For all those who thought Newcastle United would have it easy in the Championship with a vastly superior squad and a proven manager, it was proved otherwise as they had to fight till the last day for the Championship title.
Trailing Brighton by seven points with just three games left towards the end of the season, Newcastle remarkably scaled down Brighton to win promotion as the Championship winners.
While a large part of it was invariably down to the fighting spirit within the squad, Brighton’s capitulation too played a part in Newcastle’s triumph.
One pivotal figure in handing Newcastle the title was Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. The Englishman scored a late equalizing goal against Brighton to guarantee Newcastle the title.
The all important goal made Grealish a popular figure among the Toon faithful and if recent developments are anything to go, Grealish has become just as popular among the Newcastle players too.
The 21 year old was spotted spending a night out with the likes of Dwight Gayle, Ciaran Clark and Grant Hanley. Pictured below is the midfielder with the Newcastle players all smiles and in celebration mood.