Match Day Thread Swansea City v Stoke City

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    Swansea City v Stoke City

    Competition - Sky Bet Championship
    Date - 9 April 2019
    Kick off - 7.45pm
    Venue - Liberty Stadium

    Following their emphatic 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough, next up for Graham Potter’s Swansea squad is a home match against Stoke City.

    The Swans produced another top-drawer performance to beat Boro and maintain their (very) faint Championship play-offs hopes.

    They comprehensively outplayed Middlesbrough to consign them to a sixth successive defeat and increase the scrutiny on manager Tony Pulis.

    The Swans played wonderful attacking football in the first half, overwhelming their opponents with their pace and movement to lead 2-0 thanks to Matt Grimes' penalty and Wayne Routledge's neat low finish.

    The second half was a stroll for the hosts, who added a third as Bersant Celina's artfully disguised cross to the back post was volleyed in by Connor Roberts, rendering George Saville's late volley for Boro academic.

    Whilst the Swans were demolishing Boro, Peter Etebo scored the first goal that Stoke have managed since top-scorer Benik Afobe found the net for their second goal in a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest on 2 March.

    But things would be helped if Stoke could take a penalty.

    On the stroke of half-time, City missed the chance to double their lead when Benik Afobe was brought down in the box but Bojan Krkic's penalty was saved.

    Krkic became the latest spot-kick culprit at Ewood Park to continue his side's shambolic run. They have now missed 10 of their past 13 penalties.

    Turning to Tuesday evening, I’m hoping that the Swans will continue their fine form and will win 2-0. <cheers>

    That said, returning former Swans usually do well against us, and Stoke may well have 3 in their line up, Clucas, Ash & Joey. Knowing our luck, each will score and we will lose 3-2 <yikes>
     
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    Hi Taff

    0-0 <cheers>
     
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    Taffvalerowdy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Nick, thought I’d copy the match thread on your site <cheers>
     
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    Quite honestly, apart from you, me and PH on Word Association, this site is dead.
    Hey ho
     
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    Well let’s keep it going as long as we can <cheers>
     
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