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West Brom overcomes slow start to beat Swansea 2-0 in Premier League

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BIRMINGHAM, England — West Bromwich Albion overcame a slow start and a poor run of form at The Hawthorns to beat Swansea 2-0 in the Premier League Wednesday.

PHOTO: West Bromwich Albion's Brown Ideye, left, is challenged by Swansea City's Ashley Williams during the English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion, England, Wednesday Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, David Davies) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
West Bromwich Albion's Brown Ideye, left, is challenged by Swansea City's Ashley Williams during the English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion, England, Wednesday Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, David Davies) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

The visitors dominated possession in the first half, but could not find the breakthrough and West Brom made them pay for their profligacy in the second.

Forward Brown Ideye opened the scoring with a right-footed shot from the center of the box on the hour mark. Ideye then turned provider in the 74th when he set up fellow striker Saido Berahino for a right-footed strike from close range.

West Brom's six home defeats in the Premier League was tied for the most in the top flight coming into the midweek round of fixtures. The victory was just the Baggies' third in 15 league games.

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