Yet to be beaten at home and made some excellent saves in another confident performance from the Netherlands international.
Not the tallest of defenders but dealt with Stoke magnificently, showed great positional awareness and regularly got to the ball ahead of Crouch.
Young full-back was tested by Pennant and was fortunate that the winger's delivery was poor as he failed to stop him time after time.
Had nothing to do defensively against Delap as Stoke neglected his side in the first half, contributed well in attack, playing some searching balls up to Graham.
The more physical of Swansea's defenders and relished the challenge against the Potters, had a good game alongside Monk and negated the threat of top scorer Walters.
Encouraging performance from the Swansea academy graduate who rarely gives the ball away, showed bravery in the tackle and great work rate.
Mixed performance from Gower, who managed to put aside his bizarre attempted back-pass to look solid in midfield.
Devastating pace from the winger was too much for Wilkinson to handle, needs to work on his final ball if he is to fully make an impact in the Premier League.
Had a solid game for the Swans which started brilliantly as he won a penalty, his game eventually settled down and he became one of many players to receive a yellow card before being substituted.
Swansea's best player and is looking to make up for lost time after his frustrating spell with Chelsea. His lightning pace was too much for Wilkinson and Huth to handle, showed great composure to net from the spot.
Excellent performance from last season's Championship top scorer, linked up with Dyer and Sinclair well and fully deserved to score his first goal for the Swans.
Really is Stoke's utility man and played this game on the left-wing, didn't look comfortable throughout and was rarely used as Stoke attacked almost exclusively down the right, was subbed off ten minutes into the second half.
Not at fault for either goal and made some decent saves to keep Stoke in the game.
Potters' captain had an afternoon to forget, giving away the penalty for Swansea's first and generally struggling to contain Graham and his supporting cast of speed demons.
Classy performance was spolied somewhat by a poor challenge resulting in Graham's goal, will have a good season if he remains fit though.
Make-shift left back was skinned a few times by Dyer early doors before being forced off with an injury.
Could have seen red for a brutal challenge on Dyer and was unable to find a way to deal with Swansea other than to use his physical advantage.
Seemed to be the key to unlock Swansea's defence as he regularly had the beating of Taylor but poor delivery time after time let down the winger who also failed with his often dangerous from set-pieces
Average performance from Whitehead who was regularly by-passed as Stoke looked to get the ball to Crouch as quickly as possible, gave the ball away cheaply for Swansea's second goal.
Irish midfielder was unlucky to see his great free-kick hit the post but was otherwise poor and was over run by the enthusiastic Gower and Allen.
Promising performance for Walters who continues to link up well with Crouch, rarely had a chance on goal but gave Stoke's midfield a balance look after moving to the left following Delap's substitution.
Was uncontested in the air for much of the match and is fast becoming Stoke's fast-track into their oponent's half, his usual brand of clever touches and flicks deserted him for much of the match and was left starved of chances.
- 29 T. Sørensen
Brought on in the first half and struggled at times as his lack of pace was punished by Stoke's rapid wide players.
- 20 M. Upson
Late sub for the injured Pennant but was unable to contribute to Stoke's push for an equaliser
- 32 D. Arismendi
Injected pace into Stoke's attack after replacing Delap but showed a lack of touch and rarely troubled Swansea's backline
- 11 M. Sidibé