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Simmo: 'We'll Keep Feet On The Ground'

Written by Newcastle Utd

Danny Simpson insists Newcastle won't get carried away despite climbing to third with their 3-1 win at Stoke

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Monday night's win over Stoke took Newcastle up to third in the Barclays Premier League with quarter of the season gone, but Danny Simpson insists United won't be getting carried away.

Still unbeaten after ten games and just one point behind champions Manchester United they may be, but Alan Pardew's side haven't scaled such heights by taking anything for granted,

And that's an attitude which will continue according to the ever-present right-back, who put in another solid showing in the 3-1 win at the Britannia Stadium. 

"Sometimes you've got to pinch yourself but it's important that we keep our feet on the ground," Simpson told nufc.co.uk.

"We've got such a great squad but it's a long season and we're just taking it game by game.

"And at the moment, that mentality seems to be working for us."

Stoke always pose an attacking threat at their atmospheric stadium, where they had lost just once in the league in 2011.

But United - holders of the best defensive record in the country - rarely looked like conceding and only a supposed push from Demba Ba on Peter Crouch cost them another clean sheet.

Jonathan Walters scored from the penalty spot but Demba Ba completed his hat-trick soon afterwards to make sure of the three points. 

Simpson admitted: "We were disappointed not get a clean sheet, and that says something because to come to Stoke and get a clean sheet is not easy.

"Their goal was a penalty and I've not seen it again, but to come away and be a little disappointed not to have a clean sheet shows how well we defended.

"But the main thing is, we only conceded one and won the game."

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