Newcastle United's results in the final eight games of their last five promotion pushes

Newcastle players celebrate after keeper John Burridge, centre, saves a late penalty in their 1990 play-off first leg at Sunderland. Victory, however, was far from assured.
Newcastle players celebrate after keeper John Burridge, centre, saves a late penalty in their 1990 play-off first leg at Sunderland. Victory, however, was far from assured.

The business end of the season begins for league leaders Newcastle United this weekend as they prepare to play their final eight Championship games in just over a month.

Here's how they've fared over a similar number of matches during their five previous promotion pushes.