Pardew: Newcastle alive and kicking

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hopes the three points has shown any doubters his team mean business this season.

We decided to be very cautious from the start, not let them play for us, and we perhaps let them have a bit too much possession and there wasn't enough pressure on the ball.

But we knew second half we had enough to exert pressure and the crowd were getting behind us, and that's exactly what happened. The goal came at a great time for us.

We've got a great spirit in the group. I think we've played well.

Today was about giving a message to our fans that we're very much alive and kicking. And I'm pleased for everyone associated with Newcastle, it's a big win for us.

– Alan Pardew reflects on his side's 2-0 win over Chelsea.


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