Stoke City 2 - 0 Swansea City

Match info: Premier League at Britannia Stadium

Date: 29/09/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: J Moss Att: 27,330

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Peter Crouch 12,36



FT (ht: 2-0)

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  • Many thanks for joining me, and hope to see you again soon.

  • Swansea are now three league games without a win, point or goal. It is beginning to look a little worrying, as they seemed so uninventive and shaky during the first half. They did improve after the break, but that is little consolation to the travelling fans.

  • All over at the Britannia, where Stoke have comfortably beaten a lacklustre Swansea side 2-0. Swansea paid the price for a poor first half.

  • Stoke are passing the ball round comfortably, perfectly aware that nothing else is required. Three valuable points, not before time.

  • Walters' shot is deflected for a corner after more sloppy work from Chico Flores.

  • We're into four minutes of injury time, and the game is dribbling to an evident finish

  • I should report that Ki's shirt has his initials on the back, and reads 'Ki.S.Y.' Lovely stuff.

  • It is Crouch's last action, to be replaced by Kenwyne Jones. Michael Owen will be suitably glum on the bench.

  • Peter Crouch attempts an overhead kick but it's an air shot from the Stoke striker. That would have been some hat-trick goal, but not to be. A wry smile from Crouch.

  • Matthew Etherington has looked hungry since his introduction, and he powers down the left wing before crossing for Walters, whose diving header is wide

  • Michael Kightly, who scored on his Stoke debut, fires wide from 30 yards, his low shot never troubling Vorm in goal

  • Glenn Whelan has picked up a knock, and will be replaced by Dean Whitehead. It looks like a hamstring problem for the Republic of Ireland international.

  • Into the last ten minutes and it looks as if Stoke may be coasting to victory

  • Matthew Etherington is through on goal but forced wide. His cross finds Peter Crouch at the back post, who clips the bar with a header looking for his hat-trick.

  • Geoff Cameron has been solid for Stoke today, but his crosses have been consistently overhit. In fairness, he is playing out of position at right back.

  • Second change for Swansea, and Michu is the man replaced. The Spaniard hasn't had much of an impact, and his place is taken by Luke Moore

  • Terrific noise in the Britannia Stadium as Stoke press for a third goal and win an attacking throw in. They win a corner from the long throw.

  • On his 100th Premier League appearance, Marc Wilson has a black eye to mark the occasion, caught in the face by a stray boot from Michu. No blame can be attached to the Spaniard.

  • Etherington's first contribution is to concede a corner with a neat sliding challenge, but the resulting corner ends in a free kick to Stoke for a high boot in the box

  • Into the last twenty minutes, and it does appear that Stoke may have weathered the storm here.


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