Jan 13, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​St James' Park
Attendance: 51,444
NewcastleNewcastle United
SwanseaSwansea City
Joselu (68')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Ayew (60')
Bartley (10'), Mawson (83'), Ayew (90')

Carlos Carvalhal pleased with Swansea City attitude

Carvalhal pleased with Swansea attitude
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Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal praises his side for "reacting" well to claim a point from their trip to Newcastle United.

Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal has praised his side for "reacting" to their side's perilous position and claiming a 1-1 draw away at Newcastle United this afternoon.

Jordan Ayew gave the Swans the lead on the hour mark at St James' Park, although the hosts hit back through Joselu just eight minutes later to ensure that the spoils were shared.

The result means that the Welsh side remain rock bottom of the Premier League table but are now just four points from safety, and Carvalhal was quick to point out that they are now unbeaten in their last two away league games.

"I'm very happy, two away games and we get four points – it's not excellent but it is good," he told Match of the Day. "Against Tottenham [at home] we had no points but we played well and deserve more. This game we prepared really well to play with the ball, I think we had 57% possession but we also tried to move the ball into the spaces to create damage to the defensive organisation of Newcastle.

"When we arrived, I believe no one outside Swansea believed we can stay in the Premier League but I believe when we achieve a draw here, playing good football against a good team I think people will look and see these guys are reacting. It's our challenge, we are achieving points in a difficult situation, but we are reacting."

Carvalhal's side next welcome Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday night for an FA Cup replay before welcoming Liverpool in the league on January 22.

Carlos Carvalhal watches on during the FA Cup game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Swansea City on January 6, 2018
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