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Newcastle United 2-3 Swansea City

Jack Cork scores for Newcastle
Jack Cork scored his first goal for Swansea since signing from Southampton in January

Newcastle suffered a seventh straight defeat to slip closer to the relegation zone after losing to Swansea.

Ayoze Perez gave the hosts the lead after Jordi Amat's mistake but John Carver's team conceded in first-half stoppage time when Nelson Oliveira headed in from a corner.

They went further behind after strikes from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jack Cork.

Siem de Jong scored after a long injury lay-off but defeat marked Newcastle's worst top-flight run since 1977.

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Magpies shot ourselves in foot - Carver

The Magpies started the day seven points above the bottom three but are now five points from trouble.

And, after wins for relegation rivals Leicester and Hull, with Sunderland and QPR also drawing, other teams appear to be finding form, and points, when Newcastle cannot do either.

To make matters worse, there was another protest by fans towards owner Mike Ashley, but there did not appear to be the same numbers boycotting the game as seen during the home defeat by Tottenham last Sunday.

Newcastle fans
Newcastle fans show their frustration to Carver with some also protesting against owner Mike Ashley

In contrast to the doom and gloom at St James' Park, Swansea have now recorded their best points tally in the Premier League, beating the mark set by former boss Brendan Rodgers in 2011-12.

Garry Monk's team have shown this season that they deserve to be in the upper echelons of the league, and moved just eight points behind sixth-placed Tottenham to keep alive their slim chances of a Europa League place.

Monk says his squad is not big enough to challenge in Europe yet, but apart from a nervous ending, the team coped well with the hosts' pressure.

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Monk delighted with 'excellent' Swans

After Perez capitalised on Amat's error to score from close range, the game swung in Swansea's favour either side of the break as Oliveira scored and then dummied superbly for Sigurdsson to finish off a sweeping move.

Cork exchanged passes with Portuguese striker Oliveira to score a fine third goal for Swansea after 71 minutes.

De Jong came on as a substitute to make his first appearance since August and scored his first Newcastle goal from Jack Colback's cross, but the Dutchman could not arrest Newcastle's slump in form.

Line-ups

Newcastle

  • 1Krul
  • 22JanmaatSubstituted forAbeidat 61'minutes
  • 6Williamson
  • 2Coloccini
  • 8AnitaBooked at 39mins
  • 14Colback
  • 4Taylor
  • 18Gutiérrez
  • 20CabellaSubstituted forde Jongat 74'minutes
  • 29RiviereSubstituted forArmstrongat 74'minutes
  • 17Pérez

Substitutes

  • 10de Jong
  • 11Gouffran
  • 25Obertan
  • 28Ameobi
  • 30Abeid
  • 32Armstrong
  • 41Woodman

Swansea

  • 1Fabianski
  • 22Rangel
  • 33Fernandez
  • 6Williams
  • 2AmatBooked at 42mins
  • 24Cork
  • 8Shelvey
  • 12Dyer
  • 23G SigurdssonSubstituted forEmnesat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20MonteroSubstituted forGrimesat 69'minutes
  • 17OliveiraSubstituted forKi Sung-yuengat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 7Britton
  • 11Emnes
  • 21Grimes
  • 25Tremmel
  • 27Bartley
  • 56Fulton
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
46,884

Match Stats

Home TeamNewcastleAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Newcastle United 2, Swansea City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newcastle United 2, Swansea City 3.

Attempt missed. Siem de Jong (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Armstrong with a headed pass.

Booking

Marvin Emnes (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Swansea City. Jordi Amat tries a through ball, but Marvin Emnes is caught offside.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Jack Cork.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Vurnon Anita.

Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle United).

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 2, Swansea City 3. Siem de Jong (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Colback with a cross.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

Attempt blocked. Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Williamson.

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Angel Rangel.

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Taylor with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Matt Grimes (Swansea City).

Jonás Gutiérrez (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Marvin Emnes replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ki Sung-yueng.

Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.

Attempt saved. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Siem de Jong with a headed pass.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Fabricio Coloccini.

Attempt blocked. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Grimes with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Siem de Jong.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Adam Armstrong replaces Emmanuel Rivière.

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Siem de Jong replaces Rémy Cabella.

Attempt missed. Jack Colback (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Ki Sung-yueng replaces Nélson Oliveira.

Goal!

Goal! Newcastle United 1, Swansea City 3. Jack Cork (Swansea City) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Matt Grimes replaces Jefferson Montero.

Angel Rangel (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle United).

Federico Fernández (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

Federico Fernández (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United).

Jefferson Montero (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Colback (Newcastle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Newcastle United. Mehdi Abeid replaces Daryl Janmaat because of an injury.

Nathan Dyer (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea32237265263976
2Man City34207770363467
3Arsenal32206663323166
4Man Utd33198659312865
5Liverpool33177947361158
6Tottenham34177105549658
7Southampton341761147262157
8Swansea34148124144-350
9Stoke34138133942-347
10West Ham341111124242044
11Crystal Palace34119144247-542
12Everton331011124143-241
13West Brom34910153246-1437
14Newcastle3498173657-2135
15Aston Villa3488182648-2232
16Hull33710163145-1431
17Leicester3387183551-1631
18Sunderland33515132649-2330
19QPR3476213859-2127
20Burnley34511182652-2626
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