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19th January 2017

Swansea City 2-0 Port Vale
League One: Saturday, January 19, 2008



The Swans bounced back from an FA Cup upset to Havant & Waterlooville by easing off struggling Port Vale at the Liberty.
The League One leaders extended their advantage at the top to five points thanks to goals from Ferrie Bodde and Darren Pratley.
Dutchman Bodde fired Roberto Martinez's side ahead just before the half-hour mark following good work from Tom Butler.
And Pratley made sure of the points two minutes into the second half as he rifled home into the bottom corner.
It proved a successful season for the Swans, who went on to lift the League One title and earn promotion into the Championship.

Swans: Dorus de Vries, Angel Rangel, Alan Tate, Garry Monk, Marcos Painter, Leon Britton, Ferrie Bodde, Darren Pratley (Guillem Bauza, 66), Tom Butler, Paul Anderson (Febian Brandy, 82), Jason Scotland (Andy Robinson, 75).
Subs not used: Kevin Austin, Kristian O'Leary.

Port Vale: Anyon, Pilkington, Lowe, Mulligan (Slater, 70), Glover (Mikaelsson, 57), Herd, Harsley, Whitaker, Edwards (Perry, 57), Rodgers, Eckersley.
Subs not used: Martin, Cardle. 

Attendance: 12,310


Swansea City 3-1 Stoke City
Premier League: Saturday, January 19, 2013



Ben Davies scored his first Swansea City goal while Jonathan de Guzman bagged a brace as Stoke City were brushed aside 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium.
After a goal-less first half, the Swans made their chances count after the break as Davies shrugged off Jonathan Walters and Ryan Shawcross before firing into the bottom corner to give the hosts a 49-minute lead.
Things got better seven minutes later as Jonathan de Guzman curled home a delightful free-kick past Asmir Begovic, before the Dutchman scored his sixth of the season after some fine play from substitute Danny Graham.
Michael Owen did pull one back in added on time to deny the Swans a cleansheet, but more importantly the three points meant Michael Laudrup's side are now six unbeaten in the league.
It moved the Swans onto 33 points from 23 games.



Swans: Michel Vorm, Angel Rangel, Garry Monk (capt), Ashley Williams, Ben Davies, Ki Sung-Yueng, Jonathan de Guzman, Michu (Leon Britton, 78), Wayne Routledge, Pablo Hernandez (Roland Lamah, 64), Itay Shechter (Danny Graham, 74).
Subs not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Dwight Tiendalli, Kyle Bartley, Nathan Dyer.

Stoke: Asmir Begovic, Geoff Cameron, Robert Huth, Glenn Whelan, Steven N'Zonzi, Charlie Adam (Cameron Jerome, 63), Ryan Shawcross (capt), Dean Whitehead, Jonathan Walters, Peter Crouch (Kenwyne Jones, 63), Matthew Etherington (Michael Owen, 85).
Subs not used: Thomas Sorensen, Wilson Palacios, Matthew Upson, Michael Kightly.

Attendance: 19,603