Newcastle v Liverpool at St James Park – Pretty amazing stats
It is Newcastle v Liverpool on Saturday to round off the season at home.
When the fixtures come out, after Sunderland (the odd time they happen to be in the same division…), games against the likes of the (red) scousers and Man Utd are the ones you tend to look out for.
Obviously it means a bit more beating the better sides and to be honest, I couldn’t believe just how dominant we have been in this fixture.
It isn’t just in the days of Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson either, even in those spells where Newcastle have largely struggled, there have been plenty of positive results against Liverpool.
This relative success is in stark contrast as well to the reverse fixture, in the entire Premier League era Newcastle have won only once in the league at Anfield (in 1994).
Even in the Mike Ashley era, Newcastle v Liverpool fixtures have seen NUFC get the better overall: four wins, two draws and three defeats.
Indeed, only once in the last seven games have Newcastle lost.
When the Magpies do lose though, it tends to be painful. The last three defeats at SJP seeing Liverpool score 14 goals in total.
The overall PL record for Newcastle v Liverpool games is: Played 23 Won 10 Drawn 6 Lost 7
Liverpool are very good this season, indeed only one defeat (away at Man City) in the Premier League in their first 36 games. However, some reason for optimism from these stats that this isn’t a hopeless cause for Rafa’s team, what a double it would be to beat both of these brilliant Man City and Liverpool teams this season…
Newcastle v Liverpool Premier League matches at St James Park – NUFC goalscorers in brackets:
2017/18: 1-1 (Joselu)
2015/16: 2-0 (Skrtel (OG) and Wijnaldum)
2014/15: 1-0 (Perez)
2013/14: 2-2 (Cabaye and Dummett)
2011/12: 2-0 (Cisse x 2)
2010/11: 3-1 (Nolan, Barton and Carroll)
2008/09: 1-5 (Edgar)
2006/07: 2-1 (Martins and Solano)
2005/06: 1-3 (Shola Ameobi)
2004/05: 1-0 (Robert)
2003/04: 1-1 (Shearer)
2002/03: 1-0 (Robert)
2001/02: Lost 0-2
2000/01: 2-1 (Solano and Dyer)
1999/00: 2-2 (Shearer and Ferguson)
1998/99: 1-4 (Guivarc’h)
1997/98: 1-2 (Watson)
1996/97: 1-1 (Shearer)
1995/96: 2-1 (Ferdinand and Watson)
1994/95: 1-1 (Lee)
1993/94: 3-0 (Cole x 3)
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