Alan Pardew: "Well, we are now (in a relegation battle), and no, it's not too early.
"We can't bury our head in the sand, and we have to get wins to get out of it.
"Actually, I'm so buoyed by the performance [at Stoke], and by the fact that the things we have changed, the things we've done, have definitely helped the team.
"The team have responded to them. Hopefully, we can take that forward."
Source: Newcastle United Mad