On the slide
The true cost of last weekend's home defeat by Hull has now become apparent. Norwich's victory over Stoke at the Britannia this afternoon means the Canaries leapfrog us in the table, as did Cardiff, Villa and West Brom yesterday - the latter two courtesy of improbable wins over the two Manchester clubs. That leaves us in 16th, and while we can't fall any lower regardless of the result of the Mackems' meeting with Liverpool and the outcome of tomorrow night's trip to Merseyside, we're already very much looking nervously below rather than optimistically above. Not an ideal time to be playing the division's only unbeaten side on their own patch, particularly now Everton have started to hit ominous form after an opening trio of sub-par draws.