Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has likened Shola Ameobi with the club's biggest legends.

Ameobi was hailed as a "legend" by his boss Pardew for rescuing a point in a bad-tempered North East derby.

Pardew said: "Only Wor Jackie [Milburn] has scored more in this fixture for us. The boy's a legend. It could not have fallen to a better person." A