The excitement at the game was a far cry from last weekend for both sets of fans who saw a 4-3 defeat and a 4-4 draw respectively.
Pardew said: "I'm pleased with that after the performance against Arsenal. We've had enough excitement for one week. A dull game is just what we needed."
He added: "It's tinged with disappointment because our performance was really excellent. We stood up to them really well and bossed the movement and passing.
"The only disappointment was around the final third where our moment never arrived or we just made the wrong decision. Perhaps we should have worked their keeper a bit harder."