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X. Shaqiri
Penalty Miss
Ł. Fabiański
Penalty Save
P. Crouch
L. Sørensen
1 - 2
P. N'Diaye
X. Shaqiri
1 - 1
A. King
A. Ayew
1 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 11 5
Total Passes 544 414
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Stoke's fate was already secured following defeat last weekend and they, like Swansea, will play in the Championship next year. It was a valiant performance from Paul Lambert's side though, who've ended their woeful away record by winning on the road for the first time since defeating Watford in October.
Swansea knew a drop to the Championship was likely heading into today's match and the final whistle brings the end of a difficult week for Carvalhal's men, who looked on course to escape relegation before losing to Southampton in midweek. After seven seasons in the Premier League, Swansea will return to the second-tier next season.
FULL-TIME! Nothing added on at the end as the referee whistles to bring an end to the game and to Swansea's time in the Premier League. The hosts took the lead through Andy King but goals from Badou Ndiaye and Peter Crouch condemned Carlos Carvalhal's side to defeat, confirming their relegation.
90' Rare chance in the second half for Stoke, as Shaqiri fires a tame shot wide of the post.
88' As it stands, Stoke will finish second-bottom and level on points with Swansea but the Swans have the superior goal difference.
86' Swansea probably do deserve an equaliser for their efforts, as the game has been largely even. Stoke, without a win on the road in 13 matches, are desperate to hang on though.
84' Stoke defending with everything they have as Swansea see a number of attempts blocked. It's been a valiant performance from Paul Lambert's side this afternoon.
82' SAVE! Clucas has been a thorn in the side of Stoke since his introduction but Butland is doing all he can to prevent the substitute from scoring. This time the midfielder strikes from distance but the England international is equal to the effort.
81' OFFSIDE! Ndiaye breaks through the Swansea defence and finds the back of the net but the flag is raised on the far side.
79' Swansea fans not impressed with their inability to take the chances coming their way, as they break into a chorus of 'that's why we're going down'.
78' OFF THE LINE! It just won't go in for Swansea! Butland called into action twice to deny Clucas, with the Stoke defence then hauling the ball clear. Heroic defending but the visiting supporters will wonder where these sort of displays at the back have been all season.
S. Ireland
L. Sørensen
76' Second change for Stoke, as Sorensen's Premier League debut comes to a close. Ireland takes his place.
75' SAVE! Swansea continue to turn on the style and Butland is forced into action once again, this time by Clucas, pushing the ball behind for a corner. Try as they might, the hosts cannot quite find an equaliser.
74' Swansea very close to an equalising goal twice in quick succession, with Andre Ayew seeing a shot inside the box blocked before Butland almost has a moment to forget as he fumbles the ball, which then trickles towards the goal. However, he recovers and pounces.
71' SAVE! Andre Ayew weaves his way through the Stoke defence before trying to prod home from a tight angle but Butland was never going to be beaten from there.
70' Swansea enjoying a decent period on the ball but it's been a long time since they properly tested Butland.
S. Clucas
N. Dyer
68' Third and final change from Swansea, as Dyer is replaced by Clucas.
66' Andre Ayew gets his head to the resulting free-kick that's whipped into the box but it's an easy save for Butland.
M. Bauer
Yellow Card
66' Horrendous tackle from Bauer, who has his name taken.
64' Stoke pinging the ball around the defence as they look to hold onto their lead. The game is really lacking an edge now.
62' Strong tackle from Jordan Ayew on Shaqiri, who isn't pleased with the challenge, but he definitely got the ball.
60' Just half an hour of Premier League football remaining for these two sides, who both need a major rebuild in the coming months if they're to fight their way back into the top-flight.
L. Britton
A. King
58' The second change sees King replace by Britton, who's waving goodbye to Swansea today.
T. Abraham
W. Routledge
57' Swansea going for broke in search of the 11-goal swing they need, as Olsson is replaced by Abraham.
P. Crouch
Yellow Card
56' Crouch becomes the first Stoke player to be booked this afternoon.
56' Swansea continue to throw everything forward and it's leaving space at the back for Stoke to exploit. If you're going down, you might as well go down fighting - and the hosts plan on doing exactly that.
Ł. Fabiański
Penalty Save
54' A fine stop from Fabianski, another player who could attract attention in the transfer market in the coming months.
