Alan Pardew ‘We were different class in second half’
After a dismal first half and a goal down, Newcastle did improve in the second period against Burnley, though Alan Pardew’s claim that United were ‘different class’ after the break might be ever so slightly overdoing it.
Newcastle showed more attacking intent with Cabella on for Perez who struggled to get into the game but I still struggle to remember their keeper having anything to do apart from picking the ball out of the net after Cisse’s well taken goal three minutes into that second half.
Considering who Newcastle have coming up in the next month, just how much of a ‘marvellous’ result this proves to be will depend on how many points United pick up from the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, the Mackems and Manchester United.
“I’m absolutely delighted with that because we didn’t play very well in the first half.
“Burnley had a lot to do with that, they would not let us play, we didn’t risk enough.
“Sometimes when you start like that you think…’We can’t play, they won’t let us play’ and then you get in the wrong mode.”
“However, we really took risks in the second half and tried to open the game up and play, we were different class, that was as good a point as we have had all year.
“To come back from one down at a place like here is a really marvellous result, with all the players we had missing.”
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