A Wilfried Bony penalty in stoppage time ensured Swansea crept closer to Premier League safety and increased the pressure on Alan Pardew's Newcastle.

The Magpies, lacking confidence after four successive defeats, took the lead against the run of play thanks to Shola Ameobi's finish into the bottom corner.

But Bony headed home from a Ben Davies corner to level before the break.

The match seemed to be petering out when Marvin Emnes was felled by Cheick Tiote and Bony struck from the spot.

Newcastle's players had no time to respond, although their fans had ample opportunity to make their displeasure known as they watched Swansea's players and their coach Garry Monk celebrate on the pitch at the final whistle.

Pardew could have 'stopped' goal

The Welshmen seemed to have settled for a draw before influential substitute Emnes weaved into the box and helped secure the points which take Swansea six points clear of the relegation zone.

If Swansea could have chosen their opponents after a week in which the club had to admit to "a couple of incidents between certain players" during training before last Sunday's defeat by Chelsea, it would probably have been Newcastle - a team they had beaten in their three previous league meetings.

But Newcastle have been obliging opponents to many teams this year, with this loss not only their fifth on the trot but also their ninth defeat in 12 league games.

A tale of two strikers

  • Wilfried Bony has scored four goals in his last four away Premier League games.
  • Shola Ameobi's goal ended a run of 383 minutes without a Premier League goal for Newcastle United.

However, for a match which ended so dramatically, it began with a moment of slapstick as referee Chris Foy was knocked to the floor in the first minute by the power of Jonjo Shelvey's ricocheted long-range effort, and was eventually replaced by fourth official Anthony Taylor.

Foy needed a moment to regain his composure after the blow to the face, but once the match did get under way, it was mostly played in Newcastle's half.

Swansea's midfield trio of Leon Britton, Shelvey and Jonathan De Guzman, dominated the middle of the pitch against what was, at times, a two-man Newcastle midfield as Pardew selected an attacking line-up after four games without neither a victory nor a goal.

Wilfried Bony goals invaluable - Monk

But for all the possession enjoyed by Swansea, it was Newcastle who opened the scoring thanks to Ameobi's first goal since December 2012.

The striker outmuscled Davies in the air and, after combining with Luuk de Jong, found the bottom corner with his team's first shot on target.

Swansea gradually regained control and they were also assisted by first-half injuries to Newcastle forwards Papiss Cisse and De Jong.

With half-time looming, Swansea levelled as Bony rose above Newcastle's defence to head in for his fourth successive goal away from home.

The Magpies improved after the break, with both Dan Gosling and Vurnon Anita testing Michel Vorm in the visiting goal.

But the best chance of the half fell to Bony, who was put through by a defence-splitting pass by Emnes only for Tim Krul to sprint off his line and snuff out the danger.

But the Dutchman had one last chance to earn Swansea their third win during Monk's two-month tenure and did so, beating Krul to his right to spark wild celebrations in the away stand.

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Swansea manager Garry Monk: "We started well in the first 20 minutes, but then they got the goal and we got a bit sloppy in our passing.

"Thankfully, our second goal was a penalty. It was good to get those rewards. We've played a lot better than we've done today and come away with nothing.

"It's been a difficult season and very inconsistent for the standards we've set. We're just trying to get a job done and these three points go a long way to doing that."

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "It was a game that looked like it was going to a draw. I felt we played a lot better and it was a killer blow that last goal.

"There's no way we should have allowed that to happen. There were three or four errors in that goal. I felt we should have won this game, but errors in both halves cost us dear.

"I'm disappointed because their effort was there, but we're making errors and getting punished for it and we can't afford to do that on the run we are on. We're going to have to grin and bear it and see what we can do."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 08 Anita
  • 36 Dummett
  • 24 Tioté Booked
  • 06 Williamson
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 09 Cissé (Debuchy - 21' )
  • 15 Gosling Booked (Armstrong - 81' )
  • 23 Ameobi
  • 18 de Jong (Remy - 40' )
  • 11 Gouffran

Substitutes

  • 13 Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 14 Remy
  • 19 Haidara
  • 21 Elliot
  • 26 Debuchy
  • 27 Taylor
  • 43 Armstrong

Swansea City

  • 01 Vorm
  • 22 Rangel
  • 33 Davies
  • 07 Britton
  • 02 Amat
  • 06 Williams
  • 20 De Guzmán
  • 08 Shelvey
  • 10 Bony
  • 11 Hernández (Emnes - 81' )
  • 15 Routledge (Bartley - 94' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Taylor
  • 12 Dyer
  • 25 Tremmel
  • 27 Bartley
  • 54 Ngog
  • 56 Fulton
  • 57 Emnes
Ref: Chris Foy
Att: 51,057

Match Stats

Shots

14 10

On target

4 2

Corners

2 8

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Newcastle United 1, Swansea City 2.

