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Clarke - 'Newcastle Were Fitter Cos They Played More Games'

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21 Apr 2013 13:31:28

Clarke - 'Newcastle Were Fitter Cos They Played More Games'

Alan Pardew claims Newcastle's precarious position is down to "we've played too many games", but West Brom head coach Steve Clarke feels it benefits Pardew's players.

Steve Clarke: "I was a bit concerned we had only played two games in 34 days and I think that showed at the start.

"Newcastle picked up the game much quicker than we did. In the first half they were better than us.

"On another day they could have got a second goal and it would have made it more difficult for us, but they didn't and it gave us the avenue back into the game, which I think we grabbed with both hands.

"Second half we were much, much better.

"We had much more aggression and intensity. On another day we could have nicked all three points.

"Jones' equaliser was on the cards. 

"He is the first Englishman to score for us this year.

"He has done well, Billy, he gets in those positions quite a lot.

"I am delighted he scored because it gets us a point and delighted for Billy. He deserves it."

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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