Newcastle boss Pardew sends out Man City warning

HONOUR ... Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
HONOUR ... Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew warned Premier League leaders Manchester City “you ain’t seen nothing yet” ahead of the leaders’ visit to a sold-out Sports Direct Arena.

Newcastle United take on Manchester City tomorrow in a game which could decide the outcome of the title race as City are battling rivals Manchester United for the championship.

Newcastle are desperate for at least a point to keep their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive until the final game of the season at Everton.

And Pardew is backing a the club’s support to make a difference.

“I know they talk about the atmosphere at Man City being special, which it has been, but they ain’t seen nothing yet,” Pardew said.

After the game, Pardew’s team, which beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, will go on a lap of honour.

Pardew added: “We have a great set of players and we’re going to go round that pitch at the end for the fans.

“As much as we’ve had a great season, so have our fans. They’ve been behind us and haven’t given us a hard time in any home fixture.

“We hope to round off a great day with a win and a walk round the pitch.”

While Pardew has every confidence his team will give City a game, he is wary of Mancini’s side, not least Carlos Tevez, who he managed at West Ham United.

Tevez is back in the fold after going AWOL in his native Argentina and he is back among the goals.

“They had a boost with Tevez coming back – it gives them a different dimension,” he said.

“Tevez is a great player and a good personality. He works for the team. He’s got a great work ethic and he manoeuvres the ball brilliantly.”

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