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Summary

  1. Newcastle XI: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Anita, R.Taylor, Gutierrez, Colback, Cabella, Riviere, Perez.
  2. Swansea XI: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Amat, Cork, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Dyer, Montero, Oliviera

Live Reporting

By Alistair Magowan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    So that unwanted record for John Carver is now a reality. Their worst top-flight run since 1977.

    You can get all the reaction to the game in our main live text commentary.

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  2. Post update

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    John Roder

    Match of the Day commentator at St James' Park

    "Siem De Jong's goal - having been out virtually all season with injury - was the only bright spot for Newcastle. Seven successive defeats for the Magpies who are in huge trouble. Swansea set a new club points record in the Premier League by reaching 50 for the season."

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    Alex Richardson in Sheffield: Is this really the same Newcastle team that beat the so-called invincible Chelsea side back in December?

    Chris, Ex-NUFC fan in Towcester: Maybe we were a little hasty in getting rid of Joe Kinnear.

  4. FULL-TIME

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    Siem De Jong finds himself on the ball but fires wide. And that is that. Seven straight defeats for Newcastle.

  5. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski is busier now than he has been for the whole match. Marvin Emnes goes into the book for time-wasting.

  6. Post update

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    Newcastle win a corner and everyone is up including Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, who almost punches it into the net before Lukasz Fabianski claims. Er, you can't use your hands in that box Tim!

  7. Post update

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    Vernon Anita delivers a deep cross but Swan keeper Lukasz Fabianski sprints from his goal-line to make a strong claim. Exactly what you need from your last defender when you're hanging on.

  8. Post update

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    Four minutes of added time.

  9. Post update

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea

    So what now Newcastle? Swansea do well to keep possession and keep their opponents out of their own half. The home fans are urging their team forward.

  10. GOAL

    Newcastle 2-3 Swansea - Siem De Jong

    Siem De Jong

    Wow, do we have a comeback on our hands? Out for most of the season but that doesn't stop Dutch striker Siem De Jong heading in Jack Colback's cross for his first of the season. Great timing.

  11. Post update

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    Alas, the corner and a second one soon after are cleared by the Swansea defence. Swans skipper Ashley Williams has been a towering presence for his team today.

  12. Post update

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    John Hartson

    Former Wales striker on Final Score

    "Newcastle are already on 35 points. You wonder whether the bottom three will reach 35 points. There are only five or six games to go - if there were more games I would worry about Newcastle. But they will just about be ok."

  13. Post update

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    Five minutes left and the bustle has gone out of this game, not helped by the vast swathes of empty seats. Newcastle need some energy and win a corner.

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    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    Dave Candlish in Gateshead: The only thing that will save Newcastle from going down is that there might just be three teams worse than them in the Premier League.

    Peter Sagar in Newcastle: Mike Ashley is systematically destroying a once great club. He should be deemed not fit to own a football club.

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    Swansea goalscorer Gylfi Sigurdsson is now taking a well-earned rest. Marvin Emnes takes his place in midfield. Plenty of room now, you suspect another goal might be in the offing.

  16. Post update

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    Jonjo Shelvey is on the attack now. The Swansea midfielder smacks it straight at Tim Krul as he almost punches it away.

  17. Post update

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    Ayoze Perez on the run this time for Newcastle. He drives towards the edge of the penalty area, turns Ashley Williams but his effort from 20 yards is wide of the left-hand post.

  18. Post update

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    Good chance for Ayoze Perez, who has time to steady himself as the ball drops to him 14 yards out, but his shot does not have enough power to beat Lukasz Fabianski. That could be costly.

  19. Post update

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    Newcastle fans aren't happy.

    Oh dear this could get worse for Newcastle. Fabricio Coloccini slides to block Gylfi Sigurdsson's goal-bound shot and it is out for a corner but the Swansea attack comes to an end.

  20. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    Double change for Newcastle as Siem de Jong comes on to replace Remy Cabella. Adam Armstrong is on for Emmanuel Riviere. De Jong has been out injured since February. Can he be a saviour?

