Match Day Thread Stoke City 2 v 1 Swansea City

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  1. Taffvalerowdy

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    Stoke City v Swansea City

    Barclays Premier League
    Date - Saturday 2 December 2017
    Time - 3:00 PM
    Venue - Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

    Following their expected defeat away at the hands of Chelsea on Wednesday evening, next up for the Swans is a daunting away trip to the Britannia Stadium - a venue where the Swans have never won in the Premier League - to face fellow strugglers, Stoke City. The Swans are 19th in the table with 9pts, 4pts behind Stoke in 16th.

    Whilst the Swans were going down 0-1 at Stamford Bridge, Stoke were on the wrong end of a 0-3 home defeat at the hands of Liverpool. Mohamed Salah came off the bench to score twice and secure an ultimately comfortable away victory for Liverpool that moved Jurgen Klopp's side up to fifth in the Premier League.

    Senegal winger Sadio Mane gave the Reds a controversial early lead, dinking the ball into the net after a marginal linesman's call.

    Since their first meeting on Christmas Day 1925, the Swans and Stoke have played each other on 68 occasions, with Swansea winning 22, Stoke winning 25 and 21 draws. Additionally, it is 16 years since the Swans last won at the Britannia, a 2-1 victory in League Division Two, courtesy of goals from Jason Price and Kristian O'Leary. James O'Connor netted a late consolation for the Potters.

    In the corresponding match last season, Stoke ran out comfortable winners 3-1. Wilfried Bony scored his first goal for Stoke before Wayne Routledge headed the visitors level in a frenetic first half in which the hosts hit the post three times.

    The volume of Stoke chances eventually told as visiting defender Alfie Mawson turned Ramadan Sobhi's shot into his own net, and Bony then nodded in a third after Joe Allen's shot was saved.



    Turning to Saturday, both sides will be desperate to get a result and Wilfried Bony will be keen to open his account for the Swans following his unsuccessful loan spell at Stoke last season - apart from his brace against the Swans! My heart says 1-1 with Bony getting off the mark in his second spell with the Swans, but my head says 2-0 to Stoke - and as usual an ex-Swan will be on the scoresheet: step forward Joey Allen.........
     
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    I'm happy with your prediction Taff.
    Let's call the game off and leave it like that <laugh>
     
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    Lose on Saturday and Stoke are in serious trouble. A relegation 6-pointer and though we ought to win (as Swansea are on a par with us) I am not confident at all. We are shipping 2 goals per game on average this season which means we have to score twice to draw and three times to win. At the moment I fear for our survival. I cannot see Everton, with Allardyce, going done and even WBA will be OK. Swansea will struggle and maybe Huddersfield and the Hammers so it's 3 from 4 for me and that includes us. Palace will also be OK though I would like to see Woy take them down. Will MH still be in charge at the end of the season?
     
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    Hard to disagree with any of that PP.
    Hopefully Hughes gets a special christmas present - a P45
     
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    If we beat you on Saturday - which I don't expect - then Leslie Mark Hughes could be gone next week.

    If you beat us, I suspect the Yanks will persevere with our Mr. Clement - cheap but unfortunately, not so cheerful.....
     
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    Rock and a hard place comes to mind
     
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    I can’t see us winning, we have just been so poor. We’ve only won 6 games in the last 30 odd games!

    Everything is wrong with us, the formation, the line up, the player apathy, the mangers mindset and the clubs delusion.
     
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    Think we've secured1 point from last 6 matches..
     
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    Apart from that, all's ticketyboo
     
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    Multiply yours by 4 and that is how bad we are......your win should be a banker.....
     
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    Should being the operative word mate.

    Whatever, may the best team win <cheers>
     
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    WE WON......HURRAY
     
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    Seconded <cheers>
     
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    Great 3 points, great fight back - disappointing performance in general though. Nothings really changed for me.
     
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