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Played
April 19, 2014 10:00 AM EDT
St. James' Park — Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Referee:‬ C. Foy‎
Attendance:‬ 51057‎
 
23′ Shola Ameobi
Wilfried Bony 45+2′
 
Wilfried Bony 90+2′ (PG)
Top of the Match
Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony
Swansea City
Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony
Swansea City
Flop of the Match
Jonathan De Guzmán
Jonathan De Guzmán
Swansea City
Tim Krul
Tim Krul
Newcastle

Newcastle 1-2 Swansea: Bony heroics secure huge three points

A late penalty piled more pressure on manager Alan Pardew handing the hosts their fifth straight Premier League defeat and giving the visitors a vital three points

Pablo Hernandez Wilfried Bony Newcastle United Swansea City Premier League 19042014
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Swansea secured a dramatic win over Newcastle at St James’ Park with a late penalty from Wilfried Bony giving the visitors a 2-1 victory.

The striker kept his cool from the spot in the first minute of time added on at St James' Park to move the Welsh side six points clear of the drop zone with three games remaining after substitute Marvin Emnes had been brought down by Cheikh Tiote.

The Ivorian had earlier equalised with a powerful header in first-half stoppage time after Shola Ameobi's first top-flight goal since December 2012 put the home side in front.

VIEW FROM ST JAMES' PARK
By Greg Taylor

Newcastle's miserable run continues as Swansea come from behind to win and all but guarantee their Premier League survival.

Shola Ameobi opened the scoring with a neat finish but the Swans equalised just before half time thanks to Bony's powerful header.

The second half saw both teams attacking but Chiekh Tiote was the villain as he brought down Emnes in stoppage time to gift Bony the chance to score the winner from the spot.

There was drama in the first minute as the ball struck referee Chris Foy in the face, although the official was initially able to continue after being assessed by the Newcastle physio.

Newcastle fans soon became restless as Swansea got the upper hand and Pardew was forced into a change only 21 minutes in, when Papiss Cisse picked up an injury and fit-again full-back Mathieu Debuchy replaced him.

Pardew's side had looked devoid of ideas, but they were in front out of the blue after 23 minutes.

Recalled striker Luuk de Jong took advantage of some poor Swansea defending as he turned in the penalty area and picked out Ameobi, who got the ball out of his feet and finished past Michel Vorm to end Newcastle's goal four-game goal drought.

Fourth official Anthony Taylor then replaced Foy on the half-hour mark as a result of his early blow to the face.

Newcastle were forced to make another change five minutes before the break, with leading scorer Loic Remy making his eagerly-awaited return from injury in place of De Jong after the Dutchman landed awkwardly on his ankle.

The home side looked set for a half-time advantage, but Bony had other ideas as he rose highest to head home Ben Davies' inviting corner a minute into time added on.

Newcastle almost restored their advantage just after the break, but Swansea keeper Vorm got down to his left to keep out Dan Gosling's strike.

Vurnon Anita then flashed a left-foot strike just wide of the far post, but both sides lacked quality in the final third in a frantic second half.

Swansea's Jonathan de Guzman came close 12 minutes from time, but his right-foot strike found the roof of the net.

Bony scented a winner when he raced clear eight minutes from time only to be thwarted by Tim Krul, but he was not to be denied from 12 yards as he sent the Dutchman the wrong way after Tiote had upended Emnes.



Newcastle

1
Tim Krul
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
3.50
6
Mike Williamson
Defender
2.50
36
Paul Dummett
Defender
3.50
8
Vurnon Anita
Midfielder
3.00
15
Dan Gosling
Midfielder
32′ 81′
3.00
24
Cheikh Tiote
Midfielder
91′
3.00
9
Papiss Cissé
Striker
21′
2.00
11
Yoan Gouffran
Midfielder
3.00
18
Luuk de Jong
Striker
23′ 40′
2.50
23
Shola Ameobi
Striker
23′
3.50

Swansea City

3.00
1
Michel Vorm
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Jordi Amat
Defender
3.50
6
3.00
22
3.50
33
Ben Davies
Defender
47′
3.00
7
Leon Britton
Midfielder
2.50
8
Jonjo Shelvey
Midfielder
3.50
11
3.00
15
2.50
20
4.00
10

Substitutes

21
Rob Elliot
Goalkeeper
 - 
13
 - 
19
 - 
26
3.50
27
 - 
14
Loïc Remy
Striker
40′
2.50
-
2.00

Substitutes

 - 
25
 - 
3
Neil Taylor
Defender
 - 
27
Kyle Bartley
Midfielder
93′
 - 
12
Nathan Dyer
Midfielder
 - 
-
Jay Fulton
Midfielder
 - 
54
David Ngog
Striker
3.50
57
Marvin Emnes
Midfielder
81′

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
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0