By Laura O'Leary

29th Nov, 2017 | 1:23pm

Shearer delivers verdict on Newcastle draw with WBA

Alan Shearer has revealed that he “feared the worst” when Newcastle United went two goals down to West Bromwich and praised the side’s character to turn it around.

On Twitter, the Match of the Day pundit shared his view on his former club’s latest performance, and looked on the positive side.

The Magpies were 2-0 down with just over 30 minutes left to play, as Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field had given WBA a comfortable lead, but Newcastle United still managed to earn a draw.

Captain for the night Ciaran Clark grabbed Newcastle United’s first in the 59th minute before a Johnny Evans own goal tied up the scores in the 83rd minute.

The draw ended Newcastle’s recent run of consistent league defeats, having lost the last four in a row.

This run included disappointing defeats to both Burnley and Bournemouth that had knocked the Magpies out of the top half of table, and within touching distance of the relegation zone.

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However, the point gained against WBA now sees Newcastle United sit 12th with 15 points from 14 games, five points clear of the relegation zone, ahead of West Ham playing their game in hand on Wednesday night.

The Magpies will aim to build on the WBA result on Saturday, but face a difficult task as they face third placed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

In other Newcastle United news, Amanda Staveley’s position in takeover talks has been revealed with a £40million transfer claim.

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