Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce admits he is feeling the pressure after their defeat at Wigan Athletic this week.

Allardyce, who had to listen to the travelling supporters calling for his head and the installation of Alan Shearer as his replacement, said: "It's the same old story, isn't it?

"You lose a game and lose it badly and you are under the cosh, especially if you are the manager.

"I cannot blame the fans for what they were singing. We were not good enough and you don't need to be an expert to see that.

"They spend their hard-earned money and they want to see us fight and do an awful lot better than we did."