Premier League

  • W. Bony 3’
  • A. Mawson (OG) 55’
  • W. Bony 73’
  • 8’ W. Routledge
1 Half Time 1
Premier League
bet365 Stadium
Attendance 26,602


    • KICK OFF
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      We’re into the first minute of three added on now at the Britannia.
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      Well, that’s all from me for now. Until next time, thank you and goodnight!
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      A successful night for Stoke, then, but more misery for Bob Bradley’s side, who remain planted in the bottom three with just one win to their name all campaign. Next up for them, it’s a daunting home clash against Manchester United. Stoke, on the other hand, face West Ham.
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      FULL TIME! Stoke’s resurgence continues, and what an important victory it is for Mark Hughes, with his side now up to 12th courtesy of Wilfried Bony’s double - either side of an unfortunate own-goal from Alfie Mawson.
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      A lively affair then so far at the Britannia, but both sides have just lacked that little bit of extra quality in the final third so far to make the most of their chances.
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      HALF-TIME! We’re level at the interval, then, as Wayne Routledge’s 7th-minute header cancelled out Wilfired Bony’s first Stoke goal. Swansea have looked threatening since restoring parity, though it is the hosts who should have re-taken the lead - Charlie Adam having hit the post twice before Marko
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      It appears as though Bradley is still experimenting with his Swansea side, and the American will require a solid defensive display from his team tonight if they are to keep out Stoke’s in-form forward line, though Bony - who netted 25 Premier League goals during his stint at the Liberty Stadium - is
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      Three changes then from Swansea boss Bradley compared to the side that started in the goalless draw with Watford. In comes top-scorer Leroy Fer, replacing Leon Britton, while Spaniard Fernando Llorente is picked in favour of his compatriot Borja Baston. At the back, Steven Kinglsey makes way, with N
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      TEAM NEWS - Swansea substitutes: Amat, Rangel, Cork, Baston, Nordfeidt, Britton, James.
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      TEAM NEWS - Swansea (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Mawson, Taylor; Fer, Ki; Barrow, Sigurdsson, Routledge; Llorente.
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      Just the one change then from Hughes, and it is enforced, as the injured Geoff Cameron makes way for Charlie Adam. Key to Stoke’s resurgence has been the form of Joe Allen, who has netted four goals in his last four league appearances, and the Wales midfielder again starts in a role just behind fell
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      TEAM NEWS - Stoke substitutes: Given, Bojan, Muniesa, Imbula, Walters, Sobhi, Crouch.
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      TEAM NEWS - Stoke (4-2-3-1): Grant; Bardsley, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Adam, Whelan; Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic; Bony.
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      The team news is in now from Stoke. Let’s start off by assessing the hosts…
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      Swansea, on the other hand, are in a torrid run of form. The visitors are without a win in eight games, and Bob Bradley - who took over earlier this month after the club’s board were spooked into sacking Francesco Guidolin after a retched start to the campaign, is still in search of his first win as
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      A clash between two of the season’s early strugglers awaits tonight, then, though after a nightmare start, Stoke have managed to rectify their form in recent weeks. Mark Hughes side will be looking to extend their winning streak to three games in the Potteries tonight.
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      Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of this Halloween evening’s Premier League fixture. Sit back, relax and treat yourself, as we bring you all the action as it happens from the Britannia Stadium, where Stoke City play host to Swansea City.
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      KICK-OFF! We are underway at the Britannia! Swansea - donning a blue and black alternate strip - get this Halloween clash up and running.
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      Xherdan Shaqiri has really come to the fore for Stoke in recent weeks, and his stunning double earned Hughes’s men the win last time out. Swansea must look to keep the Switzerland star quiet if they are to have any success tonight, you feel...
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      G W. Bony Assist J. Allen
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      Allen did brilliantly in the build-up to that goal, reacting quicker than anybody to latch onto the loose ball and pick out Bony.
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      GOOOOAAALLLLLL!! BONY PUTS STOKE AHEAD! Well, it just had to be him. ironically enough, it is two former Swansea men who have put the hosts into an early lead - Allen finding the Ivory Coast striker with a skewed pass, and Bony making no mistake in prodding home his first goal for the Potters.
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      Bradley’s gameplay would have revolved around Swansea staying tight at the back early on, but that is well and truly out of the window now, and still Stoke charge forward - Adam seeing a goal-bound strike blocked before Van der Hoorn concedes a needless corner.
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      Free header! Dreadful defending once again from the visitors, as youngster Mawson loses the run of Shawcross. Stoke’s skipper manages to direct a decent effort on target, but it lacks the power to beat Fabianski.
