Newcastle took on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium at the weekend but it was nothing more than déjà vu for the black and whites.

Steve McLaren and the North East side travelled 707 miles in the early hours of Saturday morning for nothing but disappointment. All three of the problems that haunted Newcastle last season were worse within minutes of the start of the match: they started slow, produced poor defending and received stupid red cards.

(Janmaat red card, during a match v Swansea)

Swansea produced 19 shots at goal compared to Newcastle’s four poor efforts, so it was no surprise when the home side secured the lead within the first 10 minutes; it could have been a lot worse for the magpies.

Bafa Gomis slotted home the opener after taking a touch around Tim Krul after Shelvey’s pass split the away team’s defence. Obertan responded to try and pull a goal back but City were a side that meant business. The second goal to secure all three points came from Ayew who rose above Coloccini to meet Matero’s cross with his head to make it 2-0.


Newcastle need to prove themselves to show the fans that it won’t be another season battling for survival, but are we still optimistic for the new season after Steve McLaren’s first two games?

Premier League Results:

Aston Villa 0 – 1 Manchester United
Southampton 0 – 3 Everton
Sunderland 1 – 3 Norwich City
West Ham 1 – 2 Leicester City
Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Arsenal
Liverpool 1 – 0 Bournemouth
Watford 0 – 0 West Brom
Tottenham 2 – 2 Stoke City
Swansea City 2 – 0 Newcastle United
Manchester City 3 – 0 Chelsea