- Newcastle United have secured promotion back to the Premier League
- They beat Preston North End 4-1 on Monday night, April 24, to confirm their promotion
- Former Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez is the man that made the history
Newcastle United have made an immediate return to the Premier League after beating Preston North End 4-1 in an explosive duel on Monday night, April 24, 2017.
The hosts took advantage of poor Preston defending for all four goals with Ayoze Perez netting twice from corners and Atsu finishing a counter-attack in first-half stoppage time after North End had lost possession in midfield.
Recall that the Rafa Benitez side was relegated to the Championship at the end of last season after finishing at the bottom of the standings.
The side are second on the Championship standings with 88 points from 44 matches. Log leaders Brighton & Hove Albion also qualified as they lead the pack with 92 points.