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SWANSEA v NEWCASTLE RECAP: Swans open account by seeing off ten-man Magpies

Swansea City recorded their first win of the season by beating Newcastle United 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Goals from Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis, who both scored in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea last week, fired the Swans to a comfortable win over the visiting Magpies who lost Daryl Janmaat to a red card four minutes before half-time.

Gomes hit the target first in the ninth minute when the recipient of a defence-splitting pass from Jonjo Shelvey, which allowed him to round Tim Krul, and slot home into an empty net.

Dutch defender Janmaat received a second yellow card for bringing down the crafty Jefferson Montero in the 41st minute which gave the Swans further impetus to kick on and double their lead seven minutes into the second half.

Monitor raced down the left before pinging a cross to the front post which saw Ayew rise above his marker and emphatically head home to send the Welsh outfit to fifth spot in the standings with the Toon 15th having secured a point from their opening day draw with Southampton.

MATCH OVERVIEW

Swansea City: 2 (Bafetimbi Gomis 9', Andre Ayew 52')
Newcastle United: 0 (red card: Daryl Janmaat 41')
Liberty Stadium, Swansea - 20,678

TALKING POINTS

- Is Gomis the man to fire Swansea up the table?

- How will Newcastle respond after a disappointing performance?

WHAT'S NEXT?

The Swans head to Sunderland in a bid to keep their undefeated streak going as the Magpies look to bounce back against Man Utd at Old Trafford.

TWITTER INSIGHT


QUOTES CORNER

Swansea boss Monk on the attention received by Jefferson Montero:

"You could see their tactics was basically try and kick him (Montero), and full credit to the referee for spotting it straight away."

Newcastle's McClaren on his side having to fight with 10 men:

"We've learned nothing today apart from we need to keep 11 players on the field."



STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta


TEAM LEADERS

SWANSEA
Goals - Bafetimbi Gomis, Andre Ayew 2
Assists - Jonjo Shelvey, Jefferson Montero 1
Clean sheets - Lukas Fabianski 1
Yellow cards - Five players all on 1

NEWCASTLE
Goals - Papiss Cisse, Georginio Wijnaldum 1
Assists - Gabriel Obertan 1
Yellow cards - Aleksandar Mitrovic, Daryl Janmaat 2
Red cards - Daryl Janmaat 1


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