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Thursday 27 April 2017

Rondon bags a hat-trick

West brom 3 Swansea 1

Salomon Rondon
Salomon Rondon

Salomon Rondon's quickfire hat-trick maintained West Brom's unlikely European charge as he inspired the Baggies to a 3-1 win over Swansea.

The striker netted his first-ever treble for Albion in 13 second-half minutes as the hosts rose to seventh in the Premier League.

Three headers sunk Swansea and Tony Pulis' side have now won four of their last six games and, although Pulis refuses to discuss Europe, it remains a growing possibility.

Rondon made up for his first-half misses by completing a 13-minute second-half treble.

First, after 50 minutes, Rondon powered in a header from six yards. The 27-year-old doubled Albion's lead to on 61 minutes and, just two minutes later, he grabbed a third with another header which looped over Fabianski from 10 yards.

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