Saturday November 17, 2012 Day 12 Finished St James' Park

Newcastle United 1 - 2 Swansea City

  • Ba 90’
  • Michu 58’
  • de Guzman 87’

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  1. Premier League - Swansea hold on to beat Newcastle

    Premier League - Swansea hold on to beat Newcastle

    Swansea City recorded only their second away win of the Premier League season with a 2-1 result against Newcastle United at St James' Park. More

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    • Newcastle United
    • Swansea City
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    • 90+4' That's it from St James' Park. Swansea hold on and are up into 10th in the table while Newcastle drop to 12th. Good open game but Newcastle missed Cabaye and Cisse - Senegal's decision to invoke FIFA's five day rule will be in even sharper focus now the Magpies have lost.
    • 90+3' Poor from Ben Arfa. Looking across the line, he is in an offside position. Surely that's it.
    • 90+2' GOOOAL!! Ben Arfa beats his man again and cuts it back for Marveaux but he thrashes it against the bar. Ba leaps highest and heads in what will surely be a consolation.
    • 90' Ben Arfa with a wild effort from distance.
    • 89' Newcastle are still plugging away mind. Ben Arfa works some space down the left but Rangel tackles him for a corner. He crosses but Ameobi heads wide.
    • 87' GOAL!! All Newcastle but Swansea continue to threaten on the break. Hernandez switches the play to Graham, who drives into the box and fires across the goal of Krul. The Dutchman saves but can only push the effort into the path of De Guzman, who smashes into the top corner from a tight angle.
    • 86' Great pressure from Newcastle here. Graham leads a break but the ball is loose.
    • 85' Ba finds Ameobi with his back to goal, who turns his man and unleashes a shot but Tremmel palms it away.
    • 83' Michu is replaced by Danny Graham
    • 81' Marveaux for Sammy Ameobi.
    • 79' Swans, as one would expect, look to run the clock down with some neat passing. Hernandez is almost in again but Taylor hacks clear.
    • 78' Great work from Michu there. He tracks Anita all the way and wins the ball back and the visitors break. The Swans are in behind with Hernandez, who looks up and finds Michu on the edge of the six yard box but he can't adjust his feet and scuffs wide.
    • 76' That’s a very attacking change from Pardew but it does leave his side open as they search for that equaliser.
    • 74' Simpson, who has been poor, is off for Bigirimana.
    • 72' Ben Arfa ends a wonderful run by finding Shola Ameobi in space down the right but his driven cross is cleared by Tremmel. Best chance for a while there.
    • 70' Ben Arfa delays the pass and then over-hits it for a goal-kick.
    • 69' Sammy Ameobi makes a decent run down the line and he gets to the byline but there is no one in the box as he looks to clip the ball in.
    • 67' Substitution for Swansea. Agustien is on for Shechter, who was on a yellow.
    • 66' Swansea haven’t won away since the opening day demolition of QPR.
    • 65' Ba just can’t generate enough power on the cross from Tiote to trouble Tremmel.
    • 63' Routledge for Dyer for the Swans. Straight swap.
    • 61' Groans of frustration from the home faithful. Ben Arfa not as influential this half.
    • 60' Panic stations at the back from Newcastle as confusion between Krul and Taylor gives away a corner.
    • 58' GOAL!! Krul with a loose ball. Hernandez picks it up on the left, runs at the Newcastle back four and lifts a wonderful cross to Michu, who arriving from midfield heads the ball into the bottom corner. Poor goal to give away but beautiful execution from the Swans.
    • 57' A period of pressure from Swansea now. Dyer lashes an effort over the bar following a Newcastle half clearance at a corner.
    • 56' It is all Newcastle now but Hernandez breaks, cuts inside and slips a square ball through the legs of Tiote. Shechter is clear in on goal but lashes the effort wildly over the bar.
    • 54' Sammy Ameobi is revitalised down the left and Tremmel has to be alert to claim his cross with Ba lurking.
    • 52' Ba misses a gilt–edged chance. He turns Sammy Ameobi’s shot-cum-cross wide. He was offside but no flag. Big miss.
    • 50' Sammy Ameobi opens his legs up as strides into space down the left, he cust it back to his brother Shola, who in turns tees up Anita, but his rising effort flies over the bar.
