Tiote vows to carry on shooting

Cheick Tiote has vowed to carry on shooting after being denied one of the best goals of his career by referee Mike Jones.

The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international has never been afraid to go for goal since his arrival at St James' Park from FC Twente in August 2010, although often fails to trouble the target by some distance.

It gives me more confidence because I know I have got a hard shot, but sometimes it doesn't go in the right direction. But today was the one in the right direction.

For me, I scored my second goal for Newcastle. The referee didn't give the goal, but for me, it was a goal. I think it was one of the best goals [of my career] after Arsenal.

– Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote