The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v Newcastle

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 2 - 3 Swansea

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Pardew pleased with progress

Alan Pardew was pleased to see Newcastle United's fortunes improve as they returned to winning ways away at West Ham United.

Last Updated: 18/01/14 at 18:58 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Magpies made the long journey to Upton Park without a win in their previous three Premier League outings - and without a goal in any of those contests.

Pardew believes his side did not get the rub of the green during that run, with performances deserving of greater reward.

He saw everything come together at the home of his former employers, though, with Newcastle surviving a few nervy moments after the interval to claim three hard-fought points.

Pardew told Sky Sports: "We were particularly good first half - very, very good.

"We took it on from Man City, where we played very well but didn't get a result. We got it today. We didn't get any breaks against Man City, but we got a couple today because West Ham played well in the second half. We just edged it, I thought."

On a game which saw Yohan Cabaye net twice and Loic Remy also hit the back of the net, with a Mike Williamson own goal offering the only glimmer of hope for the hosts, Pardew added: "We made it difficult for them with two good goals.

"We were livid with ourselves to concede just before half-time because we should have come in at 2-0. The second half was always going to be difficult after they got that goal and I thought Sam (Allardyce) and the team played very well second half. We did well to hang in there and secure it at the end."

Newcastle now face an enforced break, due to their failings in the FA Cup, but Pardew feels an eighth-place standing has them in good shape for the remainder of the campaign.

He said: "We're disappointed (to have a rest), but we wanted to make sure we went away for our mid-season work, as well as a bit of sun, making sure we really push on in the second half. This has set us up nicely - 36 points now, and that's a good total for us"

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

inners: All of us watching the latest installment of The Daley Blind Hour. This weeks episode was called Sun Kissed In Merseyside, and although it was a bit of a downer, he was splendid to look at.

tk421
Has Di Maria's Spell In England Turned Sour?

I

think Liverpool should start trying alternative therapy now, given that Sturridge's hips and knees are apparently unfathomable to modern medicine. Voodoo, acupuncture, healing oils, rolling in the snow after a hot bath, its all got to be worth a go now.

slideways
Sturridge doubt for run-in

W

ell thats the most one sided, Mourinho ass kissing, Terry loving conlcusions I have ever read. Does Daniel Storey have a tattoo of the Chelsea crest on his calf too? What a plonker.

goonergo
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Footer 365

Bournemouth all but secure promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton

Bournemouth all but secured promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton on Monday night.

Jose Mourinho: Cesc Fabregas not in PFA team 'strange'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it is 'strange' that the PFA Team of the Year has no place for Cesc Fabregas.

Eddie Howe dishes out the plaudits after Bournemouth success

Eddie Howe was keen to share the praise around after Bournemouth effectively clinched promotion to the Premier League.

Mail Box

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company