's side build on this good form and have a late play-off push?

The Swans have an inviting clash away at out-of-form Birmingham City next weekend to push themselves up into the top half.

The Baggies' dropped outside of the top two with defeat on Wednesday and will struggle to keep up with Bournemouth who are breaking away at the top of the table.

Albion face Bristol at The Hawthorns on Saturday and Ismael's side will be keen to right the wrongs of this defeat, however, with the Robin's impressive away form it'll be a very tough test.

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