Newcastle had a clean sheet and held West Ham top a 0-0 draw this afternoon but Wigan are starting their escape route out of being relegated when they beat West Brom 3-2 at the Hawthorns and cut the point gap to 3 points with a game in hand.
And Aston Villa beat Norwich to go two points clear of Newcastle, and Norwich are now level on points but have a one goal advantage on goal difference. If Wigan beat Swansea at home on Tuesday night and Sunderland don’t lose at home to Stoke City on Monday Newcastle will go 3rd bottom of the league for the first time this season, with just two games to.
The bottom line today is that the third bottom side gained 2 points on us – so it doesn’t look good, and it’s now a must win game at QPR next Saturday.
Let us know who you think Newcastle’s best player was against the Hammers this afternoon.