Chelsea looked world-beaters against Newcastle United last Saturday, but they looked fairly ordinary tonight at West Brom, and the home side equalized with three minutes to go through Victor Anichebe, to gain a valuable point in a 1-1 draw, and put a bit of a dent in Chelsea’s title challenge.
Alan Pardew - Newcastle manager
And Southampton beat Hull City 1-0 and go two points above Newcastle in the league, so we are now in 9th place, and when you take only 4 points from the last 21 played for, you hardly expect to retain your league position.
West Ham won 2-0 at home to Norwich City, with two goals in the last six minutes, and amazingly are now in 10th place, just below Newcastle, even though they are still only 4 points above the drop zone, but 9 points behind Newcastle.
And that was the Hammers third win in a row, and since they were beaten by Newcastle 3-1 at Upton Park, they have taken 10 points from their last four games, and gained 9 points on us in those games.
And with West Brom’s point against Chelsea, they move above Sunderland, who slip to 3rd bottom place.
Newcastle need to start picking up some points soon, and we must try to get something out of the home game tomorrow night against Tottenham.
We have to stop what has been a very poor spell since we hammered a nine man Stoke side 5-1, and in those seven games we’ve failed to score in six of them and picked up only 4 points.
As we said before – we need to start changing things tomorrow night.
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