Paul Clement: Swansea City boss criticises his players


However, it was a header from Newcastle skipper Jamaal Lascelles which proved to be the deciding goal, and Clement was left unhappy with his side's display.

Elliot's efforts to reacquaint himself with the Premier League have needed a certain mental strength too with Newcastle having succumbed to successive defeats by Tottenham and Huddersfield in their first two games amid manager Rafael Benitez's disquiet over the club's summer rebuilding programme.

"Although the margin of the defeat is small I am more disappointed with our performance".

"It's collective responsibility and I'm at the head of that. They're a good, well organised side but we should have done better, there's no question about that".

Swansea take on Newcastle United at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday 10 September in the Premier League.

"I thought they were better than us and I think we missed an opportunity there today, I really do".

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De Miguel said on Friday: "It will be Rafa's decision, but also he is taking into consideration our feelings, I think in this case even more because he hasn't seen the players training and Rafa normally has this feeling for the momentum of everybody".

"I had a good feeling going into the game with the atmosphere around the squad - then there's the actual game and what I saw was not what I expected".

Tammy Abraham came close to scoring after he rounded Rob Elliot, but his shot was superbly cleared off the line by Lascelles. "That bit of pressure before getting the first win is gone and we can kick on".

However, the 20-year-old failed to make much of an impression as his occasional show of flair was undermined by wayward passing, with the stats showing he was disposed 23 times in the match. Some of the basics we never got right, just that competitiveness.

The Spaniard was not well enough to make the trip, but Moreno confirmed after Newcastle's second straight Premier League win that he was in contact with the club's coaching staff throughout the game.

They nearly did go in front when Ayoze Perez forced Fabianski into saving with his outstretched leg.