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
Sunday 03 March 2013
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).
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