Fans are remembering that Mike Ashley promised not to leave Newcastle United before they won a trophy
Newcastle snatched the title after Aston Villa’s late equaliser against Brighton.
Newcastle United’s return to the Premier League table was made all the more glorious when a late Aston Villa equaliser at Brighton ensured the Magpies won the Championship as well, rather than finishing second.
Newcastle did all they needed to do, beating Barnsley 3-0 at home, while Aston Villa’s decisive goal came in the 89th minute, only adding to the drama.
— Dan Leydon (@danleydon) May 7, 2017
VILLA WOW!!!!! NEWCASTLE— GAZ (@GazGShore) May 7, 2017
Brighton’s 1-1 draw against Villa meant that, although they will also play Premier League football next season, it’s Newcastle who take the league winners’ medals home.
⚫⚪— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) May 7, 2017
You have to say it was well deserved.
Most points (94)— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 7, 2017
Most goals scored (85)
Best goal difference (+45)
Most wins (29)
Newcastle return to the Premier League as champions. pic.twitter.com/AP8j3GaG2n
And with Newcastle’s silverware, a few fans remembered a comment their controversial owner Mike Ashley made in 2015.
Having narrowly avoided relegation during the 2014/15 season, Ashley said: “We are now definitely going to win something and by the way I shan’t be selling until we do.”
is Mike Ashley selling up now we've won something?— Daniel Hayes (@firstnamedaniel) May 7, 2017
Didn't Mike Ashley say that he would sell Newcastle Utd if they won a trophy? #NFFC— Dylan McKane (@dylan_mckane) May 7, 2017
Does that statement include winning the Championship?
When Mike Ashley said he wouldn't sell NUFC until they'd won something, was he including the Championship?— Ian Jeyes (@IanJeyes) May 7, 2017
Only time will tell.