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Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night one and all

    Right, that's a wrap from us tonight as Wilfried Bony finally gets his 2016 up and running.

    Tomorrow it's all about the Champions League. See you there? 

  2. What next?

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Stoke travel to West Ham on Saturday and then play Bournemouth, Watford and Burnley. The show could go on? 

  3. 'It was written in the stars'

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Stoke City

    Wilfried Bony

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "I was frustrated at times because we had all manner of chances to put the game to bed.

    "Swansea, I feel, will get out of the predicament they are in. You saw they have quality on the pitch.

    "Wilfried Bony, it was always likely to happen, it was written in the stars tonight and it happens so often. He and Joe Allen have been excellent since they came here.

    "Joe Allen is an outstanding footballer. He has that knack of anticipating where the ball is going to land and that is why I have pushed him further forwards."

  4. 'We got the job done'

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Stoke City

    Stoke boss Mark Hughes on Sky Sports: "Our attacking play was really good today - any number of chances could have gone in but we got the job done.

    "It was great to get a third straight win, enabling us to get into a position where we feel more comfortable. We do not feel like a team that belongs in the bottom half.

    "It was important to win today and get into that middle group of teams and we now have the same amount of points we had at this stage last season.

    "Wilfried Bony had been playing well - his general play had been good and it was only a matter of time before he scored.

    "Wilfried and Joe Allen have been outstanding since they have come here and they are doing a great job."

  5. Post update

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Wilfried Bony seems a relieved man after scoring his first goals since Boxing Day...

  6. What's next?

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Manchester United at home, Everton away. It doesn't get much easier for Swansea and Bob Bradley. 

  7. 'In key moments we were second best'

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Swansea City

    Swansea boss Bob Bradley: "We had some good stretches but overall we lack confidence and in key moments we were second best tonight.

    "There is no easy solution to getting confidence back. When you are going through a bad stretch you have to have belief. It was 1-1 at half-time but we didn't start the second half in a way that suggested we could win the game.

    "It can be given as a penalty, it continued in to the box. The referee could have stood by his original decision." 

  8. Post update

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Bob Bradley says that his team are very short of confidence at the moment. He's got a bulging in-tray hasn't he? 

  9. Post update

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Joe Allen

    This is Joe Allen's joint best return for goals/assists in a Premier League season (6) since 2011-12 (also 6).

    He also said that he is confident that former club Swansea will be fine this season.

    Are you?

  10. 'It's a goal drought for me'

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Stoke City

    Joe Allen

    Stoke midfielder Joe Allen: "We managed to get three goals but hit the woodwork three times as well, you can't ask much more than that in the Premier League.

    "The fixture list didn't help us at the start of the season, we were shipping goals and we have tightened up. We had the confidence that it would turn around.

    "It's a goal drought for me, two games without a goal! I've never had a run of games in that position before [number 10] so I am still getting used to it but I am really enjoying it. So long as I can chip in with some goals and create chances, I might stay there."

  11. Post update

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Every team will be buying in January though - it can't always come down to that can it?

  12. #bbcfootball

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Si's Insights: Something tells me that Swansea have broken the model that served them so well from Rodgers to Monk

    Arminder Sidhu: Finally the decision to stick with Bony in my Fantasy team for last 5 gameweeks has paid off!!!

  13. Swans need to back Bradley

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    John Hartson

    Ex-Wales striker

    Quite an Inept performance from Swansea tonight.. hope Bob Bradley can be given some funds to add some new acquisitions in January.  

    Swansea react at full-time
  14. 'Every game I push myself'

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Stoke City

    Wilfried Bony

    Stoke striker Wilfried Bony: "I am happy that we won, that's three games in a row and it's a great result. It is crazy that my first goals come against my ex-team, it is disappointing for them but that is how football happens.

    "I have missed some chances but I knew the goals would come. Every game I push myself."

  15. 'Swansea in for a long season'

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Chris Waddle

    Former England winger on 5 live Sport

    Stoke are better than Swansea at the moment. 

    Given time and space Swansea are a good footballing side but who is going to put the ball in the net? I think they are in for a long season. They miss a leader at the back.

    The key for Stoke is keeping their tempo going for a full 90 minutes because when they came off the pace tonight Swansea got at them very easily.

    Fernando Llorente
  16. Post update

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    That's three wins in a row for Stoke now, tacked on to the end of a draw at Old Trafford. After an awful start to the season Mark Hughes has quickly turned things around.

    Mid-table season coming up? 


    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Mark Hughes with an almost apologetic handshake for Bob Bradley. Game over. 

  18. 'Swans in for a long season'

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Chris Waddle

    Former England winger on 5 live Sport

    Stoke are good when they play high tempo but when they step off the pace teams can get at them as Swansea have shown on occasion.

    Swansea are very naive and I think they are in for a very long season.

    Swansea look dejected
  19. Post update

    Stoke 3-1 Swansea

    Plenty of fans choosing to get going and beat the traffic as Wilfried Bony is announced as man of the match.

    Swansea will stay in 19th place, five points adrift now. Stoke climb to 12th, just tucked in behind champions Leicester. 

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    Alex Haworth: Why did the referee let the linesman overrule him anyway? Not like he was in a much better position.