Gus Poyet: "You know what, they asked me before the game and I thought 'it's not going to change now when I need three points'.
"I don't know why, but I am sure they are going to hate me even more. I don't know why or how it happens. Sometimes there is no explanation."
Opposite number Alan Pardew: "When we got the equaliser, the more the game went on the more control we got.
"We had two or three good chances, I thought, at 1-1 and if we got the second goal, the game was over because they would have been dead.
"Unfortunately for us, we didn't get that second goal. Unfortunately, the referee played a part in this defeat as well because that was definitely not a free-kick in my opinion.
"The linesman gave us a throw, the ref gave a foul and I think one or two of ours switched off.
"They certainly didn't think there was a foul, the boys, and then they just slipped through us and the one chance they had second half, he smashed it in, so it's a really tough one for us to take."