Newcastle news: How victory against Chelsea was terrible result for Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez too was a happy man, acknowledging his adoring disciples with a smile and a wave.
His players beckoned members of their own family to join them as they embarked on a richly-deserved lap of honour.
Newcastle had just thumped Chelsea 3-0 with a rousing display of free-flowing football.
It was the Magpies’ final fixture of a hugely satisfying 2017-18 campaign and the expectant Toon Army were already counting down the days for the new season to start.
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