Pardew eager to keep Newcastle grounded after third win on bounce

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is eager to keep his players grounded after their 2-1 win over Norwich City.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is eager to keep his players grounded after their 2-1 win over Norwich City.

Pardew insists he will not allow his players to be carried away after seeing them secure a third successive Barclays Premier League victory.

Newcastle raced into a commanding lead with Loic Remy heading them in front with just two minutes gone - it was the club's first goal from a corner since October 2011 - and Yoan Gouffran adding a second seven minutes before the break.

Pardew said: "I keep criticising the press locally here in that when we win, we are a European team or whatever, and then when we lose, it's the end of the world.

"It's just really truly about winning games, keeping our feet on the ground and seeing where we go. What we have got, though, is a really good group who were really committed to win today.

"The only agenda I have set them, really and truly, was to win, there was no other agenda because this game is an easy game to lose today.

"You win against Chelsea, you go to Spurs and then Norwich turn up and you lose, and we have sort of buried that a little bit, and I am really, really pleased.

"I am as pleased tonight as I was when we won at Spurs. I might not look it, but I am."

 
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