Newcastle went down 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium tonight on an off night, when we were second best all night, and the game didn’t start well for Newcastle who looked lackadaisical in the first half and conceded far too much possession to the home side.
Swansea did not make much of the possession they had, and it seemed as though Newcastle were holding their own, but just before half time it was the home side who took the lead, but it was a sloppy goal to concede by Newcastle.
A free kick came in and was partially cleared by the Newcastle defense, but the ball came back across from the left and Tim Krul could only push the ball away, and Nathan Dyer came in and slammed the ball into the back of the net.
After 12 minutes a good Loic Remy header had been well saved by Vorm down to his left, as he did very well to divert the ball for a corner, and Newcastle trie to break fast out of defense, but Swansea were the better side in that first half.
The second half wasn’t much better, and after 66 minutes Mathieu Debuchy scored an own goal, as Swansea broke quickly and Shelvey was clear bearing in on goal, and as Krul came out and actually blocked the shot – but the ball bounced off Debuchy and into the net, it was the Swan’s second goal – and it was a vital goal too.
And the to finish off the scoring Jonjo Shelvey, the former Liverpool player, who had a good game, hit a shot from 25 yards out, and although Krul got to the ball it beat him, and Newcastle came away with a very poor result, and put in a a poor display too.
Just a thought – how come we cannot win games by three goals?
This was maybe a game to forget, but there were some other strange results tonight, Manchester United were beaten 1-0 at home by Everton, and remain behind Newcastle in the league table, Sunderland went down 4-3 at home to Chelsea and remain in bottom place, but Arsenal continued on their merry way with a 2-0 win at home to Hull.
Luis Suarez hit four as Liverpool demolished Chris Hughton’s Norwich side 5-1.
Bottom line on tonight’s game at the Liberty Stadium – a very disappointing end to an excellent four game winning streak. 🙁
Now we have to regroup for Old Trafford, where the pressure will be on the Red Devils, after losing at home 1-0 to Everton – and Alan Pardew is likely to make some changes to the side and give some playing time to some of our other players – who certainly deserve their chance.
Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Michel Vorm; Dwight Tiendalli, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams (c), Ben Davies; Jose Canas, Jonathan De Guzman; Jonjo Shelvey, Alejandro Pozuelo (Wayne Routledge 84), Pablo Hernandez (Roland Lamah 71); Alvaro Vazquez (Nathan Dyer 29)
Subs not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Jordi Amat, Neil Taylor, Leon Britton
Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson (Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 77), Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon (Massadio Haidara 56); Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Yoan Gouffran; Shola Ameobi (Gabriel Obertan 68), Loic Remy
Subs not used: Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Vurnon Anita, Sammy Ameobi
Referee: Howard Webb
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