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Newcastle United 2-3 Swansea City

By Alistair MagowanBBC Sport
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.

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.

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.



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


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


  • 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


  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 7Britton
  • 11Emnes
  • 21Grimes
  • 25Tremmel
  • 27Bartley
  • 56Fulton
Neil Swarbrick

Match Stats

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Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newcastle United 2, Swansea City 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Jack Cork.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Vurnon Anita.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mehdi Abeid (Newcastle United).

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Ashley Williams.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Angel Rangel.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matt Grimes (Swansea City).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Marvin Emnes replaces Gylfi Sigurdsson.

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    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.

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