Toon Cannot Hold Onto A Lead - The Facts

Last updated : 11 December 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Newcastle can't hold on to a lead - the stats you need to know:-

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◾Newcastle have dropped 11 points from winning positions in the Premier League this term; the most of any team in the competition.

◾Rafa Benitez's side are winless in seven Premier League games (W0 D1 L6) and have conceded 15 goals across their last five matches in the competition (an average of three per game).

◾Dwight Gayle has scored more than a quarter of Newcastle United's 101 league goals since the start of 2016-17 (26/101).

◾Four of Riyad Mahrez's last seven goals in the Premier League have come from outside the box, including both of his last two.

◾Mahrez has been directly involved in eight goals in 16 appearances in the Premier League this season (four goals and four assists); just one fewer than in 36 games last season (six goals and three assists).

◾Demarai Gray has netted three goals in seven Premier League appearances since Claude Puel took charge, after scoring just once in his first 50 games in the competition.

◾Joselu's fourth-minute goal was Newcastle's fastest in a Premier League game since Loic Remy's in November 2013 (second minute v Norwich).

Newcastle host Everton - managed by former boss Sam Allardyce - in the Premier League on Wednesday (19:45 GMT), and how the former Toon manager would LOVE to get one over on the man who sacked him ... Mike Ashley.