English Premiership

Newcastle hold West Brom to end 4-match losing run

Jonjo Shelvey (Twitter)
Jonjo Shelvey (Twitter)

England - Newcastle United ended a run of four straight Premier League losses by coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion.

Meanwhile, the Baggies winless run stretched to 13 games ahead of the likely appointment of Alan Pardew as manager following the sacking of Tony Pulis.

Pardew, who will reportedly be hired on Wednesday, will inherit a side two points above the Premier League relegation zone.

Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Field put Albion 2-0 up by the 56th minute at The Hawthorns, but Ciaran Clark reduced the deficit in the 59th minute and Newcastle equalized through an own goal from Jonny Evans.

Newcastle's comeback moved the team up to 12th place and five points clear of the bottom three ahead of their weekend trip to Chelsea.

Pardew, who wasn't at the match, will take on former club Crystal Palace on Saturday should his appointment be confirmed.