Saturday was disappointing but without DeAndre Yedlin it could have been a whole lot worse.

Newcastle came away from a home match against rock bottom Swansea with only one point but if it had been zero points and three for the Welsh club, it would have been a disaster.

The right-back had already got across and used his pace so well to clear one chance when Swansea threatened behind the centre of defence – but it was a vital clearance late on that saved a point for sure.

Karl Darlow making a hash of dealing with a Swansea threat, with the ball presented to Bony.

The Ivory Coast international took the ball around Darlow only to see his effort cleared.

It could almost have been one of Newcastle’s strikers talking when DeAndre Yedlin described the incident, saying ‘I didn’t really know exactly where the goal was…’

He may not always be the most cultured of defenders but Yedlin has definitely been an asset overall this season, his pace at both ends of the pitch meaning he is almost a guaranteed starter.

The defender is hoping the team can repay the fans’ support with victory over Burnley, though we have Manchester City before that home match, as well as a fourth round FA Cup game.

DeAndre Yedlin talking to the official club site:

“I didn’t really know exactly where the goal was, but obviously Darlow was out and I was covering for him, and it was lucky that it kind of came my way and I did what I needed to do.

“The first half, we felt we were on top and could have scored two or three goals to put the game away.

“We did show character to come back from 1-0 down, and from then on until the end of the game, we had a lot of pressure on them.

“At the end of the day, I think we’re disappointed with that result.

“I think we felt we deserved more from it. Against a team that’s around us in the table, those are the points we need to be taking. I don’t think anybody is satisfied with that result.

“It (the Burnley game) is huge.

“The fans deserve it (a win) because they have supported us through the whole season, and even through our run where we weren’t playing as well and had some losses, they were still right behind us.

“So if anybody deserves it, the fans do.

“We’re looking to do it – especially for them, to get them excited again.

“And hopefully we can just get a good run started.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 1 Swansea 1

Goals:

Newcastle: Joselu 68

Swansea: Ayew 60

Possession was Swansea 58% Newcastle 42%

Total shots were  Swansea 8 Newcastle 12

Shots on target were Swansea 5 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Swansea 5 Newcastle 4

Referee: Graham Scott

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey (Merino 82), Atsu, Gayle (Joselu 64), Perez

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Haidara, Manquillo, Hayden, Murphy

Crowd: 51,444 (Swansea 1,100)

(Alan Shearer spells it out after watching Newcastle 1 Swansea 1 – Read it HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Swansea draw HERE)

(Swansea boss says Newcastle lucky to avoid red card, penalty and defeat – Read it HERE)

(Read what Rafa Benitez had to say after the game HERE)

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  • TheNutJob

    Where`s Mitro, Aarons & Mbemba

    • Peaky Magpie

      Rowing under deck on a Spanish galleon waiting to catch scurvy !!!

      • TheNutJob

        Fulham are looking to sell Cairney to buy a striker, we could try & dump Dwight off on them

        • Geordiegiants

          Rather dump the mighty shytey Mitro. Infact what am I talking about, any of them they are all pap.

          • Mitros gotta start

            Might as well…..with the tactical genius rafa playing 4-5-1 at home against the mighty swansea and his favourites getting picked no matter what form they are in we may aswell let the lad get a fair chance somewhere else.

          • Peaky Magpie

            We would have eleven goalkeepers if Rafa had his way….. mind you with Citeh coming up,not such a bad idea…..😁

          • Geordiegiants

            He’s had a fair chance, he keeps focking it up. Flog a donkey why don’t you!

          • Mitros gotta start

            This statement shows what a clueless idiot and worthless poster you really are

        • KRS1

          WBA and Pardew are after Cairney so that’s us out of the running.

      • anyobrien

        😂 😂 and 😂

    • Mitros gotta start

      Who?

  • Soldier

    I don`t suppose a striker is a top priority now that Hosselu is firing on all cylinders

  • Mitros gotta start

    Wet spam after atsu now…..the good news is he will only take up half a seat on fattys helicopter…..he could even sit on lascelles knee as he gets dropped off at white hart lane

    • Peaky Magpie

      Very funny but probably also very close to the truth.

    • TheNutJob

      Ashley will sell him if the price is right, to think that Rafa is in charge of transfers is laughable after the last 2 windows. SloMo to Villa would be a Brucie bonus

  • Leazes

    Well done Simon O’Rourke of Tyne Tees Sports for having a bash at the ‘Absentee Ashley’…..

    ….about blooming time!

  • TheNutJob

    Manks 1 up after 9 mins

    • anyobrien

      Great finish from valencia

      • TheNutJob

        Magic

    • Peaky Magpie

      Good,I hope they win 14-0.

      • TheNutJob

        that`s Man C on Saturday
        😂😂

        • Peaky Magpie

          😂😂😂😂

          • TheNutJob

            Mitro & Mbemba start, Rafa states i told you they were numpties

          • thewildchimp

            It would end awfully, considering that Mitro played a total of 99 league minutes + stoppage time this season. Then again: not like we’re gonna create any chances so it would be O.K., I guess…

  • Soldier

    we can`t give players away never mind sell them

  • TheNutJob

    Manks 2 up another stunning goal

  • KRS1

    Can you believe there was a time in recent memory when we were Man U”s main challengers – look at their squad compared to ours now.

    • thewildchimp

      Good marketing. They hire popular players and make ton of cash out of them, then invest into even more popular players. Pogba, Zlatan, etc.
      Meanwhile, we advertise SD for free. Our most popular players are Mitro, Ritchie and Gayle.

  • anyobrien

    3 up mancs …. Stoke minus 27 goals

  • nufcslf

    Waiting on other teams results and hoping manure win is as low as it gets. Well done all the same……….

    • Down Under Mag

      It’s about the shape of things…we hope others drop points because we can’t be sure our lot will pick enough up.

  • anyobrien

    Late breaking news tonight.. Amanda has increased her bid to over 300 million… Reference the express and Daily star.

    • Down Under Mag

      Pinch of salt but hope springs eternal. The more it drags on the more I don’t think Ashley wants to sell – so i’ll not be surprised if nothing happens.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Fatso is reportedly waiting to see what money will be coming from next year’s tv rights before he makes a decision ! He’s going to pull out here anytime now.

    • Peaky Magpie

      The Express whose editor just happened to be in the same Indian restaurant that fateful night.Just wait til Leazes reads it 😡😡😡

      • 1957

        The illustrious Mr Desmond owns the Express and Star and famously said at the time of the financial crash he was so rich it was ridiculous.

        Maybe he’s one of PCP’s investors and we’ll go from advertising a tat clothing outlet to promoting the Daily Star (hopefully at the going rate, whatever that is)

        • Peaky Magpie

          So he’s the owner,this just gets worse by the minute,cheers for letting me know.👍

  • Phil K

    The lad has been only been bettered in performances for Newcastle by the captain Lascelles this season.

  • Philippines

    It’s funny that I have been looking at Yedlin in the past few games and seeing a striker in him. He has superb speed. Remember that Supermac started as a fullback. A few old times will remember Duncan Edwards killed in the Munich aircrash in 1958. Matt Busby said he was superb in any outfield position and wasn’t bad in goal.