'From Champions League to the Championship' - Best reaction as Sunderland relegate Newcastle
Sam Allardyce was sacked by Newcastle in January 2008 when they were 11th in the Premier League table... he who laughs last!
Newcastle's failure to beat Aston Villa as Sunderland produced an incredible come-from-behind victory against Chelsea has ultimately led to their downfall.
The Black Cats were fortunate to come up against an Everton side bereft of confidence and with no passion for the fight and easily accounted for them 3-0 thanks to a brace from Lamine Kone and Patrick van Aanholt free-kick.
Norwich beat Watford 4-2 at Carrow Road tonight but they will also be plying their trade in the Championship alongside the Magpies next season.
Here is the best reaction to Sunderland's survival and the demise of Newcastle and Norwich:
Sad day in the history but they will be back. #ToonArmy ⚫️⚪️— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 11, 2016
Relegation may act as a catalyst at boardroom level. Because they are not currently worthy of being the custodians of such a great club.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 11, 2016
Gutted I won't get the chance to play at St James's Park next season. Premier League will be poorer for 50,000+ Geordies every other week.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 11, 2016
You've gotta hand it to Big Sam - he's a resilient oul' bastard. Limerick will do that to you.— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) May 11, 2016
Sunderland supporters singing “lock up your horses, there’s going to be hell.”— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) May 11, 2016
Newcastle falling into the Championship like...https://t.co/lnkhj5E1l3— Pie Sports Booze (@piesportsbooze) May 11, 2016
Sacked by Real Madrid and relegated with Newcastle in the same season. Class season from Rafa Benitez.— MC (@mediocentroEN) May 11, 2016
Going back for McClaren 3 times after he turned us down and keeping him when it was clear where we were heading. Well played Charnley #nufc— Frazer Lonie (@frazerlonie) May 11, 2016
When you go from the Champions League to the Championship in the same season... pic.twitter.com/VMNFWGrQWj— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) May 11, 2016
Sunderland were an awful team when Allardyce took over in October. No wins in first 8 games. Now: organised and purposeful. Great work.— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) May 11, 2016
Whatever anyone thinks of Big Sam he has built teams over the yrs to be hard to play against...played well tonight too.— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 11, 2016
When you ask Newcastle and Norwich fans how they're feeling right now. https://t.co/yAfqW6M56a— Football Trolls (@Footballltrolls) May 11, 2016
Burton going to Villa and Newcastle in a league fixture next season is also incredible.— Lance Vance (@ThisIsntXav) May 11, 2016