Newcastle could only draw this game against Aston Villa at Villa Park and so Villa broke their 11 game losing run – and really Newcastle have only themselves to blame for not winning a game that was a must-win to stay in the Premier League.
With Sunderland coming back from 2-1 down at half time against Chelsea to win 3-2 they are now a point ahead of Newcastle and a win against Everton at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night will see them survive and Newcastle be relegated.
Papiss Cisse mishits a shot at Villa Park
But we had the chances to win this game with Jack Colback and Aleksandar Mitrovic missing golden opportunities they should really have put away.
This is a game we should have won and it now looks like we have little chance of surviving and it’s our away form that’s been the major culprit – we have only two wins and three draws in our 19 games on the road.
Any team with that record away form deserves to be relegated.
And with Middlesbrough getting promoted today it looks like Newcastle will be the only north-east club not in the Premier League next season.
Sunderland could slip up by failing to get two points in their last two games – but it now looks a little ominous for Newcastle.
If Sunderland manage to win on Wednesday the inquests will start on how exactly we managed to get relegated after spending £82M in the transfer market.
We hope that those responsible will be sacked – they have let the club down and its whole fan base around the world.
Shame on them.