Newcastle help promoted clubs to 12-year Premier League high

Rafael Benitez, the Newcastle United manager looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on August 20, 2017 in...

It was a great weekend for the promoted trio of Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town.

Mikel Merino of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on October...

It was a great weekend for the Premier League’s new boys.

Newcastle United, Huddersfield Town and Brighton and Hove Albion all won to set a 12-year high for the combined points total by promoted clubs at this stage of the season.

Between them, Newcastle (14), Huddersfield (12) and Brighton (11) have accumulated 37 points after nine matches.

Laurent Depoitre of Huddersfield Town celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester United at John Smith's Stadium on...

This is the highest total since the 2005-06 campaign, when Wigan Athletic, West Ham United and Sunderland combined for 39 points.

While Wigan and West Ham secured top-half finishes that season, Sunderland finished bottom of the table with a then record low points tally of 15.

The opening season of the Premier League still sets the standard for promoted teams when Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough and Ipswich Town collected 44 points from nine matches.

Glenn Murray of Brighton and Hove Albion (obscured) celebrates with team mates as he scores their third goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between West Ham United...

However, Middlesbrough ended up going down that season, which shows that a quick start does not guarantee Premier League safety.

Seventh-place Newcastle are leading the way while Huddersfield and Brighton are sitting pretty in 11th and 12th respectively. But there is plenty of time for that to change.

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