Pardew rues another late leveller

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Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was left disappointed after seeing two Barclays Premier League points snatched from his team's grasp for the second time in a week following their 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

Just as they were last Sunday at Sunderland, the Magpies looked to be heading for victory when they were pegged back by an injury-time equaliser. This time, it was Aaron Lennon who did the damage to cancel out Fabricio Coloccini's stunning 59th-minute opener.

Pardew said: "Perhaps because we had conceded late last week, the answer was, 'Well, we got a bit deep last week, let's go and get the second', and of course, that cost us (against Spurs)."

He continued: "If you have got a regular team that's winning every week and confident, you would have a little bit more 'je ne sais quoi' about you to see games out and be a bit more relaxed.

"Some senior players were disappointed last week, and even more so this week, but we will correct that, we will get that right.

"When you are a nailed-on, good team in the Premier League, that wouldn't have happened. We ain't that yet, we have still got to work towards that. But there were a lot of good signs."

Asked about Coloccini's contribution, Pardew said: "I thought he was the stand-out player in the game, personally. He was brilliant in the back four.

"He made a tackle on Defoe in the first five minutes of the second half where he detached himself from the player he was marking and stopped a goal.

"Then he went up the other end and once he had chested it and brought it inside, he is so proficient technically, I fancied him to get a good hit, which he did.

"It was a great, great goal, I am so pleased for him. He is a really likeable character."

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