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Revealed: Where Newcastle United SHOULD have finished in the Premier League - according to data experts

All in all, Newcastle United will be relatively pleased with their 12th-placed finish in the Premier League.

Saturday, 29th May 2021, 11:04 am

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...

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