Premier League: Newcastle United dent West Ham’s top-four problem, Sheffield Utd relegated
Sheffield United now face a rebuild within the Championship with the membership in disaster on and off the sector.
West Ham’s bid for a spot in subsequent season’s Champions League suffered a setback as Joe Willock’s late winner capped an exciting 3-2 win for Newcastle as Sheffield United’s relegation from the Premier League was confirmed after a 1-0 defeat at Wolves on Saturday.
Steve Bruce’s aspect had squandered a two-goal lead within the closing levels at St James’ Park, however Willock got here off the bench to grab a priceless winner.
The Magpies at the moment are 9 factors away from the relegation zone with simply six video games remaining in a turbulent season on Tyneside.
Newcastle had taken management within the first-half because of Issa Diop’s personal purpose and a blunder from West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski for Joelinton’s strike.
West Ham additionally misplaced a person within the aftermath of the opening purpose as defender Craig Dawson was despatched off for 2 bookings.
However the Hammers arrange a tense finale when Diop obtained one again earlier than Jesse Lingard equalised with a penalty 10 minutes from full-time.
On-loan Arsenal midfielder Willock settled a pulsating encounter together with his thunderous header to take Newcastle to the brink of survival.
Staying up can be a formidable achievement for Bruce, who has battled with dressing room rifts and distracting takeover speak.
“I am not going to take something without any consideration. I’ve at all times mentioned it is the buildup of factors, and 35, in my view, isn’t sufficient, so you will not get me leaping and hollering for the time being,” Bruce mentioned.
“We have nonetheless obtained six video games to play. Can we beat final 12 months’s factors tally of 44? We’ll attempt our utmost.”
The defeat was an enormous blow for West Ham as they chase an surprising place in subsequent season’s Champions League.
David Moyes’ aspect stay fourth, however Chelsea are only one level behind with a recreation in hand, whereas fifth-placed Liverpool would go above the Hammers in the event that they beat Leeds on Monday.
“I would not say it was an opportunity misplaced, it was a possibility for us to select up three factors,” Moyes mentioned.
“We like speaking concerning the Champions League, we love the sound of that when everyone says it, however we’re life like.”
Sheffield United’s destiny sealed
Newcastle’s win meant Sheffield United needed to keep away from defeat to stop their destiny from a depressing season being sealed.
Wolves have additionally taken a step again this season after dropping Raul Jimenez for many of the marketing campaign attributable to a fractured cranium.
January signing Willian Jose has struggled to switch the Mexico ahead, however lastly obtained his first Wolves purpose by sweeping residence Adama Traore’s cross on the hour mark.
“In the event you choose a recreation to typify this season, it was that. We had been on high, missed possibilities and this league will not provide you with a second probability,” mentioned caretaker United boss Paul Heckingbottom.
“There must be a mentality to get straight again. Everybody desires to play on this league. You have to get promoted and that is everybody’s driving drive.”
Victory takes Nuno Espirito Santo’s males past the 40-point mark and as much as twelfth as they’re now secure from the drop.
Against this, Sheffield United now face a rebuild within the Championship with the membership in disaster on and off the sector.
United introduced on Saturday that Saudi chairman Prince Musaad Bin Khalid Al Saud has resigned for private causes.
Final month, Chris Wilder left as supervisor after 5 years within the job, throughout which he guided them from League One to the top-flight.
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