X. Shaqiri
Penalty Miss
54' Up steps Xherdan Shaqiri but it's saved by Fabianski, who dives down well to his right to keep the effort from the Switzerland international out. Certainly not the best penalty and Stoke miss the opportunity to extend their lead.
54' PENALTY! Oh it gets worse for Stoke. Crouch takes a touch in the area and flicks it up, where it strikes the arm of Olsson.
53' A very scrappy start to the second half, where neither side has managed to get going properly and there's been a few fouls. Not really one for entertainment at the moment.
51' Andre Ayew looking to latch onto a poked pass through but it's a bit too heavy and Butland charges off his line to collect the loose ball.
49' Big summer ahead for Butland of course, as he battles to secure a spot between the posts for England. He hasn't been tested here for a while though.
47' After an exciting start, this game now has a very 'end of season' feel to it.
45' KICK-OFF! Back underway for the second period, with Stoke getting us started and defending a 2-1 lead.
I don't often make predictions but I'm going to stick my neck out and say I think Swansea will be relegated this afternoon. An 11-goal swing in the second half seems like a little bit too much to ask.
Stoke don't do away wins very often, having failed to secure three points in any of their last 13 matches on the road, but they've performed well here. While it doesn't change their picture, it could see them avoid finishing rock-bottom of the standings - they haven't finished bottom of any division since 1990.
Echoes of boos ring out at the Liberty Stadium at half-time, with the home faithful preparing themselves for Championship football next season. They came out of the blocks flying but couldn't add to their only goal and now look set for their first relegation since the 2000/01 campaign.
HALF-TIME! A decent performance from both sides, with Swansea taking an early lead through Andy King. However, Stoke soon pegged them back with Badou Ndiaye lobbing Lukasz Fabianski after a superb ball from Xherdan Shaqiri, before Peter Crouch headed home to give the Potters the lead.
45' + 1' TWO minutes of time added on.
45' Peter Crouch's goal was the 1000th in the Premier League this season.
44' WIDE! Jordan Ayew curls for the top-corner with a free-kick just outside the box and it had Butland scrambling. However, it's just wide of the mark.
43' Swansea now need an 11 goal swing to retain their spot in the Premier League. We often say anything can happen in football but I think we can rule out that happening.
L. Sørensen
41' Premier League debut for Sorensen and an assist to mark the occasion. He's been impressive and could play a key-part next season.
P. Crouch
41' GOAL! Stoke take the lead! Sorensen curls it into the area where Crouch heads home. Sorry Swansea but I think that seals your fate, just about.
40' Stoke win a free-kick in a decent area after Dyer fouls Ndiaye, giving the Potters a chance to whip the ball into the penalty box.
38' Cue the protests from some sections of the Swansea fans, who accuse the board of showing no ambition and display a banner showing their views. This relegation will really hurt, particularly as arch-rivals Cardiff City will be taking their spot in the Premier League.
M. van der Hoorn
Yellow Card
36' First yellow card of the game issued to Van der Hoorn after he fouls Ndiaye.
36' In comes the corner, up jumps Butland and the goalkeeper snatches the ball out of the air.
35' That equaliser has taken the sting out of Swansea, who now seem to have accepted their fate. However, they have won a corner as Bauer puts the ball out of play.
33' That goal leaves Swansea back at square one - or should that be square ten? They edge ever closer to playing Championship football next season.
P. N'Diaye
31' GOAL! It's level! Stoke haven't been great but they've put Swansea back where they started. The Potters hit on the break, with Shaqiri playing a superb ball over to Ndiaye who lobs the ball over Fabianski.
X. Shaqiri
31' Fantastic ball through from Shaqiri, echoing my point that he will surely be on the way out during the transfer window.
30' Passing the time by working out who is likely to leave both club's this summer upon relegation and it's quite a lenghty list. Stoke will surely be raided for the likes of Shaqiri, Ndiaye and Butland, while Swansea will probably lose the services of Mawson.
28' Stoke not giving up but Swansea are holding firm in defence. It's been a while since we've seen a threatening chance but the fans in the stand are still in a great mood.
26' Still goalless at Southampton, which means Swansea, as it stands, still need a nine-goal swing to remain in the Premier League. I'm sure I speak for all the neutrals when I say we're all behind the Swans this afternoon!
24' Routledge loops a header into the air that Butland collects on his line. Despite their attempts, the second goal just won't arrive.
