ALAN Pardew’s backing his Newcastle United players to take their frustration over THAT disallowed goal out at Upton Park tomorrow.
Pardew and his team were livid at the goal Cheik Tiote had chalked off in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.
Newcastle had the better of Manuel Pellegrini’s second-placed side for much of the Premier League game.
But the controversial decision to rule out Tiote’s stunning strike – and the form of rejuvenated England goalkeeper Joe Hart – saw them lose a fourth successive game.
Newcastle, however, have taken encouragement from their performance, and Pardew is hopeful his eighth-placed side can end their losing run against his former club West Ham tomorrow.
“It was so disappointing for our players,” Pardew said.
“But we now look to West Ham. We know it’s a tough game, and we’ve got to be ready.”
Sam Allardyce’s West Ham, battling the threat of relegation from the Premier League, could have former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll in their starting XI after he made his comeback from injury last weekend.
And Pardew – who guided the east London club to an FA Cup final during his tenure – is expecting a tough afternoon.
However, he is hopeful Allardyce’s side will have a tougher 90 minutes.
Combative Tiote is back to his best alongside Yohan Cabaye, who reiterated his commitment to the club earlier this month amid renewed speculation over a bid from Paris Saint-Germain.
“Yohan was class (against City),” said Pardew.
“I thought him and Cheik were the best two players on the pitch.
“We couldn’t have done more. Unfortunately for us, we were on the wrong side of a result we didn’t deserve.”