• 4 Dec 2013, Kick Off 7:45pm
  • Ref: Howard Webb
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Swansea City
3
0
Newcastle United
81' Jonjo Shelvey
67' Mathieu Debuchy (OG)
46' Nathan Dyer
 
Result
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    • 1Vorm
    • 19Tiendalli
    • 4Chico
    • 6Williams
    • 33Davies
    • 21José Cañas
    • 20de Guzmán
    • 24Álex Pozuelo
    • 8Shelvey
    • 11Pablo Hernández
    • 26Álvaro Vázquez
    • 1Krul
    • 26Debuchy
    • 6Williamson
    • 2Coloccini
    • 3Santon
    • 7Sissoko
    • 24Cheik Tioté
    • 4Cabaye
    • 11Gouffran
    • 14Remy
    • 23Shola Ameobi
    • 15Routledge
    • 12Dyer
    • 3Taylor
    • 2Amat
    • 14Lamah
    • 25Tremmel
    • 7Britton
    • 19Haidara
    • 8Anita
    • 25Obertan
    • 21Elliot
    • 13Yanga-Mbiwa
    • 9Cissé
    • 28Sammy Ameobi
    • 36Dummett

    Swansea City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 M. Vorm
    • 19 D. Tiendalli
    • 4 J. Flores Moreno
    • 6 A. Williams
    • 33 B. Davies
    • 21 J. Cañas Ruiz Herrera
    • 20 J. de Guzmán
    • 24 A. Pozuelo Melero (Routledge '84)
    • 8 J. Shelvey
    • 11 P. Hernandez Dominguez (Lamah '71)
    • 26 . Vázquez García (Dyer '29)

    Newcastle United

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-4-2
    • 1 T. Krul
    • 26 M. Debuchy
    • 6 M. Williamson (Yanga-Mbiwa '77)
    • 2 F. Coloccini
    • 3 D. Santon (Haidara '56)
    • 7 M. Sissoko
    • 24 C. Tioté
    • 4 Y. Cabaye
    • 11 Y. Gouffran
    • 14 L. Remy
    • 23 F. Ameobi (Obertan '68)
    Substitutes
    • 15 W. Routledge
    • 12 N. Dyer
    • 3 N. Taylor
    • 2 J. Amat
    • 14 R. Lamah
    • 25 G. Tremmel
    • 7 L. Britton
    Substitutes
    • 19 M. Haidara
    • 8 V. Anita
    • 25 G. Obertan
    • 21 R. Elliot
    • 13 M. Yanga-Mbiwa
    • 9 P. Cissé
    • 28 S. Ameobi
    • 36 P. Dummett
    • 3 Goals 0
    • 1 First Half Goals 0
    • 5 Shots On Target 3
    • 6 Shots Off Target 5
    • 0 Yellow Cards 2
    • 4 Fouls 8
    • 1 Offsides 0
    • 1 Hand Balls 0
    • 65.4 Possession % 34.6
    • 744 Total Passes 384
    • 674 Accurate Passes 307
    • 18 Crosses 15
    • 5 Accurate Crosses 4
    • 5 Corners 1
    • 14 Tackles Won 18
    • 17 Total Tackles 27
    • 6 Blocks 2
    • 2 Blocked Scoring Attempts 6
    • 16 Interceptions 24
    • 25 Clearances 22
    • 25 Effective Clearances 22
    • 12 Headed Clearances 12
    • 3 Keeper Saves 3
    • 5 Keeper Throws 4
    • 5 Accurate Keeper Throws 4
    • 7 Goal Kicks 6
    • 4 Accurate Goal Kicks 4

    Swansea v Newcastle Preview: Magpies driven on by November form

    Newcastle

    Written by @thespectoview

    Website: http://thespectatorsview.com/

    The Magpies will face Swansea City in a Premier League encounter at Liberty Stadium on Wednesday.

    Alan Pardew is hoping that his club will continue the form that has propelled them to an impressive record so far this season. Newcastle had an excellent month of November, winning all four Premier League matches, which included a convincing win over Chelsea, as well as more hardy ground-out victories against Tottenham, Norwich and West Brom

    They hope to take advantage of a  Swansea City side who will be recovering from an outclassed 3-0 defeat to Manchester City, and may be starting to feel the effects of playing European football.

