It Was A Result That No-One Can Argue With

Last updated : 27 October 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Alan Pardew: "We were a bit unlucky because we lose Papiss [Cisse] just two hours before the game.

"We'd worked all week thinking that he'd be fine so it was a bit of a shock to lose him. His knee was swollen today as a reaction to yesterday's training.

"So we had to go with Perez and I knew that probably wouldn't suit him but we needed to give it a go because of the way we'd worked all week.

"We were giving too much possession to Tottenham, too much space.

"We never made a challenge and we were fortunate to come in a 1-0, so I reminded them about the fundamentals of a Premier League game and we came out with a much stronger attitude.

"I thought (in the) second half, the players were magnificent.

"There were a few strong words.

"We just said to them after, it's not nice as a manager to go in and bark out orders but sometimes it's necessary just to shake people up because we needed shaking up."