Premier League celebrates achievements of Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield
The official Premier League website has paid tribute to the achievements of the three promoted clubs so far this season.
This weekend saw what is a fairly rare event as all three clubs who went up in the summer, won their games.
Huddersfield defeating Manchester United at home, Brighton winning 3-0 at West Ham, with Newcastle completing the job late on at home to Crystal Palace.
Those nine points have elevated the promoted trio to new heights, with an accumulated 37 points from the opening nine rounds of PL matches (Newcastle 14 points, Huddersfield 12, Brighton 11).
Only twice in the Premier League era have the three promoted teams amassed more points at this stage (see table below).
In the very first Premier League season (1992/93), the three clubs (Blackburn, Middlesbrough and Ipswich) produced an impressive 44 points after nine games.
Then in 2005/06, it was 39 points by now, with Sunderland, West Ham and Wigan responsible for that, although worth noting that the Mackems only contributed five of those 39 points.
This season’s nine game points total has also been equalled once, in 2008/09 Hull, Stoke and West Brom also managed 37 points.
Also worth pointing out though that in these three other seasons where 37 or more points have been amassed by this stage, one of the three clubs still got relegated each time.
Middlesbrough in 1992/93, Sunderland in 2005/06, and West Brom in 2008/09.
In the first 25 seasons of the Premier League era, only twice have all the three promoted teams stayed up.
That was in 2001/02 with Fulham, Blackburn and Bolton, followed by 2011/12 and Queens Park Rangers, Norwich, and Swansea.
Could Newcastle, Huddersfield, and Brighton, make it a third time?
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