  21. Post update

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea

    Nelson Oliveira has had a hand in all three goals so far. A very tidy day's work for the Portuguese forward. Newcastle fans heading for the exit as the team stares a seventh consecutive defeat in the face.

  22. GOAL

    Newcastle 1-3 Swansea - Jack Cork

    Jack Cork

    Very nice goal and it's all down to the work of Jack Cork. He picks the ball up in midfield, threads his way towards the Newcastle penalty area, passes wide to Nelson Oliveira and receives the return pass to slot home.

  23. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    That's time for Swansea's Jefferson Montero, who is replaced by Matt Grimes on the left.

  24. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    The game is becoming a bit more stretched now. Jonjo Shelvey finds room to pick out Nathan Dyer on the right and the visitors are starting to find a passing rhythm.

  25. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    Ryan Taylor now has the unenviable task of keeping Swansea winger Jefferson Montero in check. But the Ecuadorian looks like he is struggling with an injury too as Jack Colback shows some steel for Newcastle. They need it.

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    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    Peter Collins: Ever since they scored, I've been waiting for Newcastle to fall behind. No sympathy, they shouldn't have forced Pardew out.

    Charlie Fee: How did Newcastle get to 35 points this season...? I struggle to remember such a poor side staying up

  27. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    Leicester have just scored against Burnley to make it 1-0, meaning Newcastle are just five points above the relegation zone as it stands. They started the day seven points ahead.

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  28. SUBSTITUTION

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    Daryl Janmaat looks like he is struggling a bit. He's had a proper workout against Jefferson Montero. The Newcastle defender is replaced by midfielder Mehdi Abeid. Ryan Taylor goes into right-back.

  29. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    More pressure as Newcastle win another corner after Ashley Williams heads clear. Ryan Taylor cannot find a target though. Ayoze Perez then tries his luck from a left-wing cross in open play but Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski gathers easily. No lack of effort from the hosts but lacking a bit of quality.

  30. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    Nelson Oliveira is clean through on the Newcastle goal but the pass is just too long for him as Tim Krul races from his goal to clear. Jefferson Montero is starting to cause real problems fro Newcastle now. As if he hasn't already!

  31. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    Frustration echoes around St James' Park as Jonas Gutierrez chops down Jonjo Shelvey. Newcastle have a corner with Ryan Taylor but Ashley Williams heads away.

  32. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    That was Gylfi Sigurdsson's eighth goal of the season and Swansea are chasing a third consecutive win at St James' Park.

  33. Post update

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea

    So much of that fast start by Newcastle. Looking a bit grim now for them. They are a side that is seriously short on confidence.

  34. GOAL

    Newcastle 1-2 Swansea - Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Poor clearance from Tim Krul, and when it is worked to Jefferson Montero on the left, his low cross is dummied by Nelson Oliveira allowing the onrushing Gylfi Sigurdsson to guide in from 10 yards. Nice goal.

  35. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Swansea

    Newcastle win an free-kick in Ryan Taylor territory about 30 yards out and to the left of the Swansea penalty area. But his shot narrowly misses the upright. Good effort.

  36. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Swansea

    Jefferson Montero versus Daryl Janmaat is one of the more intriguing battles so far. And they are at it again as Newcastle defender Janmaat forces his opponent back up the pitch.

  37. KICK-OFF

    Newcastle 1-1 Swansea

    Back under way, no changes to the two teams. Can Newcastle recover from that blow?

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    Newcastle 1-1 Swansea

    Milo Thompson: Carver is better suited to managing one of Ashley's sports retail stores than a football team #GoingDown

  39. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Swansea

    It all looked so good for Newcastle until that equaliser. Still, they came flying out for the second half against Tottenham last week. Can they do it again?

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    Protesting Newcastle fans

    Shiftz: Re: 34th minute. A good owner would aspire to more than survival when in charge of the 19th richest club in the world.

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  41. Post update

    Newcastle 1-1 Swansea

    John Roder

    Match of the Day commentator at St James' Park

    "Nelson Oliveira's stoppage-time equaliser cancels out Ayoze Perez's opener for Newcastle in a first half where there wasn't too much quality on show."

