Newcastle Win – Crowned Champions – In Dramatic Finale


We have only just been able to get back in on the site as it seems to have been completely overloaded as Newcastle fans celebrate, not only winning the game against Barnsley this afternoon, but winning the Championship in dramatic fashion.

Newcastle won their final game of the season by 3-0 at St. James’ Park this afternoon and then with Brighton leading at Villa Park 1-0 through a soft penalty with only minutes to go, it looked like we would finish in second place.

But then, would you believe it, but Jack Grealish (I always knew he was a good player) equalized in the 89th minute for Villa and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Newcastle players celebrate great win – and we’re Champions

That meant that Newcastle go up as Champions with 94 points from our 46 games – one point more than Brighton.

So we gained 8 points on Brighton in the final three games by winning all of them and the Seagulls picking up only a single point.

It must have been meant to be for Rafa Benitez Newcastle United today.

Goals from Ayoze Perez after 23 minutes, a rare goal from Chancel Mbemba after 59 minutes and then a late goal from substitute and top scorer Dwight Gayle in stoppage time was enough to give Newcastle a 3-0 home victory and the win we all wanted to see.

Newcastle have now won more games than any other side (29) scored more goals (85 – joint with Fulham) conceded the fewest (40 – joint with Brighton) and have the best goal difference at +45.

And of course we have the most points at 94.

It was very good to see owner Mike Ashley at the game this afternoon and this was much like the way we finished with a 5-1 win over Tottenham last season.

Today it was 3-0 and the late  dramatic news that for the second time in seven years we will go up as Champions – when that kind of thing happens it was fate – and it was going to happen – it must have been in the stars.

Here’s how the top six looks at the end of this very tough and long season.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
1Newcastle464594
2Brighton463493
3Reading46485
4Sheffield Wednesday461581
5Huddersfield46-281
6Fulham462880

So now we can celebrate all summer long until the Premier League season in August.

After all the turmoil and pain Newcastle fans have been put through in the last three of four years this is great – it’s like being in football heaven!

Well done to our players and well done to Rafa and his coaching staff.

Newcastle are on their way back to greatness now – there’s no doubt about that.

🙂 🙂 🙂

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60 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    May 7, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • SPRINGY

    May 7, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Hopefully thats some good news for u ed to cheer u on…..great day

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  • Ron Knee

    May 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Well done, Rafa & thank you, Ed!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Funny no word from kimbo, T.O.F and a few others and now suddenly Welshie and Munster love Rafa !!! Fickle so and so’s.

    Brilliant manager, brilliant season. End of.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 7, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Blog has been down for me since the final whistle. Anybody else?

    Nice finale. Could be a vital lesson learned for the players going forward.

    Brighton still not built their immunity to choking completely 🙂

    Onwards and upwards.

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Unashamed repost –

    Ed – as testament to your blog, it was the only one I found crashed due to load, the best blog by far, and you are thoroughly deserving of a slice of celebration at this time. Bravo, sir. Bravo!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #7

    Yes yes yes briiant yes!!@

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 7, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #8

    First piece of silverware for Rafa, he’s going to be hungry for more now.

    The future is bright!!!

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  • manxpie

    May 7, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #9

    ibiza its already been done was live on periscope on the toon site
    you wouldn’t think it tho as the media havent bothered with it if it was brighton it would be everywhere!!

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  • DubaiMicky

    May 7, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Perez has to be MoM, second Mitro.

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  • Markaccus

    May 7, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Social media is full of “toys oot the pram” from almost everyone who doesnt follow or support the toon ?

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #12

    How about a hall of shame for the likes of ToF, Toonkk, Munster the unexcited by it all and so on? Hang your heads low and beg blog forgiveness! 🙂

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 7, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #13

    Where’s the bloody tissues ?

    Get in the lads what a cracking final of the season in fact it’s the most intense final I’ve ever witnessed.

    Well done the lads played epic today and millions of fans won’t doubt that today.

    Massive well done to Rafa (The legendary Gafa) for this achievement and for bringing joy back into Newcastle.

    And lets not forget our own Steve Bruce who put on a Geordie fighting display against 13 men Brighton with only 10 players at Villa and having 2 blatant pens disallowed,well done Steve lad once a geordie always a geordie.

    HWTL

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  • JackBall

    May 7, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #14

    Its a sad day. What will I do for the next four months?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 7, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #15

    Coverage of us winning the title is a disgrace. Absolutely nothing on the likes of bbc or sky showing any scenes or any interviews etc. just got the same one or two pictures.

