The Magpies spent most of the campaign battling relegation before a late resurgence allowed them to pull away from the danger zone.
In total Newcastle picked up 45 points, scoring 46 goals and conceding 62 – but how should they have fared in 2020/21?
Expected goals, or xG for short, is a metric used to determine how many time a side should score over the course of 90 minutes based on the quality of chances they create.
Of course that also means that there is a tally of expected goals conceded, and using these two figures, it’s possible to determine how many points a team is expected to take from a match.
Stats-based site Understat have thrown all of those numbers together, and the outcome is an alternative Premier League table showing where every club should have finished.
Click through the standings below...
Actual League Position: 16th
Goals For: 40
Goals Against: 46
xLP: 5th (+11)
xP: 61.41 (Photo by Neil Hall - Pool/Getty Images)
6. Leicester City
Actual League Position: 5th
Goals For: 68
Goals Against: 50
xLP: 6th (-1)
xP: 59.75 (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Photo: Laurence Griffiths
7. West Ham
Actual League Position: 6th
Goals For: 62
Goals Against: 47
xLP: 7th (-1)
xP: 59.18 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Photo: Justin Setterfield
Actual League Position: 8th
Goals For: 55
Goals Against: 39
xLP: 8th (=)
xP: 58.72 (Photo by Alastair Grant - Pool/Getty Images)