Newcastle have been relegated to the Championship this evening.
The Magpies 0-0 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday left them on the cusp of relegation as Sunderland beat Chelsea 3-2, and they knew that a win for the Black Cats against Everton this evening would send them down to the Championship.
A Patrick van Aanholt free kick and two goals from defender Lamine Kone handed Sunderland a huge 3-0 win, and guaranteed survival for Sam Allardyce's men.
That means that both Newcastle and Norwich City have been relegated, with Magpies fans particularly deflated having been sent down by their biggest rivals.
After the final whistle at the Stadium of Light, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer - who was in charge of the club when they last dropped to the Championship in 2009 - has taken to Twitter in order to offer his instant reaction to the relegation.
Shearer admitted that relegation had been coming, suggesting that his boyhood club haven't learned any lessons from their relegation in 2009.
He also reluctantly praised Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce - who was ironically sacked by Newcastle in 2008 - for keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League after a fine run of form, losing just once in the last ten Premier League games.
Here is how Alan Shearer reacted on Twitter after Newcastle's relegation to the Championship was confirmed this evening...
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