Premier League A-Z: Newcastle United

Premier League A-Z: Newcastle United

We look at our 2020/21 opponents.

Leeds United are returning to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season after being crowned Sky Bet Championship champions.

There is much anticipation, with the Whites heading back into the top-flight for the first time in 16 years.

Ahead of the campaign, which is due to begin on 12th September,  we take a closer look at our Premier League opponents in our A-Z.




Name: Newcastle United


Nickname: The Magpies


Founded: 1892


Manager/head coach: Steve Bruce


Major Honours:

First Division winners (4): 1904–05, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1926–27

FA Cup winners (6): 1909–10, 1923–24, 1931–32, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1954–55

Charity Shield/Community Shield winners (1): 1909

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup winners (1): 1968-69


Ground: St James' Park

St James' Park


Stadium capacity: 52, 305


Distance from Elland Road: 103 miles


2019/20 league position: 13th (Premier League)


2019/20 top league goal scorer: Jonjo Shelvey (6)


2020/21 Premier League title odds: 500/1


2020/21 Premier League relegation odds: 9/4


Previous encounters: 94


Leeds United wins: 37


Draws: 18


Newcastle United wins: 39


Last time at home:

Sunday 20th September 2016


Leeds United 0

Newcastle United 2 (Gayle 23, 54)

Kalvin Phillips


Last time away:

Friday 14th April 2017


Newcastle United 1 (Lascelles 67)

Leeds United 1 (Wood 90+5)

Chris Wood


Did you know? 

- The first ever Football League match under floodlights was played at Fratton Park in February 1956 between Portsmouth and Newcastle United

- From 1892 to 1929, Newcastle United’s team was selected by a committee, whose secretary had the same powers and role as a manager has today

- In Premier League history, Newcastle hold the record of the highest finish by a promoted club, finishing third in 1993/94


From the photo archive:

Lee Bowyer

Saturday 25th September 1999- Lee Bowyer opens the scoring for Leeds in a 3-2 victory over Newcastle United at Elland Road.