Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul admits he's delighted with their start to the season.

A hat-trick of shutouts in their first six unbeaten games - with just three goals against - mark out Alan Pardew's miserly back four as the meanest defence not just in the top flight but in all four English divisions.

Fourth-place Toon can post their best start to a season since 1994 by avoiding defeat at Wolves today - and clean-sheet king Krul admitted: "It's been a great start to the season, no one expected it.

"Before the season started, we'd have snapped your hand off if you'd offered us three clean sheets by this stage. We can beat anyone with the way we're playing right now and the confidence in the camp is massive."