• 12 Feb 2014, Kick Off 7:45pm
  • Ref: Jonathan Moss
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Britannia Stadium, Stoke
Stoke City
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Swansea City
17' Peter Crouch
 
Result
52' Chico
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    • 1Begovic
    • 20Cameron
    • 17Shawcross
    • 12Wilson
    • 3Pieters
    • 16Adam
    • 6Whelan
    • 9Odemwingie
    • 19Walters
    • 10Arnautovic
    • 25Crouch
    • 1Vorm
    • 22Rangel
    • 4Chico
    • 6Williams
    • 33Davies
    • 7Britton
    • 21José Cañas
    • 12Dyer
    • 11Hernández
    • 15Routledge
    • 10Bony
    • 24Assaidi
    • 29Sørensen
    • 23Guidetti
    • 32Ireland
    • 5Muniesa
    • 8Palacios
    • 15N'Zonzi
    • 26Álvaro Vázquez
    • 57Emnes
    • 3Taylor
    • 54Ngog
    • 20De Guzmán
    • 2Amat
    • 25Tremmel

    Stoke City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 A. Begovic
    • 20 G. Cameron
    • 17 R. Shawcross
    • 12 M. Wilson
    • 3 E. Pieters
    • 16 C. Adam
    • 6 G. Whelan (Guidetti '68)
    • 9 P. Odemwingie
    • 19 J. Walters (N'Zonzi '56)
    • 10 M. Arnautovic (Assaidi '56)
    • 25 P. Crouch

    Swansea City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 M. Vorm
    • 22 A. Rangel
    • 4 J. Flores Moreno
    • 6 A. Williams
    • 33 B. Davies
    • 7 L. Britton (Amat '90)
    • 21 J. Cañas Ruiz Herrera
    • 12 N. Dyer (Emnes '82)
    • 11 P. Hernández (De Guzmán '75)
    • 15 W. Routledge
    • 10 W. Bony
    Substitutes
    • 24 O. Assaidi
    • 29 T. Sørensen
    • 23 J. Guidetti
    • 32 S. Ireland
    • 5 M. Muniesa
    • 8 W. Palacios
    • 15 S. N'Zonzi
    Substitutes
    • 26 . Vázquez García
    • 57 M. Emnes
    • 3 N. Taylor
    • 54 D. Ngog
    • 20 J. De Guzmán
    • 2 J. Amat
    • 25 G. Tremmel
    • 1 Goals 1
    • 1 First Half Goals 0
    • 4 Shots On Target 2
    • 3 Shots Off Target 7
    • 1 Hit Woodwork 1
    • 2 Yellow Cards 2
    • 11 Fouls 12
    • 0 Offsides 1
    • 0 Hand Balls 2
    • 35.7 Possession % 64.3
    • 307 Total Passes 553
    • 197 Accurate Passes 453
    • 12 Crosses 21
    • 0 Accurate Crosses 9
    • 2 Corners 5
    • 24 Tackles Won 19
    • 30 Total Tackles 25
    • 5 Blocks 1
    • 0 Blocked Scoring Attempts 5
    • 17 Interceptions 11
    • 27 Clearances 39
    • 27 Effective Clearances 39
    • 11 Headed Clearances 24
    • 1 Keeper Saves 3
    • 1 Keeper Throws 5
    • 1 Accurate Keeper Throws 5
    • 6 Goal Kicks 7
    • 6 Accurate Goal Kicks 4

    Stoke City vs. Swansea City: An Alternative Preview

    Probable Lineups:

    stoke swanseaStoke City (4-2-3-1): Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, N’Zonzi, Whelan, Odemwingie, Adam, Walters, Crouch

    Stoke are on a mini-run of form, beating champions Manchester United 2-1 at the Brittannia and going to St.Mary’s to come from two goals down to draw an in-form Southampton.   They are also quite impressive at home, losing just one of their last nine EPL games at the Brittannia Stadium.  In team news, Steven N’Zonzi should return to the lineup and parter Whelan in midfield, offering Charlie Adam license to push further forward to support Jonathan Walters and Peter Crouch.

    Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies, Britton, De Guzmán, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony

    With Michael Laudrup leaving Swansea’s helm, many expected a loss in the South Wales derby against Cardiff.  However the Swans, with Gary Monk in charge, thrashed the ‘Bluebirds’ 3-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium to send them midtable, albeit only a point away from their mid-week opponents Stoke.   The Swans have suffered this season with a lack of punch in their final third, having most of the possession but failing in goal penetration.  Last season superstar Michu is also still sidelined, but should be expected back soon to support lone striker Wilfried Bony.   The Cardiff game was also Pablo Hernandez’ first game back, and it was decisive as the Spaniard supplied two assists on his return.

    What the fans are saying…
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    Fan’s view of Nathan Dyer’s goal in the epic 3-3 with Stoke earlier this season.

    Fantasy Football Danger Man

    bony

    It takes some time to adapt in the English Premier League, and Wilfried Bony is certainly still finding his feet but already has eight goals  this term. Now with a team motivated by a new manager, we’re backing the Ivorian to put his name on the score-sheet.

    Stats to get your head around…

    Stoke City vs. Swansea City: An Alternative Preview

    Stoke City have lost just one of their last nine Barclays Premier League home matches (W4 D4 L1).

    Swansea have lost six of their last nine Barclays Premier League away games (W1 D2 L6).

    The Potters have gone five home league games without a clean sheet – this after keeping four in their previous six at the Britannia Stadium.

    Peter Crouch has scored three goals in his two previous Premier League appearances against Swansea at the Britannia Stadium.

    Swansea have scored just two goals in their last six Premier League away games, despite attempting 47 shots at goal in these six matches.

    Charlie Adam has scored in three of his last four Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium.

    Overall, Adam has either scored (3) or assisted (3) six of Stoke’s last 11 Premier League goals. He also had the shot that led to Michael Carrick’s own goal against Manchester United during this run.

    38% of Stoke City’s Premier League goals this season have come from outside the box (10 of 26) – a higher proportion than any other side.

    Wilfried Bony has scored eight goals in the Premier League this season, but all eight have come in home matches for Swansea City.

    Swansea have the opportunity to win back to back Premier League games in their first two matches under Garry Monk – something that they did not manage to do under Michael Laudrup this season.