Alan Shearer reacts on Twitter to Newcastle United win against Swansea

Newcastle’s transfer window will be laid bare against astute Swansea says Paul Merson

Alan Shearer reacts on Twitter to Newcastle United win against Swansea

After securing their first win of the campaign with a 3-0 home victory over West Ham before September's global break, the 31-year-old now believes that Newcastle can get their season off properly - starting with another possible three points against the Swans.

Wilfried Bony, another deadline-day signing, had replaced Sanches by that stage but starved of service, the Ivorian had little chance to make an impact on the game as Swansea ran out of ideas.

The 57-year-old Benitez wasn't at Liberty Stadium after having a procedure tomorrow to address an infection resulting from an earlier hernia operation.

Newcastle are without the suspended Aleksandar Mitrovic against Swansea
Newcastle are without the suspended Aleksandar Mitrovic against Swansea

Newcastle went close after 33 minutes when Ritchie's cross was met by the head of Joselu, and Lukasz Fabianski sprang to his left to pull off a fantastic one-handed save.

Elliot has started each of Newcastle's three Premier League games of this season, and is expected to retain his starting berth for the trip to Swansea City on Sunday.

Although the margin of the defeat is small, I'm more disappointed with our performance. - Swansea have lost back to back home Premier League games under Paul Clement for the very first time. "It is a performance I am not proud of", manager Paul Clement said.

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"They're a good, well organised side but we should have done better, there's no question about that".

When it comes to likely on the road victories, Swansea away must be one of the more possible/probable but would Newcastle fans vote to take a draw?

Tammy Abraham should have given Swansea the lead on the hour when he rounded goalkeeper Rob Elliot and seemed certain to apply the finish.

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Giggs added that Premier League style of play would suit the young player, who was part of the Euro 2016 winning squad, and thought the loan deal was a good move for Sanches, he said: "He can tackle, he can get forward and he's going to a club that play football the right way so I think he'll be a success". We need Rafa back as soon as possible.

Lascelles who stopped Abraham from scoring would turn hero at the other end 14 minutes before full time with a header off a corner kick to put Rafa Benitez's men ahead.

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