Rafa Is Not A Happy Man!

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez on BBC's MOTD: "We tried to do it, but I'm not happy with our performance on the ball, without the ball. Everything we did in the last few games, we didn't do.

"We wanted to get more points to finish higher in the table, but we didn't do well today, we made a lot of mistakes, and we weren't good enough.

"We didn't think the job was done, but it's a pity because we've had a good season, but we want to finish better, too. I congratulate the players for a good season, but we need to be better than today.

"The target was to stay up, but if we can finish ninth we want to do that."

Benitez's run against Baggies ends - the stats
◾In just four matches, Moore (W2 D2 L0) has won more Premier League games for West Brom than Pardew (W1 D5 L12), and as many as Pulis (W2 D4 L6) did for the Baggies this season.
◾West Brom kept their first league clean sheet at St James' Park since September 1977, ending a run of 15 straight games in which they had conceded at the ground.
◾Newcastle have lost back-to-back league games for the first time since a run of four in December.
◾This was Benitez's first Premier League defeat against West Brom as manager (W7 D1 L1), meaning Stoke are now the side he has faced the most without defeat in the competition (seven games).
◾Phillips' goal was his first in 22 games in all competitions for West Brom, since netting against Manchester City in October.
◾There were 15 shots in total in the second half in this game (10 for Newcastle, five for West Brom), but none were on target.

What's next?

Newcastle visit Watford next Saturday, 5 May (15:00 BST).