West Ham 1 Newcastle 3: ‘Super’ win delights Alan Pardew
West Ham 1 Newcastle 3: Alan Pardew reflects on a "super win" for his side after leaving east London with three points
Alan Pardew could not hide his delight after watching his Newcastle United side beat West Ham United to keep their European qualification hopes alive.
Yohan Cabaye gave the visitors the lead at Upton Park in the 16th minute and Loic Remy poked in before their advantage was halved when Mike Williamson found his own net.
We could have come away without winning – they had two big chances
Cabaye then added his second of the afternoon in east London in stoppage time with a free-kick to leave Newcastle eighth in the Premier League table.
“A super win,” said Pardew. “We made it difficult for ourselves in the second half. We could have come away without winning – they had two big chances.
“We were really good in the first half – we had something like 12 shots in the first half. We were kicking ourselves to be just a goal up at half-time.”
Meanwhile, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce was disappointed at his side’s failure to entertain their fans after they dropped back into the relegation zone.
“We had a bit of fight and passion and had to give the fans a bit of excitement,” said Allardyce.
“I was praying it’d be like ‘a Sunderland’. Their fans were disgruntled earlier, but got a 2-2 draw [against Southampton]. We could have done the same, but failed to convert the chances.”