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West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Swansea City: Ideye stars again as Baggies snare win (video)


during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City at The Hawthorns on February 11, 2015 in West Bromwich, England.

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Record-signing Brown Ideye scored a goal and added an assist as West Bromwich Albion picked up much needed drop zone breathing room with a 2-0 home win over Swansea City on Wednesday.

Berahino scored the Baggies’ other goal as West Brom moved four points clear of the relegation zone.

For Swansea, it’s another step back. They sit in ninth place with 34 points after flirting with a top-end finish earlier this season.

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The goal waited for the second half, but really was a strong finish from Ideye. West Brom’s record signing spun with the ball before striking a dart past Swans keeper Fabianski.

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West Bromwich Albion’s James Morrison, right, is tackled by Swansea City’s Jonjo Shelvey 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 NO SALES NO ARCHIVE


And Ideye turned playmaker about 15 minutes later, sending a ball that Berahino finished with a right-foot shot from the center of the box. Tony Pulis could exhale. His Baggies would take all three points.

It was a very Pulis-like performance for West Brom, who had less than 40 percent possession for much of the match but managed to out attempt Swans.

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West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Dawson, Lescott, McAuley, Brunt, McManaman (Sessegnon, 57'), Yacob, Fletcher, Morrison (Gardner, 85'), Ideye, Berahino

Goal: Ideye (60'), Berahino (74')

Swansea City: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki, Cork, Shelvey (Castro Oliveira, 62'), Dyer (Routledge, 63'), Montero, Gomis

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