Newcastle are tracking very closely to Chris Hughton’ side after 26 games played in the Championship with the good 2-1 win at Brentford yesterday.
In both cases the team have 55 points with our goal difference this season a couple of goals better than seven years ago.
With 18 wins this season Newcastle have more wins than any other club in the top four English leagues.
Rafa Benitez – at Brentford yesterday
Here’s the comparison – it’s very close.