A disastrous start to Sunday for Newcastle United fans, with relegation rivals Brighton leapfrogging us in the table after a 2-1 win at Southampton in the early kick off.
This comes after Fulham lost 3-0 at home to Man City on Saturday night – 24 hours on from our last gasp 1-1 draw against Aston Villa.
The result moves Graham Potter’s side up to 16th on 29 points, one clear of us (28 points) ahead of our crucial trip to The Amex next weekend and three clear of Fulham (26 points); which could be key given their goal difference is much better than both.
Here’s the updated Premier League table and current bottom six, along with the Newcastle, Fulham and Brighton’s remaining fixtures:
Newcastle (10 games) – Brighton (A), Tottenham (H), Burnley (A), West Ham (H), Liverpool (A), Arsenal (H), Leicester (A), Man City (H), Sheffield United (H), Fulham (A).
Fulham (9 games) – Leeds (H), Aston Villa (A), Wolves (H), Arsenal (A), Chelsea (A), Burnley (H), Southampton (A), Man Utd (A), Newcastle (H).
Brighton (10 games) – Newcastle (H), Man Utd (A), Everton (H), Chelsea (A), Sheffield United (A), Leeds (H), Wolves (A), West Ham (H), Man City (H), Arsenal (A).
Based on the current standings and remaining fixtures, can you see us beating one of Brighton or Fulham to safety?
Some may feel that Burnley and Southampton are still in the mix, but the former’s ability to grind out points each week along with the latter’s kind fixtures has left most believing they’ll both be fine.