Stats Preview: Swansea City vs Newcastle United


Newcastle had not won away from home in the Premier League since 2015 and Sunday's disjointed affair seemed destined to end goalless until Lascelles headed in after 76 minutes. He had been in such pain this week that he hadn't been able to travel to training.

Wilfried Bony, another deadline-day signing, had replaced Sanches by that stage but starved of service, the Ivorian had little chance to make an impact on the game as Swansea ran out of ideas.

He joined Bayern on one of the richest contracts in Bundesliga history, for a transfer fee that could climb to about $90 million, but struggled for game time last season.

I would have thought at least one Manchester City player would have been on the list...

In terms of goals scored in home Premier League games against Newcastle United, the fixture has averaged 2.4 goals per game, slightly below our overall Premier League average of 2.65.

"It's collective responsibility and I'm at the head of that". Even right up to the end, where we did continue to push, we couldn't get a decent ball into the box. When I look at the performance and the week we had going into it - really positive - I didn't expect that at all.

Elliot's efforts to reacquaint himself with the Premier League have needed a certain mental strength too with Newcastle having succumbed to successive defeats by Tottenham and Huddersfield in their first two games amid manager Rafael Benitez's disquiet over the club's summer rebuilding programme.

"We made too many mistakes, we gave the ball away too often".

"But the ins that we got are very good and I am pleased with the size of the squad".

"Very frustrating. I'm finding it hard to understand why I saw what I saw".

"We are very glad because we planned the game to try and win three points and we did it, " Moreno said.

Instead, it was left to Lascelles to get free at a corner and head the Magpies to their second straight win of an improving league campaign.