Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez to miss Swansea game after operation

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez to miss Swansea game after operation

Newcastle United felt confident after their last match against West Ham, when they secured their first points of the season.

Swansea enjoyed the majority of possession, but saw little joy. Abraham put himself about up front but did not receive the right type of service, while Wilfried Bony was unable to make much of an impact after replacing Renato Sanches in the 69th minute.

"After the game Rafa rang and he has congratulated everybody, especially the players because they have done a massive job", Moreno said.

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.

Renato Sanches has revealed Paul Clement was a key part of his decision to join Swansea City, and hopes his loan spell at the club can revive his global career.

It was arguably a deserved result for Newcastle who created more openings in the first-half and weathered the storm when Swansea rallied midway through the second period.

Give Sanches ten training sessions with Leon Britton and see how many times he gives the ball away after that. "They are a good side but we were the better team on the day. the Premier League is tough and that is why we need to be on it every week". "When I look at the performance and the week we had going into it - really positive - I didn't expect that at all", said Clement.

Tom Carroll nearly connected with a low cross before Leroy Fer split Newcastle's defence on the hour mark, only for Lascelles to make a determined goal-line clearance after Abraham had coolly rounded Elliot and seemingly slotted the ball home.

Clement said: "He did some good things; he did some things that were not so good". He's very happy as well and hopefully he is joining us next week.

Paul Clement's ties to Bayern played a major role in the deal, and Giggs believes the Premier League is the flawless place for a midfielder of the Portuguese youngster's playing style.

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