McClaren not getting carried away

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren is aware that his side aren't out of the woods yet after their 2-0 win over Liverpool at St James' Park on Sunday.

Reds defender Martin Skrtel found his own net in the 69th minute before Dutch playmaker Georginio Wijnaldum sealed the win for the Magpies in added time.

"It was a deserved win." McClaren said. "We looked nervous at the beginning, but we said before the game the one thing we had to do was out-work Liverpool and if you work hard and you out-work a team like Liverpool, you have got a chance of winning.

"It was relief because you know Liverpool, they have got quality players in any moment and that could have spoiled it. It could have spoiled it, but it didn't today.

"We'll enjoy this for 24 hours, Tuesday morning we will review it, bounce heads off the wall again and get back to work and get ready for next week. Now we have got to take that on.

"We are not getting carried away, we have a lot of work to do. People say, 'Where do you solve it?' You only solve it on the training field, you can only solve it through hard work, and that's what the team got back to today."

Despite those precious three points the Magpies are still in the relegation zone, but McClaren is confident that his team will get more good results if they put in the effort.

"Hard work, then you get the luck, so I think we deserved it," he added. "We grew into the game and we showed what we are capable of doing. We hope that's the lightbulb moment that turns it around and we do that week in, week out.

"We might not get results, but it will certainly keep the crowd with us and certainly keep the spirit and give us a chance of picking up points."

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