2015–16 Newcastle United F.C. season

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Newcastle United
2015–16 season
OwnerMike Ashley
Managing directorLee Charnley
ManagerSteve McClaren
(Until 11 March 2016)
Rafael Benítez
(From 11 March 2016)
StadiumSt James' Park
Premier League18th (relegated)
FA CupThird round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Georginio Wijnaldum (11)
All: Georginio Wijnaldum (11)

The 2015–16 season was Newcastle United's sixth consecutive season in the Premier League and their 123rd year in existence.[1] This season, Newcastle United participated in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Season overview[edit]

24 May 2015: Newcastle United guarantee participation in the 2015–16 Premier League by beating West Ham United 2–0 in the final match of the 2014–15 Premier League season.[2]

4 June 2015: Newcastle United announce their pre-season schedule for 10 July to 1 August 2015, consisting of matches against near-neighbours Gateshead, a tour to the United States to face Mexican side Atlas and United Soccer League sides Sacramento Republic and Portland Timbers 2, as well as matches against Sheffield United, York City and German side Borussia Mönchengladbach upon returning to England.[3]

10 June 2015: Newcastle United sack coaches John Carver and Steve Stone prior to the 2015–16 season.[4] Former England manager Steve McClaren is appointed the club's new head coach on a three-year deal, with an option to extend to eight years.[5] McClaren is also appointed to the Newcastle United Board of Directors, along with chief scout Graham Carr and club ambassador Bob Moncur. Mike Ashley and John Irving both step down from the Board of Directors, with managing director Lee Charnley the only person to remain on the Board.[6]

17 June 2015: The fixture list for the 2015–16 Premier League is released. Newcastle United will start their season on 9 August 2015 with a home match against Southampton kicking off at 13:30.[7]

1 July 2015: The club confirm Macaulay Gillesphey, Tom Heardman, Liam Smith and Jamie Sterry have signed their first pro contracts,[8] Davide Santon joins Inter Milan for £3,26m[9] and Remie Streete joins Port Vale on a free transfer.[10]

2 July 2015: Head Coach Steve McClaren confirms the arrival of new coaching staff members. Paul Simpson and Ian Cathro are appointed as assistant coaches, Alessandro Schoenmaker is appointed as a fitness coach and Steve Black joins in a consultancy role.[11]

6 July 2015: Adam Campbell joins Notts County on a free transfer after being released by the club.[12]

7 July 2015: Sammy Ameobi signs a two-year contract extension, committing him to the club until June 2017. He also joins Cardiff City on a season-long loan for the 2015–16 season.[13]

11 July 2015: Georginio Wijnaldum joins the club from PSV for £14.5m on a 5-year contract.[14]

21 July 2015: Newcastle United announce the signing of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrović from Belgian side Anderlecht on a five-year deal.[15]

27 July 2015: Ryan Taylor joins Hull City on a free transfer after being released by the club.[16]

28 July 2015: Adam Armstrong has joined Coventry City on a youth loan until 16 January 2016.[17]

29 July 2015: Freddie Woodman has joined Crawley Town on a youth loan until 3 January 2016.[18]

30 July 2015: Newcastle announce a signing Chancel Mbemba who has joined on a five-year deal.[19]

31 July 2015: Newcastle announce their squad numbers for 2015–16 season[20] and Andy Woodman leaves for Crystal Palace.[21]

4 August 2015: Simon Smith is appointed as Newcastle United goalkeeping coach to replace Andy Woodman who went to Crystal Palace.[22]

6 August 2015: Newcastle United sign Ivan Toney on a long-term deal from Northampton Town for an undisclosed fee.[23] Former goalkeeper Jak Alnwick joins League One side Port Vale on a short-term deal.[24] Fabricio Coloccini has signed a one-year extension to his contract which will keep him at St. James' Park until the end of the 2016/17 season, with the option of a further year.[25]

7 August 2015: Shane Ferguson signs for Millwall on a 93-day emergency loan deal.[26]

19 August 2015: Newcastle sign French winger Florian Thauvin from Marseille on a five-year deal, believed to be worth £12m. Rémy Cabella will go out on loan.[27]