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      G W. Routledge Assist J. Allen
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      It was a fantastic cross from Sigurdsson, who engineered some space with a neat bit of footwork before picking out Routledge's run.
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      GOOOALLLL!!! SWANSEA ARE LEVEL! What a start at the Britannia, as Routledge has immediately cancelled out Bony’s opener. Sigurdsson was the creator, lofting an inviting ball into the six-yard box, and Swansea’s diminutive winger did well to hold off his marker before heading past Grant.
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      Twice Stoke go close. First, Bony’s effort is deflected just wide before, from the resulting corner, Pieters hammers his strike off target.
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      Stoke have reacted well to Swansea’s equaliser, but the visitors look a real threat on the counter, with Barrow’s pace causing the home side some issues down the right.
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      STAT - Since leaving Swansea, Bony has scored more PL goals against his former club - more than he has against any other side (3).
    • 16'
      Great work from Allen who - after initially conceding possession with an unusually slack pass - recovers excellently to prevent Swansea countering.
    • 18'
      Again, Sigurdsson gets free in the final third and, once more, he attempts to pick out a teammate with a looping cross. This time, however, the delivery is a poor one, and Grant is able to gather it in.
    • 20'
      That early goal seems to have revitalised Bony, who has put in a dynamic and energetic display so far. However, the game has just settled into a bit of a lull now following that whirlwind start.
    • 22'
      POST! That’s so close to a second for Stoke. Naughton falls asleep down the right, allowing Arnautovic to nip in and tee up Adam. The Scotsman’s strike is superb, but it rattles off the outside of the woodwork.
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      Taylor is fortunate to escape a yellow card, here, after he dived in late on Bardsley. Michael Oliver has done the Wales defender a favour there.
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      A real blow now for Stoke, as it appears that Shaqiri - who has already matched his three-goal haul from last season this term - will not be able to carry on. As I type, Sigurdsson’s strike is deflected wide by Martins-Indi.
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      SI Ramadan Sobhi SO J. Allen
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      Indeed, the hosts have now made that enforced change. Shaqiri goes off, and is replaced by promising Egyptian youngster Ramadan Sobhi.
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      Although Shaqiri had been on the fringes of this game so far, his departure will represent a boost to Swansea, though of course their defence now has the somewhat unknown quantity of Sobhi to deal with.
    • 30'
      Swansea are in control at the moment, and again carve open Stoke's midfield with a neat passing move. The ball is eventually worked into Sigurdsson, but his effort drops kindly into the arms of Grant.
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      STAT - Stoke have never lost at home to Swansea City in the Premier League (W3 D2), and the Welsh side’s only top-flight victory at Stoke came in October 1981.
    • 34'
      ADAM HITS THE POST! Again, the Stoke midfielder goes agonisingly close to restoring the home side’s advantage, this time clattering a curling effort against the top of the left-hand upright. So unlucky!
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      A hefty collision leaves Barrow temporarily winded, but the Swansea winger returns to his feet quickly enough. Moments later, Bony scythes Fer down with a late challenge, though he escapes a booking.
    • 39'
      STOKE HIT THE POST AGAIN! How close can you get!? For a third time this evening, the hosts have rattled the woodwork. It’s a brilliant move from Hughes’ side - Sobhi playing in Allen, who in turn slides a delightful pass into Arnautovic. The Austria winger does almost everything right, taking it rou
    • 41'
      SI Àngel Rangel SO J. Allen
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      Swansea are forced into a change now, as Kyle Naughton has to make way after picking up a knock. His replacement is Angel Rangel.
    • 43'
      GREAT SAVE! Top-class play from Llorente, who tees Routledge up with a fantastic knock-down. Boosted by his earlier goal, the winger tries his luck with a venomous half-volley, but Grant reacts instinctively to tip it wide.
    • 46'
      We’re off! Stoke have got proceedings up and running in the second half.
    • 48'
      CHANCE! Well-worked football from Stoke, as they string a patient move together. Arnautovic picks up possession in the area, and is able to take a touch before turning a pass into the feet of Bony, but the Ivorian’s effort sails over.
    • 50'
      Clever build-up from Swansea now - Llorente again at the heart of it as his first-time lay-off finds Routledge, who in turn sets up Sigurdsson. The Iceland playmaker goes for goal, but he fails to generate any power on his strike.
    • 52'
      Almost a comedy of errors leading to a possible goal, then. Adam put in a decent delivery from a corner on the left, but Shawcross slipped as he tried to connect with his volley. The defender managed to get his shot away at the second attempt, but Fer was on hand to block it before hammering an atte
    • 54'
      Terrific defending from Pieters once more, as he shows Barrow half a yard before diving in on the Swansea winger with a perfectly-timed challenge.
