Jamaal Lascelles' victor takes Magpies into top half of the table

Sheri Evans
September 11, 2017

Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles saved a certain goal at one end before scoring his side's victor in a 1-0 victory at Swansea City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Sanches started after his shock loan move from Bayern Munich and striker Bony replaced the Portugal midfielder in the final quarter as he made his second debut for the club.

The ex-England worldwide, who helped Newcastle to a Football League First Division title in the 1992-93 season reckons such an impressive feat is possible, if manager Rafa Benitez remains given the quality of the players.

Giggs told Wales Online that he had been watching Sanches several years ago and was impressed with the aggressive player's talent.

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Newcastle went closer after 33 minutes when Ritchie's cross was met by the head of Joselu and Fabianski sprang to his left to pull off a fantastic one-handed save.

Swansea were desperately poor in so many areas and the goal they conceded to lose the game, when Lascelles was granted the freedom of the Swansea penalty area to score with a powerful header, summed up the home team's afternoon. It wasn't good. But I thought we gave a proper performance against West Ham.

The former Liverpool manager recently had a hernia operation and is expected to miss the trip due to post-surgery infection, leaving his backroom staff to oversee proceedings. - Swansea have lost back to back home Premier League games under Paul Clement for the very first time. We are taking everything as it comes at the moment, getting the training right and make sure we are at it again. Swansea may have one more point than Newcastle but Newcastle have a better goal difference and have scored more goals.

Tammy Abraham should have given Swansea the lead on the hour when he rounded goalkeeper Rob Elliot and seemed certain to apply the finish. We have to hope Rafa rests up well and will be back soon. - Matt Ritchie has registered an assist in all three of his Premier League appearances against Swansea. "It is a performance I am not proud of", manager Paul Clement said. "But, at the same time, we've got to wake up quickly".

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