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Sung-Yeung Ki takes a short corner, Dean Whitehead manages to make a clearance.
Dean Whitehead concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Ben Davies takes the direct free kick.
Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones. Ryan Shawcross takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington, clearance made by Danny Graham.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenwyne Jones on Ashley Williams. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Marc Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer. The ball is sent over by Sung-Yeung Ki, Header by Danny Graham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Kenwyne Jones coming on for Peter Crouch.
Ben Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Kightly. Michael Kightly takes the direct free kick.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jonathan Walters misses to the left of the goal.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Jonathan Walters goes wide right of the goal.
The referee penalises Luke Moore for handball. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Glenn Whelan leaves the field to be replaced by Dean Whitehead.
Chico gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Sung-Yeung Ki produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Effort from deep inside the area by Leon Britton clears the bar.
Foul by Marc Wilson on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Sung-Yeung Ki, clearance made by Marc Wilson.
Michael Kightly concedes a free kick for a foul on Sung-Yeung Ki. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Miguel Michu on Charlie Adam, free kick awarded. Glenn Whelan crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Peter Crouch takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.
A goal is scored by Peter Crouch from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stoke 2-0 Swansea.Jonathan Walters provided the assist for the goal.
Geoff Cameron has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Foul by Leon Britton on Michael Kightly, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.
Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chico. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Adam, clearance made by Danny Graham.
Charlie Adam takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Danny Graham manages to make a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Miguel Michu misses to the right of the target.
Geoff Cameron challenges Pablo Hernandez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pablo Hernandez takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Ben Davies, save by Asmir Begovic.
Charlie Adam takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.
Michael Kightly fouled by Pablo Hernandez, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Geoff Cameron.
Danny Graham takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.
Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki, Glenn Whelan manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Kightly on Ben Davies. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki from left wing, Robert Huth makes a clearance.
Shot from long distance by Miguel Michu misses to the right of the target.
Steven Nzonzi has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner taken by Glenn Whelan, Peter Crouch grabs a headed goal from close range. Stoke 1-0 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Glenn Whelan.
Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.
Leon Britton fouled by Glenn Whelan, the ref awards a free kick. Chico restarts play with the free kick.
Sung-Yeung Ki concedes a free kick for a foul on Geoff Cameron. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line, Chico manages to make a clearance.
No injury worries for Pulis
Stoke boss Tony Pulis has a fully-fit squad to select from for Barclays Premier League clash with Swansea at the Britannia Stadium.
Midfielder Charlie Adam came off during the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea last weekend due to illness, but has recovered in time for the visit of the Swans.
One Potters player who will not feature is defender Andy Wilkinson, who serves the second match of a three-game suspension.
Pulis' team - with four draws and a defeat from their five Barclays Premier League games so far this term - welcome a Swansea side adjusting to life under new manager Michael Laudrup.
The Dane replaced Brendan Rodgers over the summer and the Swans made a bright start to the campaign, taking seven points from their first three league matches before suffering back-to-back losses against Aston Villa and Everton.
Laudrup has a tough act to follow in succeeding Rodgers, who had guided the Welsh team into the Premier League in 2011 and then an 11th-placed finish, but early signs have been encouraging, with new signing Michu particularly standing out after scoring five goals in all competitions.
The midfielder, recruited from the Spanish top flight where Laudrup had previously been working, is among a clutch of players the new boss has brought in from around the continent and Pulis feels his counterpart has made some shrewd moves.
"He has had to change it around because there are a few players who have gone," Pulis said.
"But the players he has brought in...people talk about Michu, who has done exceptionally well and scored goals, but the other players he has signed - he has a good knowledge of the European leagues and he has brought some good players in.
"It will be a tough game."
Swansea are boosted by the return of Chico Flores and Nathan Dyer from suspension.
Defender Flores has missed three games since his red card against Sunderland, while winger Dyer sat out the Capital One Cup win over Crawley after his dismissal against Everton.
Manager Michael Laudrup expects Jonathan de Guzman and Ashley Williams (both ankle) and Pablo Hernandez (knee) to shake off injuries to feature.
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm has had the rugby tackle bags out this week as he prepares for the physical challenge posed by Stoke's direct approach.
The 28-year-old Holland international, who signed a new four-year contract with the Swans on Thursday, knows he can expect a testing afternoon at the Britannia Stadium as he prepares to make his first appearance at the home of the Potters.
Vorm missed last season's 2-0 defeat, a game where Swansea were bullied out of their passing rhythm, but is fully aware of the challenge that lies ahead and has prepared accordingly.
"I don't mind that side of the game," he said. "There were some games last season when I had some bruises on my face after the game.
"Things happen and I don't mind. I like to go in there and show what you can do. I am not afraid of anybody.
"We have practised with tackle bags. Last season we did it sometimes and it is good preparation for matches like this.
"It is not only for the games against Stoke because other teams have some physical players especially from set-pieces. You have to make sure you are strong and make sure you come and fight those guys."
Swansea share their Liberty Stadium home with the Ospreys regional rugby side, but Vorm was happy to stop short of having the likes of Alun Wyn Jones and Ryan Jones help him prepare for an aerial bombardment.
He said: "We have the tackle bags at our training ground, we don't train with the Ospreys, which is good because they are even bigger than the big footballers."
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