Premier League

  • J. Walters 76’
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2 Full Time 1
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Premier League
Britannia Stadium
Attendance 27,017


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      Ki nudges the ball into Gomis' path, but the striker's shot is wild and flies high into the stands behind the goal. A real poor effort when his side needed him most.
    • 90'
      Last chance for Swansea as Ki is felled by Adam around 30 yards from goal. Fabianski is on his way forward to cause chaos in the box.
    • 45'
      P. Bardsley goes into the referee's book.
    • 90'
      JUST WIDE! Swansea's best chance of the second half as Bony robs Bardsley before hitting a shot from the edge of the area that he slices wide of the post. Massive moment in this game.
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      Swansea were brilliant in the first half but faded really badly after the break, though Monk will no doubt point to the penalty decision that went against his team at the turning point. For now, I've been Tom Maston, and thanks for joining me.
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      The full-time whistle blows and Stoke have come from behind to secure all three points. Adam was excellent despite the penalty he scored being very contentious, and Walters' fine header secured the points. Stoke deserved their win for their second-half showing.
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the second period, and after a controversial first half, we could yet be in for an exciting end finale to Sunday's Premier League action.
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      Swansea have played the better football throughout the first half, with Ki and Sigurdsson being allowed to dictate terms in midfield. Bony has struggled, but if the visitors can get him more involved then this game is there for the taking. I'll be back in ten minutes to see who can come out on top.
    • 0'
      The half-time whistle blows, and boos ring out in the direction of referee Oliver. The official is the centre of attention after two very marginal penalty decisions in the first half, and the Stoke players surround him at the break. In truth, his second call in favour of the home side has given them
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      The two teams have made their way onto the pitch and the stadium is very close to being full. Just the usual pre-match niceties to go and then we'll be ready to get going...
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      There are just over five minutes until kick-off in the second Premier League game of the day, and there is sure to be a great atmosphere inside the Britannia Stadium. Stoke's home has a reputation as being one of the loudest grounds in England, and their fans will be really up for today's game follo
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      Swansea's recent record at the Britannia Stadium is poor, with the Welsh outfit having only picked up one point from nine in Staffordshire since taking their place in the Premier League. Their last win away at Stoke came in March 2001 when both teams were in the third tier of English football.
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      Swansea, meanwhile, are without the suspended Jonjo Shelvey, so Tom Carroll comes into the midfield while Angel Rangel is available again after his own suspension as he replaces Ashley Richards at full-back. Despite playing for Ivory Coast in midweek, Wilfried Bony is fit enough to take his place in
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      Stoke make three changes from the team that lost at Sunderland, with Mame Biram Diouf returning from injury to replace Marko Arnautovic. Erik Pieters and Stephen Ireland are the others who come into the side for Marc Muniesa and Glen Whelan. Victor Moses is fit to start despite being forced off earl
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      Swansea City subs: Tremmel, Bartley, Shephard, Fulton, Montero, Emnes, Gomis.
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      Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Carroll, Ki; Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge; Bony.
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      Stoke City subs: Sorensen, Muniesa, Cameron, Walters, Sidwell, Assaidi, Bojan.
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      Stoke City (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; N'Zonzi, Adam; Diouf, Ireland, Moses; Crouch.
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      Before we go any further, the two team line-ups have been announced ahead of kick-off in around 20 minutes...
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      Swansea, meanwhile, have fallen away after winning their opening three matches, and are winless in their last four league outings. That said, a win today would lift them into the top four for the time being, though they will have to improve at the back after they were twice pegged back by Newcastle
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      Mark Hughes' side sit 15th in the table having recorded just two victories from their opening seven matches of the season. Having recorded their first home win of the season against Newcastle United, they were beaten 3-1 last time out against Sunderland, with their manager bemoaning a poor defensive
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      Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Premier League encounter between Stoke City and Swansea City. Both sides have struggled for consistency so far this campaign and will be looking to get back to winning ways with victory today. I'm Tom Maston and I'll be guiding you through all the action fro