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2017 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Me too Jail – Yes@, yes@ indeed! 😀

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  • NUFCadon

    May 7, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Great to take the title!!! I must say I feel for Brighton in the circumstances but the best team won the league. No arguments

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 7, 2017 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Does this mean that friction and hostilities between us and villa have smoothed now?

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  • Shoulders knees

    May 7, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Tsunki 6

    I would like to echo that post, thank you Ed.

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  • Mag52

    May 7, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Wonderful end to the season.
    Well deserved champions.
    Congrats to everyone involved in the club ( and that includes MA).

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 7, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Jack

    I will recommend Fifa or football manager mate (It helps me :))

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #22

    For Brighton being under the cosh so much, having those shouts waved away and getting a penalty and a man for villa dismissed, it can’t be said they didn’t get their money’s worth out of the powers that b can it?

    Goodbye to this disgraceful league, the shoddy biased officiating and the evident steering of results to please the media partners. Stuff you all!

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  • JackBall

    May 7, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #23

    SkyNews literally gave us 5 min. the entire day.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 7, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Hopefully the last time we have to show this league how it’s done.

    Back up we go for the next phase of Rafa’s plan.

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #25

    Now Michael, I know it’s a bit early, and obviously you have a couple of Cristal to crack open upon celebrating your PL windfall, but just a heads up, a friendly nudge, as it were –

    Don’t make the same mistakes this time with Rafa and this club. If you do it will be the end. Just so you know.

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  • Jib

    May 7, 2017 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Channel 5 will have coverage at 8pm tonight

    https://www.filmon.tv/channel/channel-5

    For those fans in foreign lands

    That is 8pm UK time of course

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  • JamesToon

    May 7, 2017 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #27

    jib

    pretty sure you have to pay for filmon now

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  • JamesToon

    May 7, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #28

    after like 5 mins of a free trial

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  • Toonboy

    May 7, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #29

    I bet David Prutton choked on his mums d*ck when he saw we’d won the league 😀

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  • Toonale tippler

    May 7, 2017 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #30

    Who thinks Rafa is staying? I do, but how many others do? Think he has an opportunity here that he can’t walk away from.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    May 7, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Toon boy

    I bet he’s pissed haha

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 7, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Rotonda

    I’ve always liked Rafa just not some of his descions he’s made over the season, nice try for stirring though.

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  • Shoulders knees

    May 7, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Lets all enjoy today and look forward to what’s going to be an exciting summer,
    We must enjoy it before worrying about what’s to come.

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  • firebug666

    May 7, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #34

    Just shows what a big loss to us all this blog would be, when it went down there was nothing except Newsnow to wet our appetites.

    Pretty much media silence from the big boys BBC, and Sky, wonder if the result had gone against us would their have been more for Brighton?

    Still after you lot (not me) crashed the blog, Ed has it back up and running, time to celebrate.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 7, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #35

    Always the gentleman:-

    Chris Hughton: “It’s very tough but I’d like to congratulate Newcastle for just pipping us. I think the two best teams have gone up automatically. It was very close.”

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  • lesh

    May 7, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Ed

    The Blog’s crash was probably down to interference by them nasty Europeans or North Korea. Our Supreme Leader, Kim Jong May’ll be taking appropriate action soon.

    And more to the point, a brilliant set of results, brilliant.

    It’s a pity that the ref at Villa Park had to see the disappointment of Brighton’s traveling fans. To his credit, he tried his best to be even handed – not seeing Brighton’s dirty play, didn’t see what should’ve been a Villa penalty, awarded Brighton a dubious one (surprise surprise), and played five minutes of extra time. But he did drop a big one when he failed to see anything wrong with Villa’s equaliser.

    No matter, a great day and let’s all hope that Ashley recognises the huge potential of Newcastle United with Rafa in control and that they agree to whatever it takes to build on this season.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    May 7, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #37

    Can you imagine been the man who drives the helicopter with the championship trophy. Your 2 mins away from Brighton stadium, & you get a call, telling you do a U-turn & go st James park!

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  • WWSBRD

    May 7, 2017 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #38

    Hell of a close race Hoots gave us but justice served in the end haha good luck to Brighton next season but their luck wont last in the big time they will have to rely on their quality

    Hope they have a good season just not as good as ours

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  • Moonraker15

    May 7, 2017 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Omg in all the excitement I forgot about the bet I placed last August for us to be champions! Another Brucie bonus !!

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  • Toondog2

    May 7, 2017 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #40

    Don’t feel sorry for BHA .
    We are the Champions
    Rafa the Messiah

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