Newcastle United will rejoin Europe’s top Champions League competition next season after a 20-year absence following a 0-0 draw at home to struggling Leicester City which guaranteed a top-four finish in the Premier League on Monday night clash.
Newcastle were the dominant side from the very beginning, pinning the Foxes deep in their half for most of the game.
Newcastle had an incredible 23 shots in total, forcing Leicester goalkeeper Daniel Iversen to make four saves, while the visitors failed to manage a single attempt until the 93rd minute. Alexander Isak, Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron should have scored from one of the 12 efforts they had between them, while Bruno Guimaraes came close with a header from inside the six-yard box.
In the end, the clubs split points, with Newcastle celebrating their return to the Champions League group stage after a 20-year absence.
“I want success massively for this football club,” Howe said. “So we’ll try that. I feel like we’ve achieved something great but there’s no trophy. We’ll enjoy tonight be we want to bring silverware here in the future.”