Not very often would a Monday night in Plymouth feature in iconic moments of a decade for Newcastle, but in 2010 it certainly did, as Newcastle clinched the Championship title.

The Magpies secured a 2-0 win at Home Park, with Newcastle fans seeming to be situated in every corner of the ground.

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But far from it causing any flashpoints of trouble, the whole atmosphere throughout the night was celebratory – and the home fans contributed to that almost as much as the travel-weary Geordies.

It was appropriate that local hero Andy Carroll would open the scoring for Newcastle on such an historic night, with him finishing that season as top scorer on 19 goals.

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The often forgotten Wayne Routledge got the second, which really saw the party start in earnest for the away supporters.

Plymouth Argyle and its fans embraced the occasion

