Football: Swansea hold misfiring Newcastle to 1-1 draw
January 13, 2018 | 9:15 PM
by Reuters
Newcastle United's DeAndre Yedlin tussles with Swansea City's Tom Carroll for ball possession during their Premier League match at St James' Park on Saturday. Photo - Reuters

London: Newcastle United stretched their winless home run in the Premier League to seven games and continued to slide towards the relegation zone after missing an array of chances in a 1-1 home draw with bottom team Swansea City on Saturday.

The result left the Magpies, who had made a bright start to the season, in 14th position on 23 points from as many games, only three more than 18th-placed Stoke City who have a game in hand as they visit Manchester United on Monday.

Poor finishing and several fine saves by Lukasz Fabianski kept Newcastle at bay before Jordan Ayew fired the visitors ahead on the hour, heading a Mike van der Hoorn cross past Karl Darlow after the home team's keeper parried his first attempt.

Substitute Joselu levelled eight minutes later not long after coming on, threading a sublime finish from a tight angle into the far corner through the legs of defender Alfie Mawson and past the wrong-footed Fabianski.

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