Most PL Results Go Newcastle’s Way – Sunderland Lose Again

Most of the results in the Premier League today went Newcastle’s way.

Steve Bruce – at Birmingham today – only 1 point from last 27

Aston Villa’s win against Newcastle last Sunday seems to have given them  the confidence to beat a nervous looking West Ham team this afternoon, although they left it late with an injury time winner by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

That was after Robbie Keane had put the home side ahead, but Darren Bent equalized with a nice header in the first half.

But Villa were the better side, and the loss puts West Ham joint bottom with Wolves on 32 points, but Wolves now have a game in hand.

Aston Villa were a full 5 points behind Newcastle before the game last Sunday,  but are now in 9th position, one point above Newcastle, who drop to 10th position.

That’s what happens when you keep letting teams below you get all 3 points!

Things do not look too good for West Ham, who are short on confidence, and of course when you are near the bottom in the league, you have no luck, as they found out today.

Wigan had a rare win, and it was at Blackpool, who are looking like they may not survive the drop this season, after having such a good start last  year.

It seemed easy for Wigan who were 3-0 up before Blackpool got their only goal after 82 minutes through DJ Campbell.

Blackpool drop into the bottom three for the first time this season, and are 3rd bottom on 33 points, so Newcastle are now 6 points clear of the drop zone with a much superior goal difference.

Everton continued their winning ways with a 2-0 win at home to Blackburn, who are dropping like a lead balloon under new manager Steve Kean, and have just four draws and 5 defeats in their last 9 games – that’s relegation form right there.

Blackburn are now 5th bottom on 35 points and now just 2 points above the drop zone, and the stupid sacking of Sam Allardyce by the new inexperienced Indian owners last December, may still come back to bite them hard this season.

WBA manager Roy Hodgson lost his first game as WBA manager today, his 8th game in charge, , even though his side took the lead against Chelsea at the Hawthorns.

But Chelsea awoke from their slumbers when they went behind, to go 3-1 up at half time, and that was the final score, and WBA remain level on point with Newcastle, but are in 11th position on goal difference.

And last but not least, Birmingham got a crucial win at home, 2-0 today against Sunderland, who have just a single point, the rather lucky draw at the Emirates after they had been completely outplayed,  from their last 9 games.  Arsene Wenger will be happy about that statistic. 😀

The Black Cats  may survive the drop, but Steve Bruce may not keep his job this summer, unless his side halt their alarming slide down the table since Darren bent left in jnauary.

It could be that Sunderland’s  loss of their chief striker last January will have  a more catastrophic effect than the loss of Andy Carroll to Newcastle.

Sunderland are now in 15th position but still 5 points above the drop zone, and are still only one point behind Newcastle, who now have a game in hand.

This promises to be one of the most exciting relegation struggles in years and years in the Premier League.

But all in all the results today were good for Newcastle, we are pleased to report.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • davybtoon

    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #1

    between sunderland, wigan, blackburn, west ham, wolves n blackpool who go down my money on blackpool, west ham and blackburn with scum just avoideing the drop

    massive pressure on blackpool next week against us we win think we cud send em down but a draw will good aswell as it will keep that gap to 6pts

  • Stuart

    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #2

    1 point out of 27 for Sunderland now. Apparently thats the worst form record in the whole of Europe.

    Nice little stat there incase Daffy is reading haha.

  • goala ameobi 23

    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #3

    totally off topic but just thought I’d point out we have now played 16 games each under Hughton and Pardew. under Pardew we have collected 20 points and collected 19 under Hughton! what do you say to that Pardew haters? on topic class set of results for the Toon, hammers blackpool and wigan to go down I think!

  • davybtoon

    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #4

    by the way sunderland away to west ham last day of the season that cud be a fight to stay up

  • davybtoon

    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #5

    they jus dont look like scoring at all there last 5 games are
    wigan h wigan full of confidence after today
    fulham h to good for scum
    bolton a bolton win
    wolves h fight to stay up
    west ham a fight to stay up

    daffy your only hope of staying up is the teams below mite not get 38pts

  • baro

    Apr 16, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #6

    LOL! 1 point in total 27!

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 16, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Well Done stevie Bruce You Are Serving Newcastle Proud Well Done My Son !!!

  • marcos

    Apr 16, 2011 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #8

    It is hard for me to say that but there is no chance of us getting 3 points from the match against Manchester United. If it happens it will be a miracle, by the way to get 1 point will be a miracle. I shall back the players of course because I am a supporter but I find this match very difficult for us, because the quality of the players. I hope that they (Manchester United players) will be tired. If they are tired We shall be able to get 1 point or maybe the 3 points.

  • DanNUFC

    Apr 17, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #9

    hope the ball in the picture smacked him in his ugly mug


    Apr 17, 2011 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #10

    The scum are in the same sort of situation we were in 2 years ago! The difference being is the sale of Darren Bent has more or less screwed them! I think will be seriously considering his position in the summer, even if they stay up!
    Not gonna make comparisons with AC as i,m sick of hearing his name!

    We need at least one more win and a draw maybe to be definitely safe. Should be okay! but not if we play every game like we did the last one.
    No way we are gonna get anything on Tuesday, despite all the experts and reports on here! As long as we play well and try.
    Need to ensure we don,t take any more suspensions or injuries or we,ll be knackered again.

    Tiote, Nolan and Barton are our best players, if they are,nt playing we seem to fall apart, look what happened at Villa and Stoke. Barton played his worst game this term against Villa, but without at least one of the other two tries to do everything himself.
    Watched Real against Barca live last night, the winner of the CL is going to be one of these two, ended up feeling jealous about how both teams played. Both play better than Manure, but on their day, Manure are still the best in the land, and will win the league this year .

    Back to the artikel, it makes a change that results go in our favour, but i,d prefer us just to concentrate on our own games.

  • Solaidback

    Apr 17, 2011 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Well we’ll be hard pressed to get anything aginst the Mancs but unless we lose by 14 goals, we’ll not lose our current position..

    We then play Blackpool (a) who’re having a terrible time lately, so we should get 3 point there as Nolan will be back & you never know, HBA may get a kick about by then too.. 😉

    We still have games against the Bin Dippers & Chelski which will be hard too but then there are the games against Brum & Brom to tide us over & if we can’t get 3 points or more from our remaining 6 games, then we don’t deserve to stay up imo.. 🙁


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