21 August 2015: Midfielder Mehdi Abeid joined Greek club Panathinaikos for an undisclosed fee.[28]

1 September 2015: Olivier Kemen has joined Lyon on a Undisclosed deal.[29] Shane Ferguson extends his loan spell to 9 January 2016.[30] Former Newcastle Midfielder Jonás Gutiérrez has signed for Deportivo La Coruña on a free transfer.[31] Haris Vučkić joins Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan.[32]

11 October 2015: Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is recalled from Crawley Town as Tim Krul is out for the whole season with a knee injury.[33]

29 October 2015: Mike Williamson has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a one-month loan deal.[34]

10 November 2015: Ivan Toney has joined Barnsley on a youth loan deal.[35]

17 November 2015: Gaël Bigirimana has returned to Coventry City on an emergency loan deal.[36] Mike Williamson has extended his loan deal to 16 January 2016.[37]

1 December 2015: Mike Williamson has been recalled from his loan deal due to Jamaal Lascelles injury.[38]

8 December 2015: Ivan Toney has extended his loan deal to 9 January 2016.[39]

23 December 2015: Ivan Toney was recalled from his loan deal due to Papiss Cissé injury.[40]

5 January 2016: Gaël Bigirimana has extended his loan deal until 24 January.[41]

11 January 2016: Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Henri Saivet on a five-and-a-half deal.[42]

12 January 2016: Shane Ferguson extends his loan spell to 23 January 2016.[43] Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Jonjo Shelvey on a five-and-a-half deal.[44]

14 January 2016: Adam Armstrong and Gaël Bigirimana have both extended their loan deals until the End of Season.[45]

26 January 2016: Shane Ferguson has made his loan deal to a permanent deal.[46]

27 January 2016: Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Andros Townsend on a five-and-a-half deal.[47]

29 January 2016: Mike Williamson rejoins Wolverhampton Wanderers on a permanent deal.[48] Ľubomír Šatka joins York City on a one-month loan deal.[49]

31 January 2016: Florian Thauvin has signed for Marseille until the End of Season.[50]

1 February 2016: Newcastle have signed Seydou Doumbia on a loan deal until the End of Season.[51]

29 February 2016: Ľubomír Šatka has extended his loan deal until the End of Season.[52]

2 March 2016: Eleven players are given schoolboy contracts prior to the 2016–17 season: Thomas Allan, Kieren Aplin, Lewis Cass, Isaac Gamblin, Lewis Gibson, Matty Longstaff, Jack Robson, Kurtis Russell, Ollie Walters, Kelland Watts and Adam Wilson.[53]

11 March 2016: Managing Director Lee Charnley announced that manager Steve McClaren had been sacked as Newcastle United manager.[54] A few hours later Steve McClaren was replaced by Rafael Benítez and joined at the club with Fabio Pecchia, Francisco de Míguel Moreno and Antonio Gómez Pérez who are all Coaches.[55]

24 March 2016: Ivan Toney has rejoined Barnsley on a youth loan deal.[56]

5 May 2016: Gabriel Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux left the club by mutual consent.[57]

11 May 2016: Newcastle United were relegated to the Football League Championship as rivals Sunderland won 3–0 against Everton.[58]

Club[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

The Newcastle United first team coaching staff for the 2015–16 season consists of the following:

First Team[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Spain Rafael Benítez
Assistant Coach Scotland Ian Cathro
Assistant Coach Italy Fabio Pecchia
Assistant Coach Spain Antonio Gómez Pérez
Goalkeeping Coach England Simon Smith
Strength and Conditioning Coach Spain Francisco de Míguel Moreno
Strength and Conditioning Coach England Chris Wilding
Club Doctor England Paul Catterson
Head of Physiotherapy England Derek Wright
Chief Scout England Graham Carr

