Newcastle United 1 – 1 Swansea City – EPL 17/18 – HD Highlights
Substitute Joselu scored within four minutes of coming on to earn Newcastle United a draw against bottom side Swansea City. The visitors, who were denied a first-half penalty when Mohamed Diame appeared to handle the ball, took the lead through Jordan Ayew’s header after Karl Darlow had parried his first effort. But Newcastle equalised eight minutes later when Ayoze Perez’s deflected shot fell for Joselu and he shot through the legs of Alfie Mawson and into the net. Swansea are now four points behind 17th-placed Bournemouth, while Newcastle are now only three points above the relegation zone in 14th. The Swans nearly grabbed a dramatic winner in injury time but Wilfried Bony’s shot was cleared off the goalline by Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin.
Swansea left angry at penalty decision
Swansea will be disappointed that they did not record what would have been only their fifth Premier League win of a difficult season. Carlos Carvalhal has now taken four points from his opening three league matches in charge since replacing the sacked Paul Clement in December and also gained an FA Cup third-round replay against Championship leaders Wolves.
However, the Portuguese manager was unhappy with a controversial decision in an uneventful first half as Diame appeared to move his arm towards the ball after Mike van der Hoorn had flicked the ball towards goal. Carvalhal said: “My assistant says it’s a very clear penalty and a red card also, so it’s another decision that creates something important but what can we do? Nothing, only talk about this.
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