Football - Pardew pleased with performance

Alan Pardew was delighted with the resilience shown by Newcastle after they claimed a point against Liverpool despite playing an hour with 10 men.

PA Sport Report

After Yohan Cabaye fired the Magpies in front, defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was sent off for hauling back Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard levelled from 12 yards.

Substitute Paul Dummett's first Newcastle goal put his side ahead, only for Daniel Sturridge to head in Suarez's cross to salvage a point.

Pardew said: "We showed that that is in the group, that we can fight when we need to and therefore I am immensely proud of the whole day, really.

"Our fans were brilliant - Steven Gerrard coming to take a corner and being applauded by our fans and stuff like that, it was just a great day for football.

"If Brendan is slightly disappointed, he shouldn't be because he's got a good team and I think we perhaps just deserved the point.

"I enjoyed Paul Dummett's goal because we have had him since he was nine.

"Paul has had to come through some really good class players here to get as close as he has to get that opportunity he got today.

"It's great for the academy and great for us that he scored that goal, and his little bunny-hop after was even funnier, so he'll get a bit of teasing about that."

Pardew had no complaints with the red card, saying: "I thought it was a tough call. I don't think Mapou really pulled him down in a manner that was a definite sending-off.

"He got a little piece of him, he was the last man and I suppose by the letter of the law, he had to go. I haven't got a massive problem with it."

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