Daryl Janmaat has made a public apology after being sent off at Swansea.
The Dutchman saw red for the second time in just three months after getting in a tangle with Jefferson Montero. The Ecuador star was on the end of a late challenge from Janmaat in the first half and was then pulled back by the right-back which resulted in a second yellow.
Newcastle left the Liberty Stadium being accused of ‘kicking’ Montero by Swansea boss Garry Monk, who vented his frustration at Newcastle’s tactics after the game.
Janmaat told Newcastle’s website: “I’m very disappointed. It was stupid of me and I have to apologise to my team-mates, the supporters and everybody, because trying to win a game with ten men is very difficult.
“The first yellow card was clear. The second one, I lost the ball, he (Montero) ran past me and in a split-second I touched him. I pulled him back and that was stupid.
“With 11 men at Swansea it is already hard but with ten men it makes it almost impossible. We didn’t give up though, and the rest of the team gave it everything, but it was a disappointing game.
“We started poor and they got an easy goal. We then came into the game a little bit our performance was not like last week and we have to improve.
“We will learn from this game – you always can learn from defeats – and hopefully we will go and get a result at Manchester United.”
Janmaat is now banned for the game at Old Trafford.