Newcastle suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Swansea City. A goal in each half put Swansea firmly in the driving seat and in truth they were the better team on the day.
It took just 9 minutes for Swansea to register their first goal, the Newcastle defence split wide open by a pass from Jonjo Shelvey to the on rushing Bafetimi Gomis who rounded Tim Krul to slot home into the empty net.
Daryl Janmaat had a torrid afternoon trying to shackle Jefferson Montero and was run ragged by him leading to an early yellow card for Janmaat and the inevitable second yellow and red soon appeared on 41minutes after Janmaat decided to pull Montero back. Down to ten men, Newcastle now faced an even bigger uphill battle. Sad thing is we were starting to come into the game a little bit before the red card.
Second half saw Sissoko missing due to a suspected groin injury further disrupting our shape and Mbemba slot in at Right back covering for the red carded Janmaat. Steven Taylor filled the now vacant Centre back slot.
Swansea continued to push forward with great effect, and Gylfi Sigurosson hit the woodwork but our blushes were spared when the ball bounced back down on the line but not over it, thank god for hawkeye.
But our luck didn’t last long when on 52 mins Andre Ayew out jumped Colocini to head home Swanseas 2nd of the day. Andre Ayew also headed just wide a little later too and it really should of been 3.0.
Rolando Aarons came on and the ineffective Papiss Cisse went off, who in fairness had had zero service to him all day, not helped by the red card to Janmaat.
Aleksander Mitrovic came on for Newcastle and within minutes got himself tackled,earned a free kick, a talking to from the ref, a yellow card and a confrontation with neil Taylor . I read someone said he looks more Nitro than Mitro, well he’s certainly a handfull alright.
Anyway onwards we go, it’s only Man United next, chins up lads n lasses.