Newcastle, Chelsea in dead heat for 4th spot

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

Newcastle United's 1-1 draw at home Monday night against Fulham has left them in a dead heat for the fourth and final Champions league spot with Chelsea.

Newcastle, Chelsea in dead heat for 4th spot

Newcastle:

Six months back they were top of the Premiership. Now they are struggling to even make it into Europe for next season. Newcastle United's 1-1 draw at home last night against Fulham has left them in a dead heat for the fourth and final Champions league spot with Chelsea.Newcastle United took on Fulham at home and with 21 minutes gone Kieron Dyer gave Newcastle the lead with a surging run. Fulham had a chance to equalise but Shay Given saved brilliantly from the feet of Louis Saha.Nolberto Solano had the free-kick but Fulham keeper Edvin Van Der Sar did well to punch it away. Into the second half, Newcastle had a chance to increase their lead but Carl Cort's header was just over.Louis Saha came in with another one of his blistering runs but Newcastle keeper Shay Given was upto the task.Fulham deservedly equalised after 76 minutes though as Sean Davis' shot into a packed penalty area was deflected past Shay Given by Louis Saha. Newcastle had one last chance to wrap up things but Sylvain Distin's header was straight at Edvin Van Der Sar in goal.Newcastle's draw means they move above Chelsea into the all important fourth Champions League spot with a game in hand. The top three remain unchanged.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
TeamPWDLPts
Arsenal33219372
Manchester United34224870
Liverpool33208568
Newcastle United33187861
Chelsea341612660



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