Pardew 'No Problem' With Sending Off
Alan Pardew praised the Newcastle fans for showing respect to the Liverpool skipper.
Alan Pardew: "I thought it was a tough call today. I don't think Mapou really pulled him down in a manner that was a definite sending-off.
"He got a little piece of him, he was the last man and I suppose by the letter of the law, he had to go. I haven't got a massive problem with it.
"We showed today that that is in the group, that we can fight when we need to and therefore I am immensely proud of the whole day, really.
"Our fans were brilliant - Steven Gerrard coming to take a corner and being applauded by our fans and stuff like that, it was just a great day for football.
"If Brendan is slightly disappointed, he shouldn't be because he's got a good team and I think we perhaps just deserved the point.
"I enjoyed Paul Dummett's goal because we have had him since he was nine.
"Paul has had to come through some really good class players here to get as close as he has to get that opportunity he got today.
"It's great for the academy and great for us that he scored that goal, and his little bunny-hop after was even funnier, so he'll get a bit of teasing about that."
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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