Newcastle fans relieved as they secure Premier League return

Newcastle United secured an instant return to the Premier League following their 4-1 win against Preston North End at St James’ Park on Monday night.

The Magpies had suffered a disappointing relegation to the Championship less than a year ago, but Rafa Benitez’s side have bounced straight back following an impressive season in England’s second tier and they will compete among the elite again next term.

A brace from Ayoze Perez and further goals from Christian Atsu and Matt Ritchie were enough to send St James’ Park into raptures and see off Simon Grayson’s men, and the fans can once again look forward to hosting the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool in the 2017/18 season.

Newcastle supporters were quick to have their say on promotion via social media, and they were understandably delighted to be back in the top flight.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to their return to the Premier League…