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:
9. Leeds United - 41 points - (up two positions)
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds would be one point worse off but up two places to ninth due to Aston Villa’s performances. P30 W12 D5 L13 GF42 GA45 GD-3.
Photo: Gareth Copley
10. Arsenal - 39 points (no change in position)
Similar to Leeds, the Gunners would have three points less but that wouldn’t have changed their league position anyway. P30 W11 D6 L13 GF38 GA31 GD+7.
Photo: CATHERINE IVILL
11. Crystal Palace - 39 points (up one position)
Palace scored late to rescue a point at Everton on Monday but research shows they’d have one point more if games lasted 80 minutes. P30 W11 D6 L13 GF26 GA39 GD-13.
Photo: IAN WALTON
12. Aston Villa - 38 points (down three positions)
Late goals have proven vital for Villa as they eye a surprise European spot. Without them, they’d be six points worse off. P29 W10 D8 L11 GF32 GA28 GD+4.
Photo: CLIVE BRUNSKILL