Mark Lawrenson predicted a 2-1 win for Everton against Newcastle on Boxing Day and although the number of goals scored was not accurate Everton did win by the one goal – scored with just 12 seconds to go in stoppage time.
It was a cruel and crushing defeat for a Newcastle team who came back to life in the second half after desperately withholding a first half onslaught by the Toffees.
Mark Lawrenson – predicts a 2-0 West Brom win – what!!
And it seems Mark again thinks Newcastle will lose at West Brom tomorrow – which is the very last thing we need – because that will keep us in 3rd bottom place at the turn of the year, as we continue to fight relegation.
That will not look good to prospective targets we want to bring in next month in the January transfer window.
This is what Mark has said on BBC Sport:
“I saw Newcastle on Boxing Day and they look like they might just have enough to avoid relegation, but that’s about it.”
“The players are playing for the manager, there’s no doubt about that and they got stuck in against Everton. They should have got a point.”
“But I can see West Brom will go and do a job on them, it’s what they are particularly good at.”“Tony Pulis has always been excellent at pigeon-holing results.”
“He will have forgotten about the Boxing Day defeat at Swansea and they will be ready to go, and to win.”
Mark predicts a 2-0 win for West Brom – and if that happens it will be very hard to take – since it’s the last game of what has been a disastrous year for Newcastle United.
We won this fixture 2-0 last season, just as we also won the Everton fixture 3-2 last season – when Alan Pardew was still manager.
West Brom haven’t won in the last five games and they have just three points out of the last 15 played for – Newcastle have seven.
Almost the exact same number of Geordie fans think we will win this game as think we will lose it.
If we can win the game it will bring us level on points with West Brom but behind them because of our terrible goal difference.
Well – that’s unless we win by four goals.
Now there’s a thought.