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Newcastle suffer worst start to a top flight season for 19 years


The Magpies have only one level from their opening 5 Premier League video games after a third consecutive defeat

Newcastle have equalled their worst ever start to a Premier League season after failing to win any of their opening 5 video games.

The final time they began a top flight season so poorly was in 1999, which prompted the resignation of then-manager Ruud Gullit and led to the appointment of Sir Bobby Robson.

Benitez is under pressure at Newcastle

Benitez is beneath strain at Newcastle

That season didn’t finish so badly although: Sir Bobby gained his first sport Eight-Zero towards Sheffield Wednesday and guided the Magpies to 11th.

Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Arsenal means Rafa Benitez’s males have misplaced all of their first three houses video games, with their one solitary level coming away at Cardiff.

The Spanish boss, nonetheless, remained in a defiant temper regardless of such a determined run of outcomes.

Gullit resigned after enduring the same start in 1999

Gullit resigned after enduring the identical start in 1999

Asked if he was frightened about a return of only one level from the primary 5 video games, he mentioned: “No. I mentioned earlier than, it’s a tough time as a result of you might have to win video games, nevertheless it’s nothing that we weren’t anticipating, we knew it could possibly be like that.

“The solely factor is that perhaps towards Cardiff, we may have gotten three factors as a result of we had the late penalty. But the truth is that towards a top aspect, you’ll be able to lose and we’ve got misplaced by a small margin. That’s the one constructive.

“You think that if you do well, you can get points against these teams.”

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