Newcastle boss Pardew: My toughest time here
The Magpies boss will reach his two-year anniversary at St James' Park next month.
When asked if this was his most difficult period in the hotseat, he told the Evening Chronicle: "For sure - there's no doubt about that. We're really having to fight. When we conceded the goal, we showed a little bit of spirit but it was too little, too late.
"But it was too little, too late, really."