Swansea City 1 Newcastle United 0 match report: Alan Pardew confident relegation scrap can be avoided
Newcastle are just six points clear of the drop zone with 10 games to play
Alan Pardew has no doubt his Newcastle side will avoid relegation despite losing 1-0 at Swansea.
However the defeat, courtesy of a scrambled late goal from Swansea substitute Luke Moore, means they are just six points clear of the drop zone with 10 games to play.
When asked if he had any concerns about his side's position in the table, he said: "None at all.
"I don't worry about this team. It is strong and it is just disappointing when you don't get anything and that is what our overriding emotion will be after this game."
His opposite number Michael Laudrup says his Swansea side will not rest on their laurels for the remainder of the season despite already winning the Capital One Cup and reaching the 40-point Premier League safety mark. "We have some very tough games but we are now in a much better position," he said.
"But there is always tension at this level, because when you don't have it, you don't compete and you could lose 5-0 in every game."
Goals: Swansea City Moore 85.
Substitutions: Swansea Ki (Dyer, 61), Moore (Britton, 76), Tiendalli (Hernandez, 88). Newcastle Ameobi (Tioté, 90), Marveaux (Gutierrez, 90). Bookings: Newcastle Tiote, Cabaye.
Man of the match S Taylor.
Match rating 6/10. Possession: Swansea 63%. Newcastle 37%. Attempts on target: Swansea 6. Newcastle 5. Referee C Pawson (South Yorkshire).
Latest in Sport
Monaco is a street circuit where driver ability is more important than anywhere else and if we take ...
by Gareth Purnell
24 May 2013 02:00 AM
Three weeks ago as I drove off the Eurostar, I remember thinking what a very long time it was until ...
by Martin Ayres
23 May 2013 05:29 PM
McDowell did brilliantly to land the World Match Play title in Bulgaria last week, but it’s a format...
by Gareth Purnell
23 May 2013 09:13 AM
David Moyes delighted after Rio Ferdinand agrees to stay at Manchester United with new one-year contract
Sergio Garcia / Tiger Woods 'fried chicken' racism row takes fresh twist after 'coloured athletes' comment
After racist remark, Sergio Garcia fights for reputation as Tiger Woods slams 'hurtful' fried chicken joke
Manuel Pellegrini must deliver five trophies in five years at Manchester City says chief executive Ferran Soriano
Major refinancing sees Manchester United slash interest bill by £10m a year
- 1 Pope Francis: Being an atheist is alright as long as you do good
- 2 'He was always smiling': Lee Rigby named as Woolwich victim
- 3 'Something passed underneath us, quite close': Airbus A320 has close encounter with UFO
- 4 Lord of the Sings: Sir Christopher Lee, 91, to release heavy metal album
- 5 Two bailed after arrest over Twitter comments about Woolwich murder
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.