Ryan Fraser (obscured) celebrates with teammates Joe Willock and Joelinton of Newcastle United after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on March 05, 2022 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Newcastle United and Liverpool shine in the 2022 Premier League table while Everton and Leeds United are in trouble

Things have been going pretty well at Newcastle United since the turn of the year.

Tuesday, 8th March 2022, 10:57 am

The Magpies are yet to lose a match, are unbeaten in eight games and boast the best defensive record in the division since the turn of the year.

It’s a stark contrast to how Eddie Howe’s side ended 2021 – they were in the relegation zone and had just yet a Premier League record for the most goals conceded over a calendar year with 80.

But now we’re into March, Newcastle have conceded just four goals this year and have climbed up to 14th in the table.

They have made big strides towards Premier League survival but the hard work must continue as they sit seven points above the relegation zone heading into four consecutive away matches.

But what if the season had started on January 1, 2022?

Here are the Premier League standings based purely on matches to take place in 2022 so far…

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