    Michael Laudrup’s Swansea side have only won one match in their last five in the Premier League, including a bitter 1-0 loss to Welsh rival Cardiff City back on November 3rd.

    Concern With Injuries and Fatigue

    To make matters worse, they have been forced to deal with injuries to their top two strikers. Spanish international Michu has been out for the last month with an ankle injury and will not play on Wednesday.

    And Wilfried Bony, who was heavily linked with Newcastle in the Summer before opting for a move to South Wales, is an injury worry (thankfully, for Newcastle). Suffering from a hamstring injury in a Europa League match against Valencia last Thursday. he is expected to be out at least another week.

    Spanish defender Angel Rangel suffered a calf injury in the same match and is out indefinitely.

    Like Newcastle last year, The Swans appear to be having difficulties adjusting to the condensed schedule analogous to Europa League qualification. Injuries and inconsistency have contributed to the club’s comparatively unimpressive form this year; they currently stand 13th in the table, currently.

    The Magpies must feel like they are going to Liberty Stadium at the right time. But Newcastle lost twice to Swansea last season, and they should expect a difficult match on Wednesday.

    Alan Pardew 2

    Key Players

    With their top two strikers out with injuries, Michael Laudrup will need his best players to step up in their absence.

    So far this season, Swansea’s goalscoring has come from every position. Wilfried Bony is the team’s leading scorer with four goals. Michu only has two this season after scoring 18 last year in the Premier League.

    Dutch goalkeeper Michel Vorm was left out of Sunday’s match against Manchester City, but should return against Newcastle.

    Swansea have a highly-rated midfield three, led by Pablo Hernández, Jonathan de Guzmán and England U21 star, Jonjo Shelvey, who regularly frustrate the opposition.

    Possible Tactics

    Danish manager Michael Laudrup has preferred a more ‘continental style’ 4-2-3-1 formation during his time in England, combined with an emphasis on possession and short passing.

    However, Laudrup did experiment with a 4-4-2 formation against Manchester City on Sunday. Young Spanish striker Alvaro played up front, alongside midfielder Pablo Hernández in a secondary striker role.

    Alan Pardew has been tinkering with the formations on a weekly basis so far this season, but it appears likely that Shola Ameobi will partner Loïc Rémy up front again. Being at the West Brom game, I hadn’t thought too much of Shola’s performance, and yet, somehow, he managed to win the Sky ‘Man of the Match’ award on Saturday. It still escapes me…

    Anyway, both Swansea and Newcastle have played in many close games this season, and Wednesday’s match will likely come down to the wire. Both clubs are known for being well-organized and attack-minded, which should make for an engaging 90 minutes.

    Prediction

    Newcastle are infamous for lack of consistency. While they can be seen outclassing Manchester United away one week, a home loss to Stoke the following Wednesday is never off the cards.

    However, having won only one of their last 8 games (in all competitions), I cannot quite see Newcastle’s run of form ending just yet. Travelling to SouthWales will be one of the more challenging away days this season, but with the front two of Michu and Bony missing, they lack strength up top. And with Loic Remy and Yoan Gouffran on blistering form, I think it will be a fourth victory on the bounce for Newcastle.

    Swansea 0 – 1 Newcastle

    Swansea City have won just one of their last 11 league matches at the Liberty Stadium (W1 D5 L5).

    Newcastle have alternated between wins and defeats in their last seven league away games (W4 L3).

    Going further back, Newcastle United have won just five of their last 26 (W5 D7 L14) away from home in the Premier League.

    Three of the four goals scored in the league meetings between these sides last season were netted in the 85th minute or later.

    Loic Remy has scored eight goals in his last nine Premier League appearances and also assisted a goal in the weekend victory over West Brom.

    Of the 10 players to have scored more than five PL goals this season, only Aaron Ramsey (33.3%) and Romelu Lukaku (36.4%) have a better shot conversion rate than Remy (29.6%).

    Yoann Gouffran has scored in three of his last four Premier League appearances, while he assisted a goal in the other appearance during this run.

    Only Fulham and Crystal Palace (both four) have picked up fewer home points than Swansea (6) this season.

    18 of Newcastle’s 19 Premier League goals this season have been scored by Frenchmen.

    Newcastle can match Arsenal’s 2013-14 record of five consecutive PL wins if they take all three points in Swansea.

    Newcastle have hit fewer long passes than any other side (584) while Swansea are the most accurate long passers in the division (68%).