Brian McDermott: "Their [first] goal, from their point of view, was a little bit of quality on the left-hand side and maybe we needed to do better in that situation, but it was a good header, and their second goal was a great finish.
"Having said that, at 1-0 Matt Smith was bundled over in the penalty area and I think because he is a big lad, the ref didn't give it. But it was a certain penalty, there's no doubt about that."
Meanwhile, Pardew applauded both sets of fans for chanting Gary Speed's name as the game entered its 11th minute.
He said: "I was really impressed with the two sets of fans - that Gary Speed moment was one of the highlights of the season."
Source: Newcastle United Mad