MATCH PREVIEW: Newcastle v Swans

25th April 2015

The Swans will be looking to return to winning ways on Saturday when they face Newcastle United (3pm).
The Swans travel to St James' Park on the back of a disappointing defeat against Leicester last weekend.
Garry Monk's side lost 2-0 at the King Power Stadium as they remain on 47 points in the Premier League table - just one point short of a club-record.
However, they face a Newcastle side who have lost their last six league games.
The Magpies have also never beaten Swansea on home soil in the Premier League, with the Swans having won two and drawn once in their last three trips to the North East.

Newcastle boss John Carver: "If you look at Swansea's situation they've got one of two injuries now and they've had to reshuffle the team so we'll take that as our advantage.
"They're a side that will try and keep the ball and so we'll have to be patient at times, but I've got to come up with a winning formula and get the three points."

Swans boss Garry Monk: "We were disappointed last week with our performance. We didn't reach the standards we've set this season, so we are looking to put on a performance this weekend to get back on track.
"Every time we've had a setback this season, we've come back strong. Hopefully we can show that again on Saturday."

  • Against no side have Newcastle played more Premier League home games without a win than they have against the Swans (3, level with Hull City)
  • Since John Carver took charge of Newcastle, only QPR (8) have won fewer points than the Magpies (9, level with Sunderland)
  • St James' Park is the only Premier League ground yet to see a penalty awarded this season
  • Newcastle have lost their last three Premier League games at home - they haven't lost four successive home games since February 2014
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