After completing the 46 games of 2nd tier league in English Football, Rafa Benitez successfully bring the Championship glory to Newcastle city after beating Barnsley 3-0 on the last game and at the same time a Villa player in the dying minute scored an unexpected and surprising equalizer against the previous table leader, Brighton & Howe Albion to make it 1-1 after Brighton scored earlier and a Villa player got dismissed following the Brighton penalty decision by the referee.
Me and maybe with most Newcastle fans may had rested our head and settle as 2nd in the division, because we have been promoted to English Premier League at the 1st asking three weeks ago. So anything comes in the last day we should accept it with open heart, at least we expect Newcastle won the game and Chris Hughton for all he has given to Newcastle in the past deserved the glory.
But that was simply not the idea of Signor Rafa Benitez and his team. They remarkably won the successive 2 games after cementing a place in promotion to EPL (won against Cardiff away and then yesterday’s Barnsley at home) while Brighton surprisingly and infamously only captured 1 point from 9 possible in 3 games, while they only need 1 game to get the Championship crown (Newcastle were left apart by 7 points from Brighton before the promotion-winning game against Preston).
So congratulations to Rafa and the team and all the staff who have been working so hard for this. It’s been a journey in the 2nd tier English league, a hardwork with so many stories left behind. Just expecting a ransom and productive conversation between our manager with Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley next week before we face pre-season to EPL 2017-2018.