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Swansea City 2.

90:00 +3:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Kyle Bartley replaces Wayne Routledge.

90:00 +1:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, Swansea City 2. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

90:00 +0:50 Booking

Booking Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:38

Penalty Swansea City. Marvin Emnes draws a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +0:38

Penalty conceded by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

89:52

Offside, Swansea City. Michel Vorm tries a through ball, but Wayne Routledge is caught offside.

88:37

Attempt missed. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Shola Ameobi.

85:57

Foul by Wilfried Bony (Swansea City).

85:57

Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:47

Foul by Jordi Amat (Swansea City).

84:47

Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:14

Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:14

Foul by Paul Dummett (Newcastle United).

82:22

Foul by Wayne Routledge (Swansea City).

82:22

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:54

Foul by Wilfried Bony (Swansea City).

80:54

Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Adam Armstrong replaces Dan Gosling.

80:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Marvin Emnes replaces Pablo Hernández.

79:26

Attempt missed. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Williamson.

79:25

Attempt missed. Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cheick Tioté.

78:45

Foul by Pablo Hernández (Swansea City).

78:45

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:37

Attempt missed. Jonathan De Guzmán (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Angel Rangel.

76:41

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Vurnon Anita.

74:44

Attempt missed. Pablo Hernández (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

70:45

Foul by Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

70:45

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:04

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

69:33

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

68:26

Leon Britton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:26

Foul by Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United).

65:33

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Angel Rangel.

65:13

Offside, Swansea City. Wayne Routledge tries a through ball, but Wilfried Bony is caught offside.

61:53

Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Shola Ameobi.

61:15

Offside, Swansea City. Wayne Routledge tries a through ball, but Jonathan De Guzmán is caught offside.

60:07

Attempt missed. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

59:30

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:30

Foul by Pablo Hernández (Swansea City).

58:28

Attempt missed. Dan Gosling (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mathieu Debuchy with a cross.

55:51

Attempt missed. Loïc Remy (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Gosling.

55:03

Attempt saved. Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cheick Tioté.

53:48

Attempt blocked. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Angel Rangel.

51:19

Jordi Amat (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:19

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

48:25

Attempt missed. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

47:21

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Michel Vorm.

47:18

Attempt missed. Dan Gosling (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Loïc Remy.

45:00

Second Half begins Newcastle United 1, Swansea City 1.

45:00 +3:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Newcastle United 1, Swansea City 1.

45:00 +0:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, Swansea City 1. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Davies with a cross following a corner.

45:00 +0:34

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Cheick Tioté.

43:14

Attempt saved. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Debuchy with a cross.

41:12

Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

40:35

Foul by Paul Dummett (Newcastle United).

40:35

Pablo Hernández (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Loïc Remy replaces Luuk de Jong because of an injury.

37:46

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

36:50

Delay in match Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

35:44

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:44

Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea City).

34:12

Attempt missed. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

32:10

Offside, Swansea City. Leon Britton tries a through ball, but Ashley Williams is caught offside.

31:30 Booking

Booking Dan Gosling (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:28

Foul by Dan Gosling (Newcastle United).

31:28

Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:35

Offside, Newcastle United. Tim Krul tries a through ball, but Shola Ameobi is caught offside.

29:18

Attempt blocked. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Gosling.

22:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 1, Swansea City 0. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luuk de Jong.

21:32

Offside, Swansea City. Wayne Routledge tries a through ball, but Wilfried Bony is caught offside.

20:44

Attempt blocked. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Mathieu Debuchy replaces Papiss Demba Cissé because of an injury.

18:58

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

18:23

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

16:26

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

15:05

Delay in match Papiss Demba Cissé (Newcastle United) because of an injury.

12:35

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Paul Dummett.

12:02

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

9:13

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Cheick Tioté.

9:11

Attempt blocked. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) header from the right side of the box is blocked.

3:49

Foul by Angel Rangel (Swansea City).

3:49

Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

1:30

Delay in match (Swansea City).

0:48

Attempt blocked. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wayne Routledge.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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