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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew hailed a "magnificent effort" from his 10-man team in their 1-1 Wear-Tyne derby draw at Sunderland on Sunday.
The visitors went ahead after three minutes through Yohan Cabaye, but they were on the back foot when Cheick Tiote was sent off after 25 minutes.
The Magpies nearly held out, though, only for Demba Ba's own goal four minutes from time to earn Sunderland a point at the Stadium of Light.
Pardew told Sky Sports: "It was a magnificent effort. We said to the players before the game how important it was to the fans, we've now shown how important it is to us.
"Playing an hour with 10 men, if we could have just seen it out it would have been one of the greatest victories ever here. But it's a great point and I'm very proud of my players."
Pardew likened Fabricio Coloccini to Bobby Moore after his fine performance.
Pardew said: "Maybe if Coloccini had stayed on, he would have seen that out. He was absol...
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