Ivorian international Wilfried Bony was on target as his side Stoke City beat Swansea City at home in the last fixture for week 9 fixtures of the Premier League (PL). Stoke won the game by three goals to one.
Bony was on target in the 3rd and 73rd minute of the game. The other Stoke goal came through another African player, Egyptian Ramadan Sobhi, whiles Swansea’s goal in the 8th minutes was through a Wayne Routledge header.
The on-loan player joined Stoke from Manchester City on the last day of transfer deadline when Pep Guardiola told him he was not part of his plans.
Bony cost City £25m ($32m) in 2015, when he joined on a four-and-a-half-year contract. Swansea was the side he left to join Man City but he was back to haunt his former employers with his efforts on the night.
He was substituted by coach Mark Hughes five minutes after his second goal. The win lifts Stoke to 12th position on the PL log, level with champions Leicester City who also have 12 points. Swansea on the other hand remain second from bottom with five points.
Key Opta Stats
- Stoke have won their last three Premier League games – as many as they’d won in their
- The Potters scored three goals in a Premier League match for the first time since February (vs Bournemouth), while they’ve now netted 2+ goals in three straight league games for the first time since November 2010.
- Swansea have lost four consecutive Premier League away games for the first time since
- Joe Allen has four goals and two assists in just 10 Premier League games this season – it’s his joint-best haul in a single Premier League season (also 4 goals and 2 assists in 2011-12).
- Wayne Routledge’s goal was his first ever headed goal in the Premier League.
- Mark Hughes’ side hit the woodwork three times in the first half – the most by one side in the opening 45 minutes of a Premier League game since Tottenham v Blackburn in April 2012.