Pardew dreams of top four


NEWCASTLE manager Alan Pardew admits he now has one eye on a Champions League place after his side boosted their chances against relegation-threatened Bolton.

An insipid match was lit up by a superb solo goal from midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, before striker Papiss Cisse’s 10th in nine games sealed the victory to put the Magpies level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham.

“I’ve never actually ruled it out”, said Pardew, whose men are on the brink of clinching a Europa League spot. “There is nothing left to go for but the Champions League.”