Newcastle 3 Swansea 0: Sissoko improves. Lascelles led by example but who was man of match?

Paul Dummett

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Newcastle United produced a much better performance to give themselves hope of beating the drop with a 3-0 win over Swansea City.

Jamaal Lascelles, Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsend were the goalscorers, but who was man of the match?

Miles Starforth gives his player ratings.

Karl Darlow: Confident and assured in deal with balls into the box...... 7

Vurnon Anita: Looked much more comfortable at right-back after his switch from the left............. 7

Chancel Mbemba: Composed and competitive in the heart of Newcaslte’s defence........ 7

Jamaal Lascelles: Led by example and didn’t stop talking.... 8

Paul Dummett: Helped shore up a defence which had leaked three goals a week earlier....... 7

Andros Townsend: Drifted in and out of the game, but finished strongly and took his goal well..... 7

Cheick Tiote: Careless with possession at times, but settled into the game..... 6

Jack Colback: Combative alongside Tiote in the centre of midfield though sailed close to the wind with some fouls ......6

Moussa Sissoko: Much, much better, and scored the all-important second goal .....7

Georginio Wijnaldum: Largely anonymous behind lone striker Cisse .........5

Papiss Cisse: Better inside the box than out of it, struggled to hold the ball up ....5

Jonjo Shelvey (for Tiote, 66): Disappointed to miss out on a start against his former side....... 6

Ayoze Perez (for Wijnaldum, 73): Provided some fresh legs on the left flank ......6

Aleksandar Mitrovic (for Cisse, 80): Had a hand in the second and third goals ........7

Subs not used: Freddie Woodman, Gabriel Obertan, Rolando Aarons, Siem de Jong, Aleksandar Mitrovic

SWANSEA CITY: Lukasz Fabianski 6, Angel Rangel 6, Federico Fernandez 6, Ashley Williams 6, Neil Taylor 6, Leroy Fer 5, Jack Cork 6, Gylfi Sigurdsson 5, Jefferson Montero 6, Andre Ayew 5, Alberto Paloschi 5.

Subs: Modou Barrow (for Fer, 58, 5), Bafetimbi Gomis (for Ayew, 71, 5)

Subs not used: Kris Nordfeldt, Kyle Naughton, Jordi Amat, Leon Britton, Wayne Routledge.

REFEREE

Lee Mason (Bolton): Made a few questionable decisions.......6/10

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