Premier League Cup

Bailey sends Newcastle into knockout stages

13 Feb 2018
Owen Bailey, Newcastle United

Late head earns Newcastle a 1-1 draw at Swansea City which puts holders' qualification hopes in the balance

Owen Bailey struck in the 86th minute to earn Newcastle United a 1-1 draw at Swansea City which took the Magpies into the knockout stages.

The late header by Bailey, pictured, sent Newcastle a point ahead of Burnley and made them certain of finishing in one of Group D's two qualifying places.

Swansea, who had led through Botti Biabi in the 56th minute, need to beat Burnley in their final match on 26 Februrary to maintain their defence of the cup.

See: Swansea report | Newcastle report

Next fixtures

Swansea: 16 Feb v Spurs (H) PL2
Newcastle: 19 Feb v Southampton (H) PL2

Biabi's goal for Swansea

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