Newcastle United managed a battling 1-1 draw with Manchester City last night as they played the game in hand that they have over Norwich City, but it wasn’t enough to move them out of the relegation zone.
The result still sees them in 19th place on 29 points, two below Norwich (31) and just one point below 18th placed Sunderland (30).
The relegation fight is so close now but Norwich will be interested observers for the next two weeks.
The Canaries do not play again until Saturday 30th April when they face Arsenal at The Emirates Stadium at 5.30pm.
Between then and now Newcastle will play Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday and then Crystal Palace at St. James’ Park at 3pm on the 30th, meaning they will have played three times before City next kick a ball in anger.
Sunderland will face Arsenal at home this Sunday before travelling to Stoke on the 30th at 3pm.
Arsenal at home is effectively now Sunderland’s game in hand and with both our North East rivals playing before us, the relegation picture may be a lot clearer by 7.30pm on Saturday 30th.
Last night Newcastle showed plenty of fight to come from a goal down and could’ve won it late on but for a top class save by Joe Hart from Wijnaldum.
Aguero opened the scoring with an offside header and then Anita levelled on 30 minutes. Aguero was later fouled but no penalty given before Hart’s heroics in the 85th minute.