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Swansea beat Newcastle

By Sport_Steve  |  Posted: November 17, 2012

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SWANSEA City recorded their second away Premier League win of the season as goals from Michu and Jonathan de Guzman secured a 2-1 triumph at Newcastle.

The hosts hit back through Demba Ba in injury time, but that proved to be no more than a consolation.

Michael Laudrup's side had the better of the first half when Nathan Dyer, Pablo Hernandez and Itay Shechter all missed chances.

But Newcastle came closest to breaking the deadlock when Ba headed wide from point blank range.

The Magpies introduced Shola Ameobi at half-time and put Swansea under pressure at the start of the second period with a series of long balls forward.

The hosts looked vulnerable on the counter attack, though and that is how Swansea took the lead.

They had already threatened on the break before Michu put them in front on 58 minutes.

Hernandez capitalised on a defensive mistake before supplying an inch-perfect cross that his countryman headed past Tim Krul.

Newcastle went in search of an equaliser, but struggled to break down a well organised Swansea defence.

As the clock ticked down the visitors doubled their advantage.

Krul could only palm Danny Graham's shot into the path of Jonathan de Guzman who finished well from an acute angle.

There was still time for Ba to snatch an injury time goal for Newcastle to set up some tense final moments.

But Swansea held out to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.

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  • Hadoken83838  |  November 18 2012, 3:35PM

    I think the bias is A... We are welsh in an english league. We do not have a massive ground attendance cos of the stadium size, we must expand. We are a team that make fools of this league in many ways, we do things that match or exceed clubs who spend ten times more to get the same results. Chelsea made a profit of 1.4 million this year, we made over 14 million. I think Swansea threatens much of the money in this league, because it clearly shows, how badly managed many "better and bigger clubs are". That you dont need to spend a fortune to have a good team, sure, we wont win the league any time soon, but big deal, if we became a regular top ten club that would be amazing. Also does not help that much of the BBC wales media is based in cardiff, so its obviously going to be a more muted topic.

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  • abertawejack  |  November 18 2012, 12:07PM

    That was absolutely awesome football, which I thoroughly enjoyed watching after returning home from my fishing trip, MOTD though were less impressive of The Swansea Way, than Newcastles tactics which was a bit sad, why do they not give,Swansea City the accolade they deserve is beyond me, yet I can only surmise that we must be that good it's a forgone conclusion.Anyway very well done lads, to get a result there would have been brilliant but to go there and win....omg Absolutely Awesome football.

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  • daiswan  |  November 17 2012, 6:42PM

    The Swans were great value for money and could (should) have won comfortably - 5-2 at least!! The only worrying feature was that Newcastle 'muscled' us off the ball easily - we don't have the strength other teams show so all the more reason to release the ball quickly. Then we can truly be compared to Barcelona because on the break we are AWESOME!! In Laudrup we trust - Who are we!! Is there a striker put there who could put away all those chances we created??

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  • Hadoken666438  |  November 17 2012, 6:16PM

    Gr8 stuff! We got a nice run of home games coming up aswell according to Briton on the radio, st james park was a huge place to go to and get a result like that.

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