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Summary

  1. Swansea XI: Fabianski, Rangel, Williams, Fernandez, Taylor, Cork, Shelvey, Dyer, Sigurdsson, Montero, Oliveira.
  2. Stoke XI: Butland, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Whelan, N'Zonzi, Walters, Adam, Arnautovic, Diouf.

Live Reporting

By Mike Whalley

All times stated are UK

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Anyway, that's all from me. You can catch further post-match reaction, plus all the latest on an eventful day of Premier League action,

on our main live text.

We might even have a Royal baby name for you at some point. You never know.

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Some quick stats for you: Stoke committed 18 fouls during that match. That's a lot of fouls. (Swansea, not entirely innocent themselves, committed nine.)

Swansea managed 10 shots from inside the box to Stoke's three, which is a pretty fair reflection of how the home side got on top in the second half.

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Now, I realise that the race for seventh place in the Premier League is not one to quicken the pulse, but these are great times for Swansea. I may be the 43,756,245th person to point out that they nearly dropped out of the Football League 12 years ago, but repetition does not make their story any less remarkable.

'We want to nick seventh'

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Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey: "We want to cement eighth place and maybe nick seventh. We have to keep pushing. The gaffer won't let us rest. He's pushed us harder than ever this week."

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The Levellers' 1997 hit What A Beautiful Day blares out from the public address system as the players disappear. Swansea are firmly cemented in eighth place, and might yet fancy their chances of catching Southampton in seventh. Stoke drop one spot to 10th.

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Martin Fisher

Match of the Day commentator at the Liberty Stadium

"Swansea were ordinary in the first half, but came out of the blocks quickly in the second, and blew Stoke away."

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GOAL

Swansea 2-0 Stoke - Ki Sung-yueng

Sung-Yueng Ki
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Swansea have the points, and Jonjo Shelvey has another assist. This time, the former Liverpool midfielder collects Modou Barrow's long cross at the far post, and slides it back for substitute Ki Sung-yueng to slot his eighth goal of the season past Jack Butland.

INJURY TIME

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It's not been a great game, but Swansea just about deserve the win. They're not there yet, though...

Swansea 1-0 Stoke

Stoke seeking an equaliser with the frustrated air that my dad shows when he's looking for his car keys. Peter Crouch stabs a tame shot goalwards from the edge of the area, but Lukasz Fabianski holds comfortably.

Sorry, dad.

GREAT SAVE!

Swansea 1-0 Stoke

From the resulting free-kick, Jonjo Shelvey wallops a shot towards the top corner, but Stoke keeper Jack Butland flies to his left to tip the ball over. Butland, who has had to wait a long time for a Premier League appearance, has done nothing wrong today.

RED CARD

Swansea 1-0 Stoke - Marc Wilson

Stoke managed to get all the way to their 35th Premier League game of the season without a red card - but their unblemished record has gone.

Marc Wilson, already on a yellow, hacks down Jefferson Montero and is dismissed. No argument there.

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Peter Crouch, as Peter Crouch does, has immediately set about making a nuisance of himself, and Swansea keeper Lukasz Fabianski appears to indulge in a little bit of wrestling to prevent the Stoke forward getting on the end of a cross.

DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 1-0 Stoke

A double change from Mark Hughes as he looks to save the game. Peter Odemwingie, who has missed most of the season with damaged knee ligaments, comes on in attack, as does Peter Crouch. Jon Walters and Mame Biram Diouf - who haven't offered a whole lot between them - have come off.

GOAL

Swansea 1-0 Stoke - Jefferson Montero

Jefferson Montero
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At long, long, long last. Jonjo Shelvey, in the eyes of the linesman, just about keeps the ball in play before digging out a cross for Jefferson Montero. The Ecuador winger sneaks in behind Phil Bardsley at the back post to head in his first goal for Swansea.

I've got to be honest, I don't think that's going to stop this game being last on Match of the Day tonight. But it's something.

YELLOW CARD

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Having been the aggressor earlier in the half, Marko Arnautovic is now the victim. Swansea full-back Angel Rangel is rightly booked for dragging back the Stoke forward.

The floodlights are on at the Liberty Stadium. Has no one told winter it should have finished in March?

SUBSTITUTION

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

Charlie Adam was Stoke's main man during April, but this has been a quiet start to May. Having struggled to make an impact in an attacking midfield role, Adam is taken off and replaced by Stephen Ireland for the last 20 minutes. Ireland hasn't scored a league goal since December 2013. Now's your chance, fella.

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Stoke midfielder Steven N'Zonzi is hobbling after being caught by Swansea left-back Neil Taylor. Looked a fair challenge, though - Taylor got the ball. N'Zonzi's a pretty tough character, and looks as if he's going to run off his pain.

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Mark Hughes
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Still no goals here. Still no news on a Royal baby name. Which will we get first?

The tension. Ooh, the tension.

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Wales Sport at the Liberty Stadium

"This match has come alive in the second half, with Gylfi Sigurdsson twice going close for Swansea and Stoke's Mame Biram Diouf incurring the wrath of the home fans by appearing to dive in the Swans' penalty area.

"The Potters' Marko Arnautovic could count himself fortunate as well, with referee Craig Pawson not spotting his ugly challenge on Nathan Dyer in which the Austrian's studs appeared to catch the Swansea winger above his ankle. Arnautovic's reprieve from a yellow card, though, is only temporary."

