Wednesday 18 January 2017

Bony ends drought as Swans hit by ex-factor

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Published 01/11/2016 | 02:30

Stoke City's Wilfried Bony. Photo: Reuters / Darren Staples
Stoke City's Wilfried Bony. Photo: Reuters / Darren Staples

Stoke striker Wilfried Bony ended his drought with a brace to haunt former club Swansea in a 3-1 victory last night.

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The 27-year-old had not scored since St Stephen's Day, 310 days ago, but the Manchester City loanee kick-started his Potters career with his team's first and third goals.

To compound the Swans' misery, both were laid on by Joe Allen, who was heavily linked with a return to South Wales before Stoke swooped this summer, and the Potters' other strike, which arrived after Wayne Routledge's equaliser, came via an Alfie Mawson own goal.

Stoke could have been out of sight in the opening half as they hit the post on three occasions

The defeat leaves Swansea's American boss Bob Bradley with one point from his opening three top-flight fixtures, while Stoke recorded a third straight triumph.

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