SWANSEA, Wales (AP) – Swansea scored its first goals as a Premier League side Saturday to earn a 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion and climb out of last place in the standings.
Scott Sinclair ended the hosts' 374-minute wait for a topflight goal as he coolly slotted home a 14th-minute penalty.
Leroy Lita nodded home his first goal for the club 10 minutes later before Nathan Dyer secured the points shortly after the break, with Brendan Rodgers' side also keeping a third straight clean sheet at home.
The visitors had few clear chances, with Shane Long and Graham Dorrans having their best efforts saved by Michel Vorm.
Swansea was boosted by the return of captain Garry Monk, making his first appearance of the season after a foot injury. The hosts' early dominance was rewarded in the 14th minute as Paul Scharner's clumsy tackle on Joe Allen led to a penalty that Sinclair coolly slotted to Foster's left for the Welsh club's first Premier League goal.
And the second soon followed, as Sinclair's header across goal was turned in by Lita at the far post.
Lita was booked after taking his shirt off to celebrate his goal, and as Swansea sat back to admire their lead they surrendered the initiative to West Brom.
Irish striker Shane Long forced an athletic save from Vorm before two brave blocks from Ashley Williams denied Youssouf Mulumbu a sight of goal.
Swansea then extended its lead four minutes after the break when Dyer raced onto Lita's flick-on and held off Nicky Shorey before firing between Foster's legs.
Chris Brunt thought he had pulled a goal back on the hour but his header from Jonas Olsson's ball into the box was ruled out for offside. Vorm then needed to be at full stretch to keep out a free kick from Dorrans.
There was a minute's silence prior to kickoff in memory of the four miners who lost their lives at Gleision Colliery, as well as manager Brendan Rodgers' father, who died a week ago. However, the tribute was poorly observed by a section of the away support, forcing referee Martin Atkinson to curtail the silence before the minute had elapsed.