Match Highlights – Stoke City 1 Swansea City 1

Harry Darling’s 89th-minute header secured Swansea City a draw against Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.

In a match low on quality with very few clear-cut chances, Stoke took the lead in the second half from Daniel Johnson’s penalty, awarded after Ryan Mmaee was fouled in the area with just over 20 minutes remaining.

At that point, the Swans whose only real shot of note was Jamie Paterson’s effort, seemed to be heading for defeat. However, Alan Sheehan’s side finished the game strongly and earned a hard-fought point when Harry Darling arrived at the far post to head home a Matt Grimes corner in the 89th minute to send the 339 away fans home happy.

Making just one change from the weekend win, Jerry Yates came in for Yannick Bolasie, who was named on the bench for this fixture.

The Swans will be grateful for a point on the road, but in truth this was a dismal game between two poor sides.

Alan Sheehan reacts to Swansea’s draw at Stoke

This is what caretaker boss Alan Sheehan had to say in his post-match press-conference after the game against Stoke.

The Swans host Middlesbrough at the stadium on Saturday in their next EFL Championship game.

Team Lineups

Swansea City: Carl Rushworth, Josh Key, Jay Fulton, Ben Cabango, Harry Darling, Matt Grimes (captain), Jerry Yates (Liam Walsh 66), Jamal Lowe (Liam Cullen 75), Jamie Paterson (Ollie Cooper 75), Josh Tymon, Charlie Patino (Yannick Bolasie 46). 

Unused Substitutes: Andy Fisher, Kyle Naughton, Bashir Humphreys, Sam Parker, Cameron Congreve.

Stoke City: Jack Bonham, Lynden Gooch, Ben Pearson, Michael Rose, Wouter Burger (Jordan Thompson 81), Daniel Johnson (Bae Jun-ho 72), Ki-Jana Hoever, Ryan Mmaee, Luke McNally, Junior Tchamadeu (Nathan Lowe 90), Josh Laurent (captain).

Unused Substitutes: Tommy Simkin, Andre Vidigal, Dwight Gayle, Wesley, Ciaran Clark, Mehdi Leris.

Referee: David Webb

Attendance: 18,550 including 339 Swansea fans.

Match Highlights

Watch extended highlights of the Swans draw at Stoke City in the Championship.

Feature Image Credit: Swansea City Football Club