Newcastle United play Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday teatime and there has been some interesting matches earlier in the day.

Up to a point, all six games played this afternoon involved clubs threatened by relegation and none of the six outcomes are totally negative, with many of the having plenty of positivity.

Starting at the very bottom, West Brom looked the better team for much of the game but Troy Deeney scored the winner for Watford with 13 minutes remaining – West Brom surely down now and after only one win in over 13 weeks Alan Pardew must surely be sacked very soon.

Second bottom Stoke were at fifth bottom Southampton and a goalless draw is surely the best possible outcome.

Swansea were in 18th position before today and hosted 13th placed West Ham, another draw would have been ideal but Swansea’s 4-1 win isn’t disastrous. Swansea do go above Newcastle but it means a point or better for Newcastle at Anfield and they would go above both Swans and Hammers.

A regulation 2-0 win for Spurs over Huddersfield means that is another great result, a point for NUFC would also take them above Huddersfield.

We would all have liked a Leicester win but Bournemouth were leading until the Foxes scored in the seventh minute of injury time, which keeps the Cherries in the relegation mix.

Meanwhile, even Everton have to be included in the fight against the drop as Fat Sam is proving predictably a liability at Goodison, the Toffees losing 2-1 despite leading at half-time at Burnley. Everton may be 10th but they are only five points ahead of Newcastle and seven above the bottom three.

Saturday 3 March

Burnley 2 Everton 1 (12.30pm)

Leicester 1 Bournemouth 1 (3pm)

Southampton 0 Stoke 0 (3pm)

Swansea 4 West Ham 1 (3pm)

Tottenham 2 Huddersfield 0 (3pm)

Watford 1 West Brom 0 (3pm)

Liverpool v Newcastle (5.30pm)

This is how the Premier League table looks before Newcastle kick-off:

premier league table

Sunday 4 March

Brighton v Arsenal (1.30pm)

Man City v Chelsea (4pm)

Monday 5 March

Crystal Palace v Man Utd (8pm)