16.04.2016… Swansea (h)…

Newcastle United 3 Swansea City 0

St. James’ Park… Saturday April 16th… 3pm

Attendance: 48,949

Ticket: £33 – Programme: £3

Three goals, three points and a clean sheet. A pleasant change…

Not the greatest of games but then, who cares…? It may be a cliche, but this was definitely one of those days where the result was of far more importance than the performance…

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Outside St. James’… 2.30pm…

First half, and the atmosphere was understandably muted, nerves coupled with an underwhelming game. Things took a turn for the better as half time approached, Jamelle Lascelles heading us into the lead from a corner. Yes, a corner…

The second half was suitably nervy, Swansea had a really strong twenty minute spell where they managed to waste a number of good chances, Gomis (on as a substitute) being the main culprit. Into the last ten minutes and the stress levels were reduced, Moussa Sissoko firing a second, again (really) from a corner. Into the last couple of minutes and Andros Townsend finished it off, finishing cooly following a lovely run and pass from Mitrovic… 3-0…

Mitro could have made it four late on but pulled his shot wide. It didn’t matter though, he was obviously keeping his powder dry for when it does…

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First Half Action…

The result, coupled with Sunderland’s 3-0 win at Norwich meant that we were back in the hunt, albeit only just…

If we can only get something against Citeh on Tuesday night. Then maybe, just maybe, that dreaded ‘hope’ thing may start to return…

Newcastle United; Darlow, Anita (YC), Mbemba (YC), Lascelles, Dummett, Tioté (Shelvey 66), Colback, Townsend, Sissoko, Wijnaldum (Pérez 73, Cissé (Mitrovic 80)

Not Used; de Jong, Obertan, Aarons, Woodman

Goals; Lascelles, Sissoko, Townsend

Swansea City; Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Cork, Fer (YC) (Barrow 57), Ayew (Gomis 71), Sigurdsson, Montero, Paloschi (Routledge 84)

Not Used; Amat, Britton, Nordfeldt, Naughton

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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