West Brom won their first home league game of the calendar year and their first since Boxing Day as caretaker manager James Shan took over first-team duties following the surprise sacking of Darren Moore.

Swansea City, meanwhile, have now lost six of their last eight games, five of them away from home. Like they did at the Liberty Stadium on November 28th, West Brom were able to take full advantage of their set plays, scoring their first direct from a wide free-kick and two from corners.

As well as their vulnerability at the back, Swansea City were also guilty of lacking a clinical finisher in front of goal. They wasted four big chances, one of which was a penalty kick that former Manchester City midfielder Bersant Celina will quickly want to forget about.

In this EFL Championship tactical analysis, we’ll look in detail at the key tactical battles during the match, how both sides approached the game and where it was essentially won and lost.

Teams and setups

James Shan made four changes to the side that drew 1-1 at home to Ipswich Town, bringing Mason Holgate, Ahmed Hegazi, Chris Brunt and Rekeem Harper into the starting XI.

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