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By SANTOSH VENKATARAMAN
(AP) -- LONDON (SE) - Newcastle United will need help elsewhere on the final Sunday of the Premier League as they travel to Everton hoping to secure at least fourth place.
The Magpies are fifth in the table on 65 points, with Arsenal in third on 67 and Tottenham on 66. Third place guarantees a place in the group stage of the Champions League while fourth ensures a spot in the play-off round provided Chelsea do not win next week's final against Bayern Munich.
Arsenal are away to West Brom while Spurs host Fulham, and Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is excited about the opportunity.
"The task for us is to finish the season," Pardew said. "If we win at Everton next week it will put massive pressure on Spurs and Arsenal. They have to win now and that's good for us. If someone had offered me that at the start of the season, I'd have snapped their hands off."
Everton will not gain a place in Europe as they sit in seventh place on 53 points. They would like to solidify seventh, with arch-rivals Liverpool and Fulham one point behind them.
The Toffees have finished ahead of their Merseyside rivals once in the last 25 seasons - 2004-05.
"It's nice to finish at home and it's nice there's something on the game," defender Phil Jagielka told Everton's official website. "I'm sure the fans will be looking forward to it.
"We might still need some sort of result come Sunday and if that's the case I'm sure the fans will get behind us and hopefully we'll send them home happy."
The Toffees have four wins and four draws in their last eight fixtures, although their seven-game streak with scoring at least one goal ended with last Sunday's 0-0 result at Wolverhampton. Everton have outscored the opposition 10-0 in winning their last three matches at Goodison Park.
The danger man for Everton is Nikica Jelavic, with eight goals over his last nine matches.
The Magpies won 2-1 at home Nov. 5 in the reverse fixture. They also prevailed 1-0 in last season's corresponding fixture on a goal by Hatem Ben Arfa after being winless in their previous seven league fixtures at Goodison.
Everton will have their first look at an in-form Papiss Cisse, who has 13 goals in 13 appearances for Newcastle. Strike partner Demba Ba, meanwhile, hasn't added to his total of 16 goals since Cisse's first strike Feb. 5.
No matter the results Sunday, Pardew is happy to have restored pride back to Newcastle.
"We have great potential at this football club," Pardew said. "We are back where we should be, at the top of this division, we have tradition and history that few clubs can match. Therefore we need to compete where we are now.
"I'm sure David Moyes and Everton will be hoping they finish the season well at home but it's an opportunity for us to try and win. And if we can win one more away game, we'll see how Spurs and Arsenal get on with their respective games."
Updated May 11, 2012