Newcastle United PL Goals 1,001-1,100

Now that we have gone beyond the first millennia of Premier League goals, the next century includes the struggle in the league during 2012/13 season which brought something of a shock to the system considering we only experienced three home defeats the previous season (Chelsea, West Brom and Man City). The following 2013/14 season got off to a good start and we found ourselves in contention of a European place after going up to sixth with a 5-1 home win against Stoke however we failed to match those performances and results in the second half of the season.

The first half of the 2014/15 season including the recovery after failing to win any of the opening seven games. When Papiss Cisse scored the 1,100th goal in the home win against Chelsea, it ended their hopes of an invincible season in December. After this match we then improved our form record to one defeat in the previous nine matches. Interestingly, in the 2014/15 season, our first Premier League goal of the season was scored by new signing Daryl Janmaat. He became the first new signing to score Newcastle's first league goal in a season since Carl Cort, who joined from Wimbledon, at the start of the 2000/01 season.

Date: 17th September 2012 to 6th December 2014 (810 days)

Ba equalises a second time on the night against Everton. Picture courtesy of BBC Football.

First goal

Everton 2 Newcastle 2 (Demba Ba 90) - 17/09/12

An abysmal first half performance saw Newcastle only one goal down at half time. Demba Ba equalised at the start of the second half with Newcastle's 1,000th Premier League goal. After trying to batter the door down, Everton eventually retook the lead two minutes from time through Victor Anichebe. At the start of added time, a long ball was launched up the field and nodded on by Shola Ameobi for Demba Ba to scramble the ball home for another equaliser scored by Senegalese striker.

Most important goal

QPR 1 Newcastle 2 (Yoan Gouffran 35) - 12/05/13

Goal 1,041: With no European qualification or derby wins to cheer about, the decision was a fairly simply one to decide that the most important goal for us in this era was new signing Yoan Gouffran's winning goal against QPR on the penultimate game of the season. The win at Loftus Road mathematically secured or Premier League status for another season. If it was not for the win, we would have faced Arsenal on the final day potentially having to rely on other results but Gouffran's thirty yard volley against QPR meant that the we could face Arsenal without the agonising stress of potential relegation to fear about.

Cabaye's long range strike doubled Newcastle's lead. Picture courtesy of The Express Online.

Best goal

Aston Villa 0 Newcastle United 2 (Yohan Cabaye 31) - 29/01/13

Goal 1,026: Debuts were given to Yoan Gouffran and Moussa Sissoko on a night when Newcastle won a match away from home for the first time that season. Cabaye doubled Newcas