How Twitter reacted to Newcastle United's relegation

Defender Paul Dummett shows his dejection at the end of the 0-0 draw with Aston Villa which effectively ended Newcastle's survival hopes.
Defender Paul Dummett shows his dejection at the end of the 0-0 draw with Aston Villa which effectively ended Newcastle's survival hopes.

Newcastle and Norwich were relegated to the Championship after Sunderland claimed a 3-0 victory over Everton at the Stadium of Light last night to ensure their Premier League status.

Here's the Twitter reaction to an eventful evening in the Premier League.

"Sad day in the history but they will be back. #ToonArmy" - Former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton)

"Sad to see my old club go down tonight. Sorry for the fans. They deserve @premierleague #nufc" - Former Newcastle United midfielder Nolberto Solano (@nobbysolanouk4)

"Thanks for trying Everton... Appreciate the effort." - Great Britain Paralympian and Newcastle fan Stephen Miller (@hailfabio)

"I think Kevin Keegan would do a cracking job at Newcastle." - Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore)

"Mike Ashley about to oversee 2nd relegation as Newcastle owner. The man who revels in capitalising on distressed assets has created his own." - BBC Sport's Richard Conway (@richard_conway)

"@SunderlandAFC passion desire excellent, @Everton speechless." - Former Sunderlandmanager and Everton legend Peter Reid (@reid6peter)

"You wouldn't want to be relying on Everton. For anything." - Cricket journalist Elizabeth Ammon (@legsidelizzy)

"Everton should be relegated for this." - TV commentator Janusz Michallik (@JanuszMichallik)

"Expected it for weeks...still gutting when it actually happens #NUFC #Toon" - Capital FM North East host and Newcastle fan Matt Bailey (@i__am__matt)

"You can't pretend it hadn't been coming. @NUFC not learned lessons from 2009. Hard as it is for me to say, well done Sam and @SunderlandAFC" - Newcastle's record scorer Alan Shearer (@alanshearer), who as a short-term manager could not keep the team up seven years ago.

"Work very hard to come back to @premierleague for your fans. WE DESERVE IT!! #NUFC" - Colombian striker Faustino Asprilla (@TinoasprillaH), a Newcastle favourite in the 1990s.