Last Updated: 19/01/13 4:53pm
Michael Owen scores for Stoke, and that's his first goal for the clubm, a smart header. Just a consolation
Swansea have been different class during this second half, and their play has been wonderful to watch at times. Stoke have had nothing in reply to make that difference.
That's a wonderful team goal. Danny Graham gets the assist with a delightful flicked layoff, and De Guzman finishes with ease. Game. Over.
Huge appeals for handball from Swansea, but again the ball was too close for the penalty to be awarded
Schechter departs and Danny Graham gets an unbelievable reception from the Swansea fans. They clearly want him to stay
Swansea now firmly back in stride, passing the ball around with real verve as their fans offer the occasional ole
Stoke are enjoying much of the ball, and Cameron Jerome manages to put the ball over from about two yards. A terrible miss
Glenn Whelan fires in a free kick, which for a moment looks as if it may loop over Vorm, but the keeper holds on
Stoke will move to 4-4-2 after the changes, and Jerome and Jones are likely to be a pair that can be hit directly from defence and out wide
Corner to Stoke, and both Huth and Shawcross are denied by solid defending. Stoke are looking to make some changes to try and alter the course of this game
The verve has been slightly taken out of the game by the two goals, but that is all credit to Swansea
Michael Laudrup will have demanded greater accuracy from his strikers, but it is a defender and a midfielder who have scored for the Swans
When you have quality like that from set piece areas (and from a defensive midfielder), you are certain to cause sides problems.
Peter Crouch penalised for a foul for probably the fifth time today. He feels less than happy about the decision
Fantastic block from Whitehead to stop Michu scoring. He dived in front of the Spaniard. He stopped a certain goal
Brilliant goal from left back Ben Davies. His first senior goal, and he holds off Jonathan Walters before finishing like a striker into the bottom corner
Rangel crosses after a fabulous pass from Williams. The ball breaks to De Guzman, who shoots well over.
Half time. Slightly flat, although Michu should have given Swansea the lead from six yards. Join me for more in fifteen minutes
Ashley Williams miskicks from a corner and it is clear. Stoke break and Etherington forces Vorm into a diving save. Our first shot on target
Rangel again attacks down the right, and he is starting to threaten for the Swans. Hernandez then wins a corner
Chance for Michu! Huge chance for the Swans. Rangel dispossesses Etherington and crosses the ball in. From seven yards out, Michu misses the target with his header.
Opportunity for Davies, who turns in the area, whose shot is blocked by Huth. From the corner, Ki fires wide at the near post. Better from Swansea
We have our second corner and Swansea's first. De Guzman takes, but again it hits the first man. It breaks to Hernandez, whose shot is deflected wide
That spell has got the crowd going, which is causing a better atmosphere. Up until the now, the game has been a touch too flat
Peter Crouch has a shot from the edge of the area, but again goes over. We've had six shots so far, all off target.
Michu again can only hit the ball high over the bar when presented with a chance on his left foot. The Spaniard has been quiet so far.
Begovic is receiving a number of backpasses, which he is seemingly hitting as high into the air as he can
Half way through the first half now, and neither keeper has had to make a save as yet. Ki's wild longe range effort the only shot
Wayne Routledge penalised for a foul in the Stoke area on Whitehead. Home crowd not happy with that decision, or the apparent timewasting from Stoke
Ki shoots from 30 yards, but the ball comfortably goes over and wide. The crowd that had urged the effort then groan when it goes over!
Stoke resorting slightly to a more direct approach, but Jonathan Walters has no luck in consecutive aerial duels
Michu penalised for a foul in the area on Ryan Shawcross. He gets a talkign to, and in fairness it looked a nasty one. No complaints from the Stoke man
Stoke now able to get onto the ball in midfield and exert their way back into the match. No huge chances created thus far
Etherington does well down the left and forces Monk to conceded a throw win. Swansea clear the resultant set piece
Stoke get a free kick which Etherington sends into the box. Swansea do well to clear through a series of headers
Much of the play has been down the right wing, where Hernandez will be looking to test out stand-in left back Geoff Cameron
A typically attractive passing move from Swansea. Stoke clear, but the home side have started brightly
Swansea gain a free kick out wide, and Stoke have been harried in possession on a number of occasions
Swansea have the first chance, with Hernandez having a shot tipped wide. In any case, the flag was up.
The two teams change ends, and we will have a minute's applause to celebrate the life of ex-Swansea midfielder Geoff Thomas, who died on Monday aged 64. A nice touch.
Swansea were unable to hold a full training session yesterday because of the snow, whilst Stoke were forced to play 120 minutes against Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Any hangovers from those events?
Just under ten minutes until kick off, and the ground is filling up nicely. Not many have been put off by the cold it seems, which is ncie to see
Both sides come into this game with identical records in their last seven Premier League games: W1 D4 L2, but Swansea will fancy their chances after just two defeats in 17 home games in all competitions
Brisbane Stokie (I think they support the away side) focuses on the line ups: "Crouch in the starting 11 ahead of Jones is the big story for us. Is Jones on his way?"
The pitch may well cut up as the match progresses, but it must be said that it looks in great nick considering the weather
Tony Pulis: "Michael has done a fantastic job there. He has a great knowledge of the Spanish league, and I think he's worked that oracle really well. He has impressed me with the way they have set themselves up and the way they have gone about their business."
Michael Laudrup: "Saturday's game is very important. It is a home game, which means we want to get three points and get closer to the 40-point mark. Then, when we arrive at that point, we can see how many games are left. We are at a very good level right now. There are 16 games to go and we still need to carry as we have been."
STOKE: Begovic, Cameron, Huth, Shawcross (c), Etherington, Adam, Nzonzi, Whitehead, Whelan, Walters, Crouch SUBS: Sorensen, Upson, Kightly, Palacios, Owen, Jerome, Jones.
SWANS: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Monk (c), Davies, de Guzman, Ki, Michu, Routledge, Hernandez, Shechter. SUBS: Tremmel, Bartley, Tiendalli, Britton, Dyer, Lamah, Graham.
Swansea (evens) are being well backed to inflict a third straight Premier League defeat on Stoke. All three Premier League meetings between these two sides have ended 2-0 and it's 8/1 for Michael Laudrup's side to win by the same margin. Michu is 4/1 to net the opening goal for the Swans, while Peter Crouch, who has a good record against the Welsh side, is 13/2 to break the deadlock and 2/1 to net in 90 minutes.
There has been some frightful weather in South Wales in the last few days, so a huge well done to the stadium staff who have ensured that this game goes ahead