Newcastle fans at St. James' Park

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

More than one million supporters have now watched Newcastle United at St. James' Park this season.

Sunday's derby against Sunderland saw yet another huge crowd at the stadium and the 52,355 attendance saw the one million barrier passed with two home games still to go this term.

The total number of fans to come through the turnstiles during the current campaign - including Barclays Premier League and Europa League fixtures - now stands at 1,045,750.

In the space of seven days alone, more than 150,000 supporters watched the games against Fulham, Benfica and Sunderland.

Manager Alan Pardew said: "I'm not sure too many clubs in Europe could get 150,000 people through in seven days. It's amazing, absolutely amazing when you look at the season we have had."

The opening day victory over Tottenham remains the biggest crowd of the season so far - there were 30 more inside the stadium than against Sunderland.

In third place is the 52,314 attendance against Chelsea in February, followed by the 52,259 for the Southampton later that month.

Last week's 52,157 against Benfica is the fifth biggest gate of the campaign.