Swansea vs Newcastle United preview: Jefferson Montero hoping to give Magpies the runaround

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at The Liberty Stadium

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It’s a big game for…

Jonjo Shelvey: Following an impressive performance at Stamford Bridge on the opening day, Swansea manager Garry Monk has challenged his midfielder to earn an England recall.

Best stat…

5 – Swansea have won five out of the last six meetings between the two sides.

Remember when…

Papiss Cissé scored this fine chip to secure a 2-0 victory for Newcastle at the Liberty back in April 2012.


Player to watch…

Jefferson Montero – The Ecuadorian winger gave Branislav Ivanovic a torrid time in last weekend’s 2-2 with Chelsea. Daryl Janmaat beware.



Past three-meetings…

Newcastle United 2 (Perez, De Jong) Swansea 3 (Oliveira, Sigurdsson, Cork), Premier League, April 2015

Swansea City 2 (Bony, Routledge) Newcastle 2 (Cisse 2), Premier League October 2014

Newcastle 1 (Ameobi) Swansea 2 (Bony 2), Premier League, April 2014

Premier League form guide…

Swansea: D

Newcastle: D

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 3pm, Saturday 15th August.

TV: Highlights on Match of the Day BBC1, 10.20pm