Newcastle’s five best goals of the 2016/17 season so far

Newcastle United are well on course to make an instant return to the Premier League and they will be top of the Championship table on Christmas Day.

Despite losing their first two matches of the season in England’s second tier, the Magpies have bounced back well, winning 16 of the subsequent 20 matches, and they lie nine points above third-placed Reading and the play-off positions.

Rafa Benitez’s side are also the top goalscorers in the Championship – netting 45 goals in their 22 games, at a rate of more than two goals-per-game – and there have certainly been some memorable results and strikes within those encounters.

From set-pieces to long-range shots to brilliant team goals, the Toon Army seem to have seen it all this term but only a handful of them could make it onto our shortlist.

Without further ado – and in no particular order – here are FootballFanCast’s FIVE best Newcastle goals of the season so far…