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Darren Moore says Newcastle got off lightly and West Brom should have won even more easily

1 year ago
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Darren Moore has now picked up eight points from four games.

Victory at St James Park means he has already presided over more Premier League victories than Alan Pardew did in over four months.

The caretaker boss is surely making it very difficult for the West Brom hierarchy not to give him the job on a permanent basis.

After the season they have had, little wonder so few Baggies made the journey, although Darren Moore claims he could hear them…

No wonder, as anybody who claims it is a brilliant atmosphere every time at St James Park is a big fat liar, as was evidenced today when the home supporters had next to nothing to get behind.

Darren Moore felt the visitors should have given the small number of travelling fans even more to shout/sing about, believing they should have ‘been two or three goals up at the break.’

Which is a bit worrying as I actually thought Newcastle were even worse after the break…

Darren Moore:

“We are grateful to all the fans who travelled all the way up here to support the team.

“It’s a huge arena but we heard them up there singing their hearts out.

“Together as a football club, I am proud that we have all been able to pull off another positive result for the football club.

“It’s another good performance. It’s a difficult place to come and Newcastle are a good team.

“We showed composure, courage and strength in unity which is all the things we needed. If anything, we could’ve been two or three goals up at the break.

“I was delighted with the first half and it was more or less keep going for the second period.

“We had to be willing to stand up to the Newcastle pressure which we knew would be coming.

“Everyone did exactly that.

“There was some good resolute defending and the players got their reward for a wonderful performance.

“We did everything that was asked of us today. We came to a tough arena, against a good team, and we needed to perform well to come away with a result.

“I was pleased with the result, it was a good, solid performance. We could have even scored more goals, we had plenty of chances, and after we scored our defence was resolute too.

“We’re just continuing to look forward to the next game now, we’ll enjoy today, and look forward.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 0 West Brom 1

Goals:

West Brom: Phillips 29

Possession was West Brom 36% Newcastle 64%

Total shots were West Brom 9 Newcastle 17

Shots on target were West Brom 2 Newcastle 2

Corners were West Brom 1 Newcastle 5

Referee: David Coote

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett (Murphy 58) Ritchie, Shelvey, Kenedy, Perez (Joselu 78), Gayle (Slimani 65)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Manquillo, Clark, Hayden

Crowd: 52,283 (1,000 West Brom approx)

(To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to today’s game – Go HERE)

(To read the NUFC player ratings and comments go HERE)

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