Alan Pardew full of praise for "outstanding" Newcastle United players

Alan Pardew admits that he could not have asked for more from his Newcastle United players following their 2-0 victory over Manchester City in the League Cup.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has hailed his players for showing the discipline required to see off Manchester City in the League Cup last night.

The Magpies knocked the current holders out of the competition with a 2-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium to continue their recent resurgence.

Having made six changes to the side that beat Tottenham Hotspur on the weekend, Pardew insists that his gameplan was perfectly followed.

"We don't ever come not to win," the manager is quoted as saying by BT Sport. "We had a gameplan. The players needed to execute it but I couldn't ask for more than they gave me.

"It was outstanding in discipline and the way they carried the threat all night. The pace in wide areas is something that I think is an asset for us."

Newcastle will now face Tottenham in the quarter-finals.

Alan Pardew manager of Newcastle United applauds the fans during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Newcastle United at Carrow Road on January 28, 2014
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