Penalty To Swansea
Over the past few years this game has had some strange refereeing decisions that have gone the way for the Swans in most cases
None were more controversial than in the last meeting between the sides when Jack Clarke was adjudged to have fouled Kyle Naughton in the 96th minute to concede a penalty which Ayew scored. That was a winning goal in a game that Stoke deserved a point from.
How do we usually fair against Swansea
Tuesdays fixture will be the 77th meeting since the first in 1925. Stoke have the better of those, winning 30 games to Swansea’s 25.
There hasn’t been a draw between the sides in the last 10, Stoke have won 6 in that time but have lost the last two.
The last time we won at the Liberty Stadium it was another late goal, Scott Hogan 90th minute winner after ex Swan Sam Clucas equalised. Andrew Ayew had got Swansea off to a great start scoring after 54 seconds. The win was the Potters first win of the season.
Last two results
Swansea 2-0 Stoke
Stoke 1-2 Swansea
Swansea sit 19th in the league having failed to win either of their first two league games. Swansea started the season with a 2-1 defeat away at Blackburn. The did get a points at home versus Sheffield United. Swansea did put in a decent performance in the cup though Beating a changed Reading side 3-0
Who to watch out for.
Swansea are at a crossroad when it come to the club. Having only just changed manager and lost their best player in Andrew Ayew, they are short on the recognised names of previous seasons. Tricky midfielder Yan Dhanda is still at the club but hasn’t featured much.
How Stoke could line up.
Mario Vrancic is still a doubt having complained of a tight hamstring during training on Friday. O’Neill played 5-3-2 against Birmingham and that could be his go to formation for away games, time will tell. Stoke missed Browns running against Birmingham and can see him coming back into the starting XI in place of Steven Fletcher
What do you think the result will be?