Rafael Benitez played role in Newcastle win at Swansea from sickbed

Rafael Benitez played role in Newcastle win at Swansea from sickbed

Rafael Benitez played role in Newcastle win at Swansea from sickbed

After securing their first win of the campaign with a 3-0 home victory over West Ham before September's global break, the 31-year-old now believes that Newcastle can get their season off properly - starting with another possible three points against the Swans.

Having earlier cleared a shot off his own goal line, Jamaal Lascelles headed home the victor from a corner in the 77th minute as Newcastle picked up a second straight victory.

The ex-England global, who helped Newcastle to a Football League First Division title in the 1992-93 season reckons such an impressive feat is possible, if manager Rafa Benitez remains given the quality of the players.

"He wanted to come and wanted to do everything he could to attend but the weather conditions were not the best", Moreno told the BBC. There was expectation going in to the game but we were second best in combats, duels, first and second balls, tactics, in all aspects.

RENATO SANCHES is likely to make his Swansea City debut today, but Ryan Giggs admitted that Manchester United had hoped to secure him before he was signed by the German giants.

Rafael Benitez played role in Newcastle win at Swansea from sickbed
Rafael Benitez played role in Newcastle win at Swansea from sickbed

They restricted Swansea to few goalscoring opportunities and would have taken the lead earlier but for Lukasz Fabianski producing a wonderful fingertip save to keep out Joselu's header.

The hosts missed two clear chances to break the deadlock at the Liberty Stadium, with Alfie Mawson heading wide in the first half before Tammy Abraham saw an effort cleared off the line after rounding the goalkeeper.

"He rang me this morning and said "make sure the boys are on it and start well". - Swansea have lost back to back home Premier League games under Paul Clement for the very first time. It is down to us to bring it every week.

Paul Clement has made some excellent signings on deadline day, which could help them cope with the departures of Fernando Llorente and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Welsh football legend thought Sanches had what it took to fit in with United's style, he said: "I remember looking at him and instantly liking him".

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