Clark: Newcastle showed character

‘I did my best to make things right with Atletico’ – Griezmann

Newcastle United captain Ciaran Clark praised his team's strength of character after they came back from two goals down to draw with West Brom 2-2 on Tuesday night.

The Magpies looked set for defeat at the Hawthorns after Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field put the Baggies two goals clear, but Clark pulled one back shortly after conceding the second, before an own-goal from Jonny Evans salvaged a point for Rafa Benitez's side.

Clark was pleased that Newcastle came away with a point and believes it comes down to the team's determination and iron will.

He told NUFC TV: “In the dressing room we’re all very happy after that.

“Especially being 2-0 down as we know we made it difficult for ourselves. But we’re very pleased with the draw.

“It was frustrating in the first half, we were organised and they didn’t create too much other than Rondon’s shot that hit the bar from long range.

“To go in 1-0 down was disappointing. We had the belief to turn things around.”

He added: “We showed the character in the side because we didn’t give up."