Toon Top Premier Form Chart
Written by Newcastle Utd
Four wins in five means Keegan's Magpies are top flight team of the moment
By Craig Hope
HAVING dropped just two points during their last five matches, Kevin Keegan's Newcastle United now sit proudly atop the Premier League form chart.
It has been a stunning upturn in fortunes for the Magpies after a previous run of three months without victory had seen them dragged into a relegation scrap at the foot of the table.
But any talk of demotion is now a thing of the past with KK instead setting his sights on leapfrogging Carling Cup winners Tottenham Hotspur and next weekend's opponents West Ham.
Only title-chasing Chelsea have matched the Geordie in their previous five, but Avram Grant's Blues have to settle for second-place because of their inferior goal difference.
Here's how the form table looks (last five Premier League matches)
|Newcastle United||13 (points)|
And here's a little reminder of how we picked up those points ...
Fulham (H) 2-0 ... Mark Viduka fires first-half opener before Michael Owen adds a second after the break
Spurs (A) 4-1 ... Trailing to a Darren Bent header, Nicky Butt levels the score right on the stroke half-time before Geremi, Owen and Oba Martins complete the rout after the interval
Reading (H) 3-0 ... United's three-pronged attack of Viduka, Owen and Martins each get their name on the scoresheet as Steve Coppell's Royals are swept aside at St.James' Park
Portsmouth (A) 0-0 ... A well-earned draw on the South Coast with skipper Owen coming within inches of grabbing a second-half winner
Sunderland (H) 2-0 ... Magic Michael makes it six goals in six games with a memorable brace against the Black Cats