Friday April 6, 2012 Day 32 Finished The Liberty Stadium

Swansea City 0 - 2 Newcastle United

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  1. Cisse fires Newcastle fifth

    Cisse fires Newcastle fifth

    Papiss Cisse hit another double as a ninth goal in eight games helped Newcastle move fifth in the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Swansea. More

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    Time:90'
    • Swansea City
    • Newcastle United
    • 90+3' All over! Cisse kisses the turf. A fourth straight win for the home side, and a comfortable 2-0 win in the end. Swansea remain 11th in the standings.
    • 89' Three minutes to be added here...
    • 88' First time Swansea have lost three games on the bounce which is quite remarkable for a newly promoted side.
    • 87' Vorm with the ball deep in his half. Swansea fans slowly begin to head for the exit doors.
    • 86' Swansea with 17 shots at goal compared to five by the visitors, but you know who the happier manager is this evening.
    • 85' Pass, pass, pass....Swansea continue to pass. Simpson halts Sinclair out wde, but the home side look a beaten lot.
    • 84' Opta Joe stat: "Mick Quinn (six) is the only player in Premier League history to reach nine goals in fewer games than Papiss Cisse (eight). Clinical."
    • 83' Taylor wins a corner. Hoisted in by Sigurdsson, but Rangel's header flies wide of the target. Still 2-0 to the visitors.
    • 82' Perch bundled over by Williams. Pardew is getting plenty of vocal support from the travelling fans this afternoon.
    • 81' Swansea have completed 85% of their passes this season, only Man City (86%) have a better rate. Their last win came with victory over City a few weeks ago.
    • 80' Sinclair has made a real impact since he arrived on the park, but looks like it is going to be too late to save Swansea in this match.
    • 79' Sinclair wallops a shot at goal from 25 yards. Never really had the pace to trouble Krul, who dives to make a comfortable save.
    • 78' Caulker short with a passback. Vorm smashes the ball off Cisse as it flies behind. Could easily have ended up in the net.
    • 77' Cisse has now scored three doubles in three straight Premier League matches.
    • 76' Williamson rises to head clear the free-kick by Sigurdsson. Newcastle don't look like their are going to ship a goal here today.
    • 75' Britton is brought down by Ferguson and Swansea have a free-kick out wide.
    • 74' Those Newcastle fans enjoying their day out. In good voice with their side really on the up in every sense in the Premier League.
    • 73' Cabaye gets a pat on the back as he departs to be replaced by Dan Gosling.
    • 72' Sigurdsson is the latest home player to try his luck as a shot skips wide of the target.
    • 71' Swansea staring down the barrel of a third straight defeat in the Premier League. Graham fails to get a shot at goal as Newcastle clear.
    • 70' Sinclair rattles an effort at the home goal. Easy enough take for Krul.
    • 69' Cisse now with nine goals in eight games. Incredible finish from inside the home box. Had no right to finish from that angle, but somehow got the ball over Vorm.
    • 68' GOAL! Cisse scores for Newcastle! A stunning finish as he hoists the ball over Vorm from Cabaye's ball. Newcastle lead 2-0.
    • 67' Graham and Sinclair combine immediately as Sinclair sees a shot deflect wide of goal. Sigurdsson's corner comes to nothing.
    • 66' Scott Sinclair is also given the nod to come on as Dyer departs. Can they find the equalising goal for the home fans? That is the question in the remaining 25 or so minutes.
    • 65' Swansea not so dominant as in the first period. Meanwhile, a change coming here for Swansea as Moore departs to be replaced by Danny Graham.
    • 64' Great piece of play by Cisse. Could have played in Ben Arfa, but opted to smash the ball at goal. Just wide of Vorm's sticks. A man brimming with confidence.
    • 63' Lovely piece of skill by Ben Arfa, who just overuns the ball before getting the cross in. Dangerous moments for Swansea with Cisse waiting to finish.
    • 62' Before today’s match, there had been only 31 goals scored at the Liberty Stadium this season – equal-fewest of any stadium in the division, level with Goodison Park and Anfield. Ferguson, meanwhile, has been handed a mandate to patrol his side's left flank.
    • 61' Caulker comes across to win the ball from Ferguson. Newcastle on the hunt for a second goal that would kill this match off.
    • 60' Taylor's free-kick is met by Williamson, but nobody in the home area. Swansea collect deep in their own half.
    • 59' Change for the visiting side as Demba Ba departs to be replaced by Shane Ferguson.
    • 58' Williams drags back Cisses as he threatened to dash clear. A booking for Williams. Can have no complaints about that decision.
    • 57' Swansea certainly trying to be more direct in their output. Have lifted the pace. Newcastle hemmed in at the moment. Like most of this match.
    • 56' Cisse looks to be in a spot of discomfort at the side of the pitch, but he is back on his feet seconds later.
    • 55' Caulker manages to get a header at goal from Rangel's cross. Straight into the arms of Krul. Much better play by Swansea.
    • 54' Suddenly the home fans can sense a change in the mood of this match. Rangel throws over a dangerous cross before slamming a shot wide seconds later. Swansea piling bodies into the box.
