The FourFourTwo Preview: Newcastle vs West Brom

Alan Pardew's side followed up their surprise triumphs over Chelsea and Tottenham by beating Norwich City 2-1 at St James' Park last weekend.

Pardew stated on Thursday that he shares midfielder Yohan Cabaye's desire of playing in the UEFA Champions League and a recent upturn in fortunes has moved Newcastle up to eighth in the top flight - just two points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

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