Toothless Stoke City swept aside by Swans


Swansea 2 Stoke 0 27/10/20 7.45

Stoke were without a shot on target in a dismal game where they even lost their keeper at half-time. Unfortunately, replacement Gunn slipped up in the second half. Here’s how the game unfolded in real time:

Michael O’Neill rests his strikers (Fletcher & Tyrese) replacing them with Vokes (who is also a striker, supposedly). So, not expecting many shots on goal then.
1.45 Swansea casually hit the post AND somehow win a corner. Stoke are still on the M4.
15.45 Adam Davies saves the day diving fearlessly at Lowe’s feet. At least he’s got off the team bus. Davies’ timing for one-on-ones is extraordinary. But has he injured himself?
29.32 0-1 !! Stoke fail to clear after Davies’ punch is flicked over & in off the post by Fulton. Stoke have got to get out of the dressing room & get into the game.
41.02 Chester gives away a free kick inches outside the area. Thankfully Grimes blasts it at Fox, who certainly felt that. It’s reduced him to a cub!
45+1 Stoke somehow fail to concede on the stroke of half time as they fumble around during a Swansea corner.
45.00 Angus Gunn replaces Davies, who actually did hurt himself in that one-on-one.
58.12 McClean kicks his way into the penalty area, leaving half of the Swansea team strewn in his wake. Still no shot on goal for Stoke.
65.20 Tyrese on for Tymon, so is MON trying to recreate the lethal Tyrese-McClean combination on the left side?
69.18 Gunn slips over & handles a back pass. Here we go!
70.05 Somehow the free kick 7 yards out is deflected out by…Mikel?  Crazy.
77.25 Stoke almost create a chance…but not quite. Need Fletcher on.
78.30 Angus Gunn makes a decent save! A minute later he makes another!
81.01 Fletcher on for…Fox!! What is this? 4-2-4??
84.01 Now Gunn is in goal, Swansea shooting from everywhere
86.05 0-2 ! Gunn messes up his punch, thwacking Palmer instead of the ball. Palmer heads it past him first. Awful keeping.