Newcastle United recorded their second win of the Premier League season on Sunday afternoon with a well fought away win against Swansea City.
Rafa Benitez was not there to oversee the Magpies’ victory, but first-team coach Mikel Antia looked on as the visitors clinched yet another important three points.
The game was a difficult one for both sides. There were a few talking points, with Mikel Merino being denied a penalty, along with Matt Ritchie perhaps escaping a red card after a high challenge on Alfie Mawson.
Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles prevented Swansea from taking the lead with a superb goal-line clearance, and his contributions to the win didn’t end there.
The powerful defender placed a bullet header beyond the reach of Lukasz Fabianski late in the second half to hand Newcastle their first win on the road this season.
It was a solid display from the Magpies, and here are our player ratings from the win.