After the final whistle against West Brom, John Carver was asked what he’d learnt in the last few days.

The Newcastle Head Coach said that the main thing was that he should keep his ‘gob shut’.

After falling behind to an Anichebe header from a free-kick, Ayoze Perez levelled things with a sweet shot from the edge of the box.

John Carver talking to Sky Sports:

‘What have you learnt in recent days?’

“I’ve learnt to keep my gob shut from now on.”

As for the game itself, John Carver says he saw a great response from his players to battle back, with the particular challenge of playing against what he described as – ‘The land of the giants’.

“I thought there was only one side trying to win the game.

“We knew where their threat was going to be, it was like the land of the giants. Their back four are all centre-backs – their last four goals, now five, have all been from set-plays, so we knew what the threat was and tried not to give away silly fouls.”

Great response:

“I saw a great response from the guys, they could have thrown the towel in but they didn’t. Sometimes you have to be patient with sides that park the bus.

“I have just said in there (dressing room) Vurnon Anita and Jonas Gutierrez don’t want to play at full-back but this has been going on all season, blow after blow.”