Over a whole season, performance is the most important thing, luck comes and goes but if you're putting in the work you should get your rewards. When there's only 4 games left however the concept of 'the long run' goes out the window, this was a game where the performance was good but not incredible but the difference that injury time penalty makes in enormous.
|Newcastle scored with their first Shot and Swansea with both of their efforts on target|
Bony now has had a goal or assist in 11 of his 19 games since the start of the year (10 goals, 3 assists).
In terms of control of the game, this match swung back and forth with Swansea having the better of the match early on but then conceding, Newcastle also had a fair amount of possession in the parts of the second half.
|Passes over time, no dominant team with control changing throughout the game|
I felt earlier in the week that 36 points would be enough but if Sunderland can beat Chelsea there may still be the odd twist left although I would expect any side suddenly rising from the relegation zone to do so at the expense of Norwich or West Brom (or possibly even Villa). A win against Villa will almost certainly make us mathematically safe (bar a 30 goal, goal difference swing over the last 2 games).
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