17/12/2011 15:00 v Newcastle

25th May 2018
First team

The Swans claimed their third away point of the season after holding on for a creditable 0-0 draw against Newcastle United.

Brendan Rodgers’ men failed to register a single shot on target at St James’ Park, but withstood the hosts’ pressure to leave with a hard-earned point.

There was a sombre atmosphere as Newcastle paid tribute to former midfielder and Wales manager Gary Speed, who had tragically died at the end of November.

Alan Pardew’s side went close to opening the scoring in the first half as Fabricio Coloccini and Demba Ba were denied by the woodwork, while Jonas Gutierrez fired just wide of the post.

Michel Vorm then produced terrific reflexes to prevent substitute Shola Ameobi after the break as the Swans continued to ride their luck.

However, they finished strongly in the last 10 minutes and went close to breaking the deadlock when Scott Sinclair dragged an effort just wide of the target.

The Swans survived one final scare when Ba blazed a good opportunity high over the crossbar as they held on for a deserved share of the spoils.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, James Perch, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Gabriel Obertan (Sammy Ameobi, 82), Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote (Haris Vuckic, 82), Jonas Gutierrez, Demba Ba, Leon Best (Shola Ameobi, 71).

SUBS NOT USED: Steve Harper, Mike Williamson, Mehdi Abeid, Hatem Ben Arfa.

SWANS: Michel Vorm, Jazz Richards, Steven Caulker, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Joe Allen, Leon Britton, Mark Gower (Kemy Agustien, 46), Wayne Routledge, Danny Graham, Scott Sinclair (Nathan Dyer, 77).

SUBS NOT USED: Gerhard Tremmel, Garry Monk, Stephen Dobbie, Leroy Lita, Luke Moore.