NEWCASTLE United suffered a fifth successive Premier League defeat for the first time in the club’s history this afternoon.
Swansea City came from behind to win 2-1 at St James’s Park.
Wilfried Bony – who had cancelled out Shola Ameobi’s first-half opener before the break – netted an injury-time penalty to claim all three points for Garry Monk’s relegation-threatened side.
Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy make their comebacks from injury, but neither was able to influence the game.
They came off the bench to replace strikers Papiss Demba Cisse and Luuk de Jong, who both suffered first-half injuries.
The build-up to the match had been dominated by the previous weekend’s calls for United manager Alan Pardew to be sacked, but there was no repeat of those chants at St James’s Park.
However, the supporters’ dissatisfaction with Pardew and the club’s form was evident at the final whistle, when United’s players were booed off the field.
Pardew’s side – who take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on April 28 – remain ninth in the league.
After a subdued start, Newcastle – who lost Papiss Demba Cisse to injury in the 19th minute – eventually started to press for a goal.
And their breakthrough came in the 23rd minute, when Ameobi flicked on a ball forward to de Jong. The on-loan striker rolled the ball to Ameobi, who turned and beat goalkeeper Michel Vorm with a left-footed shot.
The strike ended a goal drought which had lasted six hours and 23 minutes.
Ameobi’s first in the league since December 2012 also brought St James’s Park to life.
Referee Chris Foy – who had been struck in the face by the ball early in the game – was replaced by fourth official Anthony Taylor with 30 minutes gone.
Remy replaced the injured de Jong in the 40th minute, and United were looking to see out the half with their one-goal advantage intact when Bony struck.
The striker lost marker Mike Williamson to powerfully head Ben Davies’s corner into the net in added time.
United midfielder Dan Gosling forced a save early in the second half, and Remy went close with ambitious effort from outside the box.
At the other end Krul did well to deny Bony a second after he broke through for a one-on-one chance.
Just as it looked like the game would end level, Cheik Tiote carelessly brought down visiting substitute Marvin Emnes in the dying seconds.
Bony confidently converted the resulting penalty to move Swansea six points clear of the relegation zone.
The result has intensified the pressure on Pardew, whose credibility has been damaged by the team’s form since the January sale of Yohan Cabaye.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Krul; Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett; Anita, Gosling (Armstrong, 81), Tiote, Gouffran; de Jong (Remy, 40); Cisse (Debuchy, 21), Shola Ameobi. Subs not used: Elliot, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, S Taylor.
SWANSEA CITY: Vorm, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Davies, Britton, Shelvey, De Guzman, Routledge (Bartley, 90), Hernandez (Emnes, 81), Bony. Subs not used: Tremmel, Taylor, Fulton, Dyer, Ngog.
Goals: Ameobi 23, Bony 45, 90 (pen)
Bookings: Gosling 32, Tiote 90
Referee: Chris Foy (St Helens)
Attendance: 51,057 (1,000 Swansea)