Newcastle and Birmingham draw, Fulham rejoices

Newcastle and Birmingham draw, Fulham rejoices

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Newcastle and Birmingham draw, Fulham rejoices

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Why is a boring 1-1 tie between two bottom-dwelling EPL clubs meaningful? It is meaningful because it helps America’s team, otherwise known as Fulham, in its suddenly rejuvenated race to avoid relegation.

Michael Owen’s equalizer helped Newcastle salvage a draw against Birmingham on Monday, but more importantly for Fulham, it kept Birmingham from securing three points.

Here is how the Bottom Seven stacks up in the EPL now:

  • Newcastle………….29
  • Reading …………..28
  • Birmingham ………27
  • Sunderland ……….27
  • Bolton ……………25
  • Fulham …………..23
  • Derby …………….10

Bolton has a game in hand, but if you saw the Wanderers’ remaining schedule you know that won’t really matter.

Fulham’s next stop on its quest to avoid relegation is, yes, you guessed it, at Newcastle. The way Kevin Keegan’s team is sleepwalking at this point the Cottagers can certainly take at least a point, if not all three, when the teams meet on Saturday.

For those of you who missed it, here is my detailed report on Fulham’s quest to avoid relegation, which includes the schedules of Fulham and the three teams ahead of them.

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