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Pardew: Every game a cup final now for Newcastle

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew feels the Magpies have a series of cup finals to play before the end of the season as they look to preserve their top flight status. The Magpies won for the first time in seven attempts in all competitions, and just the third in 15 in the league, when defeated fellow strugglers Aston Villa.

He said: "Obviously, there is one massive target which we mustn't lose focus on, and that's to stay in the Premier League.

"We are just going from game to game with a cup-final mentality, and we will take that into Chelsea."

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