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Big Sam relieved after draw

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Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce admitted a weight had been lifted from his shoulders after his side scrapped their way to a deserved 1-1 draw against Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal.

The 53-year-old went into the game under intense pressure as bookmakers slashed the odds on former Magpies skipper Alan Shearer replacing him to evens following a run of five league games without a win and two successive home defeats.

He said: "Under the circumstances, it is a weight lifted off us all, and me. But I will keep working and knowing what´s right and not get distracted by the outside influences."

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