Newcastle United's season goes from bad to worse as they set unwanted record

Newcastle United have endured a miserable time in the Premier League of late.

Newcastle United extended their losing run to seven games on Saturday as they were downed 3-2 by Gary Monk’s Swansea City in front of a sparse-looking St. James’ Park.

Things have not been right with the Magpies for much of the season, though few could have predicted such a collapse in form following Alan Pardew’s departure to Crystal Palace.

The former West Ham boss was never popular on Tyneside, but his performance at Palace, coupled with Newcastle’s demise, only serves to support the popular belief that he is a talented manager.

Caretaker boss John Carver has been tasked with taking over until the end of the season, but their record with him in charge is utterly dreadful and among the worst in the Premier League.

On Saturday, it was Swansea’s turn to kick the Geordies while they are down as Nelson Oliviera, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jack Cork found the net in a thrilling 3-2 victory.

The Welsh outfit’s win condemns the Magpies to seven straight Premier League losses, but in conceding three goals they have now conceded more times at home than any other team.

Despite their rapid decline, the Geordies are still five points clear of the relegation zone and, owing to Sunderland’s poor form, appear to be relatively safe with just four games remaining.

However, with matches against fellow relegation candidates Leicester City and Queen Park Rangers to come, Newcastle’s situation could yet get a little more desperate before the season is over.

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