Last updated: 11 March 2016
Source: Coaching Staff

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position (s) Date of birth (Age) Signed Signed from Signing fee
Goalkeepers
1 Tim Krul Netherlands GK (1988-04-03)3 April 1988 (aged 27) 2006 Netherlands ADO Den Haag Free
21 Rob Elliot Republic of Ireland[59] GK (1986-04-30)30 April 1986 (aged 29) 2011 England Charlton Athletic £300k
26 Karl Darlow England GK (1990-10-08)8 October 1990 (aged 24) 2014 England Nottingham Forest £3m
41 Freddie Woodman England GK (1997-03-04)4 March 1997 (aged 18) 2014 England Newcastle United Academy Free
Defenders
2 Fabricio Coloccini Argentina CB (1982-01-22)22 January 1982 (aged 33) 2008 Spain Deportivo de La Coruña £10.3m
3 Paul Dummett Wales[60] LB / CB (1991-09-26)26 September 1991 (aged 23) 2010 England Newcastle United Academy Free
15 Jamaal Lascelles England CB (1993-11-11)11 November 1993 (aged 21) 2014 England Nottingham Forest £4m
18 Chancel Mbemba Democratic Republic of the Congo CB (1994-08-08)8 August 1994 (aged 21) 2015 Belgium Anderlecht £8.5m
19 Massadio Haïdara France LB (1992-12-02)2 December 1992 (aged 22) 2013 France Nancy £2m
22 Daryl Janmaat Netherlands RB (1989-07-22)22 July 1989 (aged 26) 2014 Netherlands Feyenoord £5m
27 Steven Taylor England CB / RB (1986-01-23)23 January 1986 (aged 29) 2003 England Newcastle United Academy Free
33 Curtis Good Australia CB / LB (1993-03-23)23 March 1993 (aged 22) 2012 Australia Melbourne Heart £300k
35 Liam Gibson England LB (1997-04-25)25 April 1997 (aged 18) 2016 England Newcastle United Academy Free
37 Ľubomír Šatka Slovakia CB (1995-12-02)2 December 1995 (aged 19) 2014 England Newcastle United Academy Free
40 Callum Williams England CB (1997-02-04)4 February 1997 (aged 18) 2016 England Newcastle United Academy Free
42 Jamie Sterry England CB (1995-11-21)21 November 1995 (aged 19) 2015 England Newcastle United Academy Free
43 Kevin Mbabu Switzerland CB (1995-04-19)19 April 1995 (aged 20) 2013 Switzerland Servette £1m
Midfielders
4 Jack Colback England CM (1989-10-24)24 October 1989 (aged 25) 2014 England Sunderland Free
5 Georginio Wijnaldum Netherlands AM / RW (1990-11-11)11 November 1990 (aged 24) 2015 Netherlands PSV £14.5m
7 Moussa Sissoko France CM / AM / RW (1989-08-16)16 August 1989 (aged 25) 2013 France Toulouse £1.8m
8 Vurnon Anita Netherlands[61] DM / RB (1989-04-04)4 April 1989 (aged 26) 2012 Netherlands Ajax £6.7m
10 Siem de Jong Netherlands[62] AM / SS (1989-01-28)28 January 1989 (aged 26) 2014 Netherlands Ajax £7.5m
11 Yoan Gouffran France LW / ST (1986-05-25)25 May 1986 (aged 29) 2013 France Bordeaux £500k
12 Jonjo Shelvey England CM (1992-02-27)27 February 1992 (aged 23) 2016 Wales Swansea City £12m
16 Rolando Aarons England[63] LW (1995-11-16)16 November 1995 (aged 19) 2014 England Newcastle United Academy Free
20 Florian Thauvin France RW / LW (1993-01-26)26 January 1993 (aged 22) 2015 France Marseille £12m
23 Henri Saivet Senegal LW / CM (1990-10-26)26 October 1990 (aged 24) 2016 France Bordeaux £5m
24 Cheick Tioté Ivory Coast DM (1986-06-21)21 June 1986 (aged 29) 2010 Netherlands Twente £3.5m
25 Andros Townsend England RW / LW (1991-07-16)16 July 1991 (aged 24) 2016 England Tottenham Hotspur £12m
35 Gaël Bigirimana England DM (1993-10-22)22 October 1993 (aged 21) 2012 England Coventry City £1m
47 Daniel Barlaser Turkey[64] CM (1997-01-18)18 January 1997 (aged 18) 2015 England Newcastle United Academy Free
Forwards
9 Papiss Cissé Senegal ST (1985-06-03)3 June 1985 (aged 30) 2012 Germany Freiburg £9m
17 Ayoze Pérez Spain ST (1993-07-29)29 July 1993 (aged 22) 2014 Spain Tenerife £1.6m
28 Seydou Doumbia Ivory Coast ST (1987-12-31)31 December 1987 (aged 27) 2016 Italy Roma Loan
29 Emmanuel Rivière France ST (1990-03-03)3 March 1990 (aged 25) 2014 France Monaco £6.3m
32 Adam Armstrong England ST (1997-02-10)10 February 1997 (aged 18) 2014 England Newcastle United Academy Free
36 Ivan Toney England ST (1996-03-16)16 March 1996 (aged 19) 2015 England Northampton Town £500k
44 Callum Roberts England ST (1997-04-14)14 April 1997 (aged 18) 2014 England Newcastle United Academy Free
45 Aleksandar Mitrović Serbia ST (1994-09-16)16 September 1994 (aged 20) 2015 Belgium Anderlecht £13m

