SWANSEA (4-4-2):

FABIANSKI 7; Naughton 6, Fernandez 6, Mawson 6, Olsson 6; Sanches 5 (Bony 69, 5), Clucas 5, Fer 6, Carroll 5 (Narsingh 86); Ayew 4, Abraham 5.

Subs (not used): Nordfeldt (gk), Rangel, van der Hoorn, Mesa, Routledge.

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NEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1):

8 Elliott: Made a good first-half save from Ayew, and did well to keep out Carroll’s near-post strike at the start of the second half

8 Manquillo: Was always in control of his personal battle with Carroll and was composed both on and off the ball

9 LASCELLES: The star of the show as he scored the winning goal at one end and kept out Abraham’s goalbound strike at the other

8 Clark: Formed a rock-solid partnership with Lascelles and won a series of important tackles and headers

8 Gamez: Might have been seen as a weak link in the starting selection, but did well to shackle Sanches and Naughton

7 Hayden: Was full of energy at the heart of midfield and prevented Swansea’s midfielders from breaking too far forward

8 Merino: Blotted his copybook with an indefensible dive, but was otherwise superb as he ran the game from the heart of midfield

7 Ritchie: Delivered the corner that led to Newcastle’s winning goal and put a real shift in up and down the flank

7 Perez: Linked the play nicely between midfield and attack and looks a better player in the Premier League than he did last season

6 Murphy: His work rate couldn’t be faulted, but his attacking impact was limited during his 58 minutes on the field

8 Joselu: Caused Swansea’s defenders a number of problems, and would have scored had Fabianski not produced a superb first-half save


Atsu (for Murphy, 58): Provided an outlet down the right-hand side during the final half hour, although his crossing occasionally let him down 6

Diame (for Hayden, 69): Brought on to provide some extra midfield ballast and helped his side see out the final 20 minutes 6

Gayle (for Joselu 78)

(not used): Woodman (gk), Lejeune, Yedlin, Shelvey.

Man Of The Match: JAMAAL LASCELLES – Newcastle’s skipper led by example with a goalline block at one end and a match-winning header at the other.