NEWCASTLE United’s winning run came shuddering to a halt as they were thumped 3-0 by Swansea.
Substitute Nathan Dyer, a Mathieu Debuchy own goal and a spectacular Jonjo Shelvey strike gave the Swans just a second home win of the season.
Loic Remy had his header brilliantly saved by Michel Vorm for the visitors, but Newcastle were aggrieved after referee Howard Webb waved away penalty appeals for a Ben Davies handball and an Ashley Williams challenge on Yoan Gouffran in the second half.
Swansea claimed the win despite losing another striker to injury after Alvaro Vazquez limped off with a groin problem.
With Michu and Wilfried Bony also out, and no striker on the bench, the hosts moved midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo into an advanced role and were arguably the better for it as Newcastle struggled to handle their movement.
It was Dyer, Vazquez’s replacement, who gave them the lead. Pozuelo drove down the left-hand side of the box and got in a cross that Tim Krul could only tip to the winger, who volleyed home.
Newcastle showed more attacking intent after the break and replays suggested they should have had a penalty in the 57th minute, when Remy’s shot cannoned off a combination of Davies’ chest and arm.
They were further frustrated when Gouffran tumbled as he and Williams contested a high ball and Swansea broke to clinch the win.
Pozuelo found Shelvey with a defence-splitting pass, the midfielder delayed his shot and Krul saved, only for the ball to rebound off Debuchy and into the net.
But former Liverpool man Shelvey, who a few minutes earlier had feinted to headbutt Debuchy during a heated stand-off, was not to be denied his goal, and curled home from 25 yards to seal the win.