Newcastle’s relegation fears appear to be heightening by the game.

Fulham beat Sheffield United 1-0 on Saturday night just fewer than 24 hours before Newcastle lost 3-1 at Old Trafford.

Steve Bruce’s side were the better team in the first half against Manchester United but tired badly after half time.

The absence of Callum Wilson was also keenly felt, with the Magpies sorely lacking a goal threat.

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The Chronicle report that Bruce’s job is safe and that Mike Ashley’s plan is to give him the chance to guide Newcastle out of trouble.

 

Also mentioned in the report is the fact that Ashley is out of the country at the moment.

And he would have to pay a seven-figure fee to sack Bruce, who would lose £1.5 million if he resigned.

So it appears Newcastle fans are once again watching a team in a state of stasis with relegation becoming a more and more real danger every week.

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Newcastle have struggled all season but it is seemingly only now that many pundits are realising the strife they’re in.

The supporters have seen it all season and when even the decent performances end in defeats like last night’s, it spells trouble.

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