A shock loss to Southampton has Sunderland fearing for their top place. In the first half of the season Sunderland accumulated 20 win from 21 games, 41 from 42 points. Whatever the psychology of the team, they have managed only 3 wins from the last 8 games, a total of 8 points.
On the other hand Nottingham Forest is now only a game away after their 12th win in a row, The freight train is blasting away to the top.
Stoke had a surprising away win at Ipswich to help them with their relegation battle.
Cup semi finalist Crystal Palace prepared for next week’s cup tie with a 3-3 draw at Wolves. Palace haven’t won in 7 games in the league, Wolves have only had 1 in 6.