Newcastle United 1 - 2 Swansea City

Match info: Premier League at St James' Park, Newcastle

Date: 17/11/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: P Dowd Att: 49,403

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Demba Ba 90+3



Michu 58
Jonathan de Guzman 87

FT (ht: 0-0)

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  • Newcastle are roared on for the final minute or so but are unable to break down Swansea's resistance for a second time and the final whistle goes. The Swans run out 2-1 winners and now move above the Magpies following an exciting encounter at St James' Park.

  • GOAL Is there still time for Newcastle after all? Sylvain Marveaux crashes a shot against the bar from Hatem Ben Arfa's pull-back and Demba Ba heads home to make it 2-1.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa lets fly from distance with a shot that flies high into the stands, and an ironic cheer goes up from the visiting fans.

  • Four minutes of stoppage time have been signalled as Angel Rangel stays strong to tackle Hatem Ben Arfa and concede a corner.

  • The Newcastle fans are streaming out of St James' Park and there is surely not enough time now for a fightback.

  • GOAL Tim Krul does well to keep out an angled drive from Danny Graham but the rebound falls nicely for Jonathan de Guzman to tuck in an easy finish and double Swansea's lead.

  • Gerhard Tremmel makes a routine save as Hatem Ben Arfa's tired shot from the edge of the area is aimed straight at the goalkeeper.

  • Swansea are actually looking the more likely to get the next goal just at the moment as Newcastle want to commit more men to attack and leave themselves vulnerable at the back.

  • Michael Laudrup makes a change with just a few minutes remaining and it is goal-scorer Michu who is taken off to be replaced by Danny Graham.

  • Swansea are defending very well and even Wayne Routledge is helping out, as he reads the danger and gets back to dispossess Hatem Ben Arfa after another trick from the Frenchman had bamboozled a couple of other defenders.

  • Alan Pardew shuffles his pack for a third and final time, bringing on Sylvain Marveaux for Sammy Ameobi.

  • Tim Krul has to come rushing out of his area to boot clear a short Mike Williamson back-pass before Michu could get there first.

  • With 15 minutes remaining, Sky Bet make Newcastle 11/4 to salvage a draw and 16/1 to come back and win.

  • Michu is presented with a glorious chance from Pablo Hernandez's cross after another fast break, but he scuffs his shot wide.

  • Alan Pardew makes his second change and it is youngster Gael Bigirimana who is brought on in place of Danny Simpson.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa turns on the style, and the gas, with a superb run from deep that takes him past a couple of defenders. He eventually plays Shola Ameobi in down the right-hand channel, but his cross is well blocked by Gerhard Tremmel.

  • Ben Davies combines well with Michu and Jonathan de Guzman to set up Kemy Agustien, but the substitute is just off balance as he takes his shot and does not test Tim Krul.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa was pulling the strings for the Magpies in the first half but he has not been as much of a factor in the second half and, when he does get the ball, is just trying to be too extravagant at the moment.

  • Shola Ameobi finds Demba Ba with a volleyed cross, quite literally as it is hit so hard into the face of his fellow striker that it is impossible to control.

  • Swansea make another change as Itay Shechter is replaced by Kemy Agustien.


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