On MOnday night 2nd November 2009 Newcastle beat Sheffield United at Bramall Lane 1-0 with a great goal from Ryan Taylor after 54 minutes being the only difference between the sides.
That took Newcastle to 30 points from 15 games with a goal difference of +13.
We have 4 more points at the moment with 34 and a goal difference of +20, but seven years ago Newcastle won their next five games in a row before being held 2-2 at Oakwell by Barnsley on Saturday, 12th December to end a 7 game winning streak.
Rafa Benitez on the touchline at Deepdale
Here’s the comparison.
So we’ll have to keep winning to keep ahead of Chris Hughton’s team – let’s see if I can find Rafa’s phone number to tell him that.
And it’s interesting that Chris Hughton’s Brighton side hammered Norwich 5-0 at home yesterday to keep the south coast side only 3 points behind Newcastle in the league table.
They were 1-0 up at the half and then scored four goals in the last 30 minutes with Glenn Murray getting a hat-trick.
Norwich have slumped in their last three league games picking up only one point and they were also beaten in the League Cup 3-2 on penalties by Leeds United last Tuesday night in the League Cup.