NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Jetro Willems of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The DRAMATIC statistic shift in Newcastle United's season that proves Steve Bruce's Magpies are on the up

Goals were so hard to come by in the opening weeks of the season for Newcastle United, but they just can’t stop scoring at the minute.

By Liam Kennedy
Friday, 6th December 2019, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 4:51 pm

Having not scored twice all season until Bournemouth, they’ve done it three of the last four games. They’re also creating chances.

Here’s where United rank in the expected goals (XG) stakes – and there’s been a dramatic shift in their favour compared to October, where they lagged behind the league average and their rivals by some distance.

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