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Alan Pardew has set Newcastle the task of recovering derby pride after tasting defeat by Sunderland for the first time.
The 51-year-old was stunned by Sunday's capitulation at St James' Park as his run of four positive results against the Black Cats came to a spectacular end.
However, he is urging his players to use a humbling 3-0 defeat to fuel them for their final five games of the season, and then into another battle for the title of the north-east's top dogs.
Pardew told the Chronicle: "Next year, we have to prove that we are a bigger and better club.
"That's in terms of our Premier League position by finishing well above them. That's what we are going to try to do next year.
"But first, we have got to make sure we play well in the last five games with good, solid performances."
Pardew's hopes for revenge presuppose the continued presence of the Tyne-Wear rivals in next season's Barclays Premier League, something which is cur...
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Alan Pardew admits tired bodies and minds cost Newcastle United as they suffered a 3-0 derby defeat to Sunderland.
There was plenty riding on Sunday's clash between two North East rivals, with both clubs sweating on their Premier League status.
In the end, it was the Black Cats who collected the spoils and offered their survival bid a welcome shot in the arm.
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