Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew says a victory for his side over Sunderland this weekend would leave the Black Cats in a "difficult position".
Sunderland are bottom of the Premier League table with just one point heading into Sunday's Wear-Tyne derby at the Stadium of Light.
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