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."