"Our flair players decided it, we could have had four goals," Pardew added. "In the end we deserved to win - we were in control for long periods of the game.
"I'm sure Alan Shearer will be purring about his [Cisse's] performance. He is no mystery to German football and he won't be to ours now. He's a good player."
Frustrations got better of us - Dalglish
With seven games remaining, Pardew's side now have a 10-point lead over Everton, who are a place behind them.
But Pardew said his team would do their utmost to finish as high as they can, with Arsenal and Tottenham both five points ahead.
"We've been 10 points ahead of the group below us all season and we need to see it home, we want to take this club into Europe - the fans deserve it," the Newcastle boss added. "It will be a disappointment if we don't get there now.
"For us and Chelsea it is about winning the next game and seeing what happens. The two above [Tottenham and Arsenal] have their destiny in their own hands so they're favourites, but we'll keep plugging away."
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