Newcastle United have qualified for next season’s Champions League, securing a top four finish. The Magpies drew 0-0 with Leicester City in their most recent game, and the sole point helped them climb into third place with 70 points.
Although Manchester United have a game in hand and have 69 points, Newcastle have confirmed a top four finish at the very least. This is the first time that they have returned to the top flight of European competition since the 2002/03 season when Alan Shearer was the captain of the club.
Newcastle United qualify for 2023/24 Champions League following Leicester draw
Eddie Howe’s side has been simply remarkable this season, putting in consistent performances throughout the season. They have picked up valuable points against Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea.
A great run of form for Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson’s recent goalscoring run has been vital to their performance. But the most important part of their game has been the defense. The Magpies have managed the second-least number of goals, only one more than Manchester City.
Alexander Isak’s late return from injury has provided them with a boost in attack. And his presence from the very start of next season could provide a huge boost, especially in the Champions League.