  42. HALF-TIME

    Newcastle 1-1 Swansea

    That's that for the half. A poor end for the hosts.

  43. GOAL

    Newcastle 1-1 Swansea - Nelson Oliveira

    Nelson Oliveria

    Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the corner and finds Nelson Oliveira with time and space to head home from 10 yards out. He didn't move and it's a hammer blow to Newcastle.

  44. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Two minutes of added play and Swansea have a corner.

  45. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat and Jefferson Montero are both on the floor after an accidental collision while play ran down the Swansea left. It looks like Janmaat came off worst despite running into the back of the Swansea winger.

  46. GREAT SAVE!

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Lukasz Fabianski pulls off a great save to his left to deny Emmanuel Riviere's header from Vernon Anita's left-wing cross. That was a fine stop.

  47. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Jordi Amat goes into the book after a high foot on Ayoze Perez. Not been a good half for the Swansea full-back.

  48. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Newcastle boss John Carver will realise the importance of getting to half-time without conceding as Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson shoots at Tim Krul from 25 yards.

  49. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the set-piece for Swansea but Fabricio Coloccini powers a header away.

  50. YELLOW CARD

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Vernon Anita goes into the book after bringing down Angel Rangel. Free-kick to Swansea deep on the right side.

  51. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Nathan Dyer

    After a decent period for Swansea, they are just taking a little bit of extra time in their passing now and it's not quite clicking.

  52. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Newcastle fans protest

    Some Newcastle fans are standing up in protest holding red fliers and 'Ashley Out' banners to indicate their frustration. It's being done in the 34th minute because, apparently, there is £34m in Mike Ashley's bank account waiting to be spent on players. Their accusation is that Ashley lacks ambition for the club.

  53. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Daryl Janmaat making inroads down the right for Newcastle now. You can't accuse the hosts of lacking width.

  54. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea winger Jefferson Montero collects the ball in central midfield, drives towards the Newcastle penalty area and unleashes a shot from 25 yards but it's well wide. Swansea finding their feet now and asking more questions of the Newcastle defence.

  55. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Swansea respond with Angel Rangel finding space down their right - it's all down one side of the pitch, this match. But rather than picking out a team-mate, he drives at goal and Tim Krul is well behind it.

  56. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former Newcastle midfielder on Final Score

    "From Ayoze Perez's point of view, it's clever. Yes it's terrible defending but he gambles and it's bright play."

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    Graham Megennis: Jordi helping the Geordies

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  58. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    John Carver

    A smile on the face of Newcastle boss John Carver. Not seen that for a while!

  59. CLOSE!

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Almost an equaliser for the Swans as Federico Fernandez meets a corner with a thumping header but it's straight at Tim Krul.

  60. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea

    Huge relief inside St James' Park. That was a huge dose of luck, and perhaps after their rotten run they deserve it?

  61. GOAL

    Newcastle 1-0 Swansea - Ayoze Perez

    Ayoze Perez

    Massive error here by Swansea defender Jordi Amat. Emmanuel Riviere crosses from the left on the break, it misses Ayoze Perez but for some reason Amat clips the ball back into the Newcastle forward's path and he makes no mistake from three yards.

  62. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Swansea

    Good period of play for Swansea as the Toon Army applaud in the 17th minute for the two fans who died in the Malaysian Airways tragedy.

  63. CLOSE!

    Newcastle 0-0 Swansea

    Another chance goes begging for Swansea. Newcastle defender Mike Williamson clears poorly and Angel Rangel lofts a pass to the back post but it is inaccurate and Jefferson Montero cannot find the target. That was a very presentable opportunity.

  64. CLOSE!

    Newcastle 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea yet to find their passing rhythm, but again Nathan Dyer finds room down the right and delivers a deep cross. From the resulting corner Ashley Williams is unmarked but heads wide from eight yards. Best chance so far.

  65. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Swansea

    Another attack from Newcastle, their best so far. Vernon Anita chips to the back post but Ayoze Perez cannot head it towards the target.

