Gary Megson's dismisses Newcastle's spirited comeback at The Hawthorns

Gary Megson
Gary Megson

Gary Megson refused to give Newcastle United any credit for their comeback at The Hawthorns.

Rafa Benitez's side came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion last night.

A strike from stand-in captain Ciaran Clark and an own goal from Salomon Rondon saw Newcastle end a run of four successive Premier League defeats.

The result moved the club up to 12th in the table.

Caretaker head coach Megson, set to be replaced by former United manager Alan Pardew, felt the goals were more about West Brom's own failings.

"In terms of the points we've lost, not what the opposition have won, they've come from deal-able problems," said Megson.

"It's a right kick in the whatsits. It was our own fault, we've scored two really good goals, passed the ball about fine. They've swung a corner in and scored from six yards and spanked a free-kick in which is an own goal."

Pardew is expected to be appointed today at The Hawthorns.

Megson, a former Newcastle player, added: "The players are off tomorrow, they've not been off for eight days. I'm in at 10am to see the chairman. I'm not aware of what it's about."