The EPL Relegation Battle Is Out of Control
Manager sackings and pitch invasions: just another weekend in this season's Premier League relegation battle.
After another eventful and sometimes shameful weekend of Premier League action, we can safely confirm that this season’s relegation battle is a lot more exciting than the title race.
While Manchester City continue to stroll to another title with a massive 16 point lead at the top of the table, we have a relegation battle involving the entire bottom half of the ladder!
As the bottom three teams are relegated to the second division (known as The Championship), this season’s battle is set to go down to the wire with just seven points separating 11th placed Brighton and 19th placed Stoke City.
West Brom are stuck in last place a further seven points behind, and it appears their days in the top flight are numbered.
Thanks to Newcastle thumping Southampton 3-0, the Saints are now a real relegation risk, and have decided to fire manager Mauricio Pellegrino in a last ditch effort to reignite their season with just eight matches remaining. However, it was London giants West Ham who stole all the headlines thanks to some shameful scenes during their 3-0 loss at home to Burnley.
With the Hammers dropping to 16th on the table and hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone, some fans attempted to take matters into their own hands, invading the pitch, stealing a corner flag, and threatening the club’s owners. Captain Mark Noble forcefully removed one fan himself in yet another ugly display of fan behaviour at the Hammers’ home ground.
But West Ham are not the only team looking over their shoulder, with an astounding 10 teams still fighting for their Premier League lives as the season enters its final two months of the season.
The remaining eight rounds of soccer will feature many ‘six pointers’ where you can feel the tension through your TV screen (even on the other side of the world here in Australia).
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