When the players went on, welcoming back Rob Elliot from a long injury, and were ready for kick-off Preston started with a long ball that ended with a bad cross. Newcastle had a couple of chances in the early minutes then finally in the 7th minute Ayoze Perez took a pass from Clark which ended up in the back of the net. However only 7 minutes later Preston equalised with a pass by Bakhuissen leading to Hugill finding the back of an empty net. The Newcastle fans stopped celebrating! There were few chances for either side in the rest of the first half until the last few minutes when Atsu received a pass from Hayden which he ran forward with and finished with a cracking shot into goal. The fans went wild!
Newcastle started the 2nd half with a good performance in the Preston half of the pitch, but Preston started to fight back, unfortunately with few chances at goal. On the 64th minute Perez took the ball and shot at goal, which Preston's only defender (all others were injured), Gallagher, knocked off the goal line with his hand resulting in a red card for him and no defenders for Preston. Ritchie stepped up to take the penalty and put it straight past the Preston keeper - 3-1 and all over for Preston! But Newcastle slipped another one past the keeper, a second goal for Perez. 4-1 and Newcastle were promoted! Some very happy fans and players. WELL DONE NEWCASTLE!!!