Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/17/12
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Michu set Swansea on the road to a 2-1 victory at Newcastle as the misfiring Magpies slipped to a second home defeat in seven days. On a day when the home side were prevented from fielding their own big-money frontman Papiss Cisse because of a wrangle with the Senegal Football Federation, the depth of Alan Pardew's squad was exposed once again. A team shorn of Cisse, the suspended Fabricio Coloccini and the injured pair Yohan Cabaye and Jonas Gutierrez once again failed to score in a home game and allowed three points to slip tamely from their grasp. Last Sunday it was West Ham, this time Swansea were the beneficiaries. Newcastle had chances - Hatem Ben Arfa was denied a spectacular first-half opener by Swans goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel - and Demba Ba, who struck in injury time, was guilty of a series of costly earlier misses. However, the visitors were more than a match for their hosts and were good value for their win, which was secured by Michu's 58th-minute header and a seco...
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