Newcastle were no match for Manchester City today, and we were well beaten 4-0 and dropped two places in the league table into 15th position, but our goal difference took a hammering and it’s now -15.
Silva and Yohan Cabaye struggle for the ball today
We cannot ignore the fact that a number of teams near us in the league table have gained points on us today – and this is the third league defeat out of our last four games – and all defeats have been on the road at Swansea, Wigan and Manchester City.
We are nowhere near being clear of the relegation zone after this very disappointing result – and while we didn’t expect to get much out of this game – we also didn’t expect to be hammered 4-0.
We had the same goal difference as West Ham (-11) going into the game but the Hammer’s 3-1 win at home against West Brom takes them to -9 in goal difference and on 36 points.
That’s three points more than Newcastle, and with our goal difference now of -15 – and that’s an extra point when the points are the same. When we were relegated four years ago our goal difference was -19.
For the second league game running it was not a good day at the office for Newcastle.
Let us know who you think our best players was today.