Pardew confident Newcastle now safe

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew feels they're safe after victory over Stoke City. Pardew now hopes to focus on the Europa League.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew feels they're safe after victory over Stoke City.

Pardew now hopes to focus on the Europa League.

The 51-year-old said: "To be honest, I think we are done. You have got to get 40 points, of course, but we are now seven points from that with nine games left, and you would expect this team to follow through with the standard it has got now to be able to do that.

"But the bigger picture is to finish strongly like Everton [last season] and take it into next year, and we are showing some good signs in terms of doing that."

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