Heading into the second international break of the season, Newcastle are still yet to win a game.
Be it in the cup or the league, the Magpies haven’t won a single game.
It was only the game on Saturday that saw Newcastle finally take the lead in a game, but Manchester United were able to overturn a two-goal deficit.
Newcastle are currently second bottom in the Premier League, with just two points to their name.
However, there position is slightly skewed.
Improvement coming after the international break?
While Rafa Benitez is yet to find the winning formula, he’s not been handed the best hand in terms of fixtures.
Newcastle have played five of last season’s top six, as well as hosting Leicester City at home.
The Magpies’ only points have came away from St James’ Park, drawing 0-0 with Cardiff and Crystal Palace.
But between now and Boxing Day, Newcastle have a much better run. While we will still play strong sides such as Everton, none of the ‘big six’ are set to face the Magpies until we head to Anfield on December 26th.
So once the international break is over, Newcastle can finally try and get some consistency in their game and climb the table.
We’ve played well in patches, but it’s hard when you’re up against the league’s elite.
Newcastle’s next four games are against Brighton, Southampton, Watford and Bournemouth. If we still haven’t picked up our first win after these games, then we should start to worry.