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Laudrup hails 'best performance in years'

Laudrup's side eased past high-flying West Brom Photo: David Davies/PA

Swansea Manager Michael Laudrup hailed his side's 3-1 win against West Brom at the Liberty Stadium as one the best he has seen from one of his teams in years.

The Swans put in a dominant first half display to put three past the Baggies before half time, thanks to goals from Michu and Wayne Routledge.

The visitors pulled one back through Romelu Lukaku.

Laudrup had to do without the services of striker Danny Graham who is still sidelined with illness, but he saw his replacement Michu and Routledge run riot in the West Brom box as the Swans climbed to eighth in the Premier League, just three points behind a European qualification spot.

After a run of just one defeat in their last nine games Laudrup had nothing but praise for his side's display.

""It was the best (performance) I have seen for several seasons. It is not often as a manager you can sit and enjoy your team playing.

"Always during a game there are moments when there are things you have to improve, but the first 45 minutes was outstanding, all 11 players played one-two touch football and everything was so good.

"It was one of the few times I can recall sitting there enjoying the game and it also showed everybody what we can do if we are at our best. It was great for me to see the players at their best.

"I will not sit here and say this is the best I have seen in my time but as a manager it is a pleasure to see a team play like that.

"I have not had that many times, maybe once or twice."

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