When it comes to Premier League goals, it doesn’t take a genus to work out that Newcastle have struggled this season.

With only three games to go, the joint Newcastle top scorers are Dwight Gayle and Ayoze Perez with five PL goals each.

After them come Joselu with four, then Lascelles and Ritchie with three each.

Top of Rafa’s priorities in the summer will be adding more goals to his team.

However, when it comes to individuals as top scorers in a season, the Newcastle pair have already passed the current record holders when it comes to lowest ever in a Premier League season.

This season Perez and Gayle are the lowest top scorers for any Premier League club,  with Charlie Austin and Dusan Tadic at Southampton only having seven each, with Watford (Doucoure) and Swansea (Jordan Ayew) also having top PL scorers with only seven goals.

Overall in the Premier League era though, they are all left trailing by our friends down the road.

Back in 2005/06, the top scorer had only three goals!

Martin Tyler providing these stats in his excellent weekly question and answer for Sky Sports, three other clubs having had a top scorer with only four goals:

2005/06 Sunderland – Three goals for Liam Lawrence, Dean Whitehead, Tommy Miller and Anthony Le Tallec

2013/14 Hull City – Four goals for Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long

1997/98 Wimbledon – Four goals each for Michael Hughes, Jason Euell, Carl Leaburn, Carl Cort and Efan Ekoku

2007/08 Derby County – Four goals for Kenny Miller

As for Newcastle United, in Sir Bobby Robson’s first full season, Carl Cort and Nobby Solano finished joint top with only six Premier League goals each.

Whilst in 1997/98 it was John Barnes who was top for Newcastle with six PL goals as well.

In each of those two seasons, Alan Shearer was out injured much of the time.

  • Rich Lawson

    Graham,it’s enough that SUFC have done a vanishing trick worthy of Tommy Cooper,I care no more,get a job on their website and annoy them with posts about NUFC.

  • Callum

    Another day, another Sunderland article by Mr.Sunderland himself. Embarrassing.

  • Andy Mac

    “When it comes to Premier League goals, it doesn’t take a genus to work out that Newcastle have struggled this season”

    Sadly our owner is neither a genius nor is he interested in seeing this club succeed

    • Jezza

      It doesn’t take a genius to write daily inanely boring and utterly irrelevant articles about SAFC on a Newcastle United site either.

  • Coble’s Return

    Give it a rest man! – if I wanted to read about the Mackems, I would Google “Mackems”, but I don’t. Our top scorers have only notched up 5 goals each this season – that is the story, right there. The fact that some other clown from another club did a bit worse 12 bloody years ago is irrelevant.

  • Jezza

    Therre’s more chance of Ashley giving Rafa £150 million to spend on players this summer than there is of a day going by without Porter writing an article on his beloved SAFC.

  • Toon

    Is this bloke thick? Take the hint pal, your articles are embarrassing and rubbish

  • Mark Davies

    Jesus H christ man mr porter. Give it a rest. You are making me look a bellmet at work to the mackem who uses this site to prove we are obsessed.

    You may be the majority are not. This a day after I said that you dont only produce articles on the unwashed.


  • Awaymag

    Who are Sunderland?