Newcastle United’s stunning 52,000+ attendances compared with Leeds, Everton, Sunderland & Co - photo gallery

Attendances at the St James’s Park this season rank among the very biggest in the country.

Although they suffered a disappointing draw with West Ham at the weekend, Newcastle remain unbeaten at home this season, making it 16 Premier League games in a row without defeat.

St James’s Park has become one of the most difficult places for opposition team to play football recently, such is the atmosphere created pre-match at the stadium - one that is often translated into success on the pitch.

Eddie Howe’s side were backed by yet another sell-out crowd against the Hammers at the weekend and next up for them at home is a clash against Liverpool - the last team to win at St James’s Park.

Here, using data provided by Transfermarkt, we take a look at the top attendances in England so far this season to see where Newcastle United rank.

Do any of these figures surprise you?