Stoke duo Allen, Whelan set to return for Swansea trip
- Author: Myrtle Hill Apr 23, 2017,
Apr 23, 2017, 2:09
Jack Butland's return to Stoke's first team after an absence of over a year didn't end in a fairytale for the England worldwide goalkeeper as strugglers Swansea emerged 2-0 winners in Saturday's Premier League clash.
"I am very proud of the team today", Clement told Match of the Day. In the event the difference had gone to five points with four to play the job could happen to be quite hard.
"In key areas of the field we lacked that, you've obviously got to be able to retain the ball in the opposition half and create chances". We played tremendous. We rode our luck but overall deserved to win and will look ahead.
"I understood at halftime it was 0-0 at Hull and they were down to 10 men".
Hull, who are two points better off than Swansea in 17th position, have a kinder-looking run-in, starting at home to mid-table Watford on Saturday. With that and Stoke's ordinary record on the road in mind, we'll back the home win.
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"But I have reinforced this point that we have to play under this pressure".
The 23-year-old forward made his sixth straight start in the game and was substituted by Hughes in the 58th minute, shortly after the visitors had equalised.
The win for the Potters against Hull last weekend was their first since the beginning of March when they defeated another team in the bottom - Middlesbrough. At 1-0 for the most part we were fine but definitely the game has transformed on overlooking the penalty - if we're able to return on terms, who knows?
- The Swans have won four of their last six home Premier League games, having won just two of their first 11 at the Liberty Stadium this season.
"We wanted to win on Saturday (against Stoke City), we didn't, but now we've got Watford at home and we'll be working hard like we do every week to put things right and making sure the fans are right behind us because I thought the travelling support was excellent".
"Results are what matter now, we're not too anxious about performances along as the points go in the bag".