A 2-1 defeat to Wolves yesterday leaves Steve Bruce’s side in the relegation zone.
Newcastle fans have come accustomed to slow starts in the Premier League, but how does their disappointing start to this season compare to their 27 previous seasons?
Here, we have ranked how Newcastle have fared in their opening seven Premier League games since their inaugural campaign in 1993/94.
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5. 1997/98 - 15 points - 8th position
Despite the new season being just months old, Newcastle already found themselves with two or three games in hand over their opponents, making their achievement of being in 8th place a very creditable one. (Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill /Allsport)
Photo: Clive Brunskill
6. 1998/99 - 11 points - 5th position
Even though the era of ‘The Entertainers’ had passed, Ruud Gullit’s new side were the highest scorers in the opening seven games of this season, netting 13 times. (Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport)
Photo: Getty Images
7. 2004/05 - 11 points - 6th position
Newcastle United were one of the most entertaining sides in the opening stages of this campaign, scoring an average of two goals per game in their first seven contests, whilst also conceding 11 in the process. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
Photo: Uriel Sinai
8. 2001/02 - 11 points - 8th position
After seven games, Newcastle sat one place and one point below Sunderland, however, come the end of the season, United finished a huge 31 points above their fierce-rivals. (Mandatory Credit: Laurence Griffiths /Allsport)
Photo: Laurence Griffiths