Newcastle on brink of worst ever Premier League start

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is desperate to avoid an unwanted club record against Wigan Athletic.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is desperate to avoid an unwanted club record against Wigan Athletic.

A fifth successive ­defeat would represent the Magpies’ worst start to a ­Premier League season.

Pardew said: “We have ­circumstances that are little bit unusual, but we don’t want that statistic hanging round our neck.”

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