Saturday afternoon saw all of the Premier League bottom half teams play, apart from of course Newcastle v Wolves which takes place on Sunday.
There are two Saturday late games with Chelsea v Man City and then Leicester v Spurs, as well as Everton v Watford on Monday night, but none of those fixtures affect the relegation fight.
Newcastle went into Saturday in 14th spot and have dropped one place, as Cardiff move one point ahead.
That was courtesy of a 74th minute Paterson goal and fair play to Warnock’s team because that is four wins in their last seven and they are beating the teams they need to, winning against relegation rivals Fulham, Brighton, Wolves and now Southampton.
The only other team to win that were below Newcastle and still are, is Burnley, a 40th minute Tarkowski goal against Brighton lifting them to one point below Newcastle.
It could have been worse as Palace took an early 6th minute lead and a victory would have taken them above Rafa’s team – but West Ham came back to win 3-2.
Huddersfield almost closed to within two points of NUFC but an 83rd minute from Arsenal’s Torreira prevented them getting a point.
A win for Newcastle against Wolves would take them six points clear of the drop zone and within only three points of latching onto that group of seven clubs currently separated by only four points.
Even a point has Rafa’s team inching a bit further away, four points above relegation, plus of course having the best goal difference of any of the bottom seven.
Bournemouth 0 Liverpool 4
Arsenal 1 Huddersfield 0
Burnley 1 Brighton 0
Cardiff 1 Southampton 0
Man United 4 Fulham 1
West Ham 3 Crystal Palace 2
Chelsea v Man City (5.30pm)
Leicester v Tottenham Hotspur (7.45pm)
Newcastle v Wolves (4pm)
Everton v Watford (8pm)