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Yohan Cabaye produced a midfield masterclass as Newcastle cruised past Stoke to edge themselves closer to Champions League qualification.
The France international scored twice and provided the glorious pass from which striker Papiss Cisse took his tally to 11 goals in 10 games in a stunning individual display.
His contribution helped to claim a sixth successive Barclays Premier League victory for the Magpies which leaves them four points clear of Champions League semi-finalists Chelsea with just four games to play.
The sides meet at Stamford Bridge on May 2 when victory for either could prove decisive.