Jordan Ayew On Target For Swansea In A Stalemate Against Newcastle United

Mike Ashley to wait as Amanda Staveley increases her bid

Maybe Newcastle's manager, Rafa Benitez, was trying to send a message to owner Mike Ashley, back from his holiday in America, but still seemingly completely detached from what is going on at the football club he is supposedly trying to sell.

After enduring a dismal run of form that saw the Magpies only manage to pick up a single point from nine Premier League matches between October and the end of December.

Shelvey was substituted late in this afternoon's 1-1 draw against Swansea City at St James's Park.

Many have already been quick to write Swansea's eviction notice from top-flight with Paul Clement failing to galvanise The Swans, but fans will be hopeful that the arrival of Carvalhal will be enough to give their side a fighting chance.

"We have [Jesus] Gamez, [Florian] Lejeune and [Aleksandar] Mitrovic (out), who has been running today", he added.

Untested Carvalhal the man to pull Swans away from danger?

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"So we have to just wait, work on our targets and try to get the players that we want".

Kane Breaks Sheringham's Spurs Scoring Record
But the Scot has proved all the doubters wrong with the London side scoring 12 goals from his past five league games in charge. He continually powered towards goal whenever he had possession, linking up superbly with Alli and Kane on numerous occasions.

Rafa Benitez has told his Magpies side to be wary of the threat the Swans can bring to the game, with Carlos Carvalhal's men now sitting bottom of the Premier League table. After seeing Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente move on last summer, Swansea's major problem this year has been a lack of creativity in the final third.

"I think its important for us, not just because he has scored some important goals", the Newcastle boss told the club's official website.

However, South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng could return after a month out with a calf injury.

United could keep three consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League for the first time since November 2014.

Swansea have beaten Watford and lost to Tottenham in his two league games in charge, while drawing in the FA Cup away to Championship leaders Wolves.

Newcastle pressed for a victor without creating many chances to find to it, and Swansea would have stolen the points had Wilfried Bony not seen a goal-bound effort cleared with Darlow stranded, the draw making it just one defeat in four in all competitions for Carvalhal, a run that will provide little solace for the Portuguese given the team's predicament.

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