Bony sinks Swans
STOKE, England (AP):
Stoke striker Wilfried Bony scored twice against his former club in a 3-1 victory over Swansea in the English Premier League yesterday leaving American coach Bob Bradley still seeking his first win in charge of the Welsh club.
Bony put the hosts ahead after only three minutes before Wayne Routledge equalised for the Swans five minutes later.
Stoke went back in front 10 minutes after the interval with an own-goal by Alfie Mawson, and Bony headed in a third goal to put the result beyond doubt in the 73rd. It was the third straight league win for Mark Hughes' Stoke.
Bradley lost 3-2 at Arsenal in his first game with Swansea and drew 0-0 at home to Watford in the second.
Stoke moved up to 12th, while Swansea stayed in the relegation zone, five points from safety.
Bony hadn't scored since December last year but grabbed two against Swansea, both set up by Joe Allen, who had been heavily linked with the Swans before Stoke swooped this summer.