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Pardew disrespect bugs Jagielka

Mike Whalley
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Phil Jagielka believes Alan Pardew was too quick to dismiss Everton last season © PA Photos
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Phil Jagielka has criticised Newcastle manager Alan Pardew for being "disrespectful" to Everton ahead of their Premier League meeting next week.

Pardew claimed his team were in a different league to David Moyes' side at the tail end of last season.

Newcastle finished the campaign fifth, two places and nine points ahead of Everton, although they were beaten 3-1 at Goodison Park on the season's final day.

The two sides meet again on Merseyside on Monday night, and centre-back Jagielka feels Everton have a point to prove.

He told the Liverpool Echo: "I wouldn't say there was a bit of an edge to the game, but I think it's a little bit disrespectful for someone to say something like that after one good season.

"Fair play, Newcastle had a fantastic season and massively overachieved, but they aren't the first team to overachieve for a season.

"In the Premier League it's all about consistency, and if you look at how we have performed over the years, then it's a little bit disrespectful to come out and say something like that."

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