St James’ Park boss delighted with win over top of the table Blues.
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew was left delighted by his side’s home win over Chelsea on Saturday with the Magpies manager hailing the victory as ‘special’ according to Goal.com.
Two goals from sub Papiss Cisse put an end to Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season and earned the St James’ Park a deserved three point haul over Jose Mourinho’s side.
Indeed Pardew saw two subs make a real impact in the second half with keeper Jak Alnwick making several good saves having come on at half-time for the injured Rob Elliot for his top tier debut.
“That wasn’t about substitutions,” Pardew told BT Sport.
“It was about character and discipline against the best team in Europe at the moment.
“At the start we stood off them, but we stuck at it and were always a threat. For us it’s a special day and it’s special day for Jak.
“At the end there were chances where we had two players blocking it. It was a real team effort.
“We’re in it together, we had a tactical plan and it worked quite well. I am absolutely delighted for our fans, and it makes it more interesting for everyone else.
“They had chances, but you have to ride your luck. They’ll take some stopping but today was our day.”
Man City’s victory over Everton has cut Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League to just three points.