Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew had no problem with Demba Ba strop during victory over Bolton Wanderers.

Ba was far from happy at Swansea on Good Friday and his mood hardly improved against Bolton - despite seeing his best mates Hatem Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse score the all important goals.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "Demba was upset when I brought him off as I had just had a go at him about something.

"I was trying to get a reaction from him, if I am honest.

"I want him to be angry and fight."