Alan Pardew: "We deserved more"

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Alan Pardew feels that his side "deserved more" from their Capital One Cup loss at Manchester United.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that he thinks his side "deserved more" from tonight's Capital One Cup match at Manchester United.

The Magpies were edged out 2-1 by Manchester United but almost grabbed an equaliser late on, with substitute Papiss Cisse almost netting his second with an overhead kick that rattled the crossbar.

Speaking afterwards, Pardew said: "We left ourselves open at times when we were chasing. It was a really good game. We were pressing.

"We knew if we could get Papiss on and if he could get a chance he'd score. I'm pleased for the players but disappointed for the club because I thought we deserved more."

Pardew also commented on the state of his centre-backs, an area he has been struggling with of late.

"[Fabricio] Coloccini is a bit sore. Whether he did enough to play on Saturday I don't know. I'm not sure I should have played [Mike] Williamson. But we're short at centre-half," he added.

United went on to draw Chelsea in the fourth round.

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