English Premiership

Swansea ease relegation fears

2014-04-19 19:15
Wilfried Bony (Getty Images)

Newcastle - A double by leading scorer Wilfried Bony gave Swansea an invaluable win in their battle against relegation on Saturday as they beat out of form Newcastle 2-1 for their first away win since November.

The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international scored at the end of each half - the second from the penalty spot for his 14th league goal of the season - to take them six points clear of the bottom three with three games remaining and a vastly superior goal difference to boot.

Defeat for Newcastle was their fifth successive one in the league - Shola Ameobi's 23rd minute goal their first in those five games - and leaves manager Alan Pardew's position under some threat.

Newcastle had suffered an early blow when Pape Cisse had to go off injured.

However, he wasn't replaced by ready made replacement Loic Remy but a fullback in the shape of Mathieu Debuchy.

That didn't prevent the hosts going 1-0 up in the 23rd minute as Shola Ameobi scored his first league goal since December 2012 playing a one-two with strike partner Luuk de Jong before slotting the ball past Michael Vorm.

Both de Jong and referee Chris Foy didn't last out the first-half either as the former had to go off and finally Remy was sent on for his first appearance after missing six games with a calf injury.

Foy too had to be replaced by fourth official Anthony Taylor after he was hit in the face by the ball and although he got back on his feet he was unable to carry on.

Swansea, though, drew level right on the stroke of half-time as Bony - the club's record signing last summer when he arrived from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for 13.9 million euros - darted in unseen to head home Ben Davies's corner.

The second-half provided little in the way of chances with Swansea going close through Jonathan de Guzman, his volley just scraping the bar.

Bony too was denied as he was slipped in by Marvin Emnes but Newcastle 'keeper Tim Krul got down to save with his legs.

However, he was not to be denied with the late penalty as the lively Emnes was brought down by Chieck Tiote and he calmly stroked the ball past Krul.

Read more on:    swansea  |  english premiership  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v West Ham United, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v Southampton, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 17 December 2017
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns 16:15
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.