Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jamaal Lascelles provided a welcome tonic for ailing Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez as his late goal secured a 1-0 win at Swansea City on Sunday. Benitez was forced to miss his side’s trip to south Wales while he recovered from an infection. The 57-year-old Spaniard had an operation on Monday to address an infection resulting from an earlier hernia operation and was unable to recover in time to travel with his squad.
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes felt his side squandered too many opportunities in the Potters 2-1 loss against Newcastle United.
Newcastle United earn a second successive Premier League win as captain Jamaal Lascelles scores the only goal at Swansea.
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez returns to work having missed Sunday's win at Swansea following surgery.
Newcastle assistant manager Francisco de Miguel Moreno says Jamaal Lascelles is managing the role of captain well, after the defender scores the only goal in the Magpies' 1-0 win away at Swansea.