The Chronicle’s Mark Douglas has been crunching the numbers over the weekend and has unearthed TWO incredible stats about our start to the season that are sure to keep fans smiling following Saturday’s third successive win.
The first of Mark’s revelations shows that Newcastle have made a better start than any other newly-promoted side over the past decade.
The second is perhaps the most prominent, revealing hat no team has EVER been relegated in the Premier League era after earning 9 points from their first give games – a feat we achieved after beating Stoke on Saturday!
These two stats show just how important and impressive it has been to see us take maximum points from our last three following defeats in our opening two games.
Typically, newly-promoted teams have the sole objective to chase the all important 40 points to all but guarantee their Premier League status and these stats show just what a flying start it has been to have almost a quarter of that tally already after just 5 games.
It’ll get tougher, with many of the big boys still to play, but this really does help emphasise what a promising start it’s been – especially when so many tipped us to go straight back down.
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