Newcastle United won their final three games of the 2016-17 Championship season to snatch the title away from Brighton & Hove Albion at the final moment.
Indeed, Newcastle’s 3-0 victory over Barnsley on Sunday afternoon proved enough for the Magpies to finish top of England’s second tier after Brighton were held to a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.
Rafael Benitez’s time at Newcastle has not been without its trials and tribulations, but the former Real Madrid boss has led the Magpies back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.
It would be fair to say that the club’s social media department are currently making full use of the situation, and a tweet on Monday afternoon, which revealed the final Championship table, was something that went down well with supporters of the famous outfit.
As it transpired, Newcastle finished nine points clear of third-place Reading to comfortably gain promotion to the Premier League, but taking the title away from Brighton at the final moment was something that meant a lot to the fans.
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