Pic Special: December And January
As Newcastle looked to finish 2012 on a high, they began December with a 3-0 win over Wigan which included a stunning first Barclays Premier League goal for Gael Bigirimana, but lost 2-0 to Bordeaux in their final Europa League group game albeit knowing that they were already through to the next stage.
Two away games against Manchester United and Arsenal provided a stern test, with the Magpies leading three times at Old Trafford before slipping to a 4-3 defeat and then losing 7-3 at the Emirates.
Everton then beat Newcastle in their first match of 2013 before Pardew's men bowed out of the FA Cup at the third round stage to Brighton. A draw at Norwich gave the black and whites a useful point but a home defeat to Reading was one of the most disappointing results of the campaign.
Thankfully that was followed up with a crucial win at Aston Villa and Club Photographers Ian Horrocks and Serena Taylor bring nufc.co.uk the best snaps from December and January.
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