This game had ticked into a fourth minute of stoppage time when Papiss Cissé's half-volley, dispatched from just outside the corner of the penalty area to arc viciously across and beyond a flailing Petr Cech, confirmed this was to be Newcastle's night.
Real Madrid won their 32nd league title, José Mourinho's seventh in four different countries, returning the trophy to the Santiago Bernabéu for the first time in four years.
Newcastle United moved four points clear of Chelsea in the pursuit of a Champions League place with this victory but the outcome was overshadowed.
Deutsche Bank has announced that Maurice Marchesini will join the bank as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Coverage for Latin America.
Brian Ashton was in charge of England's attack the last time the side were regarded as a real threat behind the scrum, back in the days of Sir Clive Woodward, but he will not be rejoining the national setup after Wayne Smith's decision to remain in New Zealand.