Oct 21, 2012 at 1.30pm UK at ​Stadium of Light
NewcastleNewcastle United
Ba (85' og.)
FT(HT: 0-1)
Cabaye (3')
Ameobi (25'), Coloccini (68'), Williamson (84'), Cabaye (86')
Cheik Tioté (25')

Alan Pardew pleased with Newcastle United effort

Martin O'Neill and Alan Pardew during the Tyne-Wear derby
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Alan Pardew is proud and not disappointed with his players after earning a point at Sunderland with 10 men.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has revealed his pride at the effort of his players, despite conceding a late equaliser against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon.

Pardew, who saw Cheick Tiote sent off after just 25 minutes, said that it would have been a memorable win but that he can have few complaints about the sending-off.

"It was a magnificent effort," BBC Sport quotes Pardew as saying. "It was important to our fans and we showed how important it is to us.

"An hour with 10 men, we couldn't hold on to the lead, if we did it would have been one of the greatest victories here ever.

"We were the better team before the sending off. At first, I didn't think [Tiote's foul] was that bad, but looking at it again, I can't have too many complaints."

Demba Ba scored an own-goal in the 85th minute to hand Sunderland a share of the spoils.

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