Pardew said: "I had no chance, really. We lose Ryan one day before and your opportunity is very, very slim to get a player good enough for us.
"We have got great replacements, although we couldn't have foreseen that Danny was going to get injured today.
"But Anita went back in there and actually probably saved us a point with two great headers on the far post, and his quality going forward helped us.
"I don't think we have got a massive problem there."