The Shocking Renato Sanches Stat vs Newcastle Is Doing The Rounds

Ruben Hill
September 13, 2017

"We are very glad because we planned the game in a way to try and win the three points, and we did it".

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.

"He has been active in the game and kept in touch with us throughout the game", he said. Even right up to the end, where we did continue to push, we couldn't get a decent ball into the box. We are very happy with the performance and so is Rafa. "After the game, Rafa rang us and congratulated all the team because they did a fantastic job".

"This is definitely what we wanted to deliver to Rafa", said Paco, who is effectively Benitez's number two despite having the official title of fitness coach.

A physical first half saw little from Newcastle in the final third, as they were content to sit back and wait for their opportunities.

Midway through the half, Newcastle midfielder Matt Richie was penalised for a high boot to Swansea defender Alfie Mawson.

Despite his struggles in Bavaria, it came as a major surprise when the Portugal worldwide moved to Swansea late in the summer transfer window, with the club's fans hugely excited to see the 20-year- old in action. It's a good team, a great group that's got us promoted.

As a result, he decided it would be best to secure a loan move away from the Allianz Arena, in order to get more minutes on the pitch and prove himself once again.

"It's going to be hard for him to adjust to the pace of the Premier League", Swansea midfielder Sam Clucas said.

Tammy Abraham should have given Swansea the lead on the hour when he rounded goalkeeper Rob Elliot and seemed certain to apply the finish. "I said to the players, there is no crisis", Clement said.

A new Premier League rule means players can be punished retrospectively for acts of simulation, but this is one case which will not be reviewed because Mike Jones did not fall for it and award a penalty.

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