Bad News On Prediction Front For Toon

Last updated : 04 April 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

... going by the same seven fixtures last season, Newcastle didn't even win one of them.

On last season's league results, we picked up TWO from TWENTY ONE points!


9 April: Southampton (A) 0-4
16 April: Swansea (H) 2-3
19 April: Man City (H) 0-2
23 April: Liverpool (A) 0-2
30 April: Crystal Palace (H) 3-3
7 May: Aston Villa (A) 0-0
15 May: Tottenham (H) 1-3


Image result for SOUTHAMPTON 4 NEWCASTLE 0

The pressure on Newcastle manager Alan Pardew ratcheted up a notch at former club Southampton, where Graziano Pelle inspired Ronald Koeman's new-look side to a dominant victory.

A recent poll showed 85 per cent of supporters did not want the Magpies manager to stay, and those dissenting voices were given further ammo by a tepid performance at St Mary's.

Summer signing Pelle's brace was complemented by goals from Jack Cork and Morgan Schneiderlin as Southampton ran out deserved 4-0 winners at St Mary's, where calls for Pardew's head punctuated a game Newcastle owner Mike Ashley was there to see first-hand.

The sportswear magnate ended speculation that he is ready to sell the club on the eve of the match, although that will only sharpen the focus on the managerial position after a defeat that leaves them in the relegation zone.


Image result for NEWCASTLE 2 SWANSEA 3

John Carver's problems took a turn for the worse as Swansea condemned Newcastle to an unwanted club record seventh successive Barclays Premier League defeat.

The Magpies, who started the day just seven points clear of the relegation zone, went into first-half stoppage time leading through Ayoze Perez's 20th-minute strike, but surrendered their advantage before they returned to the dressing room when striker Nelson Oliveira took advantage of weak defending to head home, and capitulated within five minutes of the restart as Gylfi Sigurdsson gave the visitors the lead.

Jack Cork put the Swans further ahead 19 minutes from time and, although Siem de Jong marked his return from an eight-month injury nightmare with an 88th-minute goal, he could not prevent his side from slipping to a 3-2 loss.


Image result for NEWCASTLE 0 MAN CITY 2

Sergio Aguero came off the bench to make sure of a winning start for defending Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City as they won 2-0 at Newcastle.

City were leading 1-0 when the Argentina international struck in stoppage time to end the home side's hopes.

David Silva had fired the visitors into a 38th-minute lead, making the most of Edin Dzeko's clever back-heel, and Manuel Pellegrini's men will feel they were good value for the points after creating the better chances, although the result remained in doubt until Aguero struck.


Image result for LIVERPOOL 2 NEWCASTLE 0

Raheem Sterling grabbed the headlines on and off the field as Liverpool reignited their Champions League hopes with a 2-0 defeat of 10-man Newcastle.

England forward Sterling struck the Reds' opener at Anfield just as reports of him allegedly taking legal high nitrous oxide were emerging in the press.

His superb goal laid the platform for an ultimately comfortable Barclays Premier League win, which was completed by Joe Allen in the second half.

Newcastle's night went from bad to worse when Moussa Sissoko was sent off for two bookable offences but they were controversially denied a penalty late in the first half.



Wilfried Zaha snatched a point for new manager Neil Warnock as Crystal Palace emerged from a six-goal thriller at Newcastle with something to show for their efforts.

Zaha, on loan at the Eagles from Manchester United, struck five minutes into stoppage time at the end of a dramatic encounter at St James' Park just as is looked as though the Magpies had secured their first Barclays Premier League win of the season.

He and Newcastle counterpart Rolando Aarons lit up a nail-biting conclusion to the game with fine cameos after Daryl Janmaat and Aarons had cancelled out earlier efforts from Dwight Gayle and Jason Puncheon.

Mike Williamson's 88th-minute finish - his first goal for five years - looked to have secured the points, but Zaha dashed the home side's hopes in front of owner Mike Ashley and a crowd of 49,226.


Image result for ASTON VILLA 0 NEWCASTLE 0

Ten-man Newcastle registered their first point of the new Barclays Premier League season after fighting out a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.

The game at Villa Park was one of few real chances, particularly in the first half, with Magpies midfielder Remy Cabella sending one wide when he might have done better. The visitors had further opportunities just after the break, with Daryl Janmaat having a header pushed over by Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan and firing a shot just off-target.

Magpies substitute and debutant Siem de Jong was then denied by a decent Guzan save towards the end, before Mike Williamson was sent off in the final seconds having collected two yellow cards in quick succession.


Image result for NEWCASTLE 1 TOTTENHAM 3

Harry Kane struck yet again as Tottenham beat Newcastle 3-1 to condemn the Magpies to a sixth successive Barclays Premier League defeat and rekindle their own hopes of European qualification.

The England striker scored in stoppage time to cement victory at St James' Park - just Spurs' second win in five attempts - on a day when thousands of home fans stayed away in protest at owner Mike Ashley's tenure.

His effort came after Christian Eriksen has restored the visitors' lead minutes after Jack Colback had dragged Newcastle back into game by cancelling out Nacer Chadli's first-half opener.