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Swansea v Newcastle: Key Moments

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The moments that mattered from the Liberty Stadium, where Newcastle fell victim to a late goal against Capital One Cup winners Swansea

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Swansea City 1 (Moore 85)
Newcastle United 0


WHISTLE-MDC-icons90+3mins: Referee Pawson's whistle blows and Swansea have done the double over Newcastle as the good feeling from their Capital One Cup success continues. After a first half which the Swans shaded, Newcastle bossed the second period but with five minutes to go substitute Luke Moore pounced to steal the points for Michael Laudrup's men.

SUB-MDC-icons90mins: Alan Pardew responds with his first change of the day and it's a double substitution - Sylvain Marveaux and Shola Ameobi are on for Cheick Tiote and Jonas Gutierrez. There will be three minutes of stoppage time.

SUB-MDC-icons88mins: A Cabaye corner is half-cleared and Sissoko volleys narrowly wide as Swansea make their third and final change - Hernandez is replaced by Dwight Tiendalli.

GOAL-MDC-icons85mins - SWANSEA GOAL (1-0): Completely against the run of play, Swansea take the lead. Michu's powerful drive is bravely blocked by Taylor but Newcastle fail to clear their lines and the ball is played back into the box. It falls for Luke Moore, who stays cool to leave a defender on his back before sending a shot which takes a deflection to loop past the wrong-footed Elliot.

81mins: Sissoko races towards goal, with no Swansea player able to get near him, and fires just wide of the far post. Newcastle will feel they deserve to be ahead in this second half.

79mins: Hernandez feeds Ki with a clever pass and Elliot does well to keep the ball out at his near post - the ex-Charlton keeper has made a couple of very important saves this afternoon even though United have had the better of this half.

SUB-MDC-icons76mins: Luke Moore replaces Leon Britton in Swansea's second change of the day.

74mins: Tiote breaks down the left and picks out Debuchy just inside the box with a nice cross which the full-back meets on the half-volley but drags across goal. The attendance, meanwhile, is announced as 20,405.

73mins: Vorm makes another great save to deny Sissoko, who sized up his options 25 yards from goal and went for a shot which needed pushing around the post by the Dutch goalkeeper.

66mins: Cabaye's powerful strike from 25 yards looks in all the way but Vorm gets a vital fingertip to it to tip the ball onto the bar - so close.

SUB-MDC-icons61mins: The first substitution of the afternoon sees Dyer - the two-goal hero from the Capital One Cup final - replaced by Ki Sung-Yueng.

58mins: More great work from Cabaye and Sissoko is let down by the finish. Cabaye's defence-splitting pass finds Sissoko on the right-hand side of the box and he cuts the ball back for Gouffran, but his side-footed effort goes over when he should have at least tested Vorm.

56mins: A great opportunity for Papiss Cisse, at the same end as his stunning second on this ground last season, goes begging. Cabaye's chipped pass was flicked on by Sissoko as the ball sat up perfectly just inside the box, but the Senegalese striker's half-volley whistled over the bar.

52mins: Gouffran gets his head to Jonas Gutierrez's cross from the right but it lacks the power to beat Vorm.

50mins: A swift Newcastle break sees Cabaye find Gouffran on the left and although the ball is half cleared following the Frenchman's cross with the outside of his boot, Debuchy is waiting and sends a volley narrowly wide.

47mins: Elliot makes a vital save to deny Rangel, who had raced in from the right but saw his fierce drive beaten away. Wayne Routledge was following up but Elliot got a hand to that too and Taylor got the ball away. That was probably the closest we've come to a goal yet.

WHISTLE-MDC-icons46mins: Swansea get the second half underway but it's Newcastle who have the first shot as Cisse tries a speculative effort which floats high and wide of the goal.


WHISTLE-MDC-icons45+1mins: It's half-time and the game is goalless. Both sides have played some nice stuff at times but neither have created much in the way of clear-cut chances.

45mins: Mike Dean, the fourth official, indicates that there will be one minute of added time.

38mins: From the resulting free-kick, taken by De Guzman, Garry Monk steals in unchallenged and should do better than header over the bar from around ten yards out.

Yellow-Card-MDC-icons37mins: Now Cabaye goes into Pawson's book with Dyer again the man fouled. It was a late challenge near the touchline from the Frenchman and he held up his hand immediately to accept the fact.

Yellow-Card-MDC-icons34mins: Cheick Tiote is the first player booked for a foul on Nathan Dyer. The ball was there for him to go to but he was ungainly in the challenge and connected only with the Swansea winger.

29mins: Another free-kick from Cabaye and this one's a much better attempt. He was 30 yards out but went for goal and got plenty of dip and power - just not quite enough to beat Vorm, who was quickly across his line to hold onto the ball.

26mins: Gouffran is fouled on the left and Cabaye goes for an ambitious attempt to catch Vorm out from the free-kick. The keeper was expecting a cross but Cabaye shot - but sadly it was a poor effort which rolled well wide of the target.

24mins: Brilliant play from Sissoko gives Debuchy a great crossing opportunity from the right, but Williams bravely blocks at the expense of a corner.

14mins: Debuchy is perhaps a shade fortunate not to concede a penalty as a cross from the right skips up and hits the defender's hand - but referee Pawson either didn't see it or didn't think it was deliberate.

13mins: Cabaye's floated free-kick is met by Taylor but the defender can't generate enough power to take the ball past Michel Vorm. At the other end, De Guzman's shot is spilled by Elliot but Taylor bails him out by hacking away the loose ball.

9mins: More great defending from Taylor, who clears off the line from Ashley Williams. Michu got on the end of Jonathan de Guzman's dangerous free-kick to take Rob Elliot out of the equation but Taylor was on the line to prevent Williams' effort from giving the home side an early lead.

6mins: Lovely wing play from Pablo Hernandez sees him skip past Mathieu Debuchy and then nutmeg Yohan Cabaye before delivering a deep cross which Gouffran fails to deal with at the far post. It takes a vital clearance from Steven Taylor to cut out Angel Rangel's ball back into the box as Michu steamed in.

3mins: Cheick Tiote wins possession high up the pitch and feeds Yoan Gouffran, whose first touch takes him into the box and he drills a cross from the left across goal with Cisse just unable to get a touch. It's been a high-tempo start from the Magpies.

WHISTLE-MDC-icons1min: The Capital One Cup was on display as the sides came out of the tunnel at the Liberty Stadium but all focus is on the Barclays Premier League this afternoon as the game gets underway with Swansea in all white and Newcastle in their burgundy change kit. United take kick-off through Papiss Cisse and Moussa Sissoko with Craig Pawson, today's referee, officiating his first top flight game.

Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Michel Vorm; Angel Rangel, Gary Monk (c), Ashley Williams, Ben Davies; Leon Britton (Luke Moore 76), Jonathan De Guzman; Pablo Hernandez (Dwight Tiendalli 88), Nathan Dyer (Ki Sung-Yueng 61), Wayne Routledge; Michu

Subs not used: Gerhard Tremmel, Kyle Bartley, Roland Lamah, Itay Shechter

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Davide Santon; Cheick Tiote (Shola Ameobi 90), Yohan Cabaye (c); Jonas Gutierrez (Sylvain Marveaux 90), Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran; Papiss Cisse

Subs not used: Jak Alnwick, Massadio Haidara, James Perch, Vurnon Anita, Gabriel Obertan

Referee: Craig Pawson