Our terrible defeat yesterday hasn’t lost us too much ground to those teams below us in the Premier League. Most of those teams also lost their games.
Abdoulaye Faye – scored for Newcastle yesterday
Indeed only 2 teams below us got any points. Birmingham got a fantastic result at home against Arsenal, after being a man down after just 3 minutes. Martin Taylor was sent off for a foul on Eduardo. The foul didn’t look too bad at the time but the resulting injury to Eduardo’s lower left leg was just horrendous.
Eduardo broke his left leg after just 3 minutes against Birmingham
The game was held up for 10 minutes while Eduardo was attended to and taken from the field on a stretcher. He will be out for the rest of the season with a badly broken leg, The injury is so bad that there are worries his career may be over – but he’s out for the rest of the season.
In fact Birmingham went ahead through James McFadden after 28 minutes and he equalized in extra time after a stupid foul given up by Gael Clichy, which cost Arsenal a penalty and 2 points. Theo Walcott got his first goals in the Premier league scoring two good goals, the second one was tremendous.
Wigan Athletic beat Derby County 2-0, and they were the only other team to get any points yesterday. Even Middlesbrough, just one point above us were beaten 3-2 at Liverpool.
In today’s games Aston Villa beat Reading 2-1 at the Madejski Stadium and Blackburn Rovers scored 3 goals in the last 25 minutes to easily beat Bolton 4-1.
Here the results of the teams still below us in the league plus Middlesbrough, who are one point above us.
Team Against Venue Result GD Points Middlesbrough Liverpool A L3-2 -16 29 Newcastle Man United H L5-1 -22 28 Wigan Derby H W2-0 -16 26 Sunderland Portsmouth A L1-0 -20 26 Bolton Blackburn A L4-1 -12 25 Birmingham Arsenal H D2-2 -13 23 Reading Aston Villa H L1-2 -23 22 Fulham West Ham H L1-0 -20 19 Derby Wigan A L2-0 -44 9
We play Blackburn Rovers at home next Saturday and we need some points. We really could do with a win and surely we are due one. But any points from this game would be welcome quite honestly.
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