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Newcastle handed blow as Callum Wilson update surfaces ahead of Leeds clash

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Callum Wilson of Newcastle United (13) during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on January 03, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Newcastle’s poor start

Both Newcastle and Leeds United have had a terrible start to the Premier League season.

Without a win between them, Newcastle have just a solitary point, while Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds sit on two, following draws with Everton and, more recently, Burnley.

This lends Friday’s clash between the clubs even more significance, with both sides desperate for a much needed three points to kickstart their season properly. Newcastle will be buoyed by the centre-back crisis Leeds face, but are not injury-free themselves.

Wilson ruled out but two players fit

The Magpies have been dealt a major blow on the personnel front as it has emerged that striker Callum Wilson will miss Friday’s clash with Leeds. Steve Bruce revealed that the forward has suffered an injury setback just before he was set to return to fitness.

However, the tactician suggested that it won’t prove a long term setback, explaining that:

“These things are about time and, unfortunately, Friday comes too quick for him.”

On a more positive note, however, Javier Manquillo and Joe Willock have both shaken off knocks that they picked up in defeat to Manchester United last weekend, and should be fit to start against Leeds.

Can Newcastle pick up a much needed three points on Friday?

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Newcastle vs Norwich Full time result
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Newcastle 11/4 9/4
Norwich 13/2
Draw 15/4 10/1
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Newcastle vs Norwich Goalscorers First Last Anytime
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Teemu Pukki11/4 11/4 21/10
Dwight Gayle3/1 3/1 7/4
de Lira Joelinton15/4 15/4 21/10
Joe Willock15/4 15/4 21/10

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 12 26 29
2 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
3 Manchester City 12 19 26
4 West Ham United 12 9 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
9 Manchester United 12 -1 17
10 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
11 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
12 Everton FC 12 -3 15
13 Leicester City 12 -5 15
14 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
15 Brentford FC 12 -1 13
16 Watford FC 12 -4 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6

Premier League 21/22

Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Raphinha Leeds United 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 4