Who Hit The Target? - Stoke City 1-0 Swansea City
Bet UK: Who Hit The Target - Martin Olsson
Martin Olsson was one of the few players who found joy on a night that the Jack Army will be hoping to forget. Cuco Martina failed to deal with attacks down Swansea’s left hand side, with Olsson, George Byers and Daniel James linking well. The 2 youngsters were handed an opportunity after injury troubles for Swansea, but both stepped up to the plate. Helped by the experience of Martin Olsson at left back, most of Swansea’s attacks came down the left.
Particularly in the first half, Olsson was involved in every Swansea attack. Playing a one-two with Byers, Olsson found himself in the Swansea box before his low cross was blocked. Nathan Dyer’s close range shot was a result of Olsson’s deep cross, as he continue to cause havoc down the wing. As Stoke grew into the game, Olsson’s attacking threat inevitably died down. Even in defence, he was rarely beaten by Tom Ince or Cuco Martina. His Premier League experience will no doubt come in useful during the remainder of the season.
Stoke City 1-0 Swansea City Match Report
Joe Allen came back to haunt Swansea City with a winning goal against his old club on Tuesday night. The Welsh midfielder scored the only goal of the game, however replays have shown that he was clearly offside in the lead up to his goal. It was a frustrating night for the Swans, who looked comfortable for long periods of the match.
Swansea started by far the brighter team. Jack Butland was forced into a couple of early saves from Kyle Naughton and the returning Nathan Dyer. Stoke began to find their feet as the first half carried on and arguably could have been ahead before the break. Joe Allen found Benik Afobe who fired low and wide of the left hand post. Tom Ince was then on the end of Diouf header in the Swansea box, but could only volley wide.
The second half started in opposite fashion to the first, with Stoke coming out the stronger side and Swansea growing into the game. Allen gave Stoke the lead just before the hour mark, when a couple of deflections put him through on goal just 12 yards out. Replays showed just how far Allen was offside, but the officials failed to spot it. Oli McBurnie was a late substitute and had a couple of chances, but couldn’t manage an equaliser. McBurnie will be expected to start at Middlesbrough this weekend, and Bet UK’s online sportsbook has betting odds of 15/2 for McBurnie to score first.
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