Pardew calm despite collapse


Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has insisted there is no need for panic after Saturday's second-half horror show at Fulham.

The Magpies saw a deserved 1-0 half-time lead transformed into a 5-2 drubbing after they completely lost their way at Craven Cottage to slip to defeat for the first time in 2012. However, they remain level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal, who lost at home to Manchester United 24 hours later, and a point ahead of Liverpool in seventh.

Pardew is confident they will bounce back, and told NUFC TV from the club's warm-weather training camp in Tenerife: "It was a disappointing game, but not a disappointing weekend, fortunately, because the results mean we are still right in there, and that's where we want to be."

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