Two wins needed for safety – Ben­itez

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

PREMIER LEAGUE: New­cas­tle boss Rafael Ben­itez be­lieves his side need two more points to guar­an­tee their Premier League sur­vival.

Fol­low­ing the 2-1 win over Le­ices­ter City at the King Power Sta­dium, New­cas­tle are on the brink of that feat, 10 points above the rel­e­ga­tion zone and two points shy of the 40-point mark which is largely con­sid­ered the yard­stick for safety. Asked if he felt New­cas­tle were now safe, he replied: “Not yet; we still need two points but we are closer. We are closer than we were three or four hours ago, maybe next week we will be even closer.

“We have to carry on and we are nearly there - but only nearly, that’s it. An­other two points and I think it will be done.”

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