  66. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Swansea

    Lukasz Fabianski then flaps at a corner as Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini challenges him. It goes out for another one which comes to nothing. Newcastle are looking the brighter side here.

  67. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Swansea

    Vernon Anita finds himself deep in Swansea territory, drives to the byline and crosses to the near post but Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski gathers easily.

  68. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Swansea

    Swansea winger Nathan Dyer drives down the right, crosses low into the box but the ball doesn't find a team-mates' feet.

  69. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Swansea

    Newcastle"s Mike Williamson and Swansea"s Nelson Oliveira

    Bit scrappy still. Newcastle looking to work the ball into forward Emmanuel Riviere but Ashley Williams blocking his path so far.

  70. Post update

    Newcastle 0-0 Swansea

    Firm battles in midfield as Jonas Gutierrez strives forward on his return to the side. Positive start from the hosts.

  71. KICK-OFF

    Newcastle 0-0 Swansea

    And we are under way.

  72. Post update

    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 kick-off)

    St James' Park now falls silent to pay respects to those who lost their lives in the Bradford City fire. Very well observed too.

  73. Post update

    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 kick-off)

    And here come the teams. St James' Park filling up nicely now. Last week's attendance against Tottenham was a season low, it already looks busier today.

  74. Post update

    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 kick-off)

    Casting a glance at St James' Park as we approach kick-off, there are plenty of seats to be filled. Still time, though. Aside from the wider protests, credit to those that are attending today. Sticking by your team through tough times is what it's all about isn't it?

  75. Down below

    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 kick-off)

    Bottom of the Premier League

    Newcastle are in 14th, seven points above the bottom three so this is what their fans are staring at beneath them. Can Swansea offer the Toon Army a lifeline? The visitors are in an enviable eighth position in the Premier League, and lost 2-0 away at Leicester last weekend. Newcastle will be hoping that the Swans players are already donning their flip-flops!

  76. Post update

    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 kick-off)

    As Garry Monk says, Swansea do have an important milestone in their sights. One more point will ensure that they beat their best Premier League tally of 47 points set in the 2011-12 season under former boss Brendan Rodgers.

  77. Post update

    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 kick-off)

    Swansea manager Garry Monk: "We have a few missing through injury and we wanted to change how we played. We wanted to freshen it up a little bit after the disappointment of losing at Leicester last week. Today is an opportunity to add to the points tally and time is of the essence."

  78. Post update

    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 kick-off)

    Newcastle boss John Carver: "It's quite an experienced side and when you're in our position, we need that experience. I don't want this record hanging over me of losing seven games."

  79. Post update

    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 kick-off)

    So has John Carver changed the team in a bid to end his wretched run? Well, yes.

    Jonas Gutierrez is back in the team after a row with his manager. He replaces Mehdi Abeid in midfield while Emmanuel Riviere is in for Yoan Gouffran on the wing. Meanwhile, Dutch striker Siem De Jong is in the squad for the first time since August after suffering a collapsed lung in February.

    Swansea also freshen up their side after losing at Leicester last weekend. Garry Monk brings in Nathan Dyer and Jefferson Motero in place of Wayne Routledge and Ki Sung-yueng.

    Newcastle XI: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Anita, R.Taylor, Gutierrez, Colback, Cabella, Riviere, Perez.

    Swansea XI: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Amat, Cork, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Dyer, Montero, Oliviera

  80. Post update

    Newcastle v Swansea (15:00 kick-off)

    If results weren't bad enough, Newcastle fans are also disgruntled with how owner Mike Ashley is running the club. They protested last Sunday in the defeat by Spurs with thousands boycotting the game. Boss John Carver admitted it affected the players and there more protests expected this afternoon.

  81. Time running out for Carver?

    John Carver

    Poor John Carver. Following Alan Pardew's departure in January, the Newcastle boss is only in charge until the end of the season. After only two wins in 15 matches, and six straight defeats, he is starting to look like the captain of a sinking ship.

    It's hard not to have some sympathy for him. Can he steer his side to victory against Swansea?