    • 53' Allen thumps a shot at goal. Deflects off Williamson, but Krul does superbly well to stop that from hitting the net. Newcastle almost punished for sloppy play at the back.
    • 52' Ben Arfa tries to pick out Demba Ba, but ends up whacking his attempted cross straight out of play. Goalkick to the home side.
    • 51' Williamson goes long looking for Cisse, but Swansea clear. Newcastle trying to get some time on the ball. Have been starved of time on the ball in the first half.
    • 50' Game settling into a similar pattern here. Newcastle trying to get themselves up the up park as Ben Arfa has his pocket picked 25 yards from goal.
    • 49' None of Gylfi Sigurdsson’s six Premier League goals have been scored at the Liberty Stadium. Would dearly love one today.
    • 48' Dyer plays a lovely little ball to Sigurdsson on the edge of the Newcastle box, but his shot deflects wide of the goal. Brighter start to the half by the home team.
    • 47' News of a change for the visiting side with Ryan Taylor replacing Cheik Tiote, who has a hamstring strain.
    • 46' We are off and running in this second period. Swansea seeking a cutting edge and an equaliser for their fans.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. Swansea with 80 per cent of possession, but Newcastle have a 1-0 lead at half-time.
    • 44' Going to be one minute added to the half in this first period.
    • 43' Dyer with a strong run into the area, but Cisse is back to challenge. Williams then wins the ball ahead of Ba before knocking it back for Vorm to make the clearance.
    • 42' Cissé is one of five players that needed only eight matches to produce their eighth Premier League goal. Two players were faster. Conventry City’s Mick Quinn and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguëro needed only five matches to bring up their eighth goal for those respective clubs.
    • 41' Williams slams the ball from one side of the park to the other as Caulker picks up. Sigurdsson tries a shot at goal from the edge of the area, but Newcastle stand firm to block.
    • 40' Sigurdsson rattles the free-kick at goal from 30 yards. Beats the wall, but lands safely in the arms of visiting keeper Krul.
    • 39' Williamson takes out Dyer with a late challenge, and he is the first man into the book this afternoon. Can't get away with that type of tackle these days.
    • 38' Every Newcastle player now in his own half. Swansea camped out in the visiting half.
    • 37' Swansea now with almost 80% of possession yet Newcastle have the lead. Pattern of the match continues with Swansea on the ball. Final ball lets them down as Perch wins it from Dyer.
    • 36' Santos comes across to win the ball from Sigurdsson's attemped pass. Newcastle continue to work hard to close down space.
    • 35' Have to admire this Swansea side. Might be behind in the match, but they have never lost their composure. Keeping the ball with so much ease.
    • 34' Opta Joe stat: "5 - Papiss Cisse has now scored the first goal in five of his eight Premier League appearances. Prepared."
    • 33' Dyer brings down Gutierrez in his own half, and that will be a free-kick to Newcastle which Krul slams down the park.
    • 32' Rangel overhits a cross looking for Routledge. Newcastle living off scraps. Haven't done much since taking the lead in this contest.
    • 31' Home manager Rodgers giving his side some applause as Swansea again settle into the passing game. Some really neat stuff by Swansea.
    • 30' Free header in the Newcastle box for Caulker, but he is leaning back in making the header as the ball loops harmlessly over the bar.
    • 29' Sigurdsson thumps a venoumous shot at goal. Really got hold of that, but Krul dives to nudge the ball over the bar. Fine save.
    • 28' Swansea City can reach 40 points today with a draw. Since the current league setup (38 matches per club in a season) was introduced, four teams with 40+ points have been relegated: Coventry City (41) and Sunderland (40) in 1996/1997, Bolton Wanderers (40) in 1997/1998 and West Ham United (42) in 2002/2003.
    • 27' Dyer throws over a cross, but overhit by the home man as the cross scurries out of play for another goalkick to Newcastle.
    • 26' Britton with better passing stats than Xavi, but he is being crowded out by the numbers in the visiting half. Newcastle sitting deep, but not losing any effectiveness on the break.
    • 25' Swansea seeing so much of the ball. Dyer and Routledge try to combine, but Santon makes a timely intervention. Again the home side can't get near Krul's goal.
    • 24' Newcastle will go fifth in the table as we stand. Three points clear of Chelsea and only two behind Arsenal and Spurs. Well in the hunt for the Champions League spots.
    • 23' Caulker goes for a long ball to Rangel, but overhits the pass as the ball flies out of play for a goalkick to Newcastle.
    • 22' Taylor was left for dead by Ben Arfa there. Swansea need to be so aware when they lose the ball with Ben Arfa, Ba and Cisse buzzing around the forward areas with some relish.
    • 21' Swansea have spent the first 20 minutes passing it. Krul only has made one save. Ben Arfa brings the ball up the park before clattering in a shot that Vorm holds. Stunning play.
    • 20' Newcastle's tactics well laid out in this game. Sitting deep and hitting on the break. Working to perfection so far for Alan Pardew's side.
    • 19' Crunching tackle by Williamson to win the ball from Routedge. Swansea trying to overplay the ball a bit too much on the edge of the box.
