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Premier League • Day 4
  • 2nd Half
  • Swansea City
  • Newcastle United
  • Gayle
    87'
  • CarrollNarsingh
    86'
  • Fer
    80'
  • JoseluGayle
    78'
  • Lascelles
    76'
  • HaydenDiamé
    70'
  • SanchesBony
    69'
  • MurphyAtsu
    59'
  • Ritchie
    49'
  • Naughton
    48'
  • 1st Half
  • Swansea City
  • Newcastle United
  • Hayden
    8'
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Swansea City - Newcastle United
Premier League - 11 September 2017

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Pete Sharland
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Thank you for joining us today.

Stay tuned to Eurosport for all the reaction to today's game.

90' 

And that's full-time!

Lascelles is thrilled and pumps the air. He celebrates with his team-mates but he was the inspiration today, a wonderful performance.

A massive win for Newcastle with Swansea failing to create much except for Abraham's effort that was cleared by Lascelles.

90+5' 

Oh my word that's a woeful delivery. Genuinely awful. It doesn't even clear the first man.

£16.5 million Sam Clucas cost.

90+4' 

Ayew wins a fouls off Manquillo down the left-hand side. Clucas will take, which seems unwise, and surely Swansea have to send everyone in?

90+2' 

Chance for Narsingh as he shoots from a tight angle. It's an easy save for Elliot and he smothers the loose ball from the corner.

90+1' 

We're going to have five minutes of added time. Swansea have another corner.

And it's woeful from Clucas as he hits it over everyone and it goes out.

90' 

Mawson is down at the moment so we have a break, that might lead to slightly more added time.

He's having to go off for a tiny bit of treatment but he'll be back on.

88' 

Gayle gets booked for stopping a free-kick and from it Swansea win a corner with Fer then heading over.

86' 

It's as if Clement is reading the blog. On comes Narsingh.

Merino spends some time on the floor for no reason in particular.

84' 

Ritchie curls in a free-kick and Bony is back defending to clear behind for a Newcastle corner.

81' 

Swansea are flustered and they're rushing pretty much everything they do at the moment.

It's easy for Newcastle to sit back and pick them off. Perhaps the pace of Narsingh or Routledge could change the game?

80' 

Fer goes into the book for a challenge on Atsu.

Newcastle fans chanting the name of their manager who of course isn't there today.

78' 

Aggressive substitution from Newcastle as Joselu comes off for Gayle.

  • Jamaal Lascelles
    GoalJamaal LascellesNewcastle UnitedGOAL! SWANSEA CITY 0-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED (LASCELLES) And the captain has given Newcastle the lead. He beats Mawson in the air and powers home a header from a corner from Ritchie.  What a crucial interception after blocking Abraham's effort earlier.
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76' 

GOAL! SWANSEA CITY 0-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED (LASCELLES)

And the captain has given Newcastle the lead. He beats Mawson in the air and powers home a header from a corner from Ritchie.

What a crucial interception after blocking Abraham's effort earlier.

75' 

Couple of chances for Joselu but both attempts are comfortable for Fabianski.

73' 

Newcastle desperately trying to keep a hold on the ball and they create a good chance as Perez breaks free into the box, with Fabianski doing well to save.

 
Swansea City's Tammy Abraham looks dejected
69' 

And Sanches is off. There's warm applause but ultimately he was pretty disappointing. The volume cranks up as Bony comes on.

Newcastle send on Diame for Hayden.

68' 

Newcastle are the ones under pressure at the moment as Perez squares the ball across goal but there's no-one to try and get on the end of it.

66' 

The crowd are making it clear they want to see Bony on the pitch and a roar goes up as he strips off and starts receiving instructions.

65' 

Really poor passage from Sanches as he tries to get Swansea away on the break but takes way too long, loses it and then falls over.

64' 

Not much to report since that chance as both teams keep exchanging possession. There's a slight break in play as Fernandez is down after being taken out following a clearance.

60' 

WHAT A BLOCK!

Wonderful pass through to Abraham by Fer and he rounds Elliot. He looks certain to score but Lascelles does wonderfully to get back and make the block.

58' 

Sanches steps up and it's absolutely blasted over.

57' 

Another free-kick for Swansea in a good position as Sanches is fouled by Perez. Carroll and Sanches both stand over it.

