Job done. Newcastle secured the Championship title with a confident two-nil win over Plymouth Argyle, condemning the south coast club to relegation in the process.
Despite the title looking like a formality for some time it was more than relieving to wrap it up last night. The Magpies performances this season have got people talking about the club for all the right reasons once again.
Henry Winter welcomed the Toon Army back to the top flight with open arms on his Twitter account. The respected journalist tweeted, "Shows devotion of Newcastle fans that 2,000+ schlepped to Plymouth to see Champ secured. Prem will be a better, noisier place with Toon back."
Midfield star Kevin Nolan wanted to make sure his team got the respect they deserved for the job they've done. After the title clinching win over Plymouth Nolan told the press, "Everyone is now saying it is easy and we should have done it, but at the beginning of the season, we weren't favourites to win this league, we weren't favourites to even go up automatically, so it just shows what we have done."
Tim Herbert wrote of Newcastle's victory in The Guardian, "The final whistle prompted a black and white pitch invasion and the Green Army admirably swallowed the pain of relegation to applaud the best team in the division."
The final word goes to our victorious manager, Chris Hughton, "It’s an incredibly proud moment for me, it’s been a long and tough season but nights like that make it worthwhile."