With scores locked at 1-1 heading into stoppage time, Papiss Cisse scored a lucky winner when Sammy Amoebi's wayward shot deflected off him and into the back of the net.

Pardew said he felt for West Brom, and hoped Cisse's good fortune could help the Senegalese striker get back to his best form - especially with his compatriot Demba Ba picking up an injury after scoring Newcastle's opener.

"You have to feel for West Brom and Steve today, as they played well today," Pardew told Sky Sports.

"I thought first half we probably just edged it, we were a good side in the first half but second half we lost our way a little bit, so many mistakes, and then West Brom started making mistakes.

"In the end we get a break and we haven't had many this season so we will take that with both hands.

"They always say that if you're on a barren run you get one of your bum or knee or shin then it gets you going hopefully that will because it is nice to have a striker scoring.

"Demba scored today but then got injured so we are going to look to Papiss now."

West Brom boss Steve Clarke, meanwhile, said the defeat was a bitter pill to swallow.

"It is difficult to take, certainly wasn't what we deserved. A point was the least we deserved if not all three," Clarke said.

"I thought from the start of the game we were in a good shape, we bossed the game and passed the ball really well and created a lot of chances and we didn't deserve that."