Time is gradually running out for Newcastle United if they want to avoid demotion to the English Championship at the end of the season. It is safe to say that the Magpies need to start picking up wins to close the gap between them and those above them on the Premier League log starting from the home clash with Norwich City on Tuesday night.
Newcastle United were easily beaten by Arsenal in their last league game thus making 13 games without a win at the start of the current Premier League season. The Gunners scored two second half goals through Bukayo Saka and substitute Gabriel Martinellito seal a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle United. With the result against Arsenal, the Magpies are now six points from safety ahead of the Norwich City game at St. James Park later this week.
The Magpies are the only team yet to win amongst all the 92 professional teams in England and they have the chance to make things right when they take on the Canaries who are unbeaten in their last three games including the last two matches under new manager Dean Smith.
With games against tough teams like Leicester City, Manchester City and Liverpool on the horizon, Newcastle United are in must-win territory ahead of the home games against Norwich City and Burnley this week. Burnley and Norwich City are the other two teams in the Premier League relegation zone alongside the Magpies.
Ahead of the Norwich City game, Newcastle United will miss the services of two defensive players namely Matt Ritchie and club skipper Jamaal Lascelles after they each received their fifth yellow card of the season against Arsenal on Saturday. They are expected to return to the team for the Burnley game at the weekend.
Newcastle United can get off the bottom of the table if they can beat Norwich City at home.