Premier League

  • J. Montero 76’
  • Sung-Yong Ki 90’
0 Half Time 0
Premier League
Liberty Stadium
Attendance 20,661


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Good save from Fabianski! The Polish goalkeeper does well to get across to his right-hand side and palm a long-range N'Zonzi drive over the crossbar! From the resulting corner, Shawcross meets the first ball, before the Swansea shot-stopper mops up the scraps.
    • 90'
      G Sung-Yong Ki Assist Nélson Oliveira
    • 90'
      The assist came from J. Shelvey.
    • 90'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! KI MAKES IT 2-0! The South Korea international guides a finish into the back of the net, after brilliant work down the right-hand side from Barrow. Shelvey set back a pass to the Swansea substitute, who was happy to apply a finish.
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! Swansea come out with a 2-0 win over Stoke at the Liberty Stadium, courtesy of goals from Montero and Ki. Wilson saw red in the second half, as the Potters failed to put in a performance worthy of a goal. That puts the Swans in prime position to finish eighth. I've been Simon Harrison and
    • 0'
      HALF TIME! The two sides go into the break without a goal between them, with this contest still waiting for its opening goal. Swansea have forced a few saves from Butland, while the away side have only threatened from long range. Quality has not been a facet of this game thus far, but there's still
    • 0'
      Stoke substitutes: Odemwingie, Crouch, Wollscheid, Sidwell, Muniesa, Ireland, Sorensen.
    • 0'
      Stoke starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Butland; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Whelan, N'Zonzi; Walters, Adam, Arnautovic; Diouf.
    • 0'
      Swansea substitutes: Grimes, Hanley, Tremmel, Britton, Ki, Emnes, Barrow.
    • 0'
      Swansea starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Cork, Shelvey; Dyer, Sigurdsson, Montero; Oliveira.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Jack Butland continues in goal for the home side, with Marc Wilson and Ryan Shawcross forming a central defensive partnership. Marko Arnautovic and Jonathan Walters will provide the threat from out wide, with Charlie Adam roaming in behind the lone striker Mame Biram Diouf. Geoff Cameron
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Bafetimbi Gomis misses out due to injury for the Swans, with Nelson Oliveira getting a start after the Portuguese striker netted against Newcastle last time out. Jack Cork and Jonjo Shelvey start in central midfield at the expense of Ki. Jefferson Montero is deployed on the left-hand side
    • 0'
      I'm Simon Harrison and I will be keeping you up to date with proceedings from the Liberty Stadium, with both of these outfits coming into this game with indifferent form. The hosts have lost merely one of their last five home games in the English top flight, with the Potters managing to register mer
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of Swansea City versus Stoke City in the Premier League, as the visitors attempt to secure themselves a place in the top half. Three points separate these two sides in the table, with the hosts sitting in eighth, while Mark Hughes' men come into this clash in ninth
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half at the Liberty Stadium! It's the battle of eighth against ninth, with prize money on the minds of two coaches who have already guided their sides away from the drop zone and into the upper reaches of the Premier League table.
    • 2'
      Fabianski kicks through a hurried clearance, before pulling up. The former Arsenal goalkeeper looks to be in a bit of trouble, but opts to continue without treatment after a brief discussion with the referee.
    • 4'
      Good defensive header from Shawcross! The Englishman comes across well to deny a Dyer delivery, with Oliveira lurking behind him. The resulting corner is whipped into the penalty area, but easily cleared by Stoke. Moments later, the Portuguese striker is fed in behind the back four, but Butland is q
    • 6'
      Swansea have kept the ball well in the opening minutes, with Stoke being forced to do all of the chasing. The hosts go all the way back to Fabianski, who has to blast clear under heavy pressure from Diouf! The Polish shot-stopper has had a nervy start to this game.
    • 8'
      Dyer is penalised for what looked like a fair sliding challenge on Pieters, with the hosts continuing to do all of the early foraying forward. Diouf is constantly on the move, but Fernandez has been able to keep the former Man United striker quiet thus far.
