After a fantastic first 10-15 minutes especially where a series of great passing moves with Bony as the fulcrum cut through Stoke a number of times the momentum was more with Stoke from Swansea's goal onwards.
|Other than a late flurry of long range shots after Emnes' introduction late on, Stoke dominated in terms of efforts on goal after Swansea took the lead|
|Pass volumes (per 5 minutes) by Team - Swansea with majority of the ball early on and in the lead up to the penalty. Post double substitution (64 min) Swansea with another peak but then going more direct from about the 70th minute onwards|
There was a lot of focus in the ball played into Bony's feet with his back to goal, a lot of the time it worked well and there was some great hold up play by him at times. When it didn't work however, either through a bad pas or bad control Stoke often had the opportunity to then break on Swansea's defence.
In a follow up blog I'll be trying to put some video's together looking at this in more detail.
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