Newcastle ends 2022 in third place

Premier League

Despite being held to a scoreless draw by Leeds at St James’ Park in 2022, Newcastle will take third place in the Premier League.

The Magpies, a club that has undergone significant change this season, provided practically all of the attacking threat over the course of the game, but they were unable to secure a victory that would have given them a seventh straight league victory.

Chris Wood and Fabian Schar were both outstandingly stopped by Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier in the second half, which was played nearly entirely on the visitors’ area.

Newcastle hasn’t lost in 12 games, a streak that dates back to August, and they are only six points behind leaders Arsenal, who can extend their lead against Brighton starting at 17:30 GMT.

Leeds climbs one spot to 14th place with the hard-earned point, despite only having one shot on goal the entire game.

The team of Jesse Marsch is now three points above the drop zone.

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