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Relegation rivals Newcastle and Swansea share points - ekeleboy - 01-13-2018

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 will
be 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.
Swansea have struggled for goals all
season but took the lead on the hour
when Ayew headed at goal following Van
der Hoorn's fine cross from the right
Newcastle goalkeeper Darlow produced
a one-handed save to parry Ayew's first
header, but the Ghanaian pounced from
the rebound to score his third goal in
five league matches.
Substitute Bony has only scored twice
since rejoining the club in a £12m move
from Manchester City, but had a chance
to win it only to see his shot in the 93rd
minute hacked off the line by Yedlin.