There were two games in the Premier League tonight with teams fighting lower in the table, and the teams that won were the ones that were lower in the league table before the games.
Steve Bruce – Hull have 4 points from last two games
Sunderland became the team that broke QPR’s 11 game losing streak away from home as QPR went 2-0 up in the first half with goals from Fer (17) and Zamora (45) and held on for a precious 3 points.
Both Defoe and Whickam went close but the Black Cats couldn’t get a goal back.
That was the twelfth game away for QPR in the Premier League this season, and the first time they have come away with anything from a game.
And Hull City followed up their excellent 1-1 result and performance at Manchester City over the weekend with a good 2-0 win at home to Aston Villa.
Villa are now 3rd from bottom with 22 points, one more point than Burnley and 5 points more than Leicester City who lost 2-1 at Arsenal, but played quite well.
After their poor performance against Newcastle, Hull City manager Steve Bruce said they would now have to fight their way out of this – and certainly they have done well in the last two games with a good 4 points.
Sunderland are on 24 points and 7th bottom and they will need to pick up some points to avoid relegation and the 6 points they seem to be guaranteed against Newcastle each season.
In the game we watched, Liverpool and Tottenham both looked very good and it was Balotelli who scored the winner late in the game to give the Reds a vital 3-2 win, with American owner John Henry looking on.
But when you watched Balotelli walk off the pitch at the end of the game, you wouldn’t have thought anything good had just happened to both him and Liverpool – it was Mario’s first PL goal of the season.
If Newcastle can get all 3 points tomorrow we will be on a decent 34 points – we are hoping we can do just that.
Howay The Lads!!
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