Garry Monk plays down win

Swansea manager Garry Monk prior to kick-off against Chelsea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
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Swansea City manager Garry Monk plays down his side's 2-1 win away at Newcastle United.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk has played down his side's 2-1 win away at Newcastle United, claiming that his side were "sloppy" during the game and have been "inconsistent" throughout the season.

Wilfried Bony scored a brace at St James' Park, including a penalty in injury time, to cancel out Shola Ameobi's first-half strike.

Monk told reporters after the game: "We started well in the first 20 minutes, but then they got the goal and we got a bit sloppy in our passing.

"Thankfully, our second goal was a penalty. It was good to get those rewards. We've played a lot better than we've done today and come away with nothing.

"It's been a difficult season and very inconsistent for the standards we've set. We're just trying to get a job done and these three points go a long way to doing that."

The Swans currently occupy 13th place in the Premier League.

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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