Newcastle United midfielder Haris Vuckic was delighted to take part in their defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

Vuckic hit the bar before the break and forced a fine late save from Ben Foster to announce himself in style.

The teenager said: "I'm happy that I got the chance. I think I proved to the gaffer and the fans that I can do it.

"It was a good evening for me, it's just unfortunate that we couldn't get a good result.

"We had our chances, we just couldn't score. We deserved to draw, minimum, but you know in football, you can play badly and score goals and sometimes, you can play very well and not score.

"If you want to win games, you have to score goals. We just couldn't do it today, so hopefully it will be against Bolton."