Nine losses in 10 matches could end up condemning Newcastle United to the Championship, but manager John Carver blames just 10 minutes.
[ MATCH RECAP: QPR 2-1 Newcastle United ]
The Magpies sacrificed a 1-0 lead at QPR on Saturday, as Matty Phillips and Leroy Fer scored minutes apart and NUFC had no answer the rest of the way at Loftus Road.
“It was a mad 10 minutes in the second half and that was hugely disappointing. I thought in first half we were in control. They weren’t a threat, we were organized.
“We knew the result we tried to get today and had to get. We had to go for the win.
“Having lost, this is the best scenario with Hull losing. There’s one game left and it’s a do or die situation.
“We have to manage the pressure this week, focus and keep out of media spotlight. We’ve talked about some games in the last three, four weeks being the biggest and next week against West Ham is one of them.”
Newcastle can lose next week, home to West Ham, and still stay up if Hull loses to visiting Manchester United.