Newcastle Almost Doomed After Late Winner From Norwich

Newcastle conceded in stoppage time in the first half and then conceded three minutes into stoppage time after 90 minutes and came out losing this game 3-2.

This was our eighth successive defeat on the road.

The Olsson winner very late in this game meant that Norwich gained 3 points on Newcastle today and we are now 6 points from safety – 7 points if you include goal difference.

It’s going to be very difficult now for Newcastle to avoid relegation – although it’s still technically possible.

We have taken one point from the last 18 points played for and with a record like that it’s difficult to stay up.

We have to get a string of wins together very soon otherwise it’s the Championship next season after what has become another disastrous season for Newcastle fans.

olsson celebrates late winner

Olsson scored very late winner

Newcastle kept coming back in this game, first of all through a penalty from Aleksandar Mitrovic after 71 minutes to make it 1-1 and then it was Mitrovic again who scored after 86 minutes to make it 2-2, but the Olsson winner meant we are now in a very precarious position in second bottom place and looking to be well adrift from 4th place and safety.

Not even  Rafa Benitez may be able to save us now, with our next game being at Southampton next Saturday.

That was the 13th loss in 16 away games this season for the Magpies, but at least we scored two goals and we missed some chances as well.

W are 7 points from safety but have only 7 games to play in the league and it’s going to be very difficult to make that up now.

But the senior leaders at Newcastle who have completely mismanaged the club have to take the full responsibility for the complete mess they have the club in at the moment – what they have done is almost criminal with their incompetence and complete ineptitude.

When was the last time a Premier League club who spent £82M in the two transfer markets this season were relegated?

It tells you that money was not spent on the right players and rather than Graham Carr bringing in players he liked – like Florian Thauvin as one example for £13M – maybe we should have brought in players the club needed to fill weak positions in the side.

Every one of the Board at Newcastle – Lee Charnley, Bob Moncur and Graham Carr – and the owner Mike Ashley have let down the Newcastle fans this season in no uncertain way.

It’s a crying shame.

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Norwich: Ruddy; Wisdom, Bennett, Klose, Olsson; Jarvis, Howson, O’Neil, Brady; Naismith (Hoolahan, 81); Mbokani.
Subs not used: Rudd, Bassong, Jerome, Bamford, Mulumbu, Redmond.

Newcastle: Darlow; Janmaat, Mbemba, Taylor, Anita (Mitrovic, 62); Townsend, Tiote (Perez, 46), Shelvey, Sissoko; Wijnaldum; Cisse.
Subs not used: Woodman, Sterry, Lascelles, De Jong, Riviere.

Goals: Klose 45, Mitrovic 72, 86 Mbokani 74, Olsson 90

Referee: Mike Dean (The Wirral)

Attendance: 27,137