Twitter explodes as Sunderland doom rivals Newcastle to the Championship

The final whistle has been blown so it is now a matter of fact; Sunderland have preserved their Premier League status for another season.

In a comprehensive victory for the Black Cats, Patrick van Aanholt opened the scoring with a free kick that somehow sneaked it’s way past Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles, whilst defender Lamina Kone found the net either side of half time.

So despite Norwich City thumping Watford 4-2, with a strike from Nathan Redmond, a brace from Dieumerci Mbokani and a Craig Cathcart own goal, they’ll be spending next season in the Championship – as will Sunderland’s bitter local rivals Newcastle United.

With the Premier League relegation battle now over, fans from all three clubs – not to mention the neutrals – have all been having their say on Twitter.

As you can imagine, Sunderland fans are absolutely delighted…

Norwich fans, on the other hand, feel beaten but not out….

Whilst Newcastle supporters are staring into the abyss of the second tier…