Past meetings: Swans v Stoke
As the Swans get set to face Stoke City in their final game of the season on Sunday, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.
Here we recall three past meetings in the Premier League.
Swans 2 Stoke 0
Premier League – May 2, 2015
The Swans reached 53 points after 35 games of the 2014-15 Premier League season thanks to home victory over Stoke.
Garry Monk felt his team were short of their best in a goalless first period.
But they upped the tempo after the break and eventually took the lead on 76 minutes when Jefferson Montero scored his first Swans goal, the Ecuadorian diving to head home a Jonjo Shelvey cross.
Stoke defender Marc Wilson was then sent off for a second booking before Ki Sung-Yueng sealed the Swans’ victory late on.
The result cemented the Swans’ hold on eighth place in the table, which is where they would finish a fine season.
Swans 3 Stoke 1
Premier League – January 19, 2013
Michael Laudrup’s Swans side enjoyed a comfortable victory over Stoke despite having half an eye on their upcoming Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea.
Potters boss Tony Pulis admitted his side had been outplayed by Laudrup’s team, who went ahead thanks to Ben Davies’s first senior goal early in the second half.
Jonathan de Guzman doubled the Swans’ advantage with a curling free-kick after Charlie Adam had felled Michu on the edge of box.
Dutch international de Guzman finished off a flowing move to make it 3-1 before Michael Owen scored late on for the visitors.
Swans 2 Stoke 0
Premier League – October 2, 2011
The Swans continued their solid start to life as a Premier League club thanks to a 2-0 victory over Stoke at the Liberty Stadium.
Brendan Rodgers’s team had yet to concede a goal on home turf in the top flight, and that impressive record continued as they claimed their second Premier League win.
The Swans went ahead early on after Ryan Shawcross fouled Wayne Routledge in the penalty area and Scott Sinclair converted from the spot.
Glenn Whelan hit the post with a Stoke free-kick before Danny Graham sealed the home side’s victory late on, the striker coolly beating Asmir Begovic to claim his first Swans goal.