Are Shearer and Southgate staring down the barrel of a loaded gun by the name of Relegation?
Well today’s results have not helped either of these north-east sides very much. By all accounts both teams were unlucky not to have gotten more for their efforts in their crunch matches against Fulham and Aston Villa.
Mark Schwarzer was supposed to have made some marvelous saves against the Toon Army and both Newcastle and Middlesbrough no longer hold the keys to their own collective fates. Hull City will take on what is surely going to be an under strength Man United side but Sunderland are still not out of the woods and if they manage less than one point from their last two matches then they can be caught by the St James’ Park outfit but they will need to get something from their final game at Villa Park.
So who is set for the drop?
It is worth mentioning also that West Brom could still stage a great escape, unlikely, but possible!