Ghana’s Andre Ayew managed to place on at the back of the net for Swansea as they produced a convincing win over a 10-man Newcastle on Saturday.
Swansea produced a stylish display and dealt a first defeat to new Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren. Jonjo Shelvey set up Bafetimbi Gomis to round Tim Krul and slot into an empty net to give Swansea an early lead.
Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat was sent off shortly before half-time for persistently fouling Jefferson Montero leaving the side with only 10 men. The Dutchman was guilty of an unnecessary and impulsive tug of Montero’s shirt to leave Newcastle down to 10 men and facing a daunting task which they never looked like completing leading to a seventh successive Premier League away defeat.
Andre Ayew headed in a cross from the fouled man to make his second Swansea goal in as many games. Swansea could have won by a bigger margin, but Montero and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s long-range shots hit the woodwork.
“We dominated the whole game from start to finish. When the red card does come it impacts on the dynamic of the other team more and they sat back after that.
“We were very professional in the second half and made sure we won the game with a clean sheet,” said Swansea boss Garry Monk.