Newcastle and Swansea draw 0-0 in Premier League

Newcastle and Swansea battled to a rugged 0-0 draw at St. James’

Park in the Premier League Saturday.

Newcastle striker Demba Ba came closest to breaking the deadlock

late in the first half but the Senegal international’s acrobatic

effort hit the post.

The home side’s dominance repeatedly tested Swansea goalkeeper

Michel Vorm as Newcastle’s Fabricio Coloccini and Shola Ameobi also

came close but failed to find the breakthrough, leaving the Magpies

winless in five games.

Before the game, Newcastle fans paid tribute to former player

Gary Speed, who died last month.