Mathieu Debuchy: 'Current run is unacceptable'

Newcastle's Mathieu Debuchy in action during the match against Stoke on March 10, 2013
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Newcastle United defender Mathieu Debuchy admits that his side's current run is "not acceptable", following a fifth-successive loss in the league.

Mathieu Debuchy has admitted that Newcastle United's current run of form is "not acceptable".

The Magpies suffered a fifth-straight defeat in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, falling to a 2-1 loss against Swansea City at St James' Park.

Shola Ameobi fired the hosts ahead early on, before two Wilfried Bony goals - including one from the penalty spot in the last minute - ensured Newcastle tasted yet another defeat.

"Everyone is very disappointed, of course," Debuchy told the club's official website following the game. "We wanted to go out there and get a win, so to lose - and in that manner, with a last-minute penalty - was really disappointing. It is always harder to take like that.

"I think we deserved at least a draw from that but we have to look back at the mistakes we made. We lost from two set pieces - a corner and a penalty - and that is nowhere near good enough.

"I have never known five defeats in a row. It is something which is not acceptable for a club like Newcastle United and a squad like ours. It is something we simply should not be doing."

Alan Pardew's side return to action a week on Monday when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Wilfried Bony of Swansea City celebrates with Jonathan de Guzman of Swansea City as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park on April 19, 2014
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