Friday 20 January 2017

Newcastle fall again

Newcastle Utd 2 Swansea City 3

Damian Spellman

Published 26/04/2015 | 02:30

Jack Cork celebrates scoring Swansea's third goal with teammate Matt Grimes against Newcastle United at St James' Park yesterday
Jack Cork celebrates scoring Swansea's third goal with teammate Matt Grimes against Newcastle United at St James' Park yesterday
Swansea City's Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson scores his side's second goal
Newcastle United's Dutch midfielder Siem de Jong score's his side's second goal

John Carver's problems took a turn for the worse as Swansea condemned Newcastle to an unwanted club record seventh successive Premier League defeat.

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The Magpies started the day just seven points clear of the relegation zone and went into first-half stoppage time leading.

There were protests by home fans among a crowd of 46,884, with owner Mike Ashley the target of pre-arranged action in the 34th minute.

Swansea headed back to South Wales having cemented their place in the top half of the table, but the Magpies face an anxious few weeks after failing to ease their fears of being dragged into a survival fight.

The opening goal arrived on the half-hour, Ayoze Perez firing into an empty net.

But Tim Krul was beaten in stoppage time, Nelson Oliveira sending a header into the turf and up into the roof of the net.

Newcastle fell behind on 50 minutes when Gylfi Sigurdsson finished via the foot of the post.

The home side's day was done 19 minutes from time when Oliveira's deflected cross arrived at Jack Cork's feet, and he could not miss. Substitute Siem De Jong did pull one back with two minutes remaining.

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