Bruce 'The Spirit Is Good'

Last updated : 17 February 2022 By Footy Mad - Editor

Obviously Steve Bruce was delighted with Almiron's first goal.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce: "I always thought maybe one goal would decide it because Palace don't give much away.

"We try to prime ourselves the same way. My goalkeeper made a few good saves but I don't think anybody would deny that Almiron deserved the winner."

On being in the top half of the table: "I'd have taken it because it was difficult at the start [of the season] but in the Premier League you can't get carried away.

"I look at our fixture list coming up and think 'wow' - we've got some tough games in a close period of time.

"We'll accept where we are because the lads and the staff have worked so hard. There's a good spirit amongst them, that can go a long way, and they showed that again today."