Swansea City saw their unbeaten away record in the Championship come to an end on Sunday afternoon as they suffered an emphatic 5-1 defeat at the hands of league leaders West Brom.
The Baggies produced an electric performance against Steve Cooper’s side with Semi Ajayi, Matheus Pereira, Hal Robson-Kanu, Matt Phillips and Kyle Edwards all on target, while Sam Surridge scored the visitors only goal in the first half.
The result means Swansea are now without a win in their last five league matches, while they have slipped down to 11th in the Championship despite having led the table back in September after winning five of their first six games.
Supporters will feel particularly concerned by the nature of Swansea’s defeat at The Hawthorns as they always looked second best against a strong West Brom side, with there being little doubt surrounding the game’s outcome after Ajayi put Albion ahead.
The official Swansea Twitter account shared confirmation of the 5-1 demolition at full-time:
⏰ FT | 🔵 5-1 🦢
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) December 8, 2019
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Plenty of Swansea fans responded to the result with many of them claiming it was an embarrassing afternoon, while others suggested Cooper got his team selection wrong for the clash with the Championship high flyers.
Here are some of the responses…
Disgraceful, Cooper seems way out of his depth, awful defence, we don’t have a midfield, get the the armband of Grimes as he’s not fit to wear the shirt, only decent attacking players we have are Ayew and Baston, this result has been coming for a while
— Craig Mosti (@CraigJamesMosti) December 8, 2019
All over for the club as well 👌utter shambles!
— Rob John (@Rob_John20) December 8, 2019
Refund all our travelling fans
— ben #yanksout🏴 (@benji_boy458) December 8, 2019
No physicality in midfield and can't string a few passes together. Sort it out, it's embarrassing
— Scott Burgess (@ScBurge) December 8, 2019
Shocking performance. Midfield overrun and error strewn. Need a tough DM at least in January.
— Gadlys Rovers Juniors (@Gadlysroversjfc) December 8, 2019
Seriously sort it out
— SCFC_JH (@Jack_Havard03) December 8, 2019
Totally unacceptable and embarassing today – two enormous home games coming up next week. Press the reset button Swans!
— Euan J O'Connor (@euanjoc8) December 8, 2019
Only 4 players acknowleded the fan's And 2 of them are on loan . Disgusting . Absolutely disgusting
— Jamie Peebles (@JamiePeebles8) December 8, 2019