The Premier League’s ‘dirtiest’ teams - where do Newcastle United, Leeds, Aston Villa and others rank?
The Magpies are currently battling for preserve their Premier League status as we head into a tense and nervy final two months to the season.
There are just nine games left for Newcastle United to secure the points they need to remain in the Premier League next season and allow their new owners to continue their rebuild of the club at the highest level.
The Magpies are currently four points and nine points clear of the bottom three after an unbeaten run of nine games eased some of their relegation concerns.
But recent narrow defeats at Chelsea and Everton have ensured Eddie Howe’s men still have work to do as they face a tough-looking run-in with fixtures against the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Spurs still to come before the end of the campaign.
It would be safe to say the United players will have to show all of their battling qualities to get the points they need to remain in the Premier League - but one look at the Premier League Fair Play table tells you they have been doing that all season.
Newcastle World takes a look at how the Magpies are faring when it comes to their disciplinary performance compared to their Premier League rivals - and it’s thrown up some surprising results!
Points are designated as such:
Yellow Card - 1pt
Two Yellows and Red Card - 3pts
Straight Red Card - 5pts