Newcastle United safe from relegation – It’s official on Monday night!
Newcastle United will be a Premier League club in the 2021/22 season.
Monday night seeing safety confirmed.
Let the Newcastle United partying commence as we live the survival dream under Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce.
Perhaps fittingly in such a poor NUFC season, it was Fulham who made the situation mathematically safe for Ashley and Bruce.
The Cottagers losing their 12th of 18 games at home, as Burnley comfortably won 2-0 at Craven Cottage with first half goals from Westwood and Wood.
That made it 18 defeats in 35 matches home and away for Scott Parker’s side and they join Sheffield United and West Brom in the Championship.
Sam Allardyce’s Baggies had lost 3-1 at Arsenal on Sunday to confirm their demotion and whilst Fulham played their usual attractive football at times tonight, yet again there was little cutting edge.
Newcastle United reach safety with 13 days of the season remaining and have a trio of extreme matches to go.
Games against already relegated Sheffield United at home and Fulham away, preceded by Friday night’s match at home to Manchester City, when the visitors can clinch the title unless Man Utd fail in either of their games on Tuesday (Leicester at home) or Thursday (Liverpool at home).
This is how the Premier League table now looks on Monday night after Fulham’s 2-0 defeat to Burnley:
As you can see, not only are Newcastle United now safe, all other clubs are outside the bottom three, as Fulham can’t catch anybody now.
A season where it was very difficult for any other club to be in serious relegation trouble, due to just how bad the bottom three have been, each of them winning only five of their thirty five PL games so far.
Burnley’s win takes them above Newcastle United as Steve Bruce’s side drop to fifteenth, these final three games will dictate where NUFC end up, 17th at worst and 12th at best, 39 points the lowest possible and 48 points the highest if all three matches are won.
Fulham took only one point from a possible twenty one in their last seven matches, as they cast themselves adrift finally with the bottom two.
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