    • 18' Opta Joe: "85.2 per cent - Swansea have the 4th best passing accuracy in Europe's top 5 leagues this season, after Barcelona, Bayern and Man City. Refreshing."
    • 17' Rangel slips the ball through to Dyer, but his first touch betrays him as Newcastle earn the throw-in.
    • 16' Caulker comes across to make a block on Demba Ba after he unloaded a shot. Newcastle so dangerous on the break.
    • 15' Allen finds himself in a spot of space 25 yards from goal. Cracks the shot at goal, but easy enough as Krul collects.
    • 14' Swansea with 75 per cent of possession, but not really going anywhere with the ball. The visitors won't be too unhappy.
    • 13' Rangel cracks a shot well over the bar from the edge of the box. Had to take it quickly, but never got over the ball. Newcastle with the goalkick.
    • 12' Cissé strikes in the fifth minute. It is the fastest Premier League goal by the Magpies this season and also the fastest since a second minute strike on 15 February 2011 (Birmingham City v Newcastle United 0-2).
    • 11' Routledge tries to dink over a cross, but Newcastle deal with the danger. Alan Pardew out on the touchline scribbling down a few notes.
    • 10' A bit of wrestling between Williams and Cisse. Newcastle have looked a different side since going ahead. No doubt about that.
    • 9' This is only the second Premier League match to be played on a Friday this season, after Newcastle lost 3-1 at Liverpool on December 30. A Good Friday for Newcastle fans so far.
    • 8' Swansea struggling to make any real advances here as Newcastle defend like their lives depend upon in it. Great defensive work by Ben Arfa.
    • 7' Newcastle haven’t won four Premier League games in a row since April 2006. On course for that today as they sit in and let Swansea play in front of them.
    • 6' Lovely ball from Cabaye to play in Cisse for that goal. The home fans a bit stunned by that after their side started the match so brightly. Swansea on the ball.
    • 5' Cisse has now scored eight goals in eight games for Newcastle. Exceptional start to his career.
    • 4' GOAL! Cisse scores for Newcastle. First chance for the visiting side and he buries the ball under Vorm. Superb finish inside the box. Terrific move.
    • 3' Swansea keeping the ball on the deck as has been the way under Brendan Rodgers. Very easy on the eye as Sigurdsson drags an effort wide from inside the visiting box. Decent play.
    • 2' Swansea didn’t manage a single shot on target in their 0-0 draw with Newcastle at the Sports Direct Arena. Will be hoping for better times today.
    • 1' Newcastle get us off and running in this one.
    • 16.27 Almost ready to go in this one. Swansea in white, Newcastle in their changed orange strip.
    • 16.25 Odds for this one: Swansea 11/8, Newcastle 2/1, Draw 23/10.
    • 16.20 Swansea have only won two of their last seven home games and kept just one clean sheet in that run - winning two, drawing three and losing two.
    • 16.15 Newcastle have won four and lost none of the last six meetings with Swansea in all competitions.
    • 16.12 Full teams and subs: Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Caulker, Taylor, Dyer, Britton, Allen, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Moore..subs: Tremmel, Tate, Graham, Sinclair, Monk, McEachran, Gower////Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Perch, Santon, Gutierrez, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Cisse, Ba..subs: Elliot, Abeid, Gosling, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Ferguson, Tavernier////Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)
    • 16.10 Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "In our last three wins we've won them all in different ways. The first game against Norwich we took the lead, sat on it and dogged it out a little bit. The second, we opened up our wings, attacked West Brom on the break and could have scored four or five maybe. And against Liverpool we played a more complete game where we were a bit of each. So we've shown those attributes, but the next game in the Premier League is where it's all at."
    • 16.05 Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers: "We have had two very difficult games against Everton and Tottenham Hotspur. We never got too down when we have lost games and we hope we continue to do what we've done before when we have lost two in a row and that is to win three on the bounce."
    • 16.00 Defender James Tavernier is on the bench for Newcastle after being recalled from League One side MK Dons in a bid to bolster the defence in the absence of Fabricio Coloccini (hamstring) and Steven Taylor (Achilles). Davide Santon replaces injured midfielder Danny Guthrie, who is absent with a calf problem. It is the only change Newcastle make from the 2-0 win over Liverpool.
    • 15.55 Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has no fresh injury concerns. Rodgers freshens up his side as they face the first of three games in eight days, with winger Nathan Dyer and defender Steven Caulker returning to the starting line-up. Midfielder Kemy Agustien has already been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery.
    • 15.50 Teams: Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Caulker, Taylor, Britton, Allen, Sigurdsson, Dyer, Routledge, Moore////Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, Perch, Williamson, Santon; Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Ba, Cisse
    • 15.45 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Swansea City v Newcastle United from the Premier League.
  • Summary