    • 1'
      Following a huddle from the Swansea team, the visitors kick-off to get underway...
    • 2'
      Stoke threaten inside the first 90 second as Adam looks to whip over a cross from deep on the left-hand side, but Fabianski does well to hold it on the bounce.
    • 4'
      Some early concern for Swansea as Dyer stays down after landing awkwardly when challenging in the air with Wilson. Eventually the winger gets to his feet and is fine to continue.
    • 6'
      Swansea create their first opportunity of the game as Routledge plays Sigurdsson in with a fine reverse pass. The Iceland international looks to go around Begovic, but the goalkeeper does well to see it out for a goal kick.
    • 8'
      The tempo of this game is rather slow at present, with Stoke happy to sit back and allow Swansea to keep possession in midfield. Moses and Diouf are yet to be given any space on their respective wings.
    • 10'
      GOOD SAVE! Superb football from Swansea on the edge of the area as Sigurdsson's backheel finds Ki in space, but the former Sunderland loanee fires straight at Begovic and the goalkeeper parries with his body.
    • 11'
      Stoke launch a counterattack of their own as Adam breaks from the halfway line before trying his luck from 25 yards, but his powerful drive flies narrowly wide of the post.
    • 13'
      No real rhythm to this game as yet with both sides seeming as if they are happy to slowly get themselves going after the international break. Swansea, in particular, look very comfortable.
    • 15'
      Bony has been forced to come deep to pick up possession so far, and this time it nearly pays off as he looks to feed Dyer, but Pieters tracks his run and clears.
    • 17'
      Moses gets free of Rangel for the first time in the game as he gets to the byline on the left-hand side. The Nigeria international looks to square the ball for Crouch, but Rangel gets back to make a challenge and divert the ball back to Fabianski.
    • 19'
      Both teams have been sloppy in possession thus far with a number of misplaced passes being driven straight into touch. Not a match of any real quality this one.
    • 21'
      Dyer is able to gather some pace and run at Pieters on the right-hand side, but the full-back stops him in his tracks with a cynical foul. Sigurdsson looks to curl the resulting free-kick into the box but it flies over everyone and out for a goal kick.
    • 23'
      Taylor is slightly fortunate to avoid a yellow card for diving in on Ireland, and instead receives just a ticking off from referee Michael Oliver. The left-back will go in the book for his next foul you feel.
    • 25'
      Moses looks to get clear down the left-hand side before Crouch shoots from the edge of the box, but Williams is able to get across and make the block.
    • 27'
      Routledge is allowed far too much time and space to chip a cross into the box from the left that Carroll looks to flick on, but Begovic is able to collect with Dyer waiting at the back post.
    • 29'
      Williams gives the ball away inside his own half and Adam is able to bring the ball forward. He finds Ireland who in turn plays in Crouch, but Ki is back to make the interception and bring the ball clear.
    • 31'
      Crouch nods the ball into Diouf's path, but the ball will not fall for the former Manchester United man, and when he eventually gets a shot away, Taylor gets across to make the block on the edge of the six-yard box.
    • 33'
      PENALTY TO SWANSEA! The visitors swing in a corner from the right that is far too high for anyone, but the referee points to the spot after Shawcross pulled Bony to the floor. The Stoke captain is booked, and Bony gets to his feet to take the spot-kick...
    • 34'
      GOAL!!! BONY OPENS THE SCORING! No mistake from the Ivory Coast striker as he casually places the ball down the middle, and Swansea have a deserved lead despite the fact Stoke are disappointed with the way the penalty was awarded.
    • 35'
      Diouf quickly joins Shawcross in the book as he catches Fernandez with a high foot as it bounced midway inside the Swansea half. Frustration for everyone involved with the home team.
    • 37'
      Stoke create a rare opportunity as a cross is swung in from the left-hand side and Diouf gets his head to it, but his effort is never going to trouble Fabianski and it bounces wide of the post.
    • 39'
      Ireland and Diouf work the ball well on the edge of the area, but by the time N'Zonzi is able to get a shot away from the edge of the box Swansea have got plenty back and it is blocked.
    • 40'
      Moses has the beating of Rangel on the Stoke left and he again gets to the byline before pulling the ball back for Adam. The former Liverpool man shoots from the edge of the area but it is straight at Fabianski who holds on.
    • 42'
      PENALTY TO STOKE! Moses does brilliantly to skip past Carroll into the box before falling to the ground under a challenge from Rangel. Little contact but referee Oliver decides there is enough to award the spot-kick. Adam to step up...
    • 43'
      GOAL!!! ADAM EQUALISES! No mistake from the Scotland international as he coolly slides the spot-kick into the bottom corner. Fabianski guesses right but has no chance. All square in Staffordshire.
    • 45'
      All of a sudden the atmosphere inside the Britannia Stadium has been lifted by that equaliser. Stoke have struggled in the first half but look set to go in at the break with a foothold in this one.
    • 46'
      Swansea kick-off and we are back underway at the Britannia Stadium...