    • 10'
      Stoke have finally managed to get their foot on the ball, but have thus far been unable to create anything. Aggressive pressing from Shelvey and Oliveira continues to force the Potters back to Butland, whose kicks have been dealt with well.
    • 12'
      Shelvey plays a diagonal ball into space, looking for Montero, but Bardsley reads the game well and heads away. Moments later, the former Liverpool man shows some neat footwork in order to win a free kick for his side. Diouf just hasn't been able to get the ball under control up the other end of the
    • 14'
      Wide from Oliveira! Montero stands Bardsley up well, before using some trickery to whip a cross in from the left-hand side! It curls towards the back post, before the Swansea striker places a tame volley into the side netting!
    • 16'
      Dyer wins the ball back inside his own half, before driving through the heart of the midfield. Just as things begin to look dangerous, the Swansea winger places an easy pass directly out of play. Monk does not look impressed.
    • 18'
      Bardsley is penalised for a rather powerful tackle on the right-hand side, with the former Sunderland full-back bundling Fernandez to the ground. Misplaced passes are becoming a theme in midfield, with no real tempo to this game thus far. Arnautovic plays a good cross into the opposition box, but Ta
    • 20'
      Sigurdsson finds the feet of Oliveira, but the Portuguese striker gives away the ball needlessly after plunging into a congested penalty area. Moments later, Montero clips a cross into the box, but it is scrambled away. Swansea continue to have the better of the opening minutes.
    • 22'
      Stoke control possession for an extended spell, before gifting the ball away to Shelvey and allowing Swansea to break. The former Charlton midfielder is left in a heap by Diouf, with the Senegalese striker clattering through the back of his man needlessly.
    • 24'
      N'Zonzi makes a timely block to deny Shelvey, with Butland still not needing to make a meaningful save in the visiting net. Montero is then frustrated, with play being pulled back as the Ecuador international looked threatening. There's an ebb and flow to proceedings, with Stoke currently having mor
    • 26'
      Chances have been few and far between, in a contest which doesn't mean all too much in the business end of the season. Stoke are doing well to break up play and slow down Swansea breaks with cynical fouls at the moment.
    • 28'
      Dyer breaks down the right-hand side, before Sigurdsson attempts to provide an inviting through ball into Shelvey's path! The Englishman can't quite stretch enough to take the pass under his spell, with yet another possible opportunity going begging.
    • 30'
      Swansea are in absolutely no rush at the moment, with Monk's men allowing the opposition to retain possession under little pressure. A long ball which was sent spiralling in Diouf's direction is easily gobbled up by an alert Fabianski.
    • 31'
      Montero attempts to scamper down the left-hand side, but Bardsley makes a good challenge to deny the Swansea winger. Arnautovic tries to flight an early cross in from the left flank moments later, but the hosts' defence clear with ease.
    • 33'
      The tempo of this game is rather low, with entertainment certainly not creeping onto the agenda any time soon. Both sides are taking it in turns to retain possession, with relaxed pressing still somehow managing to force misplaced passes. A few of these players might already be thinking about their
    • 35'
      Rangel attempts to slide a pass into the channel for Shelvey to chase, but the Spaniard's ball is far too heavy. Only 10 minutes remain until the half-time break, with the opening half an hour passing without much in the way of meaningful incident.
    • 37'
      Another poor pass from Sigurdsson hinders Swansea's attacking play, with the Iceland international not looking at his usual sharp best. Williams goes down with a head injury, after battling with Diouf, but the Welshman should be fine to continue. Shelvey is denied by a great save by Butland moments
    • 39'
      Shawcross slides in to make a powerful tackle on Oliveira, with the Swansea striker left holding his ankle in the aftermath. He limps off after some treatment, with his future participation looking to be in doubt. Emnes is sent out to warm up just in case.
    • 41'
      SI M. Emnes SO Nélson Oliveira
    • 41'
      Nélson Oliveira is done for the day. M. Emnes is his replacement.
