Who will be first to go out of the dead men walking in the Premier League?by Mick Bates / 06 January 2011, 10:18Tweet
After a busy mid week night of football the managers that have been walking the managerial tightrope the last few weeks could not have asked for a worse outcome to their games.
West Ham boss Avram Grant's saw his side tore apart in their 5-0 defeat against Newcastle United at St James Park, in a game that saw Newcastle striker Leon Best score not only his first ever Premier League goal but he also managed to bang in a hat trick. The result has seen West Ham return to the bottom of the Premier League and have no doubt put Grant's future at Upton Park in jeopardy. The board at West Ham are not due to meet to discuss his future this week but rumours are abound that he may not be in charge for the FA Cup tie away against Barnsley on Saturday.
Another result that would have failed to impress fan was the 1 nil defeat that Aston Villa suffered in their game against Sunderland. Gerard Houllier's side put up a poor display in a game that saw Emile Heskey sent off following a spat with Jordon Henderson in the second half of the game, earlier in the game he even managed to hit the bar from just four yards out. The result has seen Aston Villa slide into the relegation zone for the first time since 2002 after only taking five points in the league from 27 available.
Cheslea have only managed to win one game in nine in the Premier League and last night they were defeated by the then bottom club Wolverhampton Wanderers who have now thanks to this win moved out of the relegation zone and have now defeated Chelsea for the first time in almost twenty years. Carlo Ancelotti side have now slipped to 5th spot in the table and are now in danger of missing out on the Champions League next season, let alone being in a position to defend their Premier League title being 9 points behind league leaders Manchester United.
Of all the managers that needed a win last night Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson was the most desperate and his side only succeed in putting the managers role in more clast night when they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Liverpool have only managed to win once away from home this season and this latest effort will not go in the managers favour and he is very likely to be sacked as Liverpool manager in the next few days by the new owners of Liverpool who have seen poor results and falling attendances.