Leandro Trossard of Brighton and Hove Albion interacts with Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion at St. James Park on September 20, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Steve Bruce's 40-game Newcastle United Premier League story in statistics – including the SHOCK home goal numbers

New season, same old Newcastle United.

A fortnight of positivity ends with one of the worst performances in recent memory – and, as they say, old habits die hard.

United were torn apart by Brighton on Sunday, barely laying a glove on their more well organised, well equipped and seemingly well coached opponents.

Was that performance the epitome of the Steve Bruce era, or a flash in the pan. We’ve taken a look at the statistics from Bruce’s time on Tyneside – and some make for difficult reading...

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