Alan Pardew’s men carded a 3-0 success against Stoke to move into the Champions League places at the expense of Tottenham, who went down 1-0 at QPR and Spurs’ defeat means they are also now 6/4, from evens, with the ‘Magic Sign’ to clinch a top four berth.
Arsenal meanwhile, are just 1/33 after their draw against Chelsea, a result that means the Blues are a 2/1 shot.
Ladbrokes’ Jessica Bridge said: “Spurs had a nightmare today and they need to wake up soon otherwise Newcastle are going to steal 4th place from under their nose. The money suggests Redknapp’s side have the experience to make Champions League qualification, but the Magpies will make it hard for them.”
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