Southampton will pip Newcastle to eighth spot

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Are Newcastle and Southampton fighting their own personal battle?

Date: 26th March 2014 at 12:29pm
Written by Chris Knight

As the Premier League title race continues to twist and turn and the battle to avoid relegation encompasses nearly half of the division, another intense contest continues to be overlooked. On Saturday, Southampton host Newcastle United in what could prove to be the defining moment in this thrilling "race for eighth." The appointment of Andre Marriner after last week's calamitous blunder has threatened to overshadow such a crucial fixture. Just one point separates the sides, with the Magpies currently holding the upper hand as the race enter its final stages. On a more realistic note, fans of Newcastle and Southampton will probably appreciate the efforts to inject some late excitement into their respective campaigns. In this remarkable Premier League season, the Magpies and the Saints are the only clubs in the secure but tedious position of having nothing left to play for ... Read More


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