Three reasons Newcastle will fail to beat Swansea on Sunday

Newcastle United will look to make it successive Premier League wins when they face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

The Magpies’ return to the top flight started with consecutive losses against Tottenham Hotspur and fellow newly-promoted outfit Huddersfield Town – both matches in which they failed to score – but they recovered well to record a relatively comprehensive 3-0 victory against West Ham United at St. James’ Park last time out.

Joselu, Ciaran Clark and Aleksandar Mitrovic were on the score-sheet against the Irons, but the latter will miss out on the trip to south Wales after the Serbian was retrospectively handed a three-match ban for an elbow on Manuel Lanzini.

While manager Rafa Benitez would have been disappointed not to make any signings on transfer deadline day, he at least now knows the squad he has to work with until the New Year.

The Spaniard will also be well aware of the threat the Swans could pose on Sunday and it will be a hugely difficult task to make it two wins from two.

Here are three reasons Newcastle will fail to beat Swansea on Sunday…