Sunderland’s 2-1 defeat at Fulham on Friday night meant that the Black Cats will finish bottom of the Championship table this season.
Indeed, Chris Coleman has been unable to lead the club away from safety, and they will start the 2018-19 campaign in League One.
Relegation had been confirmed ahead of the clash with Fulham, but it was a vital match for the Cottagers as they looked to return second position in the table.
The two teams were locked at 1-1 until the 76th minute of the match, when on-loan Newcastle United forward Aleksandar Mitrovic headed Fulham into the lead.
Mitrovic, who has recently been linked with West Ham United, could not buy a minute of Premier League football for Newcastle in the first half of the season, but the striker has been in sensational form since moving to Fulham.
Indeed, the 23-year-old has managed 12 goals in 16 Championship matches for a Fulham side that have moved above Cardiff City into the position behind Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Newcastle supporters absolutely loved the turn of events, with many taking to social media to poke fun at their bitter rivals Sunderland.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Mitrovic just scored the 2-1 goal for Fulham vs Sunderland! #NUFC
— #NUFC Portal (@NufcPortal) April 27, 2018
what a beautiful status
— Wayne heathwaite (@Wayneheathwaite) April 27, 2018
Final 🔨in the ⚰️of the .. smb 🔥🔥🔥. ✋🏼👋🏽✋🏼👋🏽✋🏼👋🏽League 1
— Paul Milburn (@PaulMilburn14) April 27, 2018
and if it stays this way the #SMB finish bottom again………..
— Kieran (@chefsnowmaker) April 27, 2018
— Neil Rodgers (@NeilRodgers12) April 27, 2018
What a good news 😎
— Florian Delle Vergini 🤘🏻 (@Florian_DelleV) April 27, 2018
Always rated him ! pic.twitter.com/YlUf7aV77U
— Ice Cold in Alex (@IceColdAl2) April 27, 2018
£20M man just went to £21M.
— Matthew Brown (@PDXMattB) April 27, 2018
— NUFC Gallowgate (@NUFCgallowgate) April 27, 2018
Ahahaha so the toon made sure sunderland finished bottom
— Fordy (@FordyTheGeordie) April 27, 2018