    • 68' GOAL! Cisse scores for Newcastle! A stunning finish as he hoists the ball over Vorm from Cabaye's ball. Newcastle lead 2-0.
    • 64' Great piece of play by Cisse. Could have played in Ben Arfa, but opted to smash the ball at goal. Just wide of Vorm's sticks. A man brimming with confidence.
    • 54' Suddenly the home fans can sense a change in the mood of this match. Rangel throws over a dangerous cross before slamming a shot wide seconds later. Swansea piling bodies into the box.
    • 53' Allen thumps a shot at goal. Deflects off Williamson, but Krul does superbly well to stop that from hitting the net. Newcastle almost punished for sloppy play at the back.
    • 48' Dyer plays a lovely little ball to Sigurdsson on the edge of the Newcastle box, but his shot deflects wide of the goal. Brighter start to the half by the home team.
    • 29' Sigurdsson thumps a venoumous shot at goal. Really got hold of that, but Krul dives to nudge the ball over the bar. Fine save.
    • 4' GOAL! Cisse scores for Newcastle. First chance for the visiting side and he buries the ball under Vorm. Superb finish inside the box. Terrific move.
    • 3' Swansea keeping the ball on the deck as has been the way under Brendan Rodgers. Very easy on the eye as Sigurdsson drags an effort wide from inside the visiting box. Decent play.
    • 15.50 Teams: Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Caulker, Taylor, Britton, Allen, Sigurdsson, Dyer, Routledge, Moore////Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, Perch, Williamson, Santon; Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez; Ben Arfa, Ba, Cisse

Team Line-up & Ratings

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      4.3 6
      Defenders
      5.1 7
      Yellow Card 4.8 6
      5.4 7
      4.8 6
      Midfielders
      4.9 6
      4.7 6
      Substitution Out66′ 5.3 6
      5.7 7
      5.4 7
      Strikers
      Substitution Out66′ 4.5 6
      Subs
      Substitution In66′ 5.1 6
      Substitution In66′ 5.1 6
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      7.4 7
      Defenders
      6.7 7
      7 7
      Yellow Card 6.9 7
      6.6 7
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out45′ 6.5 6
      6.9 7
      7.9 6
      Substitution Out74′ 7 7
      Strikers
      Goals ×2 8.6 9
      Substitution Out59′ 7.2 5
      Subs
      Substitution In74′ 6.3 6
      Substitution In59′ 6.1 6
      Substitution In45′ 6.9 7

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