Newcastle United secured promotion back to the Premier League on Monday night as they beat Preston North End 4-1 at St James’ Park to guarantee a top two finish in the Championship.
The Magpies were relegated alongside Aston Villa a year ago and while Rafa Benitez’s men have made an immediate return to the top flight, the Midlands outfit will spend another season at this level following an inconsistent campaign.
15 defeats in 44 league matches mean that Steve Bruce’s side lie 12th in the standings and 15 points from the play-off positions, and they will hope to replicate Newcastle when they go against next term.
Villa supporters were quick to have their say on the Toon Army’s return to the Premier League via social media, with some not understanding the so-called rivalry between the two clubs and the obsession that some Newcastle fans seem to have with them, while others believe the two teams could be swapping places again soon.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Just searched #avfc and seen a load of Newcastle fans??? Didn't they just get promoted why are they talking about us????
— aidán doherty (@_aidandoherty) April 24, 2017
— AVRobFC (@AVRobFC) April 24, 2017
Got to laugh at those certain, sad Newcastle fans. They get promoted, yet are still obsessed with #avfc ????
— Julian (@JB888) April 24, 2017
Not sure why Villa fans comparing us with Newcastle. They should never of come down firstly. We were an embarrassment, joke of a club! #avfc
— Jb08 (@jsb_av1) April 24, 2017
— Gareth Watkins (@gwatkins100) April 25, 2017
— Steve Atkins #avfc (@steveatkins1969) April 24, 2017
— Lee Inman (@LeeInman4) April 24, 2017