Three things learned about Newcastle in Swansea clash: Fringe figure can be the chosen one
Newcastle United were forced to come from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Swansea City at St James’ Park on Saturday.
Jordan Ayew gave the visitors the lead just after the hour mark, having to require two attempts to head the ball past Karl Darlow in the Magpies’ net.
However Spanish striker Joselu, who was brought on as a substitute by Rafael Benitez, levelled the scores just minutes later with a well taken strike past Lukas Fabianski, working hard to retrieve the ball and create a chance after Ayoze Perez’s deflected shot.
It was a game in which both sides passed up a series of clear cut opportunities, Dwight Gayle and Perez both hitting the ball at the Swansea goalkeeper when they should have been putting it into the back of the net.
So what can fans take away from the clash at the St James’ Park?
Here, Football Insider analyses three things learned in Saturday’s match against the Swans, including one fringe figure who has proved he has what it takes to be the chosen one after a real issue in the club’s tactics.
Click below to see the first thing we learned in Newcastle United’s clash v Swansea