Alan Pardew: “We defended really well, and I thought Mapou at left-back was terrific.
“We’ve lost Davide Santon and Sadio.
“We had a performance going into (QPR) which gives us encouragement.
“That’s probably an area which we haven’t done well in recently. He (Yanga-Mbiwa) was terrific. That really bodes well.”
Pardew will have Mathieu Debuchy again available, with the right-back having served a one-game suspension for his dismissal in the club’s 6-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Source: Newcastle United Mad