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St James' Park, Newcastle (ATT 49,403) 17th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Dowd

Newcastle Newcastle United vs Swansea City Swansea

Newcastle 1

D Ba (90+3)

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Swansea 2

Michu (58)
J de Guzman (87)

Michael Laudrup calls victory at Newcastle Swansea's best yet this season

Last Updated: 18/11/12 8:16am

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Michael Laudrup: Thrilled with Swansea's attacking threat

Michael Laudrup: Thrilled with Swansea's attacking threat

Michael Laudrup was left purring after Swansea won on the road in the Premier League for the first time since August.

Goals from Michu and Jonathan De Guzman secured a 2-1 success at Newcastle, who were beaten at home for the second time in as many weeks.

Swansea won at Liverpool in the Capital One Cup, but their only previous away victory in the league was a 5-0 thrashing of QPR on the opening day.

Performance pleases Laudrup

Laudrup said: "It was the best away performance this season, including QPR and Liverpool.

"To come here and play Newcastle at a moment when we knew Newcastle really needed a win - because they think they belong much higher than they are now - we knew it would be really difficult for us.

"But we put on a great performance. We can always discuss what is a big goal chance, but without my Swansea glasses, I think I can say we created at least eight or nine quite big chances.

"That's very difficult to do as an away team against a team like Newcastle's."

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Barclays Premier League

Barclays Premier League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Liverpool 34 77
2 Chelsea 35 75
3 Manchester City 33 71
4 Arsenal 34 67
5 Everton 34 66
6 Tottenham Hotspur 35 63
7 Manchester United 33 57
8 Southampton 35 49
9 Newcastle United 35 46
10 Stoke City 35 44
11 Crystal Palace 35 43
12 West Ham United 35 37
13 Swansea City 35 36
14 Hull City 33 36
15 Aston Villa 34 35
16 West Bromwich Albion 33 33
17 Norwich City 34 32
18 Cardiff City 35 30
19 Fulham 35 30
20 Sunderland 34 29

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Laudrup: Victory our best yet

Laudrup: Victory our best yet

Michael Laudrup was left purring after Swansea won on the road in the Premier League for the first time since August.