BLAST FROM THE PAST: Swans v Stoke
1st May 2015
Swansea City 2-0 Stoke
Barclays Premier League - Sunday, October 2 2011
Scott Sinclair's first-half penalty and Danny Graham's first goal for the club secured a hard-earned win over Stoke at the Liberty.
This was the Swans' second Premier League victory as they remained unbeaten on home soil after winning promotion to the top-flight.
The home side took the lead when Wayne Routledge was tripped by Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross inside the box, leaving Sinclair to step up and coolly convert for his second goal of the season.
Swansea began to dominate as Sinclair saw another effort blocked, while Stoke were relying on set-pieces to mount a threat on Michel Vorm's goal.
But Vorm was called into action before the break as he produced a superb save to tip a dipping from Jon Walters over the crossbar.
Both sides exchanged chances after the restart as the game hung in the balance, but Stoke came mightily close just past the hour mark as Glen Whelan's free kick came back off the post.
Sinclair forced Asmir Begovic into a smart save at the other end as the Swans looked to extend their advantage, with a second goal eventually arriving five minutes from time.
Danny Graham capitalised on a loose ball before keeping his composure to coolly fire past the keeper - his first goal since a summer move from Watford.
SWANS: Vorm, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Taylor, Allen, Gower, Routledge (Moore, 66), Dyer, Sinclair, Graham (Lita, 90).
STOKE: Begovic, Shawcross, Wilkinson, Woodgate, Whelan, Wilson (Huth, 33), Pennant (Shotton, 80), Whitehead, Delap (Jerome, 54), Walters, Crouch.