After Manchester United’ 2-1 win at the Britannia Stadium today, Newcastle remain in 9th position in the Premier League.
Chris Hughton – must now overcome poor home form
Newcastle will drop to 10th place, only if Blackburn beat Liverpool at Anfield this afternoon.
And because of Newcastle’s good away form, they have now managed to overtake the three teams we got just one point from at St. James’ Park, in the last three home league games – Blackpool, Stoke City and Wigan Athletic. Those three teams are all on 10 points now, one point behind Newcastle, following defeats for Stoke and Blackpool this weekend, and Wigan managing just a draw at home to Bolton Wanderers.
The great 2-1 win yesterday at West Ham has allowed the team to get to 11 points from their first 9 league games, and stay above the relegation fray, and now Chris Hudghton will be wanting to restore some semblance of good form at home in the next two games at St. James’ Park against Arsenal and Sunderland this coming week.
And what better team to get out second home league win of the season, than against Sunderland next Sunday afternoon, in another game being televised live around the world.
The lads should come out of the starting blocks like a steam train in that game, since Sunderland are not too good away from the Stadium of Light, with just three draws in their four away games this season.
And for once we may even get a good start against the Black Cats, after we are making too much of a habit of going a goal down to the opposition these last few weeks.
Another league win next Sunday and the team should be a lot more confident of being able to hold their own in the Premier League this season, with a possible 14 points from their first 10 games, but we just have to start beating teams at home who will finish in the bottom half of the table.
And that list must include Sunderland – of course.