The pressure remains fully on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew after today’s results, as the two sides beneath us in the league before the start of today’s fixtures – West Brom and Crystal Palace – both won their games away from home. 🙁
Alan Pardew – must get Newcastle winning some games
West Brom, under former Newcastle coach Alan Irvine, beat an out-of-sorts Tottenham team at White Hart Lane, with the lone goal coming from former Middlesbrough midfielder James Morrison after 74 minutes, and Crystal Palace beat Everton at Goodison Park 3-2, to leave them unbeaten since Neil Warnock took over as manager.
So after five games played Newcastle are bottom of the league with 3 points, and we also have a poor goal difference of -6.
It seems that if we had been beaten yesterday by Hull City, which looked very probable after 70 minutes, Mike Ashley may well have sacked manager Pardew.
But Papiss Cisse saved Newcastle and Pardew with two good goals late in the game.
Newcastle, Burnley and Sunderland are the only three PL sides without a win, and Newcastle and Alan Pardew will need to start winning some games soon, if Pardew is to hang onto his job.
The stats don’t make for good reading for the Magpies – in the last 13 league games Newcastle have won just one game – against relegated Cardiff City at home 3-0 – and we have drawn three games – for a total of 6 points from a possible 39 points.
Over a full season of 38 games, that would give us 18 points and certain relegation.
So the pressure remains fully on Alan Pardew after today’s results, and the Newcastle players need to start delivering.
In the other two games today Manchester United were beaten 5-3 by Nigel Person’s Leicester City, with the home side scoring four unanswered goals in the last 20 minutes of the game.
The Red Devils defense simply collapsed late in the game and they are just two points above Newcastle on 5 points.
And former Chelsea star Frank Lampard scored the late equalizer for 10 man Manchester City against his former club after 85 minutes.
The game at the Etihad Stadium finished 1-1 after Chelsea had gone ahead on 71 minutes through Schurrle. and it was scored a short five minutes after Pablo Zabaleta had been sent off for picking up his second yellow card.
Back to something important – Newcastle’s next game is a week tomorrow night at Stoke City – and a win would be very nice.
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