Newcastle United The Champions League will rejoin Europe’s elite next season after a 20-year absence after struggling to a 0-0 draw at home leicester city Which guaranteed a top-four finish in the Premier League on Monday.
It wasn’t quite the spectacular home sign-off that fans were hoping for as Newcastle dominated from start to finish without netting, but they didn’t really care as the dream of Champions League football came true.
Midfielder Sean Longstaff told Sky Sports, “I can’t put it into words to be honest. If you’d have told us two years ago that this was going to happen, we wouldn’t have believed you.”
“We beat Juventus 1-0 here [in the Champions League], you see it on old DVDs. To be a part of it, I am discussing.”
Newcastle had scored 23 goals to Leicester’s one and been denied the woodwork three times as the visitors dug deep for a point that will dent their survival hopes ahead of Sunday’s final round game. keeps alive
Eddie Howe’s Newcastle are third with 70 points and a game to play, four ahead of fifth liverpool Who also has one match left. get fourth place Manchester United He has 69 points with two games left.
After celebrating with his players on the St James’ Park pitch, Howe was asked what goals August had in store.
“certainly was not [top four], “the former Bournemouth manager told Sky Sports. “You always hope and always believe and you have to dream. But we didn’t think we were ready for it.
“After the fight against relegation last season, it was really about whether we can get stronger and be a better team and not mess with relegation like last season.
“I can’t praise [the players] That mentality, his attitude is enough for what he’s given to me and to the club.”
leicester moved up one place leeds united on goal difference but remain 18th and need a win against West Ham United and Asha finished 17th on Sunday everton Failed to beat Bournemouth.
Bizarrely, after doing nothing but defending their penalty area for the entire match, Leicester suddenly looked dangerous five minutes into stoppage time and a shock win thanks to a superb save by Nick Pope from Timothy Casten Must have been snatched
The final whistle was met with huge roars from the St James’ Park faithful, who could hardly believe the pace at which their club has transformed since being bought by a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in October 2021 Has gone.
Newcastle were without a win and finished 19th in the Premier League standings and headed for relegation after 14 years under their unpopular Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley.
But with the appointment of Howe and some shrewd transfer business, Newcastle are back with Europe’s big boys.
“It means everything,” said Newcastle full-back Kieran Trippier, one of the first signings following the acquisition. “When I first came I took a risk but I always believed in every decision I made. The club has gone through a difficult moment but now we are reaping the rewards.”