Newcastle looked so much better than West Brom today that if we had taken all the chances we carved out we could have won this game 5-0 – easily – and if we continue to play like this then one of these days we will win by a big score and that will help out goal difference – which is always worth an extra point.
We just watched the game again and West Brom never threatened until injury time when they had a quick break, but Daryl Janmaat cut out the cross that was going straight to Berahino about 12 yards out from goal.
West Brom had no shots on target and that must have been Rob Elliot’s easiest game of the season.
Tony Pulis on the sidelines today
It was a massive 3 points for us but we have to try to kill off these games by taking our chances.
After the game Tony Pulis paid a number of compliments to the Newcastle team – and a lot of our players today had really good games:
“Newcastle have got good players, just look at what they have recruited.” “Like all teams in this league though you need a little luck…today they didn’t need luck though – they were better than us.”
“”I’ve been at the club for just over a year now and that’s most probably the most disappointing away performance we’ve had.”
“The best way to describe is that we were in a boxing match and we shadow boxed for 90 minutes.” “We never got close to them and when we had the ball our passing was poo.”
”Newcastle were better all over the pitch.”
“It could have been more than 1-0 but they are a great group of lads and we will have to take this on the chin and work this out.” “Only in the last 15 minutes did we have a couple of opportunities to score”
“The goal was a poor one to concede and it pushed them on – but we weren’t at the races from the beginning.”
It’s a long time since we saw a Newcastle team keep up such a fast tempo for the whole game – and really the only disappointment was that we didn’t score more goals.
If we can keep up this kind of performance both on the road and at home – we may be able to be safe come the end of the season.