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Away form concerns Sam
23 Oct 2007 - 07:51:39
Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce has called on his side to improve their away form after watching the Magpies ease to a 3-1 victory against hapless Tottenham at St James' Park on Monday.
United are eighth after taking 13 points from their five home games so far this term but have garnered only four points from four matches on their travels.
Allardyce is keen to rectify that poor away record, starting at Reading on Saturday.
The former Bolton Wanderers boss told Newcastle's official website: "We've had our best home start in over ten years and we've now scored three times in three home games on the trot.
"Our home record is getting us where we want to go - now we've got to make sure that next week at Reading we don't waste all the hard work.
"The home record has to continue into the away record and we have to make sure that we come away from Reading with something.
"We still cannot keep a clean sheet but, scoring as we are, it's a good thing for me to be able to work on.
"When we got good service to the strikers, they showed they could cause the Tottenham defence lots of problems.
"Obafemi Martin's got the goal, Michael Owen's had only one good chance, but worked extremely hard.
"It's difficult when you've got no big men in there, but though Spurs could mix it up with their big men up front, we still beat them comfortably."