Last Updated: 26/02/12 4:56pm
It's been enjoyable for me being your eyes and ears this afternoon. I hope you enjoyed the game as well and please stayed tuned for all our post match reaction.
Stoke returned to winning ways as they overpowered plucky Swansea. Swansea just never really managed to find a way through the Potters defence much to Tony Pulis' delight.
Moore tries to latch onto a long ball but Begovic races to the edge of his area to collect the ball.
Whelan's cross is flicked on at the near post but no Stoke player is able to get a killer touch onto it. Another near miss for stoke
Sigurdsson tries to wriggle through a posse of Stoke defenders in the area but under challenge fails to get a clean strike on goal.
Swansea's subs have made a bit of an impact but they are really to find a way through this well marshalled defence
Shotton gets a great dilivery into the box. It goes over Jerome but Walters sneaks in behind him but can only fire into the side netting
For all the plaudits that Rodgers has recieved for their passing style, they do need a plan B for days like today when they are being crowded out.
Stoke show no signs of wilting as they keep up their high pressure approach to closing down their oponents
Rodgers has his notepad out and is in deep consultation with his coaching staff. Looks like he is about to make a change
Will Brendan Rodgers make a change? His side do need something different as they try and get back into this game
Joel has emailed in saying: Well tremmel just isn't up to it, badly missing Vorm! caulker and Williams look lost with out him! need something special this half! maybe routledge??
Swansea are really struggling to deal with Crouch's height. He's causing all types of problems for them defensively
Another long throw from Shotton causes panic in the Swansea area. Tremmel again is no where near it as Crouch flicks it on but Walters gets underneath the ball and heads over from three yards. Great chance.
Stoke press Swansea high up the pitch and win position but Walters is unable to get his delivery into the box.
Tremmel manages to punch aware Crouch's header back into the area from Etherington's searching corner.
Last-ditch defending from Swansea gets the ball out the danger zone as it looks like going through to Walters.
Stoke restart the match and know they are just 45 minutes away from stopping their four-game losing run.
But can they keep this up for another 45 minutes? Or will Swansea's fluent style get some results after the break? Send me your thoughts on how you see the second half going. I'm off to get a brew and see what the pies here are like.
Well it's advantage Stoke at half-time as they lead 2-0 against Swansea. Tony Pulis' decision to rest nine players appears for their last game against Valencia appears to be working. Stoke have been full of energy as they have chased and harried Swansea.
Rangel puts in a teasing cross but Begovic comes out and punches the cross clear but causes Graham to land awkwardly.
Dyer gets into a promising area on the right touch line but his quality is lacking on this occasion and his cross goes out
Etherington's deep cross is volley back across the area by Whelan to Crouch who just fails to get his boot on it.
Shotton's long throw is met by Crouch and slips through the hands of Tremmel as Stoke extend their lead.
As half-time beckons Stoke will be happy to head into the interval in the lead. In fairness to Stoke, they are pressing and working hard.
Good move on the edge of the Stoke area but an intricate Swansea moves breaks down. They are really playing in tight spaces and leaving little room for error.
Shotton tries to power his way past taylor on the right flank but the bounces off him and out for a goal kick
You know what you are going to get from Swansea and they will just continue to try and pick a whole through the Stoke defence.
Aaron has emailed in saying: I think swans need to show a bit more urgency and composure in front of goal! Danny graham and scott Sinclair to score! 2-1 swans!!
Graham battling for the ball in the area as it bobbles around in the area but the big striker is eventually penalised for a foul.
Taylor glides past four Stoke players and into the area but an inch perfect tackle from Upson curtails the danger
Swansea are maintining possession and are being forced backwards as Stoke close all the space in front of them. They are protecting their lead
How will Swansea react now? They have not really put a foot wrong in the game but were overpowered by Stoke at the corner
Upson loses his marker at the corner and powers his header past Tremmel who could do nothing about it.
Speaking of effort, Sinclair chases down the Stoke defence until they are forced to pass it all the way back to Begovic who clears it.
The game needs a goal. For all the effort on show by both teams, it's a little short on goal mouth action.
The contrast in styles out there is so interesting. Swansea keep fizzing that ball around looking for the space and angles to exploit
Edd Irwin has emailed in from Durban saying: I know Swansea has got a dismal away record, but Stoke are also battling to get a result in the Premier League. With all the W's playing I'm going for Stoke to win 2-1.
Swansea fan Joel has emailed in saying: . Hoping the swans deliver today! shame about Vorm but hopefully Tremmel can step up to the mark and be solid inbetween the sticks. We need to stick to the same tactics as we did at home, let them hoof the ball upfield and win the second balls instead of competing the aerial battle! 3-1 Danny graham (2) and Siggurdson - Crouch for stoke
Good move by Stoke ends with Walters' shot on the turn being blocked by Taylor. Nice approach play by Stoke
Upson climbs at the far post to get his head onto Etherington's corner but he is unable to direct his effort which goes over
Wlaters tries to cross to Crouch but his delivery is slightly behind him and Allen picks up the ball and brings it out to set up an attack.
Crouch has half a chance as Swansea fail to clear the ball properly after Tremmel had missed with a punch but Swansea clear the danger
Swansea are quickly into their customary passing style. Dyer pulls the ball back from Sinclair who balloons over from six yards.
Both teams are on 30 points and in mid-table safety and will want to reach the magical 40 point mark as quickly as possible.
At home Stoke have surprisingly faltered of late. They have not won at home in over two months, and have yet to earn a single point in 2012 at the Britannia.
Do you Stoke fans out there agree with Anne? Or is Pulis' squad big enough to cope with a long, tough season? Don't be shy - get your voice heard!!! Email in.
Anne from Stoke has emailed in saying: With no fresh faces in the transfer window for Stoke there's a danger of things getting stale. Wouldn't be so bad if Tone would use a couple of the reserves, like Arismendi, more often, but hey, that's a different universe. I'm going 1-1 with Crouch for Stoke.
Graham may have been slow to open his Premier League account for the Swans, but once he did on October 2nd, he has been the highest scoring Englishman in the league. In Sinclair, the Welsh side have a penalty expert who has scored the most spot-kicks in the league this season.
So will Tony Pulis' decision to rest so many of his first-team players against Valencia in anticipation of this match be vindicated? Or will Swansea continue their recent improvement in their away form?
Rory Delap earns a place on the bench after winning an appeal against his sending off at Crawley, while Joe Allen returns to the Swans starting line up after a hamstring injury ruled him out against Norwich.
Swansea: Tremmel, Williams, Taylor, Caulker, Rangel, Britton, Sinclair, Dyer, Allen, Sigurdsson, Graham Subs: Tate, Monk, Routledge, McEachran, Gower, Lita, Moore
Stoke: Begovic, Shawcross, Upson, Wilkinson, Shotton, Whelan, Wilson, Whitehead, Etherington, Walters Crouch subs: Sorensen, Pennant, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Fuller, Jerome
But their away form has been woeful. They have won two of their last three away games but have collected just nine points on the road this term.
Tony Pulis had an eye on this fixture as he named a much changed line-up for the second leg of their European clash against Valencia in Spain.
Stoke will be hoping for an instant return to winning ways after they were knocked out of Europe in midweek.
Good afternoon and welcome to the Britannia Stadium for the Premier League clash between Stoke and Swansea.