Chris Hughton living with the pressure

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Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton accepts that the pressure is still on him to gain results, following a 2-1 victory at basement side West Ham United.

Goals from Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll gave the Magpies a first win in four league games and lifted them into the top half of the table, giving Hughton a much-needed boost.

He told The Journal:"It is part and parcel of the job, it's a results-based business. Sometimes it is unfair, but that is the nature of the game.

"I just have to do the very best job I can and get the best results I can. It is for others to talk and take action.

"It is massively different from being an assistant. I would like to think the experiences I've had in that role have helped me and held me in good stead, but it is chalk and cheese.

"The pressure and expectation which comes being on this side is completely different to what I have experienced before, but when you get a win the feeling is even better."

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