A surprise 4-2 win for Steve Bruce’s side at Leicester City on Friday night lifted the club 12 points above safety ahead of their final three matches.
United moved up to as far as 13th in the table before Crystal Palace sealed a 2-0 victory at bottom club and already relegated Sheffield United.
Newcastle have guaranteed top-flight football for next season – but how high can they finish now?
Bruce has already said his side are capable of beating last term’s points total of 44.
1. Manchester City - 88 points
It’s a matter of when rather than if Man City lift the Premier League title as they sit 11 points above second placed Manchester United. Current points tally: 74.
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2. Manchester United - 76 points
It’s been an OK season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who are predicted to finish in a Champions League spot as runners up. Current points tally: 63.
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3. Liverpool - 67 points (GD+25)
No one could have predicted this last month but after three consecutive wins in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s side are predicted to finish 3rd. Current points tally: 52
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4. Leicester City - 67 points (GD+21)
Back-to-back defeats for the Foxes have prompted fears of missing out on the top four, but they’re being tipped to see it through… just. Current points tally: 56
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