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Excellent Second Half Performance Makes Newcastle Defeat Hard To Take

8 years ago

Swansea City 1
Newcastle United 0

It was ironic that captain for the day (and captain elect) Yohan Cabaye appeared to get the final touch for the winner.

After a bright start by United it was Swansea who took control in the first half and their quick passing style promised to overwhelm Newcastle but after a couple of close run things, the last twenty minutes or so of the first half passed without incident.

The second period saw United in the ascendancy and Cabaye & Sissoko became the dominant force. Newcastle must have had half a dozen very good chances in that second period as Cisse, Cabaye and Sissoko all went close.

After a stroll for their League Cup final win, it showed the gods were really smiling on the home side as despite United asserting almost total dominance in the final half hour, a Routledge(!) cross saw confusion reign and Luke Moore eventually prodded it towards goal as Cabaye slid in but couldn’t deflect it wide.

A good contest all round but it had the wrong winner. That, as we all know too often, is football.

Full match report to follow.



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