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More helping hands for Newcastle-bound Irons

Bournemouth took another hammering this afternoon with Man United seeing off Eddie Howe’s Cherries 5-2 and sending them into second bottom spot.

That came on top of the 4-1 defeat by Newcastle in midweek and sees Eddie Howe’s outfit looking in a poor position to beat the drop given an ever worsening goal difference – now standing at minus 27.

That’s nine worse than the Irons in 16th place with Villa third off bottom  –  three points and three goals worse off than us on minus 24.

Norwich meanwhile were beaten 1-0 at home by Brighton and now look totally dead and buries at the bottom on 21 points and a goal difference of minus 36.

Villa travel to Liverpool of all places tomorrow whilst Watford, two points behind the Irons, and two goals worse off than the Irons, meet Chelsea at 8.00 this evening (Sat).

Assuming Watford and Villa get beaten and the Hammers win, we would go six points clear of the bottom three which could well be worth seven with the advantageous goal difference.

Dangerous talk of course but we can hardly complain we aren’t getting a few favours done us in this relegation battle!!!!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “More helping hands for Newcastle-bound Irons

  1. Well Watford were crushed 3 0 and could have been more, we are in good shape but need to drive on, beat Newcastle and we may well have enough already.

  2. Very good weekend so far for us ,let’s get something from Newcastle tomorrow.
    Actually Hugh we are minus 18 goals at the moment 6 goals better off than Villa .

  3. Yep a win today would be very welcome but I would still be a happy hammer if we get 1pt

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