Steve Bruce has commended Newcastle and the way they held up their game with Chelsea after they won dramatically in the 94th minute with a score of 1-0.
“When we get better and try and improve our quality on the ball has to be better,” Bruce told Sky Sports.
“We tried to change early on and I didn’t think we were ready. They have been used to playing this way for a couple of years and it helps when you get results.
“We set up to be difficult to play against, difficult to beat.
“Allan Saint-Maximin produced the ball of the match [for the goal]. That little bit of quality. It was a dreadful corner from Matt Ritchie and then he has the cheek to go on the telly.
“We keep working away and the resilience they show has got us a few results against some of the bigger teams. We have to take it slowly and build, the next step is to [improve that quality].”
Hayden stated later that he his being in the penalty area was a mistake.
“I wasn’t supposed to go up for the corner,” the matchwinner told Sky Sports.
“I was supposed to stay back and be the last defender but I was on a yellow card so I couldn’t foul anyone so I thought I might as well go up.”