Stoke manager Mark Hughes felt his side paid the price for lacking an attacking edge as they fell to a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Swansea on Saturday.
Late goals from Jefferson Montero and Ki Sung-yueng almost guaranteed that Swansea will end the season in the top eight, while the Potters had defender Marc Wilson sent off in the 85th minute.
The result leaves Stoke in 10th place in the table, and Hughes believes his side were not strong enough in possession to trouble the Swans.
"The second half...
Swansea stole a march on Stoke in the battle for eighth place in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium.
Ecuador winger Jefferson Montero's first goal in English football broke the deadlock after 76 minutes before substitute Ki Sung-yueng settled matters in stoppage time with a firm sidefoot finish.
The win extends Swansea's advantage over ninth place to six points with three games of the season remaining and the Welsh club look on course for their highest-ever Premier League...