Shearer's Verdict

Last updated : 14 January 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle record goalscorer Alan Shearer said the team had 'enough chances to win three games'.

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Newcastle's home struggles continue - the stats:

◾Newcastle have failed to win any of their past seven home Premier League games (drew two, lost five) - their longest winless run since April 2009 under Joe Kinnear and then Alan Shearer (eight games).
◾Indeed, it is Benitez's longest winless run on home soil in the Premier League as manager.
◾Swansea have won four points in their two Premier League away games under Carvalhal - as many as they had won in their previous nine in the top flight.
◾The Swans have kept just one clean sheet in their past 10 Premier League games, conceding 20 goals in the process.
◾All four of Joselu's Premier League goals for Newcastle have come on home soil.
◾Ayew has scored in three of his past five Premier League appearances - after failing to score in his previous 15 in the competition beforehand.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said: "It's something we have seen in the past, we created enough chances to score in the first half and then we concede. It's always difficult to be happy when you draw at home but the main thing is the reaction and how we were pushing at the end.

"We have to learn that every single mistake can cost you and we can't make these mistakes. With the first-half chances we could have changed the game but we couldn't do it and we must take these chances.

"We know with a new manger they have confidence and are playing well but the reaction after the goal is the most positive thing. I thought our mobility and pace could cause problems but Dwight got a kick and I'm happy for Joselu to get his goal."