Get your daily update and weekly newsletter by signing up today!


Pardew – ‘Anzhi Are Better Than Chelsea’

8 years ago

Reflecting on the match against Anzhi, Alan Pardew has made clear just what an achievement he believes it was to beat the Russian team.

He has even claimed that it was a bigger win than against Chelsea when speaking to the Chronicle;

“Forget what other results we have had this season. That (Anzhi) was our best win.

They are the best team we have beat thus season and I include Chelsea in that. It was a heck of a coup for us”.

It is often hard to tell exactly how good the opposition are when you give them a lot of respect. That was the case on Thursday when Newcastle didn’t risk many men forward, as when they did, the opposition were dangerous on the counter-attack.

Against Metalist, I think that by the end of the second leg you could look back and think at home Newcastle were maybe over cautious as the opposition looked pretty average.

Were Anzhi better than Chelsea? Who cares, we beat them both and I think that pre-January signings we wouldn’t have done either.

Great odds available for the Wigan match this Sunday, especially if you aren’t already a customer of BetVictor and take advantage of their special offer of a £25 free matched bet.

Top Tips – NUFC To Beat Wigan 12/5Gouffran To Score A Goal 11/4NUFC First To Get 7 Corners

Sign up to BetVictor and get a £25 free matched bet


If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]

Have your say

© 2021 The Mag. All Rights Reserved. Design & Build by Mediaworks