Newcastle United have essentially won the Cocal Cola Championship this season.
Kevin Nolan – two goals tonight from Newcastle’s star player
Two great goals from Kevin Nolan did the job for Newcastle tonight at the Madejski Stadium, to give Newcastle a great win and their 6th on the trot. And as we ah dexpected it was not easy with the Reading side fighting all the way until the final whistle.
Reading have to have a decent chance of finishing high in the Championship next season, with the form they have shown this year.
The brace for Kevin Nolan puts him on 18 goals for the season, and top of the Newcastle goal-scoring charts, just one ahead of Andy Carroll.
What a season Kevin has had for Newcastle!
Newcastle are now 9 points ahead of second placed WBA and 20 points ahead of Nottingham Forest – yes 20, that’s not a typo.
Most teams in the Championship have now played 43 games and there are just 3 games remaining, so WBA can only now equal Newcastle’s current points total of 95. WBA have 86 points right now.
But with the two goal differences being 13 goals apart (52 vs 39) it’s hard to see how WBA can make up that goal difference in just 3 games, even if WBA win their last 3 games and Newcastle lose their 3 remaining games – which will be required for WBA to win the league.
With Newcastle having lost only 4 games in 43 games this season, it’s hard to see how that can happen – and here’s a little secret – it will not happen.
But since it’s still mathematically possible, Newcastle will need just one more point, or WBA will need to drop one more point, and Newcastle will officially be crowned Coca Cola Championship Champions.
Howay The Lads!!