Reserve team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Paul Woolston
England DF Macaulay Gillesphey
England DF Ben Pollock
No. Position Player
England MF Liam Smith
England FW Tom Heardman

Youth team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Brendan Pearson
England GK Ben Smith
England DF Jamie Cobain
England DF Adam Laidler
England DF Lewis Suddick
England DF Jake Trodd
Scotland DF Kyle Cameron
Northern Ireland DF Michael Newberry
No. Position Player
England MF Stefan Broccoli
England MF Shane Donaghey
England MF Jack Hunter
England MF Sean Longstaff
England MF Dan Ward
England FW Luke Charman
England FW Jamie Holmes
England FW Louis Johnson

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date from Position Name From Fee Ref.
11 July 2015 MF Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum Netherlands PSV £14.5m [14]
21 July 2015 FW Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović Belgium Anderlecht £13m [15]
30 July 2015 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Chancel Mbemba Belgium Anderlecht £8.5m [19]
6 August 2015 FW England Ivan Toney England Northampton Town £500,000 [23]
19 August 2015 MF France Florian Thauvin France Marseille £12m [27]
11 January 2016 MF Senegal Henri Saivet France Bordeaux £5m [42]
12 January 2016 MF England Jonjo Shelvey England Swansea City £12m [44]
27 January 2016 MF England Andros Townsend England Tottenham Hotspur £12.5m [47]
  • Total spending: Decrease £81.6m

Loans in[edit]

Date from Position Name From Expiry Ref.
1 February 2016 FW Ivory Coast Seydou Doumbia Italy Roma End of Season [51]

Out[edit]

Date from Position Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 DF Italy Davide Santon Italy Inter Milan £3.26m [9]
1 July 2015 DF England Remie Streete England Port Vale Free transfer [10]
6 July 2015 ST England Adam Campbell England Notts County Free transfer [12]
27 July 2015 DF England Ryan Taylor England Hull City Free transfer [16]
6 August 2015 GK England Jak Alnwick England Port Vale Free transfer [24]
21 August 2015 MF Algeria Mehdi Abeid Greece Panathinaikos £1.5m [28]
1 September 2015 MF France Olivier Kemen France Lyon Undisclosed [29]
1 September 2015 MF Argentina Jonás Gutiérrez Spain Deportivo La Coruña Free transfer [31]
26 January 2016 MF Northern Ireland Shane Ferguson England Millwall Undisclosed [46]
29 January 2016 DF England Mike Williamson England Wolverhampton Wanderers £250,000 [48]
5 May 2016 MF France Gabriel Obertan Unattached Free transfer [57]
5 May 2016 MF France Sylvain Marveaux Unattached Free transfer [57]
  • Total incoming: Increase ~ £5.01m

Loans out[edit]

