Handled and kicked well wasn’t troubled at all in the first half.
Defended well alongside Coloccini after difficult game last week against Norwich. Tried to play the ball out of defence rather than hoofing the ball upfield. Composed performance.
Sometimes careless in possession as he gave the ball away in dangerous positions. Defended stoutly against former Newcastle-man Routledge as he didn’t give him an inch down the right.
A commanding presence on his return to the team. Used the ball well and didn’t allow Danny Graham any room to move or to bring his team-mates into play. Solid defending, showed exactly what the Magpies missed last week.
Tried to support Obertan down the right to give him option which was seldom used. Defended well against Sinclair particularly in the first half where he didn’t get a kick.
Beat his man on several occasions down the right-hand side for the Magpies but frustrated his team-mates and the crowd by failing to pick out a Newcastle shirt in the box.
Didn’t look 100% fit as he didn’t look his usual composed self in the centre of midfield. Missed challenges which allowed Swansea to break, looked off the pace with the visitors' quick midfield.
Was a threat down the left using his pace and skill to good effect. Beat Richards on several occasions and whipped in dangerous crosses unfortunately for him and Newcastle no-one got on the end of them. Unlucky to see powerful effort drift wide.
Put dangerous balls into the box which troubled the Swans defence. Made Newcastle tick in midfield and used the ball extremely well, always seemed to find a team-mate.
Linked up well with Ba and used his height and physical presence to trouble the visitors particularly from set-plays. Drifted in and out of the game however in the second half.
Unlucky not to give Newcastle the lead in the first half with three excellent efforts. Good movement and was always a threat to the Swansea defence. A handful in the air. Should have given side victory but wasted chances.
Made two excellent saves to deny Ba. Kicking and handling were superb. Kept visitors in the game in the second half with a brilliant performance.
Struggled with the threat of Gutierrez as he allowed the Argentine to beat him around the box too many times and far too many crosses came in from the Newcastle left which led to chances.
Gave as good as he got in aerial battle with Ba and Best as he won his fair share of headers. On the ground he struggled with the movement of Ba especially as the Senegalese striker escaped his attentions a good few times.
Got out-paced by Obertan but fortunately for the Welshman the winger couldn’t deliver a decent cross into the box when on another day he could have been punished. Tried to get forward but was restricted by Newcastle’s passing play.
Used the ball when he played the ball out of defence. In a physical battle with the front two of the Magpies he gave as he good as he got but struggled with the pace and movement particularly of Ba.
Not given the time and space he usually has in the midfield as the Magpies were alert to his passing ability. Tried to protect his defence from Newcastle’s advancing midfield which he did a decent job of.
Saw a lot of the ball but couldn’t do anything with it. Used his pace to great effect but failed to find team-mates in the area when it mattered the most.
Disappointing game from the midfielder. Gave cheap fouls away in dangerous positions and didn’t retain the ball well at all. Substituted at half-time.
Tried to make things happen for the visitors and was always in the game. His passing was not at its sharpest but still gave a good account of himself. Strong in the tackle as well showing the physical side to his game.
Wasn’t really in the game at all until the second half where he used his pace to catch Newcastle on the break. Could have given the Swans the lead but his effort went just wide of the post. Inconsistent performance.
Had it tough as the lone frontman for the visitors but put in a good shift and tried to bring his team-mates into play. Didn’t get any chances in front of goal as supply line was poor.
- 1 S. Harper
- 6 M. Williamson
- 13 M. Abeid
- 10 H. Ben Arfa
On late as a sub for Tiote. Unable to make an impact.
Had one good chance which was well saved by Vorm. Put himself about in a physical tussle with the Swansea defence.
Not on long enough to make lasting impact.
- 25 G. Tremmel
- 16 G. Monk
Used the ball well in midfield and tackled well after replacing Gower at half-time. Ensured Swans kept up defensive effort with a disciplined game.
Used his pace to try and catch the Magpies on the break but didn’t get many opportunities arriving late in the game.
- 18 L. Lita
- 14 S. Dobbie