Newcastle suffer relegation in 2016 The Magpies last suffered relegation in season 2015/16 after an absolutely woeful campaign in the English top-flight. The Magpies were in their sixth straight season in the Premier League, but they only beat the drop the previous season by recording a 2-0 win over West Ham.
What year did Newcastle come 2nd in the Premier League?
In January 1996, United were 12 points clear at the top of the table but a dip in form, allied with Manchester United's relentless form under Alex Ferguson (later Sir Alex), saw that cut and eventually Keegan's side were pipped into second.
What was Newcastle's highest Premier League points total?
They first did so in 1995/96, with the 78 points they amassed that season their highest Premier League points total. Newcastle also finished 2nd in 96/97, with a points total of 68.
When did Newcastle finish 5th?
Goalkeeper Tim Krul also saved a David Dunn penalty. 5 February 2012: Demba Ba scores on his return to the Premier League against Aston Villa. After a Robbie Keane equaliser, Papiss Cissé scores a half-volley on his debut resulting in a 2–1 win that moves the Tynesiders up to fifth.
Who is Newcastle's biggest rival?
Sunderland The Tyne–Wear derby, also known as the Wear–Tyne derby or the North East derby, is a local derby between the association football clubs Sunderland and Newcastle United. The derby is an inter-city rivalry in North East England with the two cities of Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne just 12 miles (19 km) apart.