Some of the teams below Newcastle won yesterday, and we dropped back to 15th place in the league table.
As far as survival goes Burnley beat Cardiff 2-0 at home and that’s the third successive loss for the south Wales club after they beat West Ham 2-0 back on 9th March.
With 28 points from their 33 games, they are now 5 points behind Brighton – who were thrashed 5-0 at home by Bournemouth yesterday.
The Cherries’ goal difference improved a lot and is now -12 – just one behind the Newcastle goal difference of -11.
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez
Southampton beat Wolves at home 3-1 so they are in some good form before we meet them next Saturday at home and Fulham beat Everton 2-0.
It certainly looks like Newcastle are now safe, and we have to try to win as many games as possible to finish as high up the table as possible.
In the final four games, we could get three wins.
Liverpool at home is the most difficult game, but they could be very nervous because of the title run:
Sat 20 Apr Newcastle vs Southampton 5:30pm Sat 27 Apr Brighton vs Newcastle 5:30pm Sun 05 May Newcastle vs Liverpool 4:30pm Sun 12 May Fulham vs Newcastle 3:00pm
And here is how the bottom half of the table looks with Crystal Palace at home to Man City today.
It looks like 11th is the highest position we can reach this season.
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