How they rated

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT ON SUNDAY - BY AN­DREW GWILYM

LUKASZ FABI­AN­SKI

Had a cou­ple of ner­vous mo­ments with the ball at his feet, but was his usual de­pend­able self with his gloves. Very lit­tle he could do about either goal.

KYLE NAUGHTON

Reg­u­larly of­fered an out­let down the right flank with­out ever find­ing the fi­nal ball, or threat­en­ing to do so. Held his own de­fen­sively, but touch off his back set the ball up for Mame Diouf to find the net.

MIKE VAN DER HOORN

Has been solid in the ab­sence of Fed­erico Fer­nan­dez and was for the most part here. How­ever, was caught the wrong side of Shaqiri fol­low­ing Fer’s er­ror, and his un­for­tu­nate slip re­sulted in panic for Stoke’s sec­ond.

AL­FIE MAW­SON

A solid enough out­ing from the cen­tre-half, but will know he was for­tu­nate to get away with his er­ror in be­ing robbed by Diouf in the first half.

MARTIN OLS­SON

Set-up Bony’s goal with a cross into the Ivo­rian’s path and mo­tored down the left reg­u­larly but, like Naughton, on the op­po­site flank, that fi­nal bit of qual­ity was of­ten ab­sent.

LEROY FER

Pro­vided some im­pe­tus in the Swans mid­field and made sev­eral good runs. But he blot­ted his copy­book badly by dal­ly­ing on the ball to al­low Stoke to nip in and pounce for the equaliser, it com­pletely changed the game.

KI SUNG-YUENG

Did his best to keep Swansea tick­ing in pos­ses­sion and made one vi­tal in­ter­cep­tion as Stoke looked set to cap­i­talise on a Maw­son er­ror.

SAM CLU­CAS

He was neat and tidy, and of­fered some en­ergy with runs for­ward. But lack of con­fi­dence is clear to see as he bun­gled an at­tempted fin­ish in the sec­ond half.

JOR­DAN AYEW

It would be un­fair to make him a scape­goat, but the Ghana­ian re­mains hugely frus­trat­ing. On sev­eral oc­ca­sions he de­manded a pass from his team-mates, and then stopped his run when they granted his wish.

TAMMY ABRA­HAM

Be­came vis­i­bly frus­trated at the lack of ser­vice, but rarely threat­ened to get in­volved and avoid be­ing on the pe­riph­ery of the game.

SUB­STI­TUTES

Tom Car­roll 6 (for Clu­cas, 73): A cou­ple of de­cent de­liv­er­ies threat­ened dur­ing one de­cent Swansea spell. Oli McBurnie 5 (for Ayew, 73): Asked to play in an un­fa­mil­iar number 10 role. Re­nato Sanches 5 (for Fer, 85): Min­i­mal time to make an im­pact.

STOKE CITY

But­land; Zouma, Shawcross, Martins Indi (Wim­mer 53); Diouf, Fletcher (Afel­lay 70), Allen, Pi­eters; Shaqiri, Crouch, Choupo-Mot­ing (Ra­madan 70). Subs not used: Grant, Ber­ahino, Jese, Adam.

REF­EREE

Craig Paw­son.

AT­TEN­DANCE

28,261.

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