Rafael Benitez led Newcastle back into the Premier League as champions as they nabbed the Sky Bet Championship title on a remarkable last day.


Goals from Ayoze Perez, Chancel Mbemba as well as replacement Dwight Gayle protected a been worthy of 3-0 success over Barnsley, and also Jack Grealish’s last-gasp strike for Aston Rental property rejected Brighton triumph to permit the Magpies to leapfrog them right into leading area.

Supervisor Benitez has actually insisted for weeks that promotion was the only purpose, yet as he gets ready for the talks with Ashley which will certainly figure out whether he remains on Tyneside, he will do so with a bonus piece of flatware sitting in the trophy cabinet.

Shorn of the solutions of Jamaal Lascelles and winger Matt Ritchie through suspension and injury respectively, the Spaniard was compelled to play midfielder Isaac Hayden in main protection, although his problems expanded when the previous Arsenal male needed to leave the field with a head injury.

Because of this, the Magpies were disjointed as they approach their task with Barnsley taking pleasure in the far better of the opening 15 minutes.

However, as midfielder Christian Atsu awakened them from their rests, they slipped into gear and also took the lead with 23 minutes gone.

Jonjo Shelvey skillfully clipped Aleksandar Mitrovic’s lay-off right into the course of Atsu, that cut within full-back Callum Senior citizen prior to back-heeling the ball to DeAndre Yedlin to go across for Perez to skillfully flick residence.

Barnsley keeper Adam Davies succeeded to transform Atsu’s strong shot over the bar after the winger had fooled his means past Elder with the site visitors under extreme pressure, as well as he succeeded himself a min prior to the break to reject the very same man as he fired difficult and also low towards the much blog post.

Substitute Massadio Haidara blazed over from 12 yards right before the break and Perez evaluated Davies seconds after it as Newcastle dominated yet had a hard time to exterminate the video game.

That altered when Davies dived to conserve Perez’s stinging 59th-minute effort, only for Mbemba to subsequent from close quarters and also make it 2-0.

Davies was contacted once more 10 mins later on to topple Mitrovic’s header and Shelvey struck the foot of the message two minutes later, but opposite number Rob Eliot had to make late saves from alternatives Marley Watkins as well as Elliot Lee to maintain his tidy sheet.

Replace Gayle added a third at the fatality and also information of Vacation home’s equaliser sent the home followers right into raptures.

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