Only Reading – whose relegation to the Championship was confirmed at the weekend – have a worse away record than Newcastle, who have picked up just nine points on their travels so far this season.
And unless United pick up some points from their next two games – the West Ham fixture is followed by a visit to relegated Queens Park Rangers – they could find themselves needing a win against Arsenal at St James’s Park on the final day of the season to stay in the Premier League.
But Newcastle's away supporters ALWAYS back the team.
In times of trouble - you can always bank on them.
Alan Pardew: “They’ve been vital to us all year – the away fans have been absolutely terrific.
“I know they won’t turn on us – they love the club so much.
“We need to show them something.
“We need to show them we’re better than our record suggests.
“Our record isn’t good enough away from home – it’s got to improve dramatically if we’re going to stay up."