3. Can Newcastle get results from the same approach in every game?
For the third consecutive match, Newcastle played with the same physical approach even though they have a wealth of attacking options. The game was so physical that it forced the referee to draw cards on more than 70% of Newcastle fouls.
In each of the last 3 matches they faced creative sides( Swansea, Manchester United and Arsenal) and each time they were torn apart into fragments. Steve McLaren has to take note of their disciplinary record and their first choice striker Aleksander Mitrovic, as his reputation has followed him to the Premier League.