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Pardew going all out for top four

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Alan Pardew insisted he would not settle for Newcastle finishing fifth in the Barclays Premier League after Papiss Cisse's breathtaking brace kept them in the hunt to qualify for the Champions League.

Cisse scored arguably the best double Stamford Bridge has ever witnessed in the Magpies' 2-0 victory at Chelsea on Wednesday night, keeping them level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham. It also moved them to within a point of Arsenal and all but ended their opponents' top-four hopes

Newcastle have not qualified for the Champions League since 2002, and Pardew said: "It's not often in a professional career that you get an opportunity to actually break into the top four in this country. We've been in and around it all year, we've touched fourth placed and touched third a couple of times. We're going to give it everything."

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