West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke admits he didn't see the performance for defeat at Swansea City coming.

Having watched his side come up well short in their bid to secure a fifth-straight top-flight win for the first time in 34 years, Clarke had no complaints.

He said: "That was very unexpected.

"We started so slowly it was incredible, you wouldn't believe it.

"We know Swansea are a fantastic team and they play good football and we knew they would cause us problems, but I did not expect so many problems so early and when you are chasing the game it is going to be difficult.

"We have had a really good season, played really well. We came into the game confident, with more or less the same players and system, but that's football, it happens.

"They had a quick start, they got in front and we left ourselves too much to do to be honest."