>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Newcastle boss Pardew: Coloccini return made Villa difference

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew felt Fabricio Coloccini made the difference in victory over Aston Villa.

The 32-year-old Argentina international, who had missed seven games with a knee problem, played the full 90 minutes.

Pardew said: "He wasn't really ready, if I am honest. We had a few balls down that channel where I think we were a bit uncomfortable bearing in mind that he has only trained for eight days or nine days.

"But we have worked really hard with him. I spoke to him all week and his presence was everything today."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?