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You wait nearly an hour for a Stoke booking, and then two come at once. Now it's left-back Marc Wilson who sees yellow for clattering Swansea's Jack Cork.

Manager Mark Hughes throws his arms up in disbelief; I can only imagine Hughes feels hard done by because Wilson hasn't committed as many fouls as some of his (unpunished) team-mates. Yes, Mame Biram Diouf, I'm looking at you.

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

Swansea are starting to create chances now, with Gylfi Sigurdsson missing another. Marvin Emnes holds the ball up well inside the penalty area, with Jonjo Shelvey and then Angel Rangel helping the ball into the path of Sigurdsson, who drags a shot wide from 10 yards. The home side should probably be in front.

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Arnautovic now does get his booking, for a relatively innocuous drag back on Angel Rangel. One too many fouls for Craig Pawson's liking, I suspect.

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic is pushing his luck here. First he jumps into Federico Fernandez with an over-physical challenge, and yet there's still no booking from referee Craig Pawson.

Seconds later, Arnautovic goes in with his studs up on Nathan Dyer. It's a nasty one, but the Austria international escapes again. Stoke haven't had a player sent off this season - but Arnautovic is fortunate not to be the first.

CLOSE!

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

Things are starting to happen now - and I don't mean with the Royal baby's name.

First, Stoke forward Mame Biram Diouf has a penalty claim rejected as he goes to ground under Federico Fernandez's challenge - and rightly, as it looked like a stumble rather than a foul.

Then at the other end, Nathan Dyer has visiting full-back Erik Pieters "on toast", to quote Match of the Day's Martin Fisher, before crossing for Gylfi Sigurdsson to head over from around eight yards. Sigurdsson, who is having a decent game, should have scored that.

HITS THE WOODWORK

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The closest we've come to a goal by a mile and then some. Angel Rangel pounces on Marko Arnautovic's slip and feeds Gylfi Sigurdsson on the edge of the area. The Iceland international, such a classy player, sweeps a lovely first-time shot against the bar.

Still no Royal baby name, by the way. However, the Duke of Cambridge has just told the waiting crowds that he's "very happy". And no wonder - Aston Villa are beating Everton 2-0.

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Martin Fisher

Match of the Day commentator at the Liberty Stadium

"There hasn't been a goalless draw between these two sides in south Wales since September 1960. We've had 15 meetings between them since then. But that first half had 0-0 written all over it."

KICK-OFF

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

The players are back with us at the Liberty Stadium. The second half is off and running. Well, it's off, anyway.

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We have a live text commentary

on the Royal baby as well, you know.

(I think the least BBC News can do, now I've linked out to them, is to return the favour.)

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Royal baby
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I have a feeling we may yet find out the name of the new Royal baby before we get a goal in this game.

If you missed the news, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child, a daughter, was born at 08:34 BST.

Alice, Charlotte, Victoria and Elizabeth are among the bookmakers' favourites for the new princess's name. According to Coral, Catherine is 50/1, Anastasia is 200/1, while Kylie and Chardonnay both have odds of 1,000/1.

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Stoke's physical play in the first half - particularly from Mame Biram Diouf - rather got up the noses of the Swansea fans, with referee Craig Pawson choosing not to book anyone.

The stats show that Stoke conceded nine fouls to Swansea's four. Both sides. meanwhile, have managed one shot on target.

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And that, without question, is a scoreline that reflects the opening 45 minutes.

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

Two minutes of stoppage time signalled. Stoke end the first half on the attack, and Charlie Adam sets up Steven N'Zonzi for a chip from just outside the area, which Lukasz Fabianski arches back to tip over.

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

We've had 42 minutes at the Liberty Stadium, and finally we have a shot on target. More neat build-up play from Swansea ends with Nathan Dyer setting up Jonjo Shelvey to shoot from the edge of the penalty area. Jack Butland, deputising for Asmir Begovic in the Stoke goal today, holds comfortably.

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

Charlie Adam
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Swansea are temporarily down to 10 men while Marvin Emnes gets ready to replace Nelson Oliveira. With the home side in a little bit of confusion, Charlie Adam collects possession 25 yards out but rolls a harmless shot wide.

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson slots a pass - which may actually have been a mis-hit shot - through to Jonjo Shelvey, whose first-time shot is well saved by Jack Butland. But as Shelvey is offside, it all counts for nought.

Nelson Oliviera, meanwhile, is hobbling about after being caught on the ankle by Marc Wilson. The Portuguese striker is unable to continue, and Marvin Emnes is about to come on.

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

Another firm challenge by Mame Biram Diouf leaves Swansea captain Ashley Williams clutching the side of his head. Diouf is certainly putting himself about, but with no sign of a yellow card coming his way.

Swansea 0-0 Stoke

It's not very exciting, this game. So I'm looking through the listings at my local cinema instead. I see that new adaptation of Far From The Madding Crowd is on tonight. Mark Kermode was very positive about it on Radio 5 live yesterday. Worth a look, do you reckon?

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Swansea are sticking to their passing game, with Nathan Dyer and Gylfi Sigurdsson involved in their best moves. This time Sigurdsson, from Dyer's square pass, almost threads the ball through to Nelson Oliveira, but it just has too much on it, and runs through to Jack Butland.