Huddersfield Town pulled off one of the surprise results last weekend, however, this week they are faced with the familiar foe of Newcastle United. How does history have these two stacking up against each other?
We will start with present day and recent results before diving into the dusty old history books. If you were living under a Premier League sized rock you would have missed the Terriers’ 3-0 win over Crystal Palace and Newcastle United’s 2-0 loss to Tottenham.
Now that you are up to speed, let’s go back in time. Here is a brief history lesson and some facts you should know before tonight’s match:
- Huddersfield only won once in their last 11 meetings against Newcastle and it came at St James’ Park in the Championship
- Newcastle United won both league bouts in 2016-17
- Huddersfield’s starting side against Crystal Palace was the youngest of any Premier League team last weekend
- Newcastle hasn’t won any of their last 11 PL away matches. Their last win came against Tottenham in 2015
Steve Mounie scored a debut double against Crystal Palace. The last player to score in his opening two Premier League appearances for a newly promoted side was Michael Ricketts for Bolton in 2001-02.
Dwight Gayle is hot to trot against Huddersfield Town. The Englishmen has scored in all three of his last league games against the Terriers.
— The Journal NUFC (@TheJournalNUFC) August 17, 2017
Only two newly promoted Premier League teams have won their opening two matches. Hull City did so in 2016-17 and Bolton Wanderers appear again with their efforts in 2001-02. Will Huddersfield Town join the list?
Huddersfield could also join a more illustrious list with a victory. Only two newly promoted Premier League sides have won their first two games ever in England’s top tier. Coventry City and Norwich City have that honour, back in the first ever season of the competition.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 20, 2017