Newcastle played very well yesterday at the Emirates and if we had some players who could put the ball into the back of the net we may even have won the game.
But just like the last two games we succumbed to a late goal – this time by Laurent Koscielny after 72 minutes – and we remain marooned in third bottom place now just 2 points above Sunderland, who beat bottom club Aston Villa 3-1 at the Stadium of Light.
Steve McClaren has Newcastle 3rd bottom with just 17 points
The lowest points total ever for us in the PL after 20 games
And to think when we had the great 2-0 win against West Ham on May 24th last year we thought the Newcastle nightmare was over, and that we could go on and build a good side that could finish in the top ten this season – even top eight.
But how wrong can you be and we have struggled against relegation all season and it appears we will struggle down to our final league game of the season, which is at home to Tottenham on Sunday May 15th.
There is a slight chance we can get out of trouble before then – but it´s not looking good.
Newcastle have lost 11 games in 20 Premier League game so far and with only 17 points it is the lowest number points we have had ever in the Premier League after 20 games played.
Last year we had 27 points after 20 games played and in our relegation season we had 22 points after 20 games.
We suppose a positive thing is that Leicester City had only 19 points after 29 games last season and still survived last year by getting 22 points from those last nine league games to finish above Newcastle.
What can save is to go on a string of wins which would relieve the dire situation big time.