skip to content
Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Bony.
The referee ends the match.
Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Bony.
Clearance by Jose Alberto Canas.
Clearance by Jordi Amat.
Clearance by Wilfried Bony.
Clearance by Angel Rangel.
Leon Britton goes off and Jordi Amat comes on.
Shot by Oussama Assaidi went wide left of the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Adam.
Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Oussama Assaidi.
Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman from the left by-line.
Shot by Jonathan de Guzman. Asmir Begovic parries the ball away.
Clearance by Ashley Williams.
A cross is delivered by Leon Britton.
Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance.
Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Guidetti.
Marvin Emnes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Dyer.
The referee penalises Wilfried Bony for handball.
Clearance made by Angel Rangel.
Unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie by Wayne Routledge results in a free kick.
Steven Nzonzi manages to make a clearance.
Wilfried Bony takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.
Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Pablo Hernandez leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan de Guzman.
Peter Odemwingie fouled by Ben Davies, the ref awards a free kick.
Nathan Dyer takes the free kick.
Charlie Adam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Charlie Adam and misses to the right of the goal.
Leon Britton is booked.
Foul by Leon Britton on Charlie Adam, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Chico Chico.
Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Angel Rangel.
Clearance made by Ashley Williams.
(Stoke) makes a substitution, with John Guidetti coming on for Glenn Whelan.
Free kick taken by Charlie Adam.
Unfair challenge on Oussama Assaidi by Chico Chico results in a free kick.
Clearance by Geoff Cameron.
Chico manages to make a clearance.
Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Erik Pieters by Pablo Hernandez results in a free kick.
Pablo Hernandez fouled by Erik Pieters, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Erik Pieters.
Oussama Assaidi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marko Arnautovic.
(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Steven Nzonzi coming on for Jonathan Walters.
Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Pablo Hernandez.
Centre by Nathan Dyer.
Jose Alberto Canas makes a clearance.
Chico Chico Chico Chico Chico scores a headed goal. Stoke 1-1 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Pablo Hernandez.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Pablo Hernandez.
Jonathan Walters delivers the ball.
The second half begins.
Short corner worked by Pablo Hernandez.
Wilfried Bony takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.
Wilfried Bony takes a shot. Blocked by Marc Wilson.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Clearance by Ryan Shawcross.
The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge.
Corner taken by Pablo Hernandez from the left by-line.
The ball is swung over by Ben Davies.
Jose Alberto Canas challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance by Ben Davies.
The referee cautions Charlie Adam for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick taken by Leon Britton.
Nathan Dyer fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick.
Ben Davies manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Wayne Routledge offside.
Foul by Erik Pieters on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded.
Shot by Jonathan Walters. Parried by Michel Vorm back into danger.
Chico makes a clearance.
Nathan Dyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Erik Pieters.
Pablo Hernandez delivers the ball.
Jose Alberto Canas takes a shot and went wide left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Geoff Cameron on Ben Davies.
Pablo Hernandez takes a shot. Jonathan Walters gets a block in.
Free kick taken by Pablo Hernandez.
Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Marc Wilson results in a free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Adam.
Marko Arnautovic takes a shot. Parried by Michel Vorm back into danger.
Erik Pieters crosses the ball.
Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.
Peter Crouch scores with their right foot. Stoke 1-0 Swansea.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot and bounced off the post.
Ben Davies makes a clearance.
Foul by Leon Britton on Peter Odemwingie, free kick awarded.
Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Odemwingie on Angel Rangel.
Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
Wilfried Bony challenges Marc Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Erik Pieters.
Leon Britton manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by Geoff Cameron.
Wayne Routledge crosses the ball.
The ball is swung over by Angel Rangel.
Corner taken by Ben Davies.
The ball is sent over by Charlie Adam.
Odemwingie form pleases Hughes
Stoke manager Mark Hughes is backing Peter Odemwingie to find a new lease of life after the striker finally ended his goal drought at the weekend.
At the end of the January transfer window, Hughes signed Odemwingie from Cardiff in a swap deal which saw Kenwyne Jones head to south Wales.
The 32-year-old striker opened his account for the Potters in a 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday, his first goal for four months and in 16 matches.
Ahead of Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash at the Britannia Stadium with Swansea, who were linked with a move for Odemwingie last summer, Hughes believes the Nigerian has been a breath of fresh air.
"We have been really pleased with him since he came in," said Hughes.
"He is a good personality. He's certainly added to the team and the group, and his goal at the weekend showed what he brings to the table in an area where we were lacking.
"He is a player who is prepared to run in behind with pace, and then have a cool head and the ability to take chances when presented.
"All in all we have been very pleased with what he has produced.
"He has only had three games with us, so he is going to get better the more games he plays.
"But the initial reaction, with what he brings to the party, is really good."
Given the situation in the bottom half of the table, with 11 clubs separated by just seven points, Hughes knows every game against one of those teams is vital.
With Swansea leading that pack of 11 in 10th place, and with Stoke a point adrift, the game is one of those City must not lose if they are to steer clear of relegation.
"It's important because they are in and around us, one point away," assessed Hughes.
"Because of the way the league is, with so many teams in and around the same area, the same points total, you need to take points off those teams.
"That's the situation we have in front of us, and against a Swansea side that had a good result at the weekend (beating Cardiff 3-0).
"But we feel we're in decent form after beating Manchester United last time out at the Britannia and putting in a good performance at Southampton.
"So we're obviously now looking to build on that."
Hughes is likely to be without strikers Marko Arnautovic (ankle) and Oussama Assaidi (hamstring), along with centre-back Robert Huth (knee), but Marc Wilson is poised to return after illness.
Meanwhile, Garry Monk has told his Swansea players Wednesday's trip is a more important game than Saturday's south Wales derby.
Monk's tenure in charge following Michael Laudrup's sacking could hardly have started better, as the Swans eased to a handsome 3-0 win over near-neighbours Cardiff.
The result moved the Swans four points clear of the bottom three, and into the top half of the Barclays Premier League table.
But there is little time to dwell on the derby triumph with a trip to the Britannia Stadium - where Swansea have lost on their two Premier League visits - looming.
And Monk admits the application his side show against the Potters will tell him more than the one-off atmosphere of a derby.
"Last weekend was Cardiff, the big rivals, but if anything the game at Stoke is even bigger," he said.
"We managed to do the first part of the job right against Cardiff and this is probably the most important game out of the two in terms of continuing that momentum and making sure it isn't just a one-off.
"You always worry after a massive game like that with everything that was on it, if mentally it takes it out of the players for the next game, especially when there is such a short space of time.
"But, looking at them in training, they know their job, know they have to remain focused and need to win the points."
Swansea's previous visits to face the Potters both ended in 2-0 defeats, with Peter Crouch netting three of the four goals conceded.
"Chelsea v Tottenham"
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk