The battle to defeat the fall was open to all after Fulham’s victory over champions Liverpool, just hours after Steve Bruce’s men drew 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion.
Point at the Hawthorns kept the Magpies out of the last three, but with their advantage reduced to just one point, there is a real sense of panic on Tyneside.
Indeed, Bruce’s team isn’t the only team Fulham is chasing. Saturday’s results also meant Brighton and Burnley were brought back into trouble.
But given that Newcastle have won just two of their last 18 games, it looks like the momentum is elsewhere.
Reports Football world championship say the Magpies are keen to bring Norwich City attacking midfielder Todd Cantwell to St James’s Park this summer, if they retain their top status.
Barring a late disaster, the Canaries will come back at the big time on the first attempt, and Cantwell has and continues to play a big part there.
The former England Under-20 star garnered a lot of interest last summer but stayed on Carrow Road to help their promotion offer.
However, it is claimed that Newcastle are set to join the race for the 23-year-old, while Tottenham Hotspur still maintain their interest.
During this time, Athleticism revealed how close Matt Ritchie is to leaving the Northeast in January.
The move, however, failed because Bruce couldn’t find a replacement. The Cherries were also in favor of a loan with an option to buy on promotion, which United were unwilling to agree to.
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