BLAST FROM THE PAST: Newcastle v Swans

24th April 2015

Newcastle 1-2 Swans
Barclays Premier League - Saturday, 17 November 2012
Michu and Jonathan de Guzman were on target as Swansea secured their first win over Newcastle in 32 years.
Both sides showed plenty of promise during a lively opening with Pablo Hernandez firing straight at Tim Krul before Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa slammed a shot into the side-netting after linking up well with Danny Simpson.
Krul then made a low save to parry Michu's effort from outside the area, while at the other end captain Steven Taylor headed over the crossbar from Vurnon Anita's corner.
The home side were beginning to force their way into the game and Hatem Ben Arfa tricked his way past two players on the edge of the area before curling in a dipping effort that forced Gerhard Tremmel into a fine one-handed save.
But Swansea were looking impressive on the counter-attack and Itay Shechter capitalised on hesitation in the Newcastle defence to force a save from Krul before Michu dragged his shot wide as the half ended goalless.
The hosts began the second half brightly but having survived those scares, Swansea responded on the counter-attack as Shechter fired wide from 15 yards. But the visitors did not have to wait too long for the game's opening goal and it was the Newcastle keeper who was to blame.
Krul's poor clearance from Mike Williamson's back pass fell to Hernandez, whose cross from the left found the advancing Michu to head home his eighth goal of the season.
Rather than sit back Swansea continued to push forward and Michu should have added a second but the Spaniard scuffed his shot from close range following Hernandez's cross.
The visitors then wrapped up the victory three minutes from time when Krul could only parry Danny Graham's shot and Jonathan de Guzman netted the rebound.
The hosts did pull one back in stoppage time through Demba Ba's header, but it was too little too late for Alan Pardew's side.

NEWCASTLE: Krul, Santon, Simpson (Bigirimana, 74), Williamson, Taylor, Ferguson (Ameobi, 46), Anita, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Ba, Ameobi (Marveaux, 79).

SWANS: Tremmel, Rangel, Monk, Williams, Davies, Britton, De Guzman, Dyer (Routledge, 62), Hernandez, Michu (Graham, 82), Shechter (Agustien, 66).

Attendance: 49,403