Newcastle United are just two points above the relegation zone before their clash against Leicester City at St James’ Park on Saturday, and Magpies fans have highlighted the importance of the game.
The Tyneside outfit are celebrating their 125th birthday as they host the Foxes, but their five-point cushion to the bottom three before the weekend was cut to two when West Ham United beat Chelsea 1-0 at the London Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.
Rafa Benitez’s men have slipped down the Premier League table in recent weeks after taking just one point from the last 18 available, and the Spaniard will see quick-fire home games against Leicester and Everton this week as a great opportunity to pick up some points.
Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say ahead of the match via social media, and while one said “we need to win now”, another said “we can’t afford to lose now”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
MUST win for #NUFC
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJobling) December 9, 2017
Teams below us are fighting if we don’t get our act together we are in big trouble #NUFC
— Simon (@Syheatz) December 9, 2017
Well our game Tonight just became even more important after that West Ham win. Getting close down there now #nufc
— Matt Standing (@wa7th3m) December 9, 2017
We can’t afford to lose now #NUFC
— Matthew Little (@MattyKL) December 9, 2017
Bad result for #Nufc this! Three points this afternoon is a must
— Kevin Nichol (@Kevin_Nichol) December 9, 2017
Disaster result for us. Can’t lose any of the next 2
— Joe (@Joe_Nufc1892) December 9, 2017
— Michael Moor (@MuA15MuA) December 9, 2017
Need to win now with that West Ham result #NUFC
— R. (@DeAndreYedlinFC) December 9, 2017
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