Steve Bruce’s side have netted inside the final 10 minutes to earn draws against Tottenham Hotspur both home away.
The same goes for Wolverhampton Wanderers away and Aston Villa at home, as well as clinching crucial victories versus Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion.
Where would the Magpies be without those late goals?
Well, with a little help from StatBunker, we’ve worked out how the Premier League table would look IF games lasted just 80 minutes:
1. Manchester City - 74 points (no change in position)
The only difference for City is their goal difference would be five goals worse off. Points, games won, lost and drawn remain the same. P31 W23 D5 L3 GF59 GA19 GD+40.
Photo: Miklos Szabo
2. Tottenham Hotspur - 58 points (up four positions)
Jose Mourinho, a manager previously well-known for grinding out results in the closing stages, has, it appears, let his standards slip this season. P30 W18 D4 L8 GF49 GA23 GD+26.
Photo: JULIAN FINNEY
3. Manchester United - 56 points (down one position)
Without those late goals, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men would be four points worse off. Wins drop from 17 to 15 and draws go up from nine to 11. P30 W15 D11 L4 GF47 GA28 GD+19.
Photo: DAVE THOMPSON
4. Chelsea - 53 points (up one position)
Thomas Tuchel’s Blues would be two points better off with a draw turning into a much-needed three points in their race for Champions League football. P30 W15 D8 L7 GF40 GA27 GD+13.
Photo: BEN STANSALL