Newcastle United play Manchester United in their 1000th Premier League game today (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The intriguing statistics behind Newcastle United's Premier League history as they prepare for 1000th game

Newcastle United play their 1000th Premier League game against Manchester United, but what do the stats say about their previous 999 games?

Saturday, 11th September 2021, 3:31 pm

The Magpies’ first Premier League game came on August 14, 1993 when they faced Tottenham Hotspur.

In their debut season, they remarkably finished in third position and ever since then, the Newcastle journey has stopped off at title-challengers, European football, mid-table mediocrity, flirting with relegation, eventual relegation a brief European journey before being back to flirting with relegation again.

It started with Kevin Keegan and in their 1000th game, they will be led out by Steve Bruce.

For 27 seasons, United have been on a Premier League roller-coaster, but what do the stats tell us about their journey?

Have they racked up more wins than defeats? How many goals have they scored?

Here, we have summarised everything you need to know about Newcastle’s last 999 games in the Premier League:

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