John Carver said that he thought the fans ‘understand’ what his players ‘are having to do for the cause’, having come back to snatch a point against a visiting West Brom.

The Newcastle Head Coach pointing in particular to the settled and experienced back four that the Baggoe have, compare to United once again reshuffling with Anita on the right and Jonas on the left.

However, one thing Carver was sure of was that his team had produced a much better display to the Leicester shambles.

On the face of it, a 1-1 draw was nothing to write home about against a team who realistically have nothing to play for on these remaining games.

However, after eight straight defeats you obviously need some, any, kind of starting point.

Trying to describe exactly how big the difference was, the Head Coach couldn’t find enough similes, metaphors,idioms, whatever….to get across just how large and important the change had been.

John Carver:

“The difference to last week is like chalk and cheese, night and day, the proof was in the pudding today.

“I saw the fight and the desire to keep this club in the Premier League, but it is just the start of it, we got a point and stopped the slide.”

Game plan:

“To be fair though they have done everything I have asked for and stuck to the game plan, we do need to create more chances though, but their back four are a lot more settled and experienced.

“I think our fans understand though what these guys are having to do for the cause.”