Alan Pardew pleased with Newcastle United display

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew looks on as his side go 2-0 down to Man City on August 19, 2013
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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew hails his players for their resilience against West Bromwich Albion.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has praised his players for their performance against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Goals from Yoan Gouffran and Moussa Sissoko proved enough for the Magpies to win the Premier League encounter 2-1 at home.

"[The players deserve] a lot of credit, because we've had to work very, very hard today," he told Sky Sports News. "I think West Brom showed why they've been beaten only once on the road.

"They were very resilient - a good team, good quality, experience. They got back in it with a great goal from Brunt. But we wouldn't be denied.

"We've had that kind of mood in our dressing room for a while now, perhaps since the second half against Everton, we've had a real resilience that we're really going to push and I thought we just edged it today."

The win has lifted Newcastle up to fifth in the league table.

Moussa Sissoko of Newcastle United scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion on November 30, 2013
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