Football - Krul hails Magpies' resilience

Goalkeeper Tim Krul has praised Newcastle's new-found resilience after seeing his side weather a Southampton fightback.

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The Magpies were left kicking themselves after passing up a series of chances to see off the Saints at St James' Park on Saturday, and they ultimately had to make do with a point as Jay Rodriguez's second-half strike secured a 1-1 draw for the visitors.

But while there was disappointment for Alan Pardew's men at their failure to claim a sixth Barclays Premier League win in seven attempts, Krul was able to take positives from their refusal to succumb as Southampton mounted their big push.

He said: "It was a good point. It keeps Southampton at a distance.

"Last year, we would have lost these type of games, so I'm pleased we took a point in the end.

"Both sides had their chances. We had a couple of good chances and they hit the post.

"They had their chances as well and Adam Lallana made the difference when he came on. It could have gone both ways.

"Now we have Crystal Palace away and it's a difficult game but a game we look forward to, and we go there with a lot of confidence.

"You can't win every game, so I am pleased with a point."

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