23' Stoke now starting to find their footing in the match after that early Swansea pressure but the hosts are throwing everyone forward whenever they get the chance.
21' Quite an odd game here from the supporter's perspective, as it seems the Stoke fans also want Swansea to stay in the Premier League. I presume Mark Hughes at Southampton is the reason for that.
19' Swansea will surely need some help from Manchester City if they're to achieve the seemingly impossible but they're doing well here, taking the lead and looking dangerous as they chase more goals.
17' MISS! A golden opportunity for Swansea to double their advantage as they burst forward with Routledge, who cuts onto his right but curls an effort past the post.
16' There has now been at least one goal in the opening 15 minutes in each of the last six Premier League meetings between these sides.
A. Ayew
14' Andre Ayew has impressed in the opening exchanges and Swansea fans are now chanting 'we only need nine more', while Stoke fans respond 'we want 10'.
A. King
14' GOAL! One down, nine to go! Swansea draw first blood as Andre Ayew flicks a header on to King, who bursts into the box and slots past Butland. The fans won't be dreaming just yet but it's a positive sign.
14' Scramble in the box! Jordan Ayew fires a free-kick straight into the wall but the ball then pings around in the area, with Butland forced into a save, before it's eventually cleared away. Swansea look intent on continuing to fire forward though.
12' SAVE! Shaqiri lets fly from distance but Fabianski saves comfortably. Stoke showing more threat in the opening exchanges.
10' Lasse Sorenson is the youngest player to ever start for Stoke City in the Premier League (18 years, 204 days). We're yet to see the teenager so far in this game.
D. Fletcher
J. Allen
8' A very early substition from Swansea, with Allen hobbling off and replaced by Fletcher.
6' SAVE! Fabianski is the first goalkeeper to be properly tested, as he's forced to punch a dangerous cross from Shaqiri on the right-hand side away.
5' Swansea starting on the front foot, as you'd expect, and Andre Ayew rises highest in the area to head towards goal. However, it bounces in front of Butland and it's an easy save for the England World Cup hopeful.
3' An emotional Swansea goodbye for Rangel and Leon Britton today, the former of whom is starting, as both are waving goodbye to the South Wales side after years of service to the club.
1' KICK-OFF! We're underway at the Liberty Stadium. Can Swansea achieve a remarkable survival? They'll need to come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders in order to have a chance.
Swansea have won just one of their last five Premier League games against Stoke (D1 L3), winning 2-0 in this exact fixture last season. However, that scoreline is unlikely to be enough to save the Swans today.
Stoke boss Paul Lambert makes one change to the side that lost to Crystal Palace last week, with Sorenson earning his debut and taking Johnson's place in the starting line-up.
Swansea make five changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Southampton in midweek, bringing in Rangel, Van der Hoorn, Carroll, Dyer and Routledge. Connor Roberts, Naughton, Fernandez, Ki Sung-yeung and Clucas drop out.
Stoke subs: Jakub Haugaard, Charlie Adam, Geoff Cameron, Darren Fletcher, Glen Johnson, Tyrese Campbell, Stephen Ireland.
Swansea subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Sam Clucas, Kyle Naughton, Luciano Narsingh, Tammy Abraham, Federico Fernandez, Leon Britton.
Stoke XI: Jack Butland; Mortiz Bauer, Kurt Zouma, Ryan Shawcross, Erik Pieters; Joe Allen, Badou Ndiaye, Lasse Sorenson; Xherdan Shaqiri, Peter Crouch, Mame Biram Diouf.
Swansea XI: Lukasz Fabianski; Angel Rangel, Mike van der Hoorn, Alfie Mawson, Martin Olsson; Nathan Dyer, Andy King, Tom Carroll, Wayne Routledge; Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew.
Swansea's defeat to Southampton in midweek, accompanied by Huddersfield's point at Chelsea, has left the Swans lingering above the relegation trapdoor. In order to avoid the drop this afternoon, they need a ten goal swing to leapfrog the Saints. They may be helped by the fact Southampton are at home to champions Manchester City but they'll still need a huge win.
Stoke's defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend has condemned the Potters to second-tier football next season and the Potters will be hoping for a result that brings Swansea down with them. However, their away form has been atrocious - 13 on the road without a win.
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Swansea and Stoke, where the hosts need to pull off the greatest of escapes to avoid relegation to the Championship.