Stoke Sink Swansea

Stoke City earned a 2-1 English Premier League win over Swansea City on Sunday at the Britannia Stadium.  An early injury after kick off on Nathan Dyer saw the match delayed in the third minute.  Ki Sung-Yueng got the first shot at goal but his attempt was saved.

Stoke went on the attack shortly after, when Charlie Adam also missed a shot at goal.  Adam returned to the post soon after but missed as his ball went too high.  A shot from a difficult angle saw Mame Diouf miss another shot at goal for the Potters.

After a back and forth attack by both teams the breakthrough finally arrived.   foul by Ryan Shawcross in the penalty area saw Swansea awarded a penalty.  Shawcross was given a yellow card for the foul.

Wilfried Bony converted the penalty into a goal which put the Swans in the lead.  Diouf was shown a yellow card for a bad foul before the end of the first half.  Mark Hughes’ side was awarded a penalty because of a foul on Victor Moses in the penalty area.

The hosts were level when Adam converted the penalty with his left foot.  The first half ended at 1-1.  The second half started with both teams looking to find the lead.

Ki missed a shot following a set piece from close range.  His next shot was blocked but the goal would eventually come.  A beautiful header in the 76th minute saw Jonathan Walters net the winner.

Adam almost found a third goal but his attempt was blocked.  In the end Hughes’ men ran out 2-1 winners.