    • 48'
      Swansea again start brightly with some vibrant passing play, though eventually Shawcross sees the ball out for a goal kick under pressure from Carroll.
    • 50'
      Diouf looks to get away from Taylor but is penalised for a pull on the Wales defender. After the first half, that decision unsurprisingly is greeted with derision by the home fans.
    • 52'
      Adam has been Stoke's best player so far and he whips in another dangerous cross from the left-hand side that Williams has to clear out for a throw-in. No chances in the second half as yet.
    • 54'
      Some concern here for Stoke as Moses stays down clutching his right knee after a collision with Rangel. No free-kick awarded and the Chelsea loanee is able to limp away to the touchline for some treatment.
    • 56'
      Adam whips in a low free-kick that is only half-cleared to the edge of the box where Bardsley is waiting. The full-back hits it left-footed but it is always flying over the crossbar.
    • 58'
      Adam is allowed to carry the ball to the edge of the area before unleashing a powerful drive from 25 yards that flies over the crossbar. Swansea struggling to get going in the second period.
    • 60'
      Stoke have certainly lifted their game since the break, with Moses heavily involved on the left-hand side. Rangel has struggled with his pace all afternoon.
    • 61'
      Hughes makes a double change as Walters and Cameron are introduced from the bench, with Diouf and Ireland those replaced.
    • 62'
      SI G. Cameron SO S. Ireland
    • 62'
      SI J. Walters SO S. Ireland
    • 62'
      S. Ireland is done for the day. G. Cameron is his replacement.
    • 62'
      M. Diouf is replaced with J. Walters.
    • 63'
      Swansea win their first corner since the penalty incident in the first half, and yet again Bony goes down. No penalty this time, though in truth there were no appeals from the visiting team.
    • 65'
      SI J. Montero SO S. Ireland
    • 65'
      SI B. Gomis SO S. Ireland
    • 65'
      B. Gomis comes on for T. Carroll.
    • 65'
      J. Montero enters play, replacing N. Dyer.
    • 65'
      JUST OVER! Big chance for Stoke as a corner from the right drifts over everyone but Crouch at the back post, but the striker nods over from close range. Swansea, meanwhile, make two changes of their own as Gomis and Montero replace Carroll and Dyer.
    • 66'
      GREAT SAVE! Swansea go close when a free-kick from the right is headed back into the area where Ki is waiting, but his shot is somehow kept out by Begovic from close range.
    • 68'
      Montero does brilliantly to get by Bardsley to the byline on the left-hand side, and Wilson has to head behind with Routledge waiting to head home at the back post.
    • 70'
      Those changes from Swansea have given them a little more impetus, with Monk choosing to revert to a 4-4-2 system. Routledge is out on the right with Montero on the left.
    • 72'
      Moses again goes down, and this time he will not be able to continue and Assaidi is on to replace him for the final 18 minutes.
    • 73'
      SI O. Assaidi SO S. Ireland
    • 73'
      O. Assaidi enters the game and replaces V. Moses.
    • 74'
      Neither team is willing to take any unnecessary risks as we approach the closing stages of this match. If either want to win they will have to be more creative.
    • 75'
      W. Bony receives a yellow card.
    • 75'
      Bony picks up a deserved booking for a poor challenge from behind on N'Zonzi. No complaints from the Swansea striker, who is starting to look tired.
    • 76'
      G J. Walters Assist S. Ireland
    • 76'
      The assist came from O. Assaidi.
    • 76'
      GOAL!!! WALTERS GIVES STOKE THE LEAD! This all comes from Rangel's poor clearance, and eventually Assaidi chips in a fine cross from the left, and Walters cannot miss with a close-range header. Deserved for Stoke's second-half showing.
    • 78'
      Swansea come straight up the other end as Sigurdsson breaks down the left-hand side, but his cross is too close to Begovic and the goalkeeper catches with ease.
    • 80'
      Routledge is able to curl a cross into a dangerous area from the right, but Shawcross gets up brilliantly to get up above Bony and head clear. Excellent from the Stoke captain.
    • 82'
      Bardsley stays down clutching his back, but with no more substitutions left for Stoke, the full-back is encouraged to continue and make sure the Potters keep 11 men on the pitch.
    • 84'
      Adam again breaks from midfield before driving a shot from distance, but his effort is deflected well wide of the post. He has been excellent today.
    • 85'
      SI M. Emnes SO S. Ireland
    • 85'
      G. Sigurðsson is done for the day. M. Emnes is his replacement.
    • 85'
      Swansea make their third and final change as Emnes replaces Sigurdsson, and the visitors now have three strikers on the pitch.
    • 87'
      Stoke are still dictating play and look like comfortably hanging onto their lead. Swansea need to regain the swagger they showed in the first half if they want an equaliser.
    • 89'
      S. N'Zonzi goes into the referee's book.
    • 89'
      N'Zonzi goes into the referee's book for a cynical foul on Bony and Swansea have a free-kick around 25 yards from goal to the left-hand side of the area.
    • 90'
      Ki goes for goal but it is straight at Begovic, and the goalkeeper holds on with ease. There will be four minutes added on for stoppages.

    Line Up




    Steve Cooper



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 16 6
    Yellow Cards 4 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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