56' 

Abraham gets a flick-on in the box but it goes wide to the left. Olsson sends it back in but a shot at the back post is blocked by Ritchie. It then gets chipped through to Carroll whose shot is saved by Elliot.

 
Swansea City's English defender Alfie Mawson (4L) heads for goal and misses
54' 

At the other end Perez, who'd you be forgiven for getting was on the pitch, takes a shot from distance but it goes way over.

52' 

Olsson sends in a corner which Gamez puts behind and Newcastle then deal equally well with the corner.

49' 

Yellow card for Ritchie for a high foot on Mawson.

After Mane yesterday that definitely could have been a red. Mawson stayed on his feet and didn't react, that probably helped massively.

48' 

First booking of the half comes as Naughton trips up Gamez. It's silly, it's cynical and it's a yellow.

47' 

No changes for either side though which is probably not a surprise after a decent end to the half for both sides.

There are options on both benches.

46' 

Welcome back, we're back underway at the Liberty Stadium.

It seems as if Sanches has moves to the tip of the diamond.

45+1' 

And that's half-time as Hayden's shot is straight at Fabianski and then at the other end Swansea win a corner, which they don't get to take.

The half livened up a little towards the end with a few chances for either side, the best being Joselu's header.

Hopefully we'll get a bit more action after the break.

43' 

Blimey what sort of defending is that from Lascelles. The ball comes in and he literally smothers it by falling over it. It does work as it comes to Clark and he clears.

42' 

Another Swansea free-kick as Merino has a couple of nibbles at Fer and brings him down.

40' 

Abraham and Hayden are both down as the latter slipped and accidentally took out the former. It's painful for Abraham as it's seen him take one right in a certain area.

39' 

CLOSE!

This time the ball from Carroll is good and Mawson gets up well but he heads it narrowly wide. Now it's Swansea who are knocking on the door.

38' 

Terrific pressing from Abraham sees Ayew gets a shot away from 20 yards or so and it's easy for Elliot to tip behind.

37' 

Swansea try to respond to this Newcastle pressure as Abraham knocks the ball down in the box but Ayew's shot is blocked by the Newcastle defenders.

35' 

Newcastle are fuming.

They are convinced they have a penalty as Merino goes over in the box under challenge from Mawson.

Mike Jones gives nothing and he is correct as Merino went over far too easily.

Joselu has another header but this one is straight at Fabianski.

34'

WHAT A SAVE THAT IS!

The first corner is cleared but it's sent back in by Ritchie and Joselu looks certain to score as he flicks it on but Fabianski throws himself at it to flick it behind, terrific stop.

33' 

They'll have another chance now as Fernandez puts the ball behind after Sanches loses possession thanks to a rash pass from Abraham.

31' 

Half an hour gone now and neither side has really created much, in fact you could probably argue that Newcastle have had the better chances despite not having much of the ball.

29' 

Swansea crowd wakes up as Bony goes to warm up and he gets a very warm reception.

28' 

We now have a clash as Merino nips the ball away from Sanches as the Swansea man goes to play a pass. Sanches still follows through and catches Merino. However Sanches comes off worse as he lands awkwardly, both okay to continue.

27' 

Ooo Newcastle chance.

A long ball is not cleared at all by Fernandez and Murphy has a chance on the volley. He gets too under it though and it's way over.

25' 

Carroll's kick is cleared at the front post, it might be time for him to get off those now.

Sanches tries to put it back in but it is also cleared easily.

24'  

Swansea have a chance now as Olsson is fouled near the corner flag by Manquillo.

Let's see if they can create anything.

 
Swansea City's Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches (C) controls the ball
22' 

Another lengthy spell of possession for Swansea ends with Naughton swinging the ball in towards Abraham at the back post but the youngster is penalised for a foul.

20' 

I feel that the problem for Swansea is a lack of a focal point.

Last season it was clearly either Sigurdsson or Llorente. Of course it's risky to have just one option but at the moment it feels as if they are just going through the motions in terms of keeping the ball .

18' 

The stats are telling us that Swansea have had 66% of the ball, which is hardly a surprise.

The fact they're struggling to do much with it will be a concern for Clement.

16' 

Game has started to slow a little with Newcastle pressuring Swansea a bit more and as such neither side is really holding onto the ball too well.

