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‘Know Your Squad’ – Newcastle United fans take on stat challenge

By Squawka News

Know Your Squad | Squawka – Newcastle

Published: 12:05, 21 January 2020

Newcastle United were excellent in their win over Chelsea at the weekend, with Issac Hayden scoring the only goal of the game to send St. James’ Park wild.

Steve Bruce’s side had to be defensively solid to frustrate the Blues‘ attack, while also contesting with injury problems, before sealing victory late on.

The win moves them further away from the relegation zone with a total of seven points now separating Newcastle and the bottom three, which may well go some way into earning Bruce more respect in the North East after initial criticism of his arrival.

However, can Newcastle’s fans match the impressive performance their team put in against Chelsea? It’s not been easy to be a Newcastle fan of late, so how closely have supporters been paying attention to their team?

To find out which Premier League club has the most knowledgeable fans, we have been putting match-going supporters to the test, quizzing them on trivia about their club’s current crop of players.

This weekend it was time for the Magpies faithful to take on the challenge and find out how much they really know about Newcastle United’s season – and beyond.

We posed 30 questions to 30 different fans, with each answering just one, before tallying up their correct answers for a total score.

Who has provided the most assists since the club returned to the Premier League? Which player has won the most tackles in the top flight this season? How many goals did Alan Shearer score for the Toon Army?

Was it to be sorrow or joy for the Magpies?

Watch the video at the top of the article to see how Newcastle United fans got on in the ‘Know Your Squad’ challenge with Sophie Rose.

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