Pardew told reporters after the game: "It's been a difficult start for us. I'm conscious of not making excuses because I've been accused of making excuses. I just want to do defend the team, but we were really good at times today and hopefully the fans can digest that.
"It's not lost on me that I get accused of being arrogant but I'm also a proud man to be manager of this football club and I'm going to fight to keep it. My team need to reflect that and I think they did today."
The draw has lifted Newcastle off the foot of the Premier League, with the Magpies now sitting in 18th place.