They say a lot can change in 12 months and fans of both Newcastle United and Sunderland can certainly testify to that.
Last season Sunderland’s 3-0 win at Everton sealed their Premier League survival but also condemned bitter rivals Newcastle to relegation to the Championship.
Understandably, Sunderland fans revelled in Newcastle’s misfortune and the song ‘Sunderland’s staying up and the Mags are going down’ was born.
Fast forward 12 months and in the same week Newcastle’s return to the Premier League was confirmed, Sunderland’s relegation to the Championship was also sealed.
The Black Cats’ 1-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth this afternoon means that 17th placed Hull City are no longer within reach and the Wearsiders’ 10 year stay in the Premier League is over.
Unsurprisingly, Newcastle fans have been quick to laugh at their rivals on social media, with many feeling that karma has been served.
Matthew Robson made reference to the Sunderland chant, tweeting: “They’re going down.. we’re going up!”
Paul Wilson added: “What a difference 12 months make. I hope you enjoyed your moment, now we are enjoying ours!”
Black Cats keeper Jordan Pickford infamously tweeted the chant with the hashtag ‘Get the Rave on’.
This prompted Twitter user ‘True NUFC’ to tweet him with the following message: “Is the rave still on @JPickford1?”
Graham Sutton tweeted: “We’ll meet again don’t know where don’t know when..”
Another Twitter user tweeted: “There will definitely be sobs on the Tyne tonight because the Toon Army are crying laughing.”