Another poor result for Newcastle tonight at Villa Park, as a resurgent Aston Villa beat Sunderland 6-1, and are now level on points with Newcastle and Sunderland, but go ahead of Newcastle on goal difference. So that puts us in 17th place – 4th bottom.
Newcastle target Andy Weimann scoring Villa’s second goal.
The score was only 2-1 at half time, but then Christian Benteke got a second half hat-trick, and to make things even worse for Sunderland, Stephane Sessegnon, arguably their best player, was sent off with a straight red card in the second half.
He will now miss the rest of the season.
And Villa’s goal difference is now -22, which is one better than Newcastle and in the last game, Aston Villa gained 11 goals on Newcastle as far as goal difference goes – we went -6 and Villa went +5 – unbelievable.
But it shows the gods may not be with us in the last three games of the season, especially if our players put in one more performance like against Sunderland and Liverpool – two of the worst home performances in Newcastle’s long history.
It doesn’t look good – and we’ll just have to hope that Wigan don’t come alive – but we may have to live or die on what we can do in the final three games of the season.
If we mess it up, we may even deserve to be relegated. 🙁
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