BY A STAFF REPORTER: Newcastle qualified for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years with a 0-0 draw at Leicester on Monday.
Fifth-placed Liverpool's draw with Aston Villa on Saturday saw Newcastle need just one point from their last two games to secure a Place in the Champions League.
Eddie Howe's first attempt at St James' Park put the team in third place achieved their goal. Howe and his players embarked on a long lap of honor as they received praise from the Toon Army after the final whistle.
Newcastle's remarkable rise to the top four in the Premier League in just 18 months is a tribute to the management and financial strength of the club's Saudi-backed ownership group.