Newcastle boss Pardew rocked by Stoke defeat

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew was stunned by defeat to Stoke City.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew was stunned by defeat to Stoke City.

Pardew was left feeling his side - who have now lost four straight league games for the first time since 2008, when they were relegated - did not get their just desserts.

He said: "Sometimes you have a game plan and your players see it through to the letter and it's pretty galling to look them in the eye and say they've come away with nothing, which I had to do.

"A couple of mistakes cost us the game, and we didn't make many mistakes. It's a tough result for us to take."

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