Tony Pulis accepted West Brom deserved nothing from their 1-0 defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park.
The Baggies were beaten by Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 32nd-minute strike, meaning Pulis’s side are without a win in their last seven Premier League away games.
Albion were poor throughout, a fact acknowledged by the manager.
“Since I have been here, that’s our worst performance playing away from home,” Pulis told the BBC. “It could have been more than 1-0.
“But they are a great group of lads – we’ll have to take this on the chin and work this out.
“Only in the last 15 minutes did we have a couple of opportunities to score. The goal was a poor one to concede, and it pushed them on. But we weren’t at the races from the beginning.
“Newcastle have got good players, and look at what they have recruited. But like all teams in this league you need a little luck. Today they didn’t need luck though – they were better than us, full-stop.
“We know the number of points we have to get, and we need a couple of players back. But every game is tough and there are no easy games in the Premier League.”