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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Krkic spot on to seal valuable victory for Stoke at Swansea

Stoke City's Bojan Krkic (left) celebrates scoring his sideÄôs first goal of the game
Stoke City's Bojan Krkic (left) celebrates scoring his sideÄôs first goal of the game

A resurgent Stoke continued their Premier League revival following a narrow 1-0 win over Swansea last night.

The Potters had made their worst ever start to a Premier League season after failing to win any of their opening six matches.

However, Mark Hughes' side followed up league wins over Bournemouth and Aston Villa with victory in south Wales.

Stoke struck the winner inside the opening four minutes when Bojan Krkic's fine run was rewarded with a penalty after Swans defender Ashley Williams upended him in the box.

Krkic was on hand to fire the ball into the top right-hand corner.

There followed a pretty uneventful first half with Swansea on top butfailing to overly threaten the Stoke goal.

That changed in the second half, however, with Jonjo Shelvey coming closest for the home side when his shot from 10 yards out sent through the leg of Stoke keeper Jack Butland but rebounded off the far post.

Still Swansea sought an opening as Stoke retreated into their own half in a bid to close out the victory.

Ireland international Marc Wilson, meanwhile, was an unused substitute for the Potters.

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