Apr 16, 2016 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčSt James' Park
Attendance: 48,949
NewcastleNewcastle United
SwanseaSwansea City
Lascelles (40'), Sissoko (82'), Townsend (89')
Mbemba (22'), Anita (73')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Fer (9')

Francesco Guidolin: 'Newcastle United deserved to win'

Guidolin: 'Newcastle deserved to win'
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Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin admits that his side didn't deserve anything from their match against Newcastle United at St James' Park.

Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin has admitted that his side were deservedly beaten by Newcastle United at St James' Park this afternoon.

The Magpies gave their survival hopes a shot in the arm with a 3-0 victory over the Swans courtesy of goals from Jamaal Lascelles, Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsend.

Guidolin had no complaints about his side coming away from the match with nothing, but believes that the scoreline flattered the hosts.

"Newcastle deserved to win, but the result is heavy for us because yes, Newcastle played better than us with more intensity, with focus, but in the second half, we had some situations, some possibilities to score and draw level, and maybe the match could have changed," he told reporters.

"But this is our job, it's my job. I know football. Maybe after three months of hard work to achieve where we are in the table, it's possible to have a bad day, and today for us was not a good day."

Swansea reached the 40-point mark in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Chelsea last weekend, but Guidolin stressed that his side cannot afford to take their foot off the pedal just yet.

"No, I think no. We need some points for mathematical security to stay in the Premier League. It's not done yet, so we need some points. I don't know how many - one, two three - but it's important not to relax," he added.

"Football is particular and I have seen many surprises in my career, so it's important to be focused and be aware."

Swansea's last four games of the season see them take on Leicester City, Liverpool, West Ham United and Manchester City.

Jamaal Lascelles celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City on April 16, 2016
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