Pardew for the sack? Newcastle fail to score at home for SIX hours

Bookmakers have shortened their odds on Alan Pardew to be the next Premier League manager to get the sack.

Recent form explains why, with last night's 4-0 defeat to Tottenham being Newcastle's sixth defeat in eight games.

But what is even more worrying for Magpies fans is the fact that Pardew's side have failed to score at St. James' Park for 370 minutes, over SIX hours.

The irony is that, of those in the top 10, only Spurs have scored less than Newcastle at home over the course of the season.

And some bookmakers have responded accordingly, with Pardew's odds on being the next top-flight boss to be given the boot being significantly shortened.

As Oddschecker details, the 52-year-old is now as low as 4/1 to be sacked in some cases, with prices generally ranging from 4/1 to 8/1, as opposed to an average price of 12/1 before yesterday's thrashing.

Pardew, for his part, was furious with his side's display, cancelling a day off from training today to get his team in order.

"We're in at 9.45am," he told reporters. "They had better get the message because they are going to get it loud and clear this week. The opposition completely dominated us almost from start to finish really and I felt that the team didn't look balanced or right.

"I will certainly have to make changes for the Aston Villa game and expect us to do better."

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