Alan Pardew: “We hadn’t beaten Man City since I have been here and it had been a while.
“We had come close a couple of times, but unless you win, you can’t really say you have come close.
“The home game (this season), I felt we really should have got something out of that game.
“But (Wednesday) was terrific. We had a game-plan and the players really worked it really well and it was a very pleasing win, one of the best – I definitely put in in my top five, top 10 if I was to analyse it, I guess.”