Alan Pardew’s job right now it seems is to not only keep his players; feet firmly on the ground, but also those of the Newcastle fans, since if the players get a carried away by our four successive wins then it will be downhill from there.
A happy Alan Pardew at the game today
It was a tough game today, but when Newcastle went ahead for the second time with that sensational strike from Moussa Sissoko after 56 minutes, the lads played well and defended very solidly.
This is what Alan told Sky Sports after the game:
“We have had to work very, very hard because West Brom showed why they have been so difficult to beat on the road this season.” “We showed a real resilience to come back after they got a great equalizer.”
“Our second goal was an absolute cracker. Moussa’s work rate and his commitment to the victory was just as good as the goal. He’s had a few chances, but he let that ball come down, waited that extra second and hit it perfectly.”
“It is important in the Premier League to have momentum. Alex Ferguson once said that to me. It puts a glow around you, a bit like that old porridge advert. If we can keep that glow and that feeling, we’ll keep plugging away.”
“There are still players who can make an impact for us who are not playing so we are in good shape.”
It was another excellent result and another good performance from a resilient Newcastle side, and now our next test is at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night against Swansea City.
And then next Saturday we are at Manchester United – so two tough games on the road coming up.
We expect the manager will need to make some changes on Wednesday night, since we cannot play the same starting eleven for three games in eight days.
Time to give guys like Vurnon Anita and Yanga-Mbiwa a start on Wednesday night ion South Wales?
What do you think?
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