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Lady Luck Smiles On United

Written by Newcastle Utd

Alan Pardew gives his verdict following Newcastle's last-gasp 2-1 win over West Brom

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter

 

Alan Pardew admits his side were fortunate to claim all three points against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, but believes they deserved the huge stroke of late luck which came the Magpies' way.

With the teams locked at 1-1 and the Premier League fixture deep into stoppage time, a long range shot from Sammy Ameobi hit the back of fellow substitute Papiss Cisse, ending up in the back of the net.

It was a much-needed victory for the Magpies on an afternoon when they were far from at their best, and Pardew insists it makes up for their lack of luck at Sunderland seven days ago.

"We struggled in the second half to have any rhythm," United's boss told nufcTV.

"We changed our wingers, we were looking for a spark, we never really had anything going on and we were giving the ball back to them, which is unusual for us.

"Our endeavour was to win the ball back as soon as we lost it, which is great, and we defended well.

"We hung in there and hung in there, and got a break.

"After the week we've had and the break we got at Sunderland when we didn't deserve three points, we got it today."

And the manager was delighted for the fortunate Cisse, whose goal was his third of the season, but his first in league action since the beggining of May.

"Papiss needed that," explained Pardew.

"His last Premier League goal was a wonder goal at Chelsea, and finally he has got a goal off his backside and hopefully that kick-starts his season for us."

To watch the full post-match interview with Alan Pardew, click here