Newcastle hold out against West Ham to take first point

Pardew, who was without injured loan signing Loic Remy, left Yohan Cabaye, a transfer target for French champions Paris Saint Germain and Premier League giants Arsenal, out of the side again having not picked the France international for the City game.

updated: August 24, 2013 22:05 IST
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Newcastle: Newcastle secured their first point of the season on Saturday but their 0-0 home draw with West Ham will have given manager Alan Pardew little reason for optimism.

The Magpies, whose lack of activity in the transfer market during the close season had already alarmed the fans with their opening 4-0 walloping by Manchester City last Monday confirming their worst fears, were outplayed for large parts of the match by West Ham.

The only mild satisfaction for the home fans will be that it halted former manager Sam Allardyce's run of three successive wins on his trips back there since he was sacked after just 24 games in 2008.

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