Pardew responds to 'complete rubbish'

Alan Pardew is pleased to see his side pick up a point at Upton Park after hearing "complete rubbish" said about them in the press this week.

The Newcastle boss - who believes his team were unlucky not to win the game after Papiss Cisse's first-half shot was cleared off the line - hit out at rumours of a rift in the squad.

Newcastle lie just three points ahead of third-bottom side Wigan, and a point above North East rivals Sunderland, who play Stoke on Monday.

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