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Britannia Stadium (ATT 27,330) 29th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Moss

Stoke Stoke City vs Swansea City Swansea

Stoke 2

P Crouch (12, 36)


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  1. Many thanks for joining me, and hope to see you again soon.

  2. Swansea are now three league games without a win, point or goal. It is beginning to look a little worrying, as they seemed so uninventive and shaky during the first half. They did improve after the break, but that is little consolation to the travelling fans.

  3. All over at the Britannia, where Stoke have comfortably beaten a lacklustre Swansea side 2-0. Swansea paid the price for a poor first half.

  4. 90+3

    Stoke are passing the ball round comfortably, perfectly aware that nothing else is required. Three valuable points, not before time.

  5. 90+1

    Walters' shot is deflected for a corner after more sloppy work from Chico Flores.

  6. 90

    We're into four minutes of injury time, and the game is dribbling to an evident finish

  7. 88

    I should report that Ki's shirt has his initials on the back, and reads 'Ki.S.Y.' Lovely stuff.

  8. 87

    It is Crouch's last action, to be replaced by Kenwyne Jones. Michael Owen will be suitably glum on the bench.

  9. 86

    Peter Crouch attempts an overhead kick but it's an air shot from the Stoke striker. That would have been some hat-trick goal, but not to be. A wry smile from Crouch.

  10. 85

    Matthew Etherington has looked hungry since his introduction, and he powers down the left wing before crossing for Walters, whose diving header is wide

  11. 83

    Michael Kightly, who scored on his Stoke debut, fires wide from 30 yards, his low shot never troubling Vorm in goal

  12. 81

    Glenn Whelan has picked up a knock, and will be replaced by Dean Whitehead. It looks like a hamstring problem for the Republic of Ireland international.

  13. 81

    Into the last ten minutes and it looks as if Stoke may be coasting to victory

  14. 79

    Matthew Etherington is through on goal but forced wide. His cross finds Peter Crouch at the back post, who clips the bar with a header looking for his hat-trick.

  15. 77

    Geoff Cameron has been solid for Stoke today, but his crosses have been consistently overhit. In fairness, he is playing out of position at right back.

  16. 75

    Second change for Swansea, and Michu is the man replaced. The Spaniard hasn't had much of an impact, and his place is taken by Luke Moore

  17. 74

    Terrific noise in the Britannia Stadium as Stoke press for a third goal and win an attacking throw in. They win a corner from the long throw.

  18. 72

    On his 100th Premier League appearance, Marc Wilson has a black eye to mark the occasion, caught in the face by a stray boot from Michu. No blame can be attached to the Spaniard.

  19. 71

    Etherington's first contribution is to concede a corner with a neat sliding challenge, but the resulting corner ends in a free kick to Stoke for a high boot in the box

  20. 70

    Into the last twenty minutes, and it does appear that Stoke may have weathered the storm here.

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10 Stoke City 27 39
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