Manager Harry Redknapp said: "I thought it was drifting away into a 0-0 draw, to be honest with you, that's how I saw the game going. I couldn't sit here and say I was on tenterhooks thinking they were going to score, they were battering us.
"We hadn't created enough either. We were solid enough without really being that creative, and I thought it was drifting on to a decent point.
"It's one of those leagues, there are seven or eight teams down there and they are all going to be battling it out at the end of the season.
"You look at Burnley, suddenly two wins on the spin and they jump out of the relegation zone. You just need to have a little run of a couple of games and it can all turn, as Newcastle have found out this year."