13' 

Another poor pass from Sanches, after a clever flick finds him and he tries to play it through to Abraham.

He's seeing a lot of the ball at the moment but he just looks a little anxious with his passing, only to be expected I guess.

11' 

Swansea's diamond is interesting, it forces Abraham and Ayew to go wide a lot and it does rely a lot on the full-backs getting up to support.

They are having a lot of the ball but there isn't a lot of penetration, at the moment.

  • Isaac Hayden
    Yellow cardIsaac HaydenNewcastle UnitedWe have our first yellow of the afternoon as Sanches cleverly flicks the ball over Hayden and gets taken out.  Ayew does well to get down the right and looks to square it into the box but it's easily cleared.
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9' 

We have our first yellow of the afternoon as Sanches cleverly flicks the ball over Hayden and gets taken out.

Ayew does well to get down the right and looks to square it into the box but it's easily cleared.

7' 

Swansea are being very patient as they start to camp outside the Newcastle box but they let all the pressure slip with a silly foul.

5' 

Sanches has the crowd purring as he shrugs off one challenge and then dances away from another.

However he completely wastes it with a sloppy pass, something he repeats a minute later.

Joselu works hard to create space for Hayden to have a shot but it's straight at Fabianski.

3' 

Carroll takes and it's high and wide.

Carroll seems to be the designated taker now Sigurdsson has gone to Everton but you suspect this season Sanches and Fer may have something to say about that.

 
Swansea City's Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Newcastle United
2' 

Good start for Swansea. They're quick and looking to set Ayew and Abraham away. They have a free-kick now in a good position as Fer is fouled.

No Sigurdsson anymore. Carroll and Sanches stand over it.

1' 

And we're underway! Swansea in their usual white with Newcastle in their changed black strip.

 

Right it's prediction time!

Let me know which way you think this will go.

 

PERMUTATIONS

Of course at this stage of the season teams regularly jump up and down the league as it is so tight and if Swansea get a (massive) win today they could go as high as fifth.

They will definitely go into the top-half with victory and above Arsenal.

Should Newcastle win they'll leapfrog Swansea but they'll remain clear of the three teams at the bottom who are yet to win a game.

 

STAT TIME

Who wants some Paul Clement stats? Of course you do!

Under Paul Clement Swansea City have won as many games at home games (10) as Manchester United.

And they are yet to lose back-to-back home games under Clement in the league.

Will that record give today?

Paul Clement, Manager of Swansea City shows appreciation to the fans prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.
 

Sadly there's no Rafa Benitez today in the dugout for Newcastle as he recovers from an operation.

 

SUPER SANCHES

All eyes will be on Sanches this afternoon as Paul Clement backs on the midfielder to give his side a cutting edge.

Sanches is still an excellent young footballer, he just needs regular game time that is all. Let's be honest it's tough to get into the Bayern midfield whoever you are.

Of course as has been mentioned by many pundits should Sanches do well and Bayern decide to sell they'll be able to get a very good price for him as he'll already be 'Premier League proven.'

Renato Sanches of Swansea City arrives prior to the Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at Liberty Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Swansea, Wales
 

LAST TIME OUT

There were very contrasting fortunes for these two teams before the international break. Swansea were hammered 4-0 by Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium whilst Newcastle United eased to a 3-0 win at home to West Ham.

Joselu of Newcastle United celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Newcastle United team mates
 

MURPHY STARTS

Talented youngster Jacob Murphy starts for Newcastle but the talking point in the Magpies' team really is how strong their bench is.

Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle, Mo Diame, Florian Lejeune, DeAndre Yedlin and Christian Atsu have plenty of pedigree. They could change the game off the bench but by the time they come on might it be too late?

 

SANCHES STARTS

And the big news for the home team is that Renato Sanches makes his debut after signing on loan from Bayern Munich on deadline day.

Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; Clucas, Sanches, Carroll, Fer; Ayew, Abraham.

This is a massive chance for the youngster to get some regular football and showcase the talent he displayed at Benfica and at Euro 2016. He lines up next to Tom Carroll and Sam Clucas.

Tammy Abraham continues to lead the line with another new signing (or in some ways old signing) Wilfried Bony on the bench.

 

WELCOME

Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of Newcastle United's trip to Swansea City.

Team news is on the way.