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Football: Swansea take wind out of Newcastle's sails

Published on Dec 5, 2013 6:48 AM
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Swansea City's Nathan Dyer (right) celebrates scoring a goal against Newcastle United with his teammates during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, on Dec 4, 2013. Swansea City brought Newcastle United's four-game winning run in the Premier League to a juddering halt with a 3-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SWANSEA, United Kingdom (AFP) - Swansea City brought Newcastle United's four-game winning run in the Premier League to a juddering halt with a 3-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday.

Substitute Nathan Dyer broke the deadlock with a volley on the stroke of half-time, with an own goal from Newcastle right-back Mathieu Debuchy and a late Jonjo Shelvey strike completing victory.

It was only a second win in seven home games for Michael Laudrup's side, who climbed two places to 11th in the standings, while Newcastle slipped one place to seventh.

Swansea recalled goalkeeper Michel Vorm after a knee injury, while Newcastle manager Alan Pardew kept faith with the team that had started in Saturday's 2-1 home win over West Bromwich Albion.

 
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