Newcastle were easily beaten by Liverpool 2-0 and it could have been more.
Our goal difference is still fairly good although it’s down to -13 and since we don’t score many goals it’s now likely to get that much better than it is right now.
Newcastle were outplayed and Rafa after the game seemed frustrated.
Of course, he’s had his hands tied behind his back by the owner all season.
Rafa Benitez – at Anfield this afternoon
We are still 2 points above the drop zone but Swansea moved above us with a good 4-1 win at home against a hapless West Ham.
That’s the result we need next Saturday against the Saints at home – and if we do lose that game we will be in deep trouble.
This has been a really horrid season, let’s be honest. Most problems are Ashley-inflicted. I’m comforted by the fact that at least the lads seem to give a shit. But the squad isn’t fit for purpose. #NUFC
— Rohan Banerjee (@RBanerjee23) March 3, 2018
Liverpool didn’t even need to get out of second gear. Routine win for the reds #nufc
— Frazer Phipps-Clark (@frazzlenufc) March 3, 2018
— Tom Benbow (@TomBenbow) March 3, 2018
Gerrard very informed“Championship with a premier league manager”, “they need to sort the mess upstairs”, “massive club”@btsportfootball and @mrjakehumphrey in particular very aware of the #nufc situation
Their impartiality refreshing unlike hose at @SkySportsPL
— Michael Gallon (@MichaelGallon) March 3, 2018
Two things about pen shout that many fans are forgetting.
1) Tried to play the ball, no drag back or shirt tugs, so it’d only be a penalty and NOT a red card.
2) If it WAS a red card, Lascelles would only recieve a 1 match ban.
Only 3 match ban for violent conduct. #NUFC
— Burnsie ?? NUFC ?? (@BenArfaChance) March 3, 2018
— ?Gavin Brumwell? (@Gav_brumwell_) March 3, 2018
Dubravka was solid. Dummett, lascelles and Lejeune were good. Yedlin didn’t have his best game. Kenedy, Atsu and Murphy were poor – gave the ball away too much. Merino looked rusty. Diame was good for most of the game. Gayle got nothing to work with #nufc
— Sam Jenkins (@Samaldinho4) March 3, 2018
Honestly don’t see what you want Rafa to do. They spent 70+million on a defender we got some loans in during January I guess you think we should be pushing top 4 by now #clueless if it comes down to goal difference -2 off Liverpool and -3 off city I’ll take all week #nufc
— Craig Atkinson (@Darloquaker) March 3, 2018
Thought we should have had a pen for handball near the end. Not even discussed. #NUFC
— NUFC Gallowgate (@NUFCgallowgate) March 3, 2018
— DF (@dferguson26) March 3, 2018
— SHAKE HANDS ? (@thdoyley) March 3, 2018
Sometimes hate playing against the top 6, feels like a wasted weekend #nufc
— Zaharaddeen Wanka (@Zee530) March 3, 2018
— Tom Grundy (@ThomasGrundy3) March 3, 2018
More depression .. #NUFC
— Charlie (@CS94DD) March 3, 2018
Nice to see the total over-reaction is put in force again today. We’ve lost to Man City and Liverpool away since Jan 1st. End of the world for some… ? #nufc
— jacques_kerouac (@kerouac151) March 3, 2018