Pardew hails 'fantastic' team effort
- From the section Football
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says his side "thoroughly deserve" their place in the top five after their "fantastic efforts" this season.
Pardew's side lost 3-1 at Everton, but had already done enough to qualify for the Europa League, which he admits will be a challenge for his squad.
The Newcastle boss adds that he will need to strengthen his defence in the summer if they are to build on this season's success.