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My favourite match: Alan Pardew

21 Feb 2018

West Brom manager recalls when his Newcastle United team achieved best PL comeback against Arsenal in 2011

To celebrate Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United being the 10,000th Premier League match, we asked people who played in, or managed, them to name their favourite.

Alan Pardew

Having managed 315 Premier League matches, Alan Pardew has plenty of choice when it comes to selecting his favourite encounter.

But the West Bromwich Albion manager had no hesitation in his selection.

Pardew was manager of Newcastle United when they were 4-0 down at half-time to Arsenal in February 2011.

He had his work cut out in rallying his team for the second half but they clawed back three goals before Cheick Tiote struck from distance to send sent St James' Park into a frenzy of euphoria at the Premier League's biggest comeback.

"Four-nil down, there were people leaving the stadium thinking it was all over," recalls Pardew.

But he explains how Newcastle refused to accept they were beaten and pays tribute to the "legend" Tiote, who died last year.

Also in this series

Part 1: My favourite match - Phil Neville
Part 2: My favourite match - Paul Robinson
Part 3: My favourite match - Robert Pires
Part 4: My favourite match - Owen Hargreaves
Part 5: My favourite match - Dion Dublin
Part 6: My favourite match - Matt Holland
Part 7: My favourite match - Shay Given
Part 8: My favourite match - Chris Kirkland
Part 9: My favourite match - Joleon Lescott
Part 10: My favourite match - Fowler, Owen and Hutchison

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