Alan Pardew: “In terms of our creativity and our creative players, we just have to make sure in the next game we have a formula which finds a route to goal.
“If you go away you are always susceptible to being beaten if you cannot score – and we did not score.
“It was disappointing because we controlled the game for long periods of time.
“Our commitment to the game was strong. We overloaded areas, but we just could not create a moment.
“Besty (Leon Best) had two good chances and normally I would expect him to take one of those.
“We got in behind them a couple of times but could not find the right pass.
“It is difficult to criticise players. We are all very, very disappointed with it.
"The Blackburn fixture is a game which comes thick and fast.
“This is an important period for us as we know if we can take three or four points out of the next two games and the core of the team returns, who knows?
“No Coloccini, no Demba and no Cheick Tiote – plus no Papiss Cisse, that is a big hole for any side.
“I am sure if we had had them at Brighton they would have made the difference – 100%.”