Swansea 2-0 Newcastle United: 20 thoughts & tidbits

Words by Aziz Khalil – follow him on Twitter @azizk47

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Glad this one is over. A sluggish start for Newcastle, who found themselves down a goal after 9 minutes. Shelvey slipped a pass through Newcastle’s back four and found Gomis all by himself with Krul, made a move and put it past the keeper. Janmaat kept Gomis onside, it was Mbemba’s man but he held the line properly. Coloccini needs to take control and leadership of his back line, absolutely poor on his part. After the goal, Newcastle seemed to turn the tide a bit and settle down, until the 41st minute, where Janmaat was handed his 2nd yellow and sent off. It was all Swansea from there. In the 52nd minute, Andre Ayew scored on a header (of course), with a beautiful cross from Montero. A very poor display, with some injury concern to Sissoko and a red to Janmaat, Newcastle United are in trouble next weekend at Old Trafford.

Here are my 20 thoughts and tidbits:

SWANSEA: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, N Taylor, Montero (Routledge 76), Shelvey, Sigurdsson (Britton 86), Cork, Ayew (Dyer 72), Gomis

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Haidara, Colback, Anita, Sissoko (S Taylor 46), Wijnaldum, Obertan (Mitrovic 82), Cisse (Aarons 54)

Ref: Mike Jones

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