    • 41'
      Mix up in the Swans' penalty area! Adam bustles his way into the box, with Fernandez unable to head clear immediately due to running into one of his own players. Fortunately for Monk's men, the hosts hack clear. N'Zonzi then whips a cross into the box, but Fernandez and Rangel combine to defuse the
    • 42'
      Wide from Adam! The Scotland international lines up a strike from 30 yards out, sending a low drive some way wide of the right-hand post. Fabianski dived, but only to make sure of his angles. Emnes comes into the fray in place of the injured Oliveira.
    • 43'
      Shelvey can only fire a curling effort straight at Butland, after some good approach play from the home side. Only a few minutes remain until the break, with an opening goal sure to liven things up for the second half.
    • 45'
      Walters tries to break down the right flank, but is promptly robbed by Taylor. Stoke may have had slightly more of the ball of late, but they certainly haven't created much in the way of opportunities. There are two minutes of stoppage time.
    • 46'
      We are back underway in Wales! The hosts haven't been able to impose their dominance on proceedings, with Stoke getting as good as they've got thus far. Nothing much has been created between the two, mind you.
    • 48'
      Shelvey tries to whip an early cross in from the right-hand side, but a good defensive header denies Emnes! Moments later, Sigurdsson is teed up on the edge of the box, before lashing right-footed effort onto the crossbar! Fabianski was struggling there!
    • 50'
      Bardsley is penalised for shoving Emnes to the ground, with Sigurdsson able to curl a delivery into the penalty area as a result. Diouf rises well to head the ball behind for a corner, as Swansea continue to push on from the outset of the second half. Sigurdsson blasts a shot wildly over the crossba
    • 52'
      What a dive from Diouf! Montero curls a cross into the Stoke box, but Wilson heads well clear. The away side break, with the former Man United midfielder breaking into the box, before throwing himself to the ground despite a lack of contact from Fernandez! Moments later, Swansea head up the other en
    • 54'
      Swansea should definitely be ahead, with Sigurdsson's header being a very glaring miss. Monk's men have led the charge since the restart, with the contest becoming much more open as a result. Arnautovic is then penalised for a reckless push, with Stoke struggling to impose themselves on the game.
    • 56'
      Hughes might just need to turn to his bench before long, with Diouf not having a great deal of luck up top on his own. Swansea give the ball away in midfield, with Adam attempting to slide a pass into the path of Arnautovic, but the former Blackpool midfielder's ball is poor and Rangel intercepts.
    • 58'
      Shelvey picks out Montero on the left-hand side, but the Ecuadorian's pass into the overlapping Taylor is far too heavy and Swansea give away a goal kick. Walters is struggling to impose himself, with the Ireland international also appearing to have taken a knock to his knee.
    • 59'
      M. Arnautović is cautioned by the referee.
    • 60'
      Dyer scampers down the right-hand side, but the Englishman's delivery is cut out by Wilson. Moments later, a second cross is thrown into the Stoke box, but Pieters rises highest to head behind for a corner. Sigurdsson's attempted delivery is terrible and fails to beat the first man.
    • 62'
      M. Wilson is cautioned by the referee.
    • 62'
      Another miss from Sigurdsson! Emnes and Shelvey combine to give the former Reading midfielder a chance, but his attempted shot is deflected just wide. Swansea are really looking to force the issue in the last half an hour at the Liberty Stadium.
    • 64'
      Dyer breaks into the Stoke penalty area, but is denied by a block, before Wilson picks up a yellow card for a poor challenge on Cork. Sigurdsson whips in the free kick, but Shelvey heads over the crossbar from close range. The hosts are being very wasteful in front of goal.
    • 65'
      Bardsley scrambles away a clearance from inside his own penalty area, after fantastic work inside the box from Shelvey and Emnes. The hosts are approaching the box brilliantly, but their end product is sorely lacking. Shelvey lashing miles over from 30 yards out.
    • 67'
      Swansea are enjoying more of the ball and pressing forward in search of a goal, but Monk's men are clearly missing the presence of Gomis. Stoke's back four have been relatively comfortable when dealing with any aerial balls.