Date from Position Name To Expiry Ref.
7 July 2015 MF England Sammy Ameobi England Cardiff City End of Season [13]
28 July 2015 FW England Adam Armstrong England Coventry City End of Season[a] [17]
29 July 2015 GK England Freddie Woodman England Crawley Town 3 January 2016[b] [18]
7 August 2015 DF Northern Ireland Shane Ferguson England Millwall 23 January 2016[c][d][e] [26]
19 August 2015 MF France Rémy Cabella France Marseille End of season [27]
1 September 2015 MF Slovenia Haris Vučkić England Wigan Athletic End of Season [32]
29 October 2015 DF England Mike Williamson England Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 January 2016[f][g] [34]
10 November 2015 FW England Ivan Toney England Barnsley 9 January 2016[h][i] [35]
17 November 2015 MF Burundi Gaël Bigirimana England Coventry City End of Season[j][k] [36]
29 January 2016 DF Slovakia Ľubomír Šatka England York City End of Season[l] [49]
31 January 2016 MF France Florian Thauvin France Marseille End of Season [50]
24 March 2016 FW England Ivan Toney England Barnsley 8 May 2016 [56]
  1. ^ On 14 January 2016, Armstrong has extended his loan deal until the End of Season.[45]
  2. ^ On 11 October 2015, Woodman was recalled as Tim Krul is out for the whole season.[33]
  3. ^ On 1 September 2015, Ferguson's loan was extended until 9 January 2016.[30]
  4. ^ On 12 January 2016, Ferguson's loan was extended until 23 January 2016.[43]
  5. ^ On 26 January 2016, Ferguson's loan was changed into a permanent deal.[46]
  6. ^ On 17 November 2015, Williamson's loan was extended until 16 January 2016.[37]
  7. ^ On 1 December 2015, Williamson was recalled due to Jamaal Lascelles injury.[38]
  8. ^ On 8 December 2015, Toney's loan deal was extended until 9 January 2016.[39]
  9. ^ On 23 December 2015, Toney was recalled due to Papiss Cissé injury.[40]
  10. ^ On 5 January 2016, Bigirimana has extended his loan deal until 24 January 2016.[41]
  11. ^ On 14 January 2016, Bigirimana has extended his loan deal until the End of Season.[45]
  12. ^ On 29 February 2016, Šatka has extended his loan deal until the End of Season.[52]

Friendlies[edit]

On 4 June 2015, Newcastle United announced their pre-season schedule which included a tour of the United States.[3]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 18th 9 August 2015 15 May 2016
League Cup Second round Third round 25 August 2015 23 September 2015
FA Cup Third round Third round 9 January 2016 9 January 2016

Last updated: 15 May 2016
Source: Competitions

Overview[edit]

Games played 41 (38 Premier League, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Games won 10 (9 Premier League, 1 League Cup)
Games drawn 10 (10 Premier League)
Games lost 21 (19 Premier League, 1 FA Cup, 1 League Cup)
Goals scored 48 (44 Premier League, 4 League Cup)
Goals conceded 68 (65 Premier League, 1 FA Cup, 2 League Cup)
Total goal difference -20 (−21 Premier League, −1 FA Cup +2 League Cup)
Clean sheets 8 (8 Premier League)
Yellow Cards 61 (56 Premier League, 1 FA Cup, 4 League Cup)
Red Cards 5 (5 Premier League)
Most appearances Netherlands Wijnaldum (40)
Top scorer Netherlands Wijnaldum (11)
Worst Discipline England Colback (11 Yellow card)
Points in League 37
Best Result 6–2 v Norwich City, Premier League (18/10/15)
5–1 v Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League (15/05/16)
Worst Result 1–6 v Manchester City, Premier League (3/10/15)
Best Home Result 6–2 v Norwich City, Premier League (18/10/15)
5–1 v Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League (15/05/16)
Worst Home Result 0–3 v Leicester City, Premier League (21/11/15)
Best Away Result 1–0 v AFC Bournemouth, Premier League (07/11/15)
2–1 v Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League (13/12/15)
Worst Away Result 1–6 v Manchester City, Premier League (3/10/15)

Premier League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
16 Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 45 67 −22 42
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 48 62 −14 39
18 Newcastle United (R) 38 9 10 19 44 65 −21 37 Relegation to the EFL Championship
19 Norwich City (R) 38 9 7 22 39 67 −28 34
20 Aston Villa (R) 38 3 8 27 27 76 −49 17
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[65]
(R) Relegated.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 9 10 19 44 65  −21 37 7 7 5 32 24  +8 2 3 14 12 41  −29

Last updated: 15 May 2016.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by matchday[edit]

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GroundHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAAHAAHAHAAHHAHAH
ResultDLDLLLDLWLDWLLWWDLLLDWLLWLLLLDLLWDDWDW
Position1015171920191920181918171719181517181818191718181718191919191919191919171818
Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

The fixtures for the 2015–16 season were released on 17 June 2015.[7]

  • Note: Due to copyright restrictions, the full fixture list can't be reproduced without the relevant licensing from Football DataCo, but can be found here.[7]

FA Cup[edit]

The FA Cup First Round Draw was made on 26 October 2015.[66] Newcastle United had a bye in the First and Second Round, and entered the competition at the Third Round stage.

