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
Manager/head coach: Steve Bruce
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
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
Newcastle United wins: 39
Last time at home:
Sunday 20th September 2016
Leeds United 0
Newcastle United 2 (Gayle 23, 54)
Last time away:
Friday 14th April 2017
Newcastle United 1 (Lascelles 67)
Leeds United 1 (Wood 90+5)
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:
Saturday 25th September 1999- Lee Bowyer opens the scoring for Leeds in a 3-2 victory over Newcastle United at Elland Road.