Newcastle United have started a better season in the last 13 years.
Looking at how Team Magpies at times played that term, it might sound confusing, but the stats show Steve Bruce’s first seven games of the season set a good record – regardless of his critics.
Only Alan Pardew – in 2011/12 – scored more points at this point when he got 15 points on his way to fifth.
You’ll have to return to the 2007/08 season, under Sam Allardyce, to find an otherwise better start.
Of course there is a lot of room for improvement, and Bruce has enjoyed his fair share of luck and benefit from some judging decisions, but the old saying: “The league table doesn’t lie” is now in effect.
Newcastle are 10 points ahead of third and are looking to the top of the table instead of relegating.
Callum Wilson’s start is better than a star-studded list of his predecessors
Looking at Alan Shearer, Andy Cole, Babis Cisse and Dimba Pa, all of them off to a good start in the Premier League in Newcastle’s offensive streak, Wilson knew he would do his best to impress Tyneside after his £ 20m move from the AFC. Bournemouth.
But the England international has scored six goals in his first seven matches at St James’ Park.
Only Les Ferdinand has reached six goals in fewer matches (six times in the 1995/96 season) and that is really some of Wilson’s goals after only seven matches in the Premier League.
It may last long.
I felt Deja Vu was on the cards in another match between Everton and Newcastle – and Carlo Ancelotti knew that.
Six minutes of injury time was also shown at St James ‘Park, Memories of the two teams’ clash at Goodison Park.
That night two goals from Florian Lejeune in injury time saved a point on Merseyside.
Surely it can’t happen again?
But when Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored from a tight angle and goalkeeper Robin Olsen headed for a corner kick, don’t tell me you didn’t start to wonder.
Fortunately, Newcastle erased their lines, but Bruce revealed after the match: “Ancelotti told me,” Do you remember last year? ” When we scored two goals in the last 30 seconds. “
United can laugh at it now but the cries of joy said it all after the match.