League Cup[edit]

The Capital One Cup First Round Draw was made on 16 June 2015.[67] Newcastle United had a bye in the First Round, and entered the competition at the Second Round.

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated on 31 May 2016.
No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK Netherlands Tim Krul 9 0 8 0 0 0 1 0
21 GK Republic of Ireland Rob Elliot 22 0 21 0 1 0 0 0
26 GK England Karl Darlow 10 0 9 0 0 0 1 0
Defenders
2 DF Argentina Fabricio Coloccini 27 1 26 1 1 0 0 0
3 DF Wales Paul Dummett 24 1 23 1 1 0 0 0
6 DF England Mike Williamson 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
15 DF England Jamaal Lascelles 21 2 10+8 2 0+1 0 2 0
18 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Chancel Mbemba 35 0 33 0 1 0 1 0
19 DF France Massadio Haïdara 8 0 6+1 0 0 0 1 0
22 DF Netherlands Daryl Janmaat 35 3 32 2 1 0 2 1
27 DF England Steven Taylor 10 0 9+1 0 0 0 0 0
42 DF England Jamie Sterry 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
43 DF Switzerland Kevin Mbabu 5 0 2+1 0 1 0 0+1 0
Midfielders
4 MF England Jack Colback 30 1 28+1 1 0 0 0+1 0
5 MF Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum 40 11 36+2 11 1 0 1 0
7 MF France Moussa Sissoko 39 1 37 1 1 0 1 0
8 MF Netherlands Vurnon Anita 29 1 24+4 1 0 0 1 0
10 MF Netherlands Siem de Jong 21 1 3+15 0 0+1 0 2 1
11 MF France Yoan Gouffran 9 0 2+6 0 0 0 1 0
12 MF England Jonjo Shelvey 15 0 11+4 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF France Gabriel Obertan 6 0 3+2 0 0 0 1 0
16 MF England Rolando Aarons 11 1 3+7 1 0 0 1 0
20 MF France Florian Thauvin 16 1 3+10 0 0+1 0 2 1
23 MF Senegal Henri Saivet 4 0 2+2 0 0 0 0 0
24 MF Ivory Coast Cheick Tioté 22 0 16+4 0 1 0 1 0
25 MF England Andros Townsend 13 4 12+1 4 0 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW Senegal Papiss Cissé 21 3 14+7 3 0 0 0 0
17 FW Spain Ayoze Pérez 37 6 22+12 6 1 0 1+1 0
28 FW Ivory Coast Seydou Doumbia 3 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0
29 FW France Emmanuel Rivière 3 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0
36 FW England Ivan Toney 4 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+2 0
45 FW Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović 36 8 22+12 8 1 0 0+1 0

Cards[edit]

Accounts for all competitions. Last updated on 15 May 2016.
No. Pos. Name Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
2 DF Argentina Fabricio Coloccini 1 1
3 DF Wales Paul Dummett 3 0
4 MF England Jack Colback 11 0
5 MF Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum 1 0
7 MF France Moussa Sissoko 3 0
8 MF Netherlands Vurnon Anita 6 0
9 FW Senegal Papiss Cissé 1 0
12 MF England Jonjo Shelvey 9 0
14 MF France Gabriel Obertan 1 0
15 DF England Jamaal Lascelles 0 1
16 MF England Rolando Aarons 1 0
17 FW Spain Ayoze Pérez 6 0
18 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Chancel Mbemba 5 0
19 DF France Massadio Haïdara 1 0
20 MF France Florian Thauvin 1 0
21 GK Republic of Ireland Rob Elliot 1 0
22 DF Netherlands Daryl Janmaat 5 1
24 MF Ivory Coast Cheick Tioté 7 0
27 DF England Steven Taylor 1 0
43 DF Switzerland Kevin Mbabu 1 0
45 FW Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović 4 2

Goals[edit]

