Magpies sack boss Hughton
Newcastle United have sacked manager Chris Hughton after 16 league matches into the season.
The Magpies were promoted from the Championship as champions and after only one season with Hughton as boss but the club has decided he will not be taking them to the end of the season.
Last season the Magpies on lost four matches and accumulated a record 102 points and Hughton continued with more or less the same squad and he leaves his team in a respectable eleventh position on the table.
Hughton becomes the first Premiership manager to be sacked this season.
Here is some stats for Newcastle's Hughton:
|Failed to score||3|
|Ave. goals scored||1.5|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.6|
|Biggest win||Newcastle 6 - 0 Aston Villa|
|Biggest loss||Bolton 5 - 1 Newcastle|
|Scored 3 or more||2|
|Conceded 3 or more||3|
|Scored 5 or more||2|
|Conceded 5 or more||1|
|Ave. goals scored||2.0|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.3|
|Ave. goals scored||1.0|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.9|
Hughton's 6-nil win over Aston Villa may have been the biggest win but there were notable wins over Arsenal and also Sunderland.