At the end of a week during which the Magpies restored pride with a battling point against Arsenal, it looked as though they were heading for a draw until the Senegal international defender turned up at the near post in the final minute to head Emre´s corner past Maik Taylor.
Allardyce said: "It is a really, really big three points. Nothing else really mattered today but three points, and we got them."
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