May 25, 2015
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How Twitter reacted to Newcastle dramatic Premier League survival

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On a day where everything at the top of the Premier League table was decided, all eyes were on the relegation scrap. Hull City started the day in the drop-zone and needed to beat Manchester United at home and Newcastle the be held by West Ham in order to retain their Premier League status.

The first headlines were made pre-game at St James’ park, when much maligned owner Mike Ashley claimed that he would not sell the club until he “won something”.

On the pitch, the Newcastle players put in their best performance in months. A header from Moussa Sissoko and a long range strike from Jonas Gutierrez, who has recently undergone cancer treatment, ensured the Magpies would remained a Premier League side.

Meanwhile, Hull battled to a 0-0 draw with the Red Devils. Newcastle’s result meant that even if their two disallowed goals had stood it would not have been enough to save the Tigers.

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Here’s how social media reacted to the battle for survival:

There was some sympathy for relegated Hull City:

John Carver was a hot topic of debate:

Most, however, haven’t been impressed by the “best coach in the league”:

There was some difference in reaction to Mike Ashley’s interview:

https://twitter.com/benmoore82/status/602583213937192960

https://twitter.com/aaronjfletcher/status/602589955345522689

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Last but not least, Jonas Gutierrez’s goal was possibly the most heart-warming story of the season:

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