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03.02.2018… Leics v Swansea…

Leicester City 1 Swansea City 1

King Power… Saturday February 3rd… 3pm

Attendance: 31,179

Ticket: £36 – Programme: £3.50

A case of two points dropped, and no favours for Newcastle, in a game that Leicester should have had won by half time…

A mixture of disallowed goals, goal line clearances and poor finishing meant that Leicester went in at the interval only a single goal to the good; a Jamie Vardy strike in the 17th minute. So when they started the second half slowly, Swansea took the opportunity to press, and subsequently to equalise. Federico Fernandez scoring with a straight forward header in the 53rd minute, after losing his marker from a corner…

As they’d done at St. James’ Park, Swansea brought on Wilfred Bony in an attempt to find a winner. But it was Leicester that pressed harder in the closing minutes, before ultimately falling short…

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Inside the King Power: Pre-Match…

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Inside the King Power: First Half…

Leicester City; Schmeichel, Simpson (Okazaki 80), Dragovic, Maguire, Fuchs, Silva (James 68), Ndidi, Diabate (YC), Iheanacho (Gray 68), Albrighton, Vardy

Not Used; Chilwell, Hamer, Iborra, Benalouane

Goals; Vardy (17)

Swansea City; Fabianski, Van Der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Naughton, Fer (Carroll 36), Sung-Yeung, Dyer (Bony 71), Clucas, Ayew (Routledge 90+2)

Not Used; Abraham, Narsingh, Nordfeldt, Bartley

Goals; Fernandez (53)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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13.01.2018… Swansea (h)…

Newcastle United 1 Swansea City 1

St. James’ Park… Saturday January 13th… 3pm

Attendance: 51,444

Ticket: £41 – Programme: £3

Two points dropped i suppose, but at 1-0 down on the hour, we’d have settled for a draw…

An afternoon that just confirmed what we already knew. The second half wasn’t great, but we had more than enough chances to have been out of sight by half time, and just lacked the quality to convert them. Will we go out and buy that quality in what remains of the window? I very much doubt it…

We showed some fight to come back from behind though, and after an awful run that had taken us into the relegation zone, that’s one league defeat in five…

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Pre-Match…

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Corner to Newcastle…

Newcastle United; Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Atsu, Shelvey (Merino 82), Diame, Ritchie, Perez, Gayle (Joselu 64)

Not Used; Elliot, Haidara, Hayden, Manquillo, Murphy

Goals; Joselu (68)

Swansea City; Fabianski, Van der Hoorn (Roberts 65), Bartley, Mawson, Olsson, Dyer (Narsingh 85), Clucas, Carroll, Ayew, McBurnie (Bony 71)

Not Used; Nordfeldt, Fer, Fernandez, Mesa

Goals; Ayew (60)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

30.07.2016… Wolves v Swans…

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Swansea City 4

Molineux… Saturday July 30th… 3pm

Attendance: 7,968

Ticket: £10 – Programme: £2.50

My 100th game since the start of the blog at the beginning of 2014/15…

A comfortable win for Swansea, and wishful thinking on my part, I’m hoping that every team in the Championship plays this badly when we come up against them this season…

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Outside Molineux…

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Inside Molineux…

Wolverhampton Wanderers; Ikeme, Iorfa (Odoffin, 21), Batth (O’Hanlon 45), Hause, Doherty, Evans (Coady 45), Price (Edwards 45), Saville, Wallace (Byrne 78), Ennis (Collins 78), Henry

Not Used; Lonergan, Wilson

Goals; None

Swansea City; Nordfeldt, Naughton, Fernandez (van der Hoorn 71), Amat, Kingsley (Rangel 45), Britton (Fulton 71), Fer, Cork, Dyer (Barrow 45), Ayew (McBurnie 71), Routledge (Montero 63)

Not Used; Tremmel

Goals; Routledge (12, 62), Naughton (59), McBurnie (84)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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…