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December 4, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
Liberty Stadium — Swansea
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 20457‎
 
45+1′ Nathan Dyer
 
67′ (OG) Mathieu Debuchy
 
 
Top of the Match
Jonjo Shelvey
Jonjo Shelvey
Swansea City
Yohan Cabaye
Yohan Cabaye
Newcastle United
Flop of the Match
Mathieu Debuchy
Mathieu Debuchy
Newcastle United
Jonjo Shelvey
Jonjo Shelvey
Swansea City

Swansea City 3-0 Newcastle: Dyer & Shelvey down Pardew's men

The visitors' run of four Premier League wins in a row came to a shuddering halt as Michael Laudrup's side ran riot at the Liberty Stadium, scoring goals either side of the break

Nathan Dyer Swansea City v Newcastle United - English Premier League 12042013
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Swansea City ended Newcastle's run of four Premier League wins in a row with a convincing 3-0 trumph at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday.

Alvaro Vasquez was forced off early on but substitute Nathan Dyer gave the Swans the lead, before a Mathieu Debuchy own goal and a Jonjo Shelvey finish condemned the Magpies to defeat.

VIEW FROM SWANSEA
By Gill Clark

"A superb performance by Swansea saw them pick up only their second Premier League win of the season with a convincing triumph over Newcastle.

"The omens did not look particularly good when striker Alvaro Vasequz added to their injury problems by hobbling off early on. However, substitute Nathan Dyer put in an impressive cameo, opening the scoring before a Mathieu Debuchy own goal and a Jonjo Shelvey thunderbolt secured a much-needed, and well-deserved, three points."
Boss Michael Laudrup made just one change to the Swansea side that lost 3-0 at Manchester City on Sunday, with Michel Vorm returning to the starting line-up in place of Gerhard Tremmel. Newcastle were unchanged from their 2-1 win against West Brom.

After an opening 10 minutes that was short of goalscoring opportunities, Yohan Cabaye went for an ambitious effort from just inside the Swansea half but was some way off target.

However, Vorm was called into action two minutes later when he got down brilliantly to his left to make a superb save from a Loic Remy header.

Vazquez – in the side due to injuries to both Michu and Wilfried Bony – was presented Swansea’s first chance of the match, blazing across goal from the right-hand side of the six-yard box.

Swansea then suffered a blow just before the half-hour mark as Vazquez added to the current Liberty Stadium attacking crisis by being forced off with an apparent groin problem.

He was replaced by Dyer and the winger was soon in the thick of the action, putting Swansea ahead shortly before the break. Tim Krul failed to deal with an Alejandro Pozuelo cross from the left and the substitute capitalised by smashing home from close range.

And Dyer could have doubled his tally just a minute after the restart, heading downwards from another Pozuelo cross but straight into the arms of a grateful Krul this time around.

Shola Ameobi then turned well in the penalty area to force Vorm into a diving save shortly afterwards, before Swansea raced to the other end of the pitch and Shelvey rifled wide of the left-hand post.

Remy then had an effort blocked from point-blank range in the 58th minute as Newcastle claimed for handball against Ben Davies - but referee Howard Webb waved play on and replays suggested that the awarding of a penalty would have been harsh.

And Swansea doubled their advantage in the 66th minute. Shelvey was sent clean through on goal but was too hesitant in applying the finish. His blushes were spared, however, as Debuchy inadvertently prodded the ball beyond Krul and into his own net.

Shelvey then forced Krul into an acrobatic save from the edge of the penalty area in the 74th minute but had better luck nine minutes from time, as he curled a superb effort past the Dutch goalkeeper to put the result beyond doubt.


Swansea City

1
Michel Vorm
Goalkeeper
3.50
4
Chico
Defender
3.00
6
Ashley Williams
Defender
3.00
21
2.50
33
Ben Davies
Defender
3.00
8
Jonjo Shelvey
Midfielder
82′
4.00
11
Pablo Hernández
Midfielder
71′
3.50
20
3.00
21
José Cañas
Striker
3.50
24
Pozuelo
Midfielder
84′
3.50
26
Álvaro
Striker
29′
2.50

Newcastle United

2.50
1
Tim Krul
Goalkeeper
2.50
2
2.50
3
2.50
6
2.00
26
2.00
6
Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder
2.50
7
Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder
2.50
24
Cheikh Tiote
Midfielder
2.00
11
Yoan Gouffran
Midfielder
3.00
14
Loïc Remy
Striker
2.00
23

Substitutes

25
 - 
2
Jordi Amat
Defender
 - 
3
Neil Taylor
Defender
 - 
7
Leon Britton
Midfielder
 - 
12
Nathan Dyer
Midfielder
29′ 46′
3.50
15
3.00
14
Roland Lamah
Midfielder
71′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
21
Rob Elliot
Goalkeeper
3.00
13
3.00
19
 - 
36
 - 
8
Vurnon Anita
Midfielder
 - 
9
2.00
25
 - 
28

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Manchester United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0