Papiss Cisse’s third double in a row handed Newcastle their fourth consecutive Premier League win at the Liberty Stadium.
United leap above Chelsea into fifth in the table thanks to Cisse’s eighth and ninth goals in just his eighth Newcastle game saw off a toothless Swansea side.
The Swans dominated possession throughout but made very little in goalscoring chances while United’s few breaks were menacing and yielded two classy finishes from their number nine.
A Mistake from Demba Ba gave Gylfi Sigurdsson the first chance of the game after four minutes but he fired wide.
But just moments later Yohan Cabaye’s clever pass released Cisse whose low drive just beat Michel Vorm and found the back of the net to give United an early lead.
For all their possession, Swansea failed to really test Tim Krul until Sigurdsson’s long range effort forced a fine stop from the Dutchman after half an hour.
United remained comfortable in the first half while Swansea’s admiral passing play but them streaks ahead in the possession stats.
Into the second half, and Brendan Rodgers’ side added pace and urgency to their play. They once again peppered United’s box but failed to make any clear cut opportunities.
Sigurdsson went close on a couple of occasions but often his efforts were from range and more in hope than expectation.
As the hosts’ belief seemed to drain away in the last 20 minutes, United looked a threat on the counter and made the game safe soon after.
It was Cabaye again who fed Cisse to finish in style and complete a third straight double for the Magpies.
The Senegalese hitman lofted the ball over Vorm and effectively ended the game as a contest.
United are now on a roll and are right in the hunt for a Champions League place sitting just two points behind Arsenal in third place.
NUFC – Krul 7, Simpson 7, Williamson 8, Perch 7, Santon 8; Jonas 7, Tiote 7 (R. Taylor 7), Cabaye 8 (Gosling), Ben Arfa 7, Cissé 9, Ba 5 (Ferguson).
Man Of The Match – Papiss Cisse