Last updated on 15 May 2016.
Place Position Nation Number Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 MF Netherlands 5 Georginio Wijnaldum 11 0 0 11
2 FW Serbia 45 Aleksandar Mitrović 9 0 0 9
3 FW Spain 17 Ayoze Pérez 6 0 0 6
4 MF England 25 Andros Townsend 4 0 0 4
5 FW Senegal 9 Papiss Cissé 3 0 0 3
DF Netherlands 22 Daryl Janmaat 2 0 1 3
7 DF England 15 Jamaal Lascelles 2 0 0 2
8 DF Argentina 2 Fabricio Coloccini 1 0 0 1
DF Wales 3 Paul Dummett 1 0 0 1
MF England 4 Jack Colback 1 0 0 1
DF England 6 Mike Williamson 0 0 1 1
MF France 7 Moussa Sissoko 1 0 0 1
MF Netherlands 8 Vurnon Anita 1 0 0 1
MF Netherlands 10 Siem de Jong 0 0 1 1
MF England 16 Rolando Aarons 1 0 0 1
MF France 20 Florian Thauvin 0 0 1 1
Own goals 1 0 0 1
TOTALS 44 0 4 48

Clean sheets[edit]

Last updated on 7 May 2016.
Place Number Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 21 Republic of Ireland Rob Elliot 4 0 0 4
2 26 England Karl Darlow 3 0 0 3
3 1 Netherlands Tim Krul 1 0 0 1
Totals 8 0 0 8

Captains[edit]

Accounts for all competitions. Last updated on 15 May 2016.
No. Pos. Name Starts
2 DF Argentina Fabricio Coloccini 26
7 MF France Moussa Sissoko 6
12 MF England Jonjo Shelvey 6
10 MF Netherlands Siem de Jong 2

Suspensions[edit]

Accounts for all competitions. Last updated on 20 March 2016.
Date Incurred Name How many Game(s) Missed Team(s) Missed Reason
15 August 2015 Netherlands Daryl Janmaat 1 Manchester United Yellow card Yellow-red card vs Swansea City
29 August 2015 Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović 3 West Ham United, Watford, Sheffield Wednesday (League Cup) Red card vs Arsenal
25 October 2015 Argentina Fabricio Coloccini 0[a][b] None Red card vs Sunderland
England Jack Colback 1 Stoke City Yellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow card vs Sunderland
3 February 2016 England Jamaal Lascelles 1 West Bromwich Albion Yellow card Yellow-red card vs Everton
20 March 2016 England Jack Colback 2 Norwich City, Southampton Yellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow cardYellow card vs Sunderland
  1. ^ On 26 October 2015, Newcastle United appealed with the Football Association for the wrongful dismissal during Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.[68]
  2. ^ On 27 October 2015, Newcastle United's appeal against the dismissal during Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby fixture at Sunderland was successful it meant that he would now be available to play against Stoke City.[69]

Penalties[edit]

Accounts for all competitions. Last updated on 15 May 2016.
Green tickY if scored. Red XN if missed.
Date Team Name Who Won Penalty Name Who Took Penalty Scored?
12 January 2016 England Manchester United Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović Serbia Aleksandar Mitrović Green tickY
2 April 2016 England Norwich City Spain Ayoze Pérez Green tickY
15 May 2016 England Tottenham Hotspur France Moussa Sissoko Netherlands Georginio Wijnaldum Green tickY

Conceded Penalties[edit]

Accounts for all competitions. Last updated on 30 April 2016.
Green tickY if scored. Red XN if missed.
Date Opposition Name Who Conceded Penalty Name Who Took Penalty Scored?
25 August 2015 England Northampton Town Ivory Coast Cheick Tioté England Marc Richards Green tickY
25 October 2015 England Sunderland Argentina Fabricio Coloccini England Adam Johnson Green tickY
12 January 2016 England Manchester United Democratic Republic of the Congo Chancel Mbemba England Wayne Rooney Green tickY
3 February 2016 England Everton England Rolando Aarons England Ross Barkley Green tickY
England Jamaal Lascelles Green tickY
30 April 2016 England Crystal Palace France Moussa Sissoko France Yohan Cabaye Red XN

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Statto. Archived from the original on 2015-05-22. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  2. ^ "Newcastle United 2–0 West Ham United". BBC. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
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