Pardew not giving up on top four
Alan Pardew says he has not given up on Newcastle making the Champions League but admits a win at Everton is a must.
Despite a brave performance, the Magpies lost to Champions elect Manchester City at St James' Park to leave them in fifth and needing a big turnaround on the last day to have any chance of making the top four.
Pardew's men must win at Goodison Park and then hope either Arsenal lose away at West Brom or Tottenham fail to get a win against Fulham at White Hart Lane.
Either scenario would do and although it is unlikely, Pardew is clinging to every hope and says a victory on Merseyside may see them squeeze in the back door.
"It's simple for us, if we don't win our game we can't make it anyway," Pardew revealed. "The other two have nervy games. Arsenal are at West Brom and Tottenham are at home to Fulham needing to beat them in case we win.
"They will all be looking at us and we just have to win and see what happens.
"If someone had said to me at the start of the season that we would go to Everton looking for a Champions League place I would have laughed at them."