Sunderland won their fourth game in a row tonight with a 2-0 easy win against West Brom, with goals in the first half from Jack Colback and Fabio Borini and that’s 13 points for the Black Cats from their last five games.
Jack Colback – scored a good first goal for Black Cats tonight
So they have gained 10 points on Newcastle in that run, and now find themselves in 14th place on 38 points, but only two points behind West Ham, who are at Manchester City on Sunday.
City beat Aston Villa 4-0 at the Etihad tonight, even though Villa parked three buses in their penalty area tonight, they obviously thought two was being too attack minded – and now City only have to draw their home game against the Hammers on Sunday to win the Premier League for the second time in three years.
And with Sunderland playing at home to Swansea, a win in that game could see them on 41 points and they could get up to 12th place in the league table if the Hammers are beaten at the Etihad.
If Stoke manage a win at West Brom on Sunday then Newcastle will finish in 10th place, otherwise we will finish in 9th, although we should point out that a win will see us definitely in 9th place.
Thought I’d just mention that – only because it’s technically accurate – and not because there is a high likelihood we can win another game.
But after the season we’ve had, to think that Sunderland can finish just two places below Newcastle is just amazing, to say the least.
And Sunderland fans will be celebrating if they can get a 5th straight win in their last match of the season at the Stadium of Light – and there wasn’t much celebrating last Saturday in our final home game of the season at St. James’ Park – even though we won.
And having Sunderland so close is another thing that’s certainly not good about our total and complete collapse this year.