The two sides of the bottom three who played today in the Premier League, won their games.
Charlie Adam – scored Blackpool’s winner this afternoon
Blackpool got a thrilling win against a slumping Bolton side 4-3 at Bloomfield Road today, with the winner coming from – who else – Charlie Adam of course.
You can never accuse Blackpool players of not giving their all in every game, and they outfought a slumping Bolton side, who remain just 2 points above Newcastle.
Bolton play Man City at home in their last game, so Newcastle could still overtake them if our lads can beat WBA.
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway had said the Seasiders had to get 4 points from their last 2 games, and now they meet Manchester United in the final game of the season at Old Trafford.
And Wolves had only their third away win of the season at Sunderland 3-1, when they scored two second half goals after the score was tied 1-1 at the half.
That’s Sunderland’s 10th defeat in the last thirteen games in which they have picked up a meager 7 points, with two wins and a draw. It;s been disastrous at Sunderland ever since Darren Bent left town.
Sunderland are still level on points with Newcastle, with a much worse goal difference (-14 vs -1), and have to play West Ham at Upton Park next Sunday afternoon.
Sunderland will have to at least draw in their last game at West Ham to finish above Newcastle in the league this season
Wolves move to 5th bottom on 40 points, and since Blackburn could only draw with Manchester United 1-1 they remain in 15th place above Wolves only on goal difference.
The decision by the new Indian owners of Blackburn Rovers to replace Sam Allardyce with Steve Kean is now looking like a disastrous mistake.
Blackburn in their last 12 games have only one win and four draws, for a total of just 7 points.
And Blackburn have to play a rejuvenated Wolves side a week tomorrow at Molineux, so Blackburn could yet be relegated if Wolves win, since they are now just one point above the drop zone.
The results today mean that West Ham must win their last two games just to get to 39 points, and level with Birmingham and Blackpool.
Even after today’s win Blackpool remain 3rd bottom of the league, but it doesn’t look too good for Hammers’ fans.
The result that didn’t go Newcastle’s way today was WBA’s fine 1-0 win against Everton at home, and WBA are now 2 points above Newcatsle, as are Bolton Wanderers.
Newcastle will now have to beat WBA a week tomorrow to move above them in the league table, and have any chance of finishing in the top 10.
That assumes Newcastle will get nothing from tomorrow’s game at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester United have won their 12th Premier League title in 18 seasons, and now move ahead of Liverpool with their 19th English League title ever.
We hope that will have a negative effect on Chelsea’s performance against the Magpies tomorrow afternoon. 😀