Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Pulis Admits Stoke Were Second Best At Swansea

Pulis Admits Stoke Were Second Best At Swansea

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis admitted that his side were second best as they lost 3-1 today at Swansea City.

The Swans won the game rather comfortable as the game came to life in second half when Ben Davies opened the scoring before de Guzman added a brace.

The visitors got a late goal back from substitute Michael Owen, but it was very much too little too late for Stoke as they struggled throughout the game to pose any attacking threat on the Swansea goal.

Pulis said:

"Right from the first whistle to the last whistle, we were second best,"

"Over the course of a season, you have your good days, you have your bad days. This was certainly a bad day for us and there are no excuses for that.

"For whatever reason, it just didn`t go for us. We looked sluggish and were a yard short which you can`t afford to be against a side of Swansea`s quality.

"I thought that Cameron Jerome`s miss when we were still 2-0 down really summed up our day. We just have to take this on the chin and try to bounce back."


Pulis did have a couple of excuses for his side's poor performance, but he still want to avoid praising the Swans, who were well worthy of the three points. He added:

"It probably didn`t help us that we came down here early and then couldn`t do much because of the snow for a couple of days.

"And we went into this game without three of our recognised full-backs due to injury, but I don`t want to take anything away from Swansea.

"The attitude of their players was fantastic. They kept going after they had missed a number of good chances and they deserved their victory."


Join Vital Swansea

It's easy to register for Vital Swansea, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!)

Message Board

To visit the Vital Swansea message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Swansea

Bookmark and Share



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Saturday January 19 2013
Time: 9:07PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Match Day Officials v Liverpool (1/10/16)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Liverpool this Saturday.

Which Manager Has Spent The Most?

The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins. So does the manager who spends the most money win the most also?

Match Analysis: Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City

Detailed tactical match analysis of Swansea City's 3-1 home defeat against Premier League leaders Manchester City

Some Thoughts After The Defeat To Man City

Some observations after yet another League defeat, but the signs were more encouraging after a much needed improved performance

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Manchester City
Suggested By:
Fabianski3%
Rangel3%
van der Hoorn56%
Amat0%
Naughton3%
Britton23%
Cork0%
Fer3%
Sigurdsson3%
Routledge0%
Llorente6%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 Southampton 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
11 Watford 6 2 1 3 7 -1
12 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
13 Burnley 6 2 1 3 7 -3
14 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
15 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
16 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
17 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
18 West Ham 6 1 0 5 3 -9
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 12:30PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 31 2016 8:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 6 2016 3:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.forest fan9
2.Dennis Downing7
3.KevinE5
4.yugo231
5.Woody1
6.Phil W1