Shocking stat shows we’ve NEVER won a single point this season when this NUFC star has started

Quite incredibly, we have worked out that Newcastle have NEVER won a single point in the league this season when last season’s top scorer Dwight Gayle has started up front.

He’s started as a lone striker in a 4-2-3-1 or alongside Joselu in a 4-4-2 in his 8 starts so far this season and although he has bagged three goals in the process (making him our joint top scorer), we’ve failed to pick up a result each and every time he’s started – meaning all 15 of our points have arrived when the NUFC number 9 has not been in Benitez’s starting 11!

Here’s the eight games he’s started this season and the results in all of them:

1 – Tottenham (H) – LOST – 0-2

2 – Huddersfield (A) – LOST – 0-1

3 – Bournemouth (H) –  LOST – 0-1

4 – Man Utd (A) – LOST – 1-4 ⚽️

5 – Watford (H) – LOST – 0-3

6 – Chelsea (A) – LOST – 1-3 ⚽️

7 – Leicester (H) – LOST – 2-3 ⚽️

8 – Everton (H) – LOST – 0-1

Quite incredibly, in the eight games we’ve played, we’ve scored just 4 times and 3 of those were scored by him – meaning Joselu’s early opener against Leicester was the only time another NUFC player has scored in a game he’s started.

Intriguing stats here. Gayle’s presence is by no means the reason we have struggled recently (he’s bagged most of our goals!), however this perhaps shows why Benitez has favoured the Perez-Joselu partnership. It may be unpopular and unflattering, but it’s delivered the vast majority of our 15 points so far this season.

As the below table shows, NUFC have also failed to pick up a point when Mo Diame’s started either – with him playing in losses to Burnley, Watford, Chelsea & Everton.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “Shocking stat shows we’ve NEVER won a single point this season when this NUFC star has started

  1. so based on this
    GK – Elliott
    RB – Yedlin
    CB – Lascelles
    CB – Clark
    LB – Manquillo
    RW – Ritchie
    CM – Merino
    CM – Hayden
    LW – Atsu
    CF – Josulu
    CF – PEREZ


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