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Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City

Charlie Adams celebrates
Charlie Adam has scored two league goals this season
  • Ryan Shawcross concedes seventh league penalty
  • Stoke level through controversial penalty
  • Swansea without a league win since August
  • Mark Hughes' side move to 10th in the table

Substitute Jonathan Walters struck the winner as Stoke came from behind to defeat Swansea and claim just their second home league win this season.

The visitors, dominant in the first half, went ahead through a Wilfried Bony penalty after Ryan Shawcross was penalised for a foul on the Ivorian.

Stoke levelled through a Charlie Adam penalty as Angel Rangel was harshly judged to have fouled Victor Moses.

Walters' impact was immediate, heading home Oussama Assaidi's cross.

Stoke 2-1 Swansea: Furious Garry Monk says Victor Moses cheated

It is a victory which will ease the fears of those who worried about Stoke's home form this season.

Both Aston Villa and Leicester had already won at the Britannia Stadium during an indifferent start to the campaign for Mark Hughes's men, and Swansea's bright start to Sunday's match suggested another visiting team could leave the Potteries with three points.

But thanks to a little fortune with the Adam penalty, and the impact of second-half substitutes Walters and Assaidi, Stoke regrouped after the break to secure back-to-back home league victories.

Former England defender Danny Mills on BBC Radio 5 live
"I don't understand how you can give the first penalty because you would have to give six or seven a game. I think he knows he has given a soft penalty and then when Victor Moses throws himself to the ground, when most of the time he would have been given a yellow card for diving, it's a penalty. Very poor refereeing."

Swansea, who are now without a win in five league games, will be frustrated at not having made the most of their first-half dominance and disappointed that Stoke were awarded a spot kick.

The visitors created two great chances - influential duo Gylfi Sigurdsson and Ki Sung-Yueng forcing Asmir Begovic into action - before they were awarded a penalty themselves.

Hughes unhappy with Shawcross penalty

As the players prepared for a corner, Shawcross needlessly pulled down Bony inside the area and referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot.

Bony's composed finish further added to Shawcross' woe as no player has conceded more penalties in the Premier League since the 2008/09 season than the Stoke defender, whose unwanted tally stands at seven.

Fortunately for Shawcross, referee Oliver helped level matters by harshly penalising Rangel for what he believed was a foul on Moses just before the break.

There seemed to be little contact between the pair and the Spaniard was still shaking his head in disbelief even after Adam had stepped up to score his second goal of the season.

Stoke were far better after the restart, retaining possession and creating a number of chances against a retreating Swansea.

First, Adam shot from distance and then Peter Crouch - who had scored four goals in his last five Premier League appearances against the Welsh side - headed wide from a corner.

Walters made a 62nd-minute introduction to the match - and his bullet of a header from Assaidi's cross ensured Stoke leapt to 10th in the table while Swansea, after a promising start to the season, fell to eighth.

Wilfried Bony
No player has conceded more penalties since the start of the 2008/09 season than Ryan Shawcross in the Premier League
Victor Moses
Swansea manager Garry Monk says Victor Moses "blatantly dived" for a penalty
Swansea players
Swansea's players confronted Michael Oliver after the referee penalised Angel Rangel
Charlie Adams celebrates
Both of Charlie Adam's Premier League goals from the penalty spot for Stoke have come against Swansea City
Jonathan Walters scores for Stoke
Oussama Assaidi provided his first league assist in 27 appearances for Stoke and Liverpool combined



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Begovic
  • 2BardsleyBooked at 45mins
  • 17ShawcrossBooked at 33mins
  • 12Wilson
  • 3Pieters
  • 15N'ZonziBooked at 89mins
  • 16Adam
  • 18DioufBooked at 35minsSubstituted forWaltersat 62'minutes
  • 7IrelandSubstituted forCameronat 62'minutes
  • 13MosesSubstituted forAssaidiat 73'minutes
  • 25Crouch


  • 5Muniesa
  • 19Walters
  • 20Cameron
  • 21Sidwell
  • 24Assaidi
  • 27Bojan
  • 29Sørensen


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 22Rangel
  • 33Fernández
  • 6Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 14CarrollSubstituted forGomisat 65'minutes
  • 12DyerSubstituted forMonteroat 65'minutes
  • 23G SigurdssonSubstituted forEmnesat 85'minutes
  • 15Routledge
  • 10BonyBooked at 75mins


  • 11Emnes
  • 18Gomis
  • 20Montero
  • 25Tremmel
  • 27Bartley
  • 32Shephard
  • 56Fulton
Michael Oliver

Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stoke City 2, Swansea City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stoke City 2, Swansea City 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jefferson Montero from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Adam (Stoke City).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Angel Rangel (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Marc Wilson.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Booking

    Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wilfried Bony.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Wilfried Bony (Swansea City).

  16. Post update

    Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Marvin Emnes replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson.

  18. Post update

    Federico Fernández (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

As It Stood

2Man City85211881017
4West Ham84131511413
6Man Utd73221310311
12Aston Villa8314412-810
15West Brom722389-18
16Crystal Palace82241114-38
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