Swans see off ten-man Toon

Swansea continued their impressive start to the season with a 2-0 win over 10-man Newcastle United at Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

  • Swansea 2 Newcastle 0
  • Gomis slots home opener early on
  • Janmaat sent off for second yellow
  • Ayew powers home header for second
  • Mitrovic clashes with Taylor

Match Summary

Bafetimbi Gomis gave Swansea an early lead and the hosts were boosted by Daryl Janmaat's sending off four minutes from half-time.

Andre Ayew made it 2-0 shortly after the start of the second half, thumping in a powerful header from a neat Jefferson Montero cross.

The Swans saw out the game without any real incident and secured their first win of the fledgling campaign.

Full Report

Swansea started off like a house on fire and were ahead after nine minutes, Bafetimbi Gomis beating the offside trap to get on the end of a Jonjo Shelvey throughball, before beating the keeper and slotting home.

The difficulty of Newcastle's task doubled four minutes before the half-time break after Janmaat was sent for an early shower after receiving his second booking for pulling back Swans winger Montero.

Montero nearly doubled his side's advantage moments late, engineering some space on the edge of the area to fire off a shot, but his near-post effort rattled off the post with Tim Krul beaten.

It was more of the same after the break, Gylfi Sigurdsson smashing a wonderfully curled effort off the underside cross bar just three minutes after the restart.

Four minutes later and Swansea doubled their lead, Montero doing well to beat his man down the flank and play in a delightful cross, which Ayew headed home from close range.

Swansea kept up the pressure for the remainder of the game, but in truth they were happy to see out the result and earn their first win of the season.