Everton got their third Premier League win in a row today when they beat a strong Southampton side 1-0 at Goodison Park, so that’s three successive league wins against Newcastle, QPR and today – the Saints.
John Carver – will try to win his first derby game tomorrow
Before we played Everton om 15th March Newcastle were seven points ahead of the Toffees, but three defeats in a row for the Magpies means that Everton have gained 9 points on us in the last three games, and they are now 2 points ahead of us – and we drop to 13th place in the league.
But we have the game in hand tomorrow at Sunderland, and a win in that game would see us move up into 11th place, and we’ll stay there if Crystal Palace cannot beat Manchester City at home on Monday night.
The two bottom clubs won today – and that cannot be good news for Sunderland or Aston Villa for that matter.
Leicester City beat West Ham 2-1 at home, for only their 5th win this season, and QPR had a surprise 4-1 win at West Brom, and West Brom remain 2 points behind Newcastle.
QPR are now just one point behind Sunderland, so the Black Cats will need to start winning some games to stay up, but hopefully not tomorrow afternoon against Newcastle.
Newcastle remain 10 points ahead of 3rd bottom QPR.
Arsenal won their 7th league game in a row in the early game, as they easily beat Liverpool 4-1 at home, and Manchester United were impressive in beating Aston Villa 3-1 at Old Trafford and are now in 3rd place one point behind Arsenal.
If Newcastle beat Sunderland tomorrow we would be 13 points above the drop zone and essentially safe – although not mathematically safe.
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