Two were relegated, one play in League Two.
Newcastle United’s woes have continued, after being dumped out of the Capital One Cup by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls, who made many changes to their team, deserved the victory. Lewis McGugan’s long-range strike squirmed past Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal, in a game that Wednesday deserved to win as Newcastle put in an uninspired display.
It was not just another bad day for Newcastle but Steve McClaren must be beginning to wonder where his next win is coming from.
The loss is yet another shocking defeat for McClaren, who was already in a results spiral when he left Derby County at the end of the 2014-15 season.
In fact McClaren has won just three times in his last 21 games as manager.
The truly worrying factor however regards the three teams they beat.
The first is Northampton Town, a League Two team that were dispatched in the last round of the League Cup.
Then there is Wigan and Blackpool – two teams beaten whilst Derby boss – both of whom were later relegated as the bottom two teams in the Championship last season.
The last win of note was perhaps a 2-0 triumph over Charlton Athletic in February.
McClaren seriously needs a win and fast if he is going to remain Newcastle United manager. The bad news, Newcastle’s next two games are against Chelsea and Manchester City.