    • 55'
      OWN GOAL! What a torrid moment for poor Mawson who - on his second Premier League start - has turned the ball into the back of his own net. However, all the credit from Stoke’s perspective goes to their substitute Sobhi, who breezed past Rangel with some brilliant footwork before hammering in a low
    • 58'
      STAT - Swansea are winless in their last eight Premier League games (D2 L6), their worst run in the top-flight since January 2014 (also eight without a win). They have never gone longer than eight games without a win their top-flight history, last enduring a longer league winless run in December 200
    • 60'
      Unlike in the first-half, Stoke have managed to hold onto their lead for longer than four minutes. Swansea still have plenty of quality on the pitch, but you feel that Bradley may have to look to his bench if he is the visitors are to get anything from this game now.
    • 62'
      SI Borja Bastón SO J. Allen
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      And indeed, the American has now made that change, with Borja Baston - Swansea’s record-signing - replacing Modou Barrow.
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      STAT - Swansea have lost their last three league games away from home. The only time they have lost four in succession in the Premier League was their first four games after promotion in 2011.
    • 67'
      Great chance! Routledge is played through by a brilliant pass from deep but, just as he looks set to tee up Llorente, Shawcross gets across to intervene.
    • 69'
      Poor from Pieters who - after making a great run down the left - delivers an awful cross that evades both Arnautovic and Bony. Moments later, Adam again tries his luck from range, but this time slices his strike well wide.
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      As it stands, Stoke would move up to 12th should they claim all three points. Swansea, though, would stay in 19th.
    • 73'
      G W. Bony Assist J. Allen
    • 73'
      Arnuatovic has been excellent tonight, and the link-up play between himself and Allen for that goal was exquisite. The midfielder could easily have given up after his first shot was saved, but he was on hand to ensure he got his second assist of the night.
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      GOOOOOOALLLL!! BONY HAS A SECOND! Surely, that’s game over now? Terrific play from Arnautovic, as he plays in Allen with a delightful flick. The Welshman drives an effort at goal that Fabianski can only parry up, but Allen reacts sharply to cushion a pass to Bony, who nods in Stoke’s third.
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      A little bit of a concern now for Swansea, with Ki struggling after he was taken down by Wheelman’s crunching - though fair - tackle.
    • 75'
      That goal represents Bony’s first Premier League brace since his double against Bournemouth in October of last year. And the striker very nearly had a third there - his glancing header blocked by Fer.
    • 76'
      A first booking of the match, now, as Arnautovic dives in on Ki. It didn’t seem too dissimilar to Whelan’s earlier challenge, but the Austrian does not escape a card, and he will now miss next weekend’s clash with West Ham.
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      CHANCE! Almost a goal out of nothing from Baston. The Spaniard does well to turn an effort towards goal from an awkward angle, and the ball deflects wickedly up off Martins Indi. Grant is beaten but, fortunately for the hosts, the ball clips the top of the bar.
    • 79'
      SI J. Walters SO J. Allen
    • 79'
      Bony’s night is over now, as he makes way for Jonathan Walters. A good display from the former Swansea man, who has finally kicked his Stoke career into action.
    • 80'
      Llorente manages to win the header from Swansea’s resulting corner, but he can only direct his effort straight at Grant.
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      PENALTY TO SWANSEA!? Well, is it… Some confusion here...
    • 83'
      It’s not a penalty… Originally, Michale Oliver pointed to the spot after Pieters hauled down Routledge in the area. However, after a consultation with his assistant, the referee changes his decision, instead awarding a free-kick, as the foul was just outside of the area.
    • 86'
      A third and final change now for Stoke. Peter Crouch is coming on, and Marko Arnautovic is making way.
    • 87'
      SI P. Crouch SO J. Allen
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      SI J. Cork SO J. Allen
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      Swansea will also utilise their final substitution now, with Jack Cork coming on in place of Ki.
    • 89'
      We’re into the final minute of normal time now, and Stoke are simply looking to wind down the clock as they ease towards their third-straight victory.
    • 45'
      A final chance for Stoke as Adam floats in a free-kick, but it comes to nothing as Mawson hacks the cross clear.
    • 90'
      Fer attacks the resulting corner with a towering header, but his attempt is well off target. One minute remaining now, as Bradley's tough start to life as Swansea boss continues.
    • 90'
      Good defending from Martins Indi, as he helps Stoke preserve their two-goal advantage with a fantastic block at the near post after Rangel had put in a low cross.

    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 7 14
    Yellow Cards 2 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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