Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United points per game record - compared to his Premier League rivals
The Magpies enjoyed a remarkable second half of the season to secure a mid-table finish.
Newcastle United have rarely had such a season of contrasting emotions.
There can be no doubt the Magpies were showing all of the signs of a relegation candidate during the first 13 games of the season as they remained without a win and anchored in the bottom three.
Slowly but surely, they found their feet under Howe and he inspired a surge up the table with the aid of clever investment in January and a whole host of players reacting positively to his coaching methods.
United made Premier League history by becoming the first club to avoid relegation after failing to pick up a win in their first 13 games - but they did more than just avoid the drop as they raced into an 11th place finish by the time the whistle had blown on a transformative campaign.
But how much of an impact did Howe make and how did it compare to his predecessor and the other 28 managers that were in place around the Premier League last season?
NewcastleWorld uses stats from transfermarkt.co.uk to get a definitive answer: