Sport

Manager sings praises of Swansea's success against West Brom

Manager of Swansea City Michael Laudrup.
Manager of Swansea City Michael Laudrup. Tom Dulat / Getty Images

SWANSEA City boss Michael Laudrup said the impressive 3-1 success over West Brom was one of the only times as a manager he could sit back and enjoy the game.

The home team scored for the first time in the first half since registering against Sunderland on September 1 and after Michu's opener in the ninth minute.

Wayne Routledge added a double before the break as Swansea outpassed and outclassed Steve Clarke's team.

"I don't remember the last time I could watch a game like this - relaxed," Laudrup said.

West Brom dropped to fourth despite Chelsea drawing a blank for the second game running in a 0-all draw with Fulham.

The Blues went third behind Manchester City which eased to victory at Wigan 2-0 to remain second.

Robin van Persie's goal after 32 seconds was enough for Manchester United in a 1-0 home win over West Ham which kept it a point clear at the top.

Spurs beat Liverpool 2-1 and Stoke defeated Newcastle by the same score.

Everton and Arsenal and Southampton and Norwich played 1-all draws.

Topics:  english premier league, football, soccer, swansea city




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Mary Poppins in the Park and plenty more on this weekend

Local Chalk Artist, Willy Paes has been working on his chalk master piece for the Mary Poppins Festival held in Maryborough on the 5th of July. Photo: Brendan Bufi / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Check out the list of things to do this weekend on the Fraser Coast.

Maryborough BMX stars on fire at the CQ titles

ACHIEVERS: Maryborough BMX Club's contingent of Central Queensland plate winners.

Maryborough BMX Club claimed 30 plates at the CQ titles.

OPINION: The Sharks are in the box seat

Titans player Greg Bird fights with Raiders player Joseph Tapine during the Round 16 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canberra Raiders at CBUS Stadium on the Gold Coast, Sunday June 26, 2016. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Tough to stop Cronulla on pursuit of NRL's minor premiership.

Latest deals and offers

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward