The kind of game that makes you wonder why you like football. But at least we spent it together. Thanks for joining us - see you tomorrow for some Champions League action, with Arsenal v Bayern Munich the pick of that bunch.
Stoke boss Mark Hughes told Sky Sports: “I was pleased with the amount of control we had of the game. It’s important as the away team to take the sting out of the game.
"Maybe if we’d taken more care with the final pass we might have capitalised on more opportunities. They never really created anything of note. We’ve restricted them and created opportunities.
"It was a good professional away performance. Sometimes you think you’ve scored too early. But we had control of the game. They never got any momentum in the game which was important. We’re on a decent run of form."
On the TV screens in the ground showing Jack Butland's tackle on Andre Ayew: "I was a little bit upset that the replay was shown in the stadium. That shouldn’t be allowed. It isn’t allowed."
Swansea boss Garry Monk told Sky Sports: "I knew they’d come and play counter-attacking. The difficulty is not giving away that first goal. Once they got it, it was clear they were going to defend deep.
"We found it difficult to break them down. We’ve had a month of not hitting those levels. They’re very good players. I need to get them back to that level. I have big confidence in this group.
"The only chances they were getting were from our mistakes. We had a lot more of the ball in the second half but they sat everyone on top of their 18-yard box. I think we deserved a point but I can’t grumble with a defeat.
"We went five games without a win last season. I’m not worried. We’ll come through it no problem."
Stoke are now officially better than Chelsea as they climb above the Blues into 11th. Swansea, who started the day above the Potters, are now 14th.Copyright: .
Rich from Stoke: If that was a top four team we would have heard all about the 'defensive master-class away from home'. Usual bias again! Boring game for the neutral? Boo-hoo, 3 pts for Stoke!
Stoke defender Glen Johnson told Sky Sports: "We had to work hard and dig in at times. The lads worked well together and we thoroughly deserved it. We are on a good run."
Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butlandadmitted he was lucky to escape after a high tackle on Andre Ayew after passing the ball to the Swansea forward.
He told Sky Sports: "Yeah. It was a miscue – I was trying to play the ball to Glen Johnson and made a bit of a mess. That’s why I don’t do too many tackles. Hopefully I won’t be in that position again."Copyright: Reuters
Swansea are now on their worst Premier League run of form in over a year.
Anon: Thought Monday's miserable enough without BBC Sport's incredibly negative coverage.
Don't blame me! Blame the Swansea and Stoke players.Copyright: AP
Stoke move up to 11th, overtaking Chelsea, after beating Swansea in a pretty woeful game.
Bafetimbi Gomis, the Premier League's offside king, does it again. A chance wasted for Swansea as we enter the final minute.
Three minutes added on. Can Swansea find a leveller?
That is how not to head a ball. Jefferson Montero drops a cross in from the left and Ki Sung-yueng heads the ball with the top of his noggin, it's miles off target - that's got to hurt.
We're almost in injury time.
Joselu timed his run horribly wrong and was caught offside with a long ball over the top. The Stoke striker was in a lot of space there if he'd started his run a second later.Copyright: Reuters
Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis gets the ball in the box, holds it up and finally he has a strike partner to pull the ball back to - unfortunately Eder drags his effort wide from 18 yards. At least they showed some movement there though.
Swansea break down the left and Jefferson Montero's cross is poor and easily held by Jack Butland. Blow the whistle ref so we can all end this misery and go home.
Is this going to be Swansea's fifth game without a win? Has Garry Monk had to overcome poor form like this yet in his managerial career?Copyright: Getty Images
Gylfi Sigurdsson, usually decent with a free-kick, puts in a fairly rubbish cross which is headed clear. Time running out for Swansea.
Well Eder has won a free-kick after losing two Stoke players with a brilliant turn. Marco van Ginkel has to hack him down to stop him. Free-kick from out wide.
Eder, the 27-year-old summer signing, has failed to score in his first eight games for Swansea. Is this the night he becomes a hero?
And now Swansea make their final change. Andre Ayew, who has been poor - maybe he hadn't fully recovered from his knee injury - comes off for Portuguese striker Eder.
Steve Claridge is right. Stoke continue to get deeper and deeper. Can they hold on?Copyright: .
Stoke make their final change as Bojan - whose goal seems a lifetime ago - comes off for Stephen Ireland, whose international career seems a generation ago.
Swansea coming forward but struggling to get in behind Stoke's defence. Glenn Whelan has done a good job in the holding role for the Potters.
Let's call a spade a spade, this is a pretty poor game.
Think they've got Barcelona in the Champions League final on Friday.
Stoke bring off one talented forward for another, Marko Arnautovic comes off and ex-Barcelona man Ibrahim Afellay replaces him.
Fifteen minutes to go.
BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: Stoke are defending about 20 yards deeper than they were. They are definitely thinking about preserving this lead rather than adding to it.Copyright: PA
Joe in London: What are they feeding them at Stoke?! Judging by Shaqiri & Adam it's just protein shakes and donuts?!
I don't think it would be unfair to suggest Stoke will have more running in midfield now that Marco van Ginkel, on loan from Chelsea, has replaced Charlie Adam.
Swansea substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson has one of his team's best chances as he picks the ball up 30 yards from goal and has a great effort that curls just high and wide. He's improved the Swans since coming on.
Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic, who has been one of the game's liveliest players, runs onto Xherdan Shaqiri's lofted ball over the top, but with keeper Lukasz Fabianski in his face he chips the ball wide.Copyright: Reuters
Bafetimbi Gomis gets the ball with his back to goal after Ki Sung-yueng's dribble but he can't find space and his effort is deflected away.
It's not been a brilliant performance by the Swansea striker.Copyright: Getty Images
Stoke maestro Xherdan Shaqiri is booked for shoving Neil Taylor in the back. Referee played advantage again before coming back to book the player - as he did with Jonjo Shelvey a while ago.
Neil Taylor, who has never scored a league goal in 123 games for Swansea, attempts to lift the ball over keeper Jack Butland with the inside of his foot, but it's well over. A defender's effort.
I said we couldn't make up our minds in the office about Jonjo Shelvey but he nearly changed the game with that shot a minute ago. Great hunger to steal possession just outside the area and a fine low drive. Inches from an equaliser.Copyright: .
Good play by Swansea full-back Angel Rangel to dispossess Marko Arnautovic, who was in a dangerous position down the left wing. Those two have had a good battle today.
Double change for Swansea, Gylfi Sigurdsson replaces Moduo Barrow behind the striker and Jack Cork comes off for Ki Sung-yueng in midfield.
BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: Ninety nine times out of 100 that goes in. That's so unlucky by Jonjo Shelvey. Swansea have come alive
How has Jonjo Shelvey not levelled there? He knocks Philipp Wollscheid off the ball outside the box, charges into the area and his shot - through keeper Jack Butland's legs - hits the inside of the post but it refuses to cross the line.
Marko Arnautovic has the ball in the net from an Erik Pieters cross but he was offside. The referee books Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who had made a bad tackle a minute ago but the official played advantage.Copyright: ReutersCopyright: Reuters
Surely Swansea will have to bring on Gylfi Sigurdsson at some stage? it's a very bitty game.
Stoke come forward but Bojan lazily loses the ball and Swansea break - but Bafetimbi Gomis loses possession with sloppy play of his own.
Best league in the world?Copyright: Getty Images
Better than goal difference as a tie-breaker? Although maybe a bit too close to ice dancing.
Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey puts an effort wide - but at least they're creating (sort-of) chances now. We can't work out in the office whether we think he's any good or not.
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BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: Swansea have started the second half the way they played the first half. They're giving the ball away. They could be out of this before Garry Monks make a substitution.
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis plays a one-two with Jack Cork and goes for a run but he's got no options and his shot from distance is deflected back to Jack Butland.
And seconds later Cork picks him out again and he shoots from 30 yards, again, but this time it's well over.
BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: There's nobody in midfield for Swansea to give the ball to and every time it does go in there they give it away
Marko Arnautovic skips a tackle or two - he's had a lively game, and squares it to Xherdan Shaqiri, who takes another pretty poor shot for a £12m man.
Stoke start the second half in an attacking frame of mind and former Inter Milan winger Xherdan Shaqiri curls an effort high and wide from inside the box.
Jack: Stoke look a good Barcelona B sideCopyright: Getty Images
Stoke City, on their way to 11th place as things stand, kick off the second half.
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It's not like Jose Mourinho to use excuses but...
The Chelsea managertried to use the fact English is not his first language as a defence for comments made after a defeat by Southampton.
Mourinho was given a suspended one-match stadium ban and a £50,000 fine by the Football Association for saying officials were "afraid" to award his team penalties.
The Portuguese has described the fine as a "disgrace" and appealed.
It was decided the 52-year-old's English is "too sophisticated" for that to be a defence for his comments.
Nobody has ever said that about my English...
Each side have had one shot on target in that first half. When's the DVD for this one come out?
He may have shanked one free-kick about 300 yards over the bar during that first half, but Jonjo Shelvey is the only player on the pitch to have a 100% passing success rate so far. England class?Copyright: .
BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: Stoke have looked very, very comfortable. The right team is ahead. I have found it quite entertaining. It's been intriguing watching some of their play. I don't feel let down but I am a bit mystified by the lack of movement from Swansea.
The 'as it stands' table makes better viewing for Stoke than Swansea. The Potters - officially better than Chelsea.Copyright: #bbcfootball
BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: There has been absolutely no quality from Swansea whatsoever from either wing. The worrying thing for Swansea is the manner they have performed so far. It's been a long way shy of what we imagined.
Boos, presumably for the referee, from the Swansea fans as both sets of players come off for half-time.
We're into the second and final minute of added time.
And right on cue after Kimmy's tweet, Moduo Barrow is fouled by Stoke defender Erik Pieters - who is booked.
Remember when I was speculating this could be a classic? Happier times.Copyright: PA
BBC Sport at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: That might be a bit of frustration from Ashley Williams. It's not an elbow but it is a forearm into the back of the head. It is a booking and he knows it. Swansea have just not got going.
But seconds later Swansea captain Ashley Williams enters yellowtown for catching Joselu with his arm as they went up for a header - a small bit harsh. It wasn't intentional or very dangerous.Copyright: Reuters
Angel Rangel gets a lengthy chat from the referee but escapes a booking for his angry reaction to Marko Arnautovic putting his hand in his face.
If Joselu had scored that overhead kick about five minutes ago it would have been one of the great Premier League goals. Not only was it an overhead kick from the edge of the area, but it came at the end of a lengthy passing move.
You didn't get that kind of thing under Tony Pulis, Stoke fans.Copyright: .
Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic does well to keep the ball under pressure on the edge of the box and squares it to Charlie Adam, but the Scot screws his shot horribly wide from about 25 yards out. He'd probably have scored if it had been on the halfway line.
BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: Jefferson Montero just does not track the run and Glen Johnson goes across him. He scuffs it wide from a really good angle when he just needs to hit the target.
Good move by Stoke as Xherdan Shaqiri plays a great reverse ball to Glen Johnson, who charges into the box and drags his shot well wide. A poor effort from the (former?) England right-back.
Jonjo Shelvey crosses in a corner but Jack Butland holds onto it. Andre Ayew is back on the pitch by the way. Crisis over for Swans fans.
Every time I look at my stats monitor (yes, that's a thing), Stoke's average positions are about five yards deeper than they were before. By half-time they'll be behind their own goal.
The 25-year-old, who has four goals in his eight Premier League games to date, jogs off the pitch with the physio so you'd guess he should be OK to continue.Copyright: Reuters
Not what Swansea fans want to see as Andre Ayew, their player of the season so far, is down injured in the box. He seems to be holding his groin.
BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: That was a fantastic effort by Joselu. Both teams have been guilty of giving the ball away too easily but Stoke will be very pleased with the first half an hour.Copyright: Getty Images
I don't know too much about Stoke striker Joselu but he's just shot up in my book there. The Spanish summer signing from Hannover tries an outragous bicycle kick from outside the box. I mean, it went well wide but fair play for trying.
Stoke have only had one shot so far in this game to Swansea's four - and that was the goal obviously.Copyright: Reuters
Stoke give the ball to Bafetimbi Gomis, who runs forward but then runs out of ideas 20 yards from goal and is crowded out by the Potters defence.
That's more goals in this game, that's a promise*.
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Swansea started poorly but they're now seeing more of the ball and they're shading the territorial battle.
Warning signs for Stoke.Copyright: .
Swansea fans were really riled by that Jack Butland tackle on Ande Ayew a minute ago as it was replayed twice on the large screen in case they missed it the first time. Or the second...Copyright: Reuters
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Swansea are edging play at the moment now and Jonjo Shelvey forces a save from Jack Butland from outside the penalty area. Stoke's dominant start a bit of a fading memory now (although they still lead).
Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is hugely fortunate not to concede a goal here. The England international appears to be in two minds and plays it straight to Andre Ayew. He makes up for it with a studs-up challenge on Ayew, which has really annoyed the Ghanaian. A small chance the ball might have struck Butland on an arm too from the rebound.Copyright: Reuters
Bafetimbi Gomis has Swansea's first chance from open play but his header from Jack Cork's deep right-wing cross is well off target. It was probably slightly behind the striker.
Awful play by Xherdan Shaqiri, who plays a really weak ball to a team-mate as Stoke break and Swansea intercept and counter.
BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: It's either going to be wonderful or absolutely appalling from Mr Shelvey. That free-kick was in the latter category.
Even more so after seeing that free-kick. Jonjo Shelvey, doing his best Rugby World Cup impression, hoiks his kick well over the crossbar. Three points.
Is hoiks a word? Or have I made that up?
Swansea look to have slightly steadied the ship after that start. And they have a free-kick in an attacking position now as Glenn Whelan fouls Jack Cork. Shame Gylfi Sigurdsson is on the bench...
Surely not... What's the alternative? Players know not to foul in the box, don't they?
Stoke right-back Glen Johnson, who scandalously wears number eight, fouls Jefferson Montero on the halfway line. A clever tactical foul as the winger was just about to sprint away. No booking.Copyright: Reuters
No Premier League side has scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes this season than Stoke (three) - that's 33% of their goals so far.
BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: Ashley Williams is having an absolute nightmare. Things can only get better for him. He's given away a penalty and he's just made another mistake which Stoke should have scored from.
Another cross comes in from the left - this time Joselu is the man in the centre. Ashley Williams goes for a head but fails to clear it and I think the Spaniard was surprised to see the ball actually reach him as he fails to control it. Woeful start for Swansea.
Stoke doing all the attacking - Swansea all over the place, Marko Arnautovic finds Joselu, but the Spaniard's cross into the centre is hacked clear by Angel Rangel.
BBC Radio 5 live at the Liberty StadiumQuote Message: The referee has got the penalty decision right. He has kneed him in the back of the calf.
Bojan steps up to fire into the top corner, with Lukasz Fabianski going entirely the wrong way. Maybe it will be that unexpected classic we were talking about?Copyright: Getty Images
Bojan goes on a jinky dribble from deep into the penalty area and he's clipped by Ashley Williams, who was also pulling at him. Penalty.
Swansea centre-back Ashley Williams clears a Glen Johnson cross which was coming to Joselu, the Spanish striker who is replacing Mame Biram Diouf. Diouf is absent following a family death.
Took 20 seconds before a ball was hoofed out for a throw-in. Swansea guilty of losing possession.
The Swans get us under way at the Liberty.
Swansea players do their huddle and we're in position. Just waiting for referee Robert Madley to blow his whistle.
Your surprising epic games...
Players are coming out of the tunnel - we're almost ready to go.
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It's too late for any of these players to makeGarth Crooks's team of the week,which was very balanced by his standards.Copyright: #bbcfootball
But who is starting for both teams? A reminder...
A reminder you can listen to BBC Radio 5 live commentary on this page from kick-off.
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This is a fixture which has had flashpoints in recent years.
Wales Online have documented the "six moments that explain why Swansea City v Stoke has become a fixture surrounded by bad blood" if you're interested.
Your surprising epic games. Remember when Bradford City were in the Premier League?Copyright: Getty Images
What a world we live in that Stoke have Bojan, Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic in their attacking line-up.
You suspect they probably don't miss Chris Iwelumo too much.
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Swansea manager Garry Monk, speaking on Sky Sports about the changes to his side: “It’s a team I think can help us win this game. We’ve identified where we think we can hurt Stoke and that’s the team I've decided to go with.”
Sub at Eltham: Took a lady out to watch her beloved Charlton play Cardiff at The Valley back in 2012. At 2-0 down things looked grim for the Addicks but a second-half fightback saw the game finish 5-4 to Charlton. We've never been back since but did get engaged mind.
Tom in Swansea: Swindon 5-5 Sheffield United in last season's League One play-off, as a Blades fan it was thrilling but devastating.
- Copyright: APQuote Message: Garry Monk has done fantastically. He has taken to the role really very quickly. I think his standing at the club has probably helped - he has been there a long time and been the captain. He seems to have made the transition very comfortably, so that's credit to him. from Mark Hughes Stoke City manager
- Copyright: Getty ImagesQuote Message: We need to get to a level where we are consistently performing and we did that exceptionally well last season. We have a key period in our season now, and the couple of extra days' preparation is good. from Garry Monk Swansea City boss
Big Bird: North Ferriby United vs. Wrexham in the FA Trophy final at Wembley. Ferriby are 2-0 down to a team a league above them after 75 minutes, but heroically pull it back to 2-2, forcing extra time. ET ends 3-3 and we're down to penalties. And would you believe it, the boys from a village in Humberside beat the Welsh boys 5-4 on penalties. Unbelievable.