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Swansea City boss hails win over Newcastle

Newcastle's Danny Simpson and Swansea's Nathan Dyer battle for the ball during the match at St James Park, Newcastle. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup says his side put on a 'great performance' in beating Newcastle United at St James' Park.

Second half goals from Michu and Jonathan de Guzman sealed a 2-1 win and moved the Swans above Newcastle into the top half of the Premier League.

Swansea City missed a host of good chances before top scorer Michu finally broke the deadlock, although thats not something Laudrup is worried about.

It was the best away performance this season, including QPR and Liverpool.

To come here and play Newcastle at a moment when we knew Newcastle really needed a win because they think they belong much higher than they are now after a home loss to West Ham a week ago, we knew it would be really difficult for us.

But we put on a great performance. We can always discuss what is a big goal chance, but without my Swansea glasses, I think I can say we created at least eight or nine quite big chances, and that's very difficult to do as an away team against a team like Newcastle's.

– Michael Laudrup, Swansea City Manager

Swansea City now have a week off before welcoming former manager Brendan Rodgers back to the Liberty Stadium as the Swans take on Liverpool next Sunday.

That starts a hectic period of thee games in six days as Laudrup's side host high-flying West Brom on Wednesday and then travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on the Saturday.

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