    • 69'
      Stoke appear to be more than happy to play for a point, with Diouf alive to any counter attacks as soon as the visitors turn over possession. Emnes has been fairly lively up top, but just hasn't got the ability to create something out of nothing by himself.
    • 71'
      SI S. Ireland SO Nélson Oliveira
    • 71'
      S. Ireland enters play, replacing C. Adam.
    • 71'
      Ireland is introduced in place of Adam, with the Scottish midfielder having no impact on proceedings other than a couple of hopeful long-range strikes. The former Aston Villa man is a direct swap for the teammate he has replaced.
    • 73'
      Àngel Rangel receives a yellow card.
    • 73'
      Less than 20 minutes remain at the Liberty Stadium, with this game appearing destined to peter out to a disappointing stalemate. Both coaches still have two substitutions at their disposal, with some catalysts required to make this contest interesting.
    • 75'
      Williams does well to deal with a flick on by Diouf, after a speculative long ball up to the lone Stoke striker. Moments later, the same man is picked out by a cross in from the right byline, with Williams half clearing, before Arnautovic is denied by a comfortable save from Fabianski.
    • 76'
      G J. Montero Assist Nélson Oliveira
    • 76'
      The assist came from J. Shelvey.
    • 76'
      GOOOOOOOOOOAL! MONTERO OPENS THE SCORING! The Ecuador international is picked out at the back post, after great work down the right-hand side from Shelvey. The Englishman whips in a cross, with his teammate getting across Bardsley well to apply the finishing touch!
    • 78'
      SI Sung-Yong Ki SO Nélson Oliveira
    • 78'
      Sung-Yong Ki comes on for N. Dyer.
    • 78'
      That was the lift that this game needed! Stoke now have no option but to attack, in order to restore parity, with Ki introduced for the home side. Monk seems to want to control the game now, as the South Korean midfielder is chosen to replace Dyer.
    • 80'
      SI P. Odemwingie SO Nélson Oliveira
    • 80'
      SI P. Crouch SO Nélson Oliveira
    • 80'
      P. Crouch enters play, replacing M. Diouf.
    • 80'
      J. Walters is done for the day. P. Odemwingie is his replacement.
    • 80'
      Diouf steers a header wide of the near post, after good work from N'Zonzi out on the right. Crouch and Odemwingie are thrown into the fray by Hughes, with the Potters having absolutely nothing to lose at this point.
    • 82'
      We're into the final 10 minutes, with Stoke now trying to push on desperately. A cross is flighted in by Pieters, but Fabianski is able to claim with ease. Hughes is deep in thought on the Potters' bench.
    • 84'
      M. Wilson gets a second yellow card and is sent off!
    • 84'
      Fabianski comes out well to grapple with Crouch, before collecting the cross at the second attempt. Stoke are pushing men forward in search of an equaliser, with Swansea being pushed onto the back foot. Hughes' substitutes are causing a few problems.
    • 85'
      R. Shawcross is cautioned by the referee.
    • 85'
      RED CARD! Wilson gets his second yellow card of the game, with the Potters down to ten men for the final five minutes in South Wales. The Irish defender comes across Montero, with the Swansea goalscorer throwing himself to the ground. It looked cynical.
    • 86'
      WHAT A SAVE FROM BUTLAND! Shelvey is teed up by Sigurdsson from the resulting free kick, with the Englishman lashing a swerving effort goalwards! The former Birmingham goalkeeper acrobatically tips the ball over the crossbar, before Swansea waste the resulting set piece.
    • 88'
      Ireland plays a lovely flick into Crouch, before the former Portsmouth striker tries to turn and shoot rather than giving the ball back to his teammate! It might have been better for the substitutes to combine again, rather than Crouch trying to go it alone. The substitute sends a looping shot strai
    • 90'
      SI M. Barrow SO Nélson Oliveira
    • 90'
      M. Barrow enters the game and replaces J. Montero.
    • 90'
      Montero is replaced for the home side, with the goalscorer getting a standing ovation, as Barrow enters the fray. There are four minutes of stoppage time.

    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 9 16
    Yellow Cards 1 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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