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Another disappointing home defeat for the Magpies as they were sunk by two goals, with Swansea’s leading goalscorer Michu getting his seventh of the season in the 58th minute. A disastrous sliced clearence from Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal fell to the Swans’ Spanish international winger Pablo Hernandez, who then proceeded to bang in an excellent cross straight on to the head of his fellow Spaniard, who headed powerfully past the hapless flying Dutchman.
More Magpie misery came in the 87th minute when Pablo Hernandez (again) launched an excellent cross to an unmarked Danny Graham who shot at Tim Krul. He saved but spilled the shot straight to Swansea’s Jonathan De Guzman, who bashed the ball past at out of position Krul from a tricky angle to make the victory complete.
A consolation goal did come for the home side three minutes into injury time, with Ben Arfa racing to the byline to pull the ball back into the danger area. A shot from Sylvain Marveaux hit the bar, and when the ball ricocheted back into a gaggle of players in the Swansea box, Ba the poacher was on hand to put an excellent opportunist header past Gerhard Tremmel in the Swansea goal. However it was too little too late.
Extended match highlights and post match interviews.
Extended highlights of Saturday afternoon’s game between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James’ Park.
Post match interviews.
Alan Pardew post match interview
Michael Laudrup post match interview.
Score / Goalscorers.
Newcastle United 1 (Demba Ba (90+3), Swansea City 2 (Michu 58, Jonathan De Guzman 87).
Teams / Match Facts.
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G), Danny Simpson (Gael Bigirimana 74), Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor (C), Davide Santon, Hatem Ben Arfa , Cheick Tiote, Vurnon Anita, Shane Ferguson (Shola Ameobi 46), Sammy Ameobi (Sylvain Marveaux 80), Demba Ba.
Subs: Rob Elliot (G), James Tavernier, Mehdi Abeid, Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana, Shola Ameobi.
Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Gerhard Tremmel, Angel Rangel, Garry Monk (C), Ashley Williams, Ben Davies; Jonathan De Guzman, Leon Britton, Itay Shechter (Kemy Agustien 66), Pablo Hernandez, Michu (Danny Graham 82), Nathan Dyer (Wayne Routledge 62)
Subs: David Cornell (G), Chico Flores, Dwight Tiendalli, Luke Moore, Kemy Agustien, Danny Graham, Wayne Routledge.
Yellow cards: Itay Shechter (9), Leon Britton (26), Angel Rangel (66).
Red cards: None
Referee: Phil Dowd.