With Everton dropping two points at Old Trafford this afternoon it means that Everton cannot now catch Newcastle.
Alex Ferguson today – looks like Red Devils didn’t do very well
Everton twice came back from two goals deficits to draw with Manchester United 4-4, and the Red Devils dropped two vital home points, that could even cost them the Premier League title this season.
Manchester City tweaked a 2-0 win at Wolves, but were hardly very convincing, as Wolves were relegated, but they are now just 3 points behind Manchester United and have gained 5 points on them in the last three league games.
In 10 games the new Wolves manager Terry Connor has been in charge, he has picked up points only at Sunderland and Newcastle, and has eight losses and only two points.
The Manchester teams play each other a week tomorrow at the Etihad Stadium, and a City win to go with the 6-1 thrashing of United last year, will see them take over leadership of the Premier League on goal difference.
With Everton’s well earned draw today, they are on 48 points but are now a full 14 points behind Newcastle, who have 62 points in 4th place, with just four games to go.
And that means that Newcastle will at least finish in 6th place in the league and will definitely get a Europa League position.
And even if Manchester City beat Manchester United in eight days time, their next game will be at St. James’ Park against Newcastle United on the following Sunday, 6th May.
And the expensive and overpaid Manchester City players will need to play a lot better than they did today at Wolves, to get anything out of a resurgent Newcastle side.
It will also be Newcastle’s final home game of the season, and they will want to do extra well in that final game, so they can then take the plaudits from the Geordie fans after the match, for what has been an absolutely amazingly successful season.
So as well as Newcastle potentially qualifying for a Champions League for next season, the Magpies could also determine who becomes the Premier League Champions this season.
We have a feeling that Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini isn’t exactly looking forward to bringing his team to St. James’ Park in two weeks time.
And one last thing, Liverpool managed to lose 1-0 at home to West Brom today, and those expensive strikers again failed to score, and it could be Liverpool’s American owners bring in a new manager over the summer, and move Kenny Dalglish upstairs.
Howay The Lads!!