With just one game left to play today – Leicester vs Southampton – Newcastle’s situation in the standings has gotten a bit more tenuous. While some results went our way, both West Brom and Brighton have picked up massive wins.
West Brom came from 2-1 down to defeat Wolves at Molineux early on Saturday. It was the Baggies’ first win under new manager Sam Allardyce and has them move to within 8 points of Newcastle. Though Wolves remain just three points ahead of us after failing to win in their last 6 league matches.
Brighton picked up a rare three points after downing Leeds 1-0 at Elland Road. It was the Seagulls’ first win since they defeated Aston Villa at Villa Park in November. They are now on 17 points just 2 points and one position below us.
In other results, ten-men Fulham lost 1-0 to Chelsea at home. The defeat ends Fulham’s six-match unbeaten run. Though they only managed five draws in the league over that stretch. They remain 7 points behind Newcastle but look so much better than they did at the start of the season.
Wins really matter in this league and Newcastle are desperate for three points. We’ve not won since defeating West Brom in December, a streak of 8 games where we’ve picked up just two points and been knocked out of two cups.
We’ve remained 15th in the table for a few weeks now but that’s not going to last much longer if the lads don’t pick up three points soon.