    • 48' Simpson's delivery thus far has been awful and another below par cross is hacked away.
    • 47' Very open start to the second period as Sammy Ameobi takes up a spot on the left with his brother joining Ba up front.
    • 46' Shola Ameobi on for Shane Ferguson as Swansea get the second half under way.
    • 45+1 And that's it for the first half.
    • 45' Last first half minute chance for the hosts as Ameobi wins a corner. Ferguson swings it in but Ba heads powefully over.
    • 44' Lovely inter-play by the Swans as the half draws to a close but constant pressure from the hosts sees another bad pass from Rangel.
    • 43' Michu again operates as the fulcrum as Hernandez slips the ball in behind for Dyer but his cross is blocked. De Guzman finds Monk with the corner but his header is blocked.
    • 41' Michu finds Hernandez down the left and then races into the box to meet the cross but, stretching, his header goes just over the bar.
    • 39' Santon once again exploits the space left by Ferguson but his cross is too deep. Ben Arfa picks it up on the edge of the box and looks to beat Davies but the defender reads his intentions. Goal-kick.
    • 38' Ferguson goes in late on Michu there and the referee's whistle relieves the pressure on the visiting defence.
    • 36' Quick reminder of the threat of the Swans there.
    • 35' Williamson dithers and Shechter latches on to a hopeful punt over the top but Krul is alert, comes off his line and saves at the feet of the Israeli.
    • 34' Super save from Tremmel. Ben Arfa, with three men in attendance, manages to almost find the top corner but the keeper claws it out of the goal for a corner. Magnificent effort and stop.
    • 33' Newcastle really having the better of it now.
    • 32' Ben Arfa clips a ball into the box but with no one attacking it the ball goes out on the full. Both Ba and Ameobi on their heels there.
    • 31' Newcastle ramping up the pressure now. Ben Arfa clips one over the top at an angle for Ferguson but it has too much on it.
    • 29' Biggest chance of the half there for Newcastle but that's their only real chance. Krul the busier of the keepers.
    • 27' Ben Arfa hits the free-kick straight at the wall but then picks up the rebound and finds Ba at the back post. Ba manages to get his head to it but it glides just past the post. Tremmel was beaten.
    • 25' Britton gives away the ball to Tiote and then reacts by hauling him back. The diminutive midfielder is the second player booked.
    • 24' When Newcastle run out of ideas, they tend to go long to Ba but it isn’t really working. Swansea are sitting deep, happy to counter.
    • 23' Ferguson gets a decent ball into the box but both Ameobi and Ba rise and end up getting in each other’s way.
    • 21' Decent shout for a penalty. Hernandez finds a bit of space in the box and looks to cut it back and it does hit a Newcastle hand. Dowd turns the appeals away.
    • 20' Swansea keep the ball well but Newcastle begin to apply more pressure until Rangel miscues a pass out of play.
    • 19' Tiote wins the ball in midfield and finds Simpson down the right but his cross is easily cleared for a corner. Ben Arfa whips it into the near post but Taylor heads over from an acute angle.
    • 17' Tiote clatters Shechter and Dowd blows for the free-kick. Swans build again. They work the ball to Michu through Rangel but the Spaniard's shot from just outside the area is pushed to safety by Krul.
    • 15' Unable to cajole the Swans out of a deep defensive line, Williamson goes long but Ba is just muscled out of it by a gaggle of defenders led by Williams.
    • 13' Ben Arfa squares his man up, before beating Ben Davies with a drop of the shoulder but his effort hits the side netting from a tight angle. That was close, though.
    • 12' Ben Arfa wastes the opportunity to slip the ball to Ba and instead shoots high and wild.
    • 11' Swansea playing on the break here. Michu checks back on himself and finds Hernandez, who cuts inside but his shot is straight at Krul.
    • 9' Shechter is a little over zealous in his attempts to win the ball back from Santon. Yellow.
    • 8' Shechter goes a fraction too soon but the Swans are looking to get in behind at every opportunity.
    • 7' Huge gap there between the two centre-backs.
    • 6' Lovely exchange between Santon and Ameobi but the left back follows it up with a poor cross. Dyer then has a chance. Having been released by a first-time through ball from Michu, he drags the ball wide of the post.
    • 5' Very stretched at the moment. Lots of space out there – very, very deep defences here and little pressure on the ball.
    • 3' Tiote gets a first touch and sends Sammy Ameobi away down the left but his cross is cut out for a throw.
    • 1' Referee Phil Dowd gives his whistle a toot and we're underway. Could be a cracker this one.
    • 14:55 We're moments away from kick-off at St James' Park
    • 14:50 MATCH ODDS: Newcastle 10/11, Swansea 3/1, Draw 13/5.
    • 14:45 Michael Laudrup: "It's too early to talk about positions in the table — I think we can only really do that with eight or ten games of the season to go. But I am really satisfied with the team and the way we have played so far. When you look at it, in most of the games we have played, at least 50 per cent of the outfield players have been new players."
    • 14:40 MANAGERS QUOTES: Pardew: “This year the midfield is an area where we haven’t controlled it. We are having a good look in there. Last year we coped no problem with having two in midfield, so we could play two strikers. Sometimes we asked one of the strikers to defend the full-back when the opposition had possession. That is something we’ve done this year – the problem is that the fluency of our game comes through the midfield."
    • 14:35 SOME PRE-MATCH FACTS: Only three teams - Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea - have won more Premier League games in 2012 than Newcastle United’s 14 but the Magpies have lost three of their last seven PL games at St James’ Park as they welcome a side that they have won five and lost none of the last seven games against in all competitions.
    • 14:30 Both sides have stuttered of late with Swansea having won just one of their last nine. Alan Pardew will point to midweek commitments in mitigation to a record that sees the hosts having won one of their last six.
    • 14:25 Michael Laudrup has guided Swansea to an identical start achieved by his predecessor Brendan Rodgers leaving them a point behind the Magpies, who are 11 points worse off than this time last year but sit top of their Europa League group.
    • 14:20 TEAMS: Newcastle United: Krul; Simpson, Williamson, S.Taylor, Santon; Ben Arfa, Anita, Tiote, Ferguson; Sa Ameobi, Ba. Subs: Elliot, Tavernier, Abeid, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Amalfitano, Shola Ameobi. /// Swansea City: Tremmel, Rangel, Williams, Monk (c), Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Dyer, Hernandez, Michu, Shechter. Subs: Cornell, Flores, Agustien, Tiendalli, Routledge, Moore, Graham.
    • 14:15 Midfielder Ki Sung-yueng misses out with a hamstring problem, Leon Britton also has a knock while winger Pablo Hernandez is nursing an ankle injury, but they both start. Defender Chico Flores fails to recover from a dead leg.
    • 14:10 Papiss Cisse was passed fit but Senegal have invoked FIFA's five-day rule after claiming that they had not received details of the back injury which prevented him from taking part in their midweek friendly against Niger.
    • 14:05 Manager Alan Pardew is already without midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Jonas Gutierrez, utility man James Perch and suspended defender Fabricio Coloccini, but full-back Danny Simpson and frontman Demba Ba passed fitness tests. Cheick Tiote starts after completing his three-match ban.
    • 14:00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage from St James' Park where Newcastle welcome Swansea City in the Premier League.
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      Substitution Out74′ 6.4 4
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      Yellow Card 6.8 6
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      Substitution Out45′ 6.2 5
      Substitution Out80′ 6.8 5
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  1. Joseph, yes Colo, Cabeye and Jonas were all missing. 3­ key players for Newcastle. This has been part of the­ problem this year, the team lineup has changed far to­ often. We change it for every Euro and league game and­ there is no settled side. Not only that, we are also­ for some reason playing more long ball football this­ year than we did last year. We played the ball on the­ ground, which was to the strengths of the players we­ have.

    From Cards Fan, on Wed 21 Nov 8:13
  2. it's all gone quiet over there, over there, over­ there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The cockroaches have crawled­ under a stone - together naturally!!!!!!!!!!!

    From paul mc, on Mon 19 Nov 16:24
  3. Why are you still calling it the Sport Direct Arena, it­ has been back to StJames Park for months now

    From paul, on Sun 18 Nov 17:15
  4. Well well well johnny not so smug now toon Trollopes­ beaten again that 8 year contract looking good

    From Ian, on Sun 18 Nov 16:54
  5. CaMORON, for a man who spends most of his time on the­ SAFC boards, you should pipe down !! As for injuries­ and suspensions, who was missing today, the mighty­ Colo, who gifted two goals his last two games, Jonas­ the Argie diver, Cabaye (wasnt he playing in the West­ Ham defeat), as the song goes, your shyte and you know­ you are Not long before you shout sack the board and­ smash the toon up !!!!!!Ha Ha Ha !!!!!!

    From Joseph, on Sat 17 Nov 23:40
  6. Another great 3 points towards our safety target, we­ could be safe before the christmas rush of fixtures. I­ am so proud of every single member of swansea city­ football club. Thank you newcastle united fans for­ giving wayne routledge a warm welcome when he came onto­ the pitch,you done ur club proud.

    From Alan, on Sat 17 Nov 23:39
  7. Once again, the cockroaches crawl out; funny, i­ don't ever see most of them on their OWN pages. No­ excuses; our squad is lightweight and poor and the­ injuries and suspensions are something we should've­ prepared for. We didnt, and as a result we are paying­ the ultimate price. When i saw the teamsheet i feared­ the worst. We were carved open on the break and huffed­ and puffed going forward. Can't fault the players­ or the manager. I lavished praise on Ashley last season­ for his sanctioning of some astute buys; i am well­ within my rights to lambast him and his folly for not­ strengthening what is (and was) patently a thin squad­ which lacks quality in depth. Well done Swansea.

    From cameron, on Sat 17 Nov 20:39
  8. Hahahahahaha! hahahahahahahahahah!

    From al, on Sat 17 Nov 18:26
  9. A team that's supposed to be miles better than­ Sunderland, you're having a larf same goal­ difference.

    From Old Rope., on Sat 17 Nov 17:34
  10. Sack the board sack the board sack the board

    From Old Rope., on Sat 17 Nov 17:32
  11. Newcastle players made 12 shots from outside the box­ against Swansea's only 4. It means Newcastle­ players each wanted to be a hero looking for personal­ glory, rather than team's win. The inevitable­ happened. When players play for themselves rather than­ the team, they never win, that's why Newcastle did­ not win. Also Newcastle need to mind the defense which­ is poor... they need quality central defenders which­ they lack. Slowly but surely Newcastle is going to be­ sucked into relegation zone if things don't change.­ THERE IS A LOT FOR THE OWNER AND THE MANAGER TO THINK­ ABOUT!!

    From Bm, on Sat 17 Nov 17:18
  12. Cisse, would have scored six today, Ha Ha Ha !!!!

    From Joseph, on Sat 17 Nov 17:16
  13. Laugh all you want Joseph you SMB, cause your going to­ get hammered by Fulham Tomorrow. Oh and if where shyte­ (as you put it) what makes Scumberland?

    From Geoffrey, on Sat 17 Nov 17:07
  14. Gherkin, Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha, how many did you say the­ MIGHTY toon would win ??Ha Ha Ha Ha !!! Must be saving­ yourselves for the assault on Europe eh? Youre shyte­ and you know you are !!!

    From Joseph, on Sat 17 Nov 17:01
  15. out played the #$%$ #$%$ out of swansea... it's still a­ shame that we lost. But, I will never lose the­ slightest of faith... it's a working progress, and all­ u geordies at home in tears i feel ur pain... but heads­ up, because if we never win the cup again we'll brave­ the dark at St. James's park.

    From Phil, on Sat 17 Nov 16:57
  16. Well done Swansea, puts a bit of a smile back on Welsh­ faces after the embarrassment of the rugby.

    From -Ddraig-, on Sat 17 Nov 16:56
  17. bad game and bad coaching from pardew,his better look­ for another job,sooner or later he has to go, Newcastle­ play really badddddddddddddddd

    From behrouz, on Sat 17 Nov 16:52
  18. Another home loss for the mighty tools.... I mean TOON.­ Lets see what JONNY and Tony have to say about this.­ Ashley oot again by any chance??

    From Mark, on Sat 17 Nov 16:48
  19. That`s relegation football, disgraceful 0-2 at home. No­ pride no passion no tactics no style whatsoever.

    From , on Sat 17 Nov 16:44
  20. Marveuex = rubbish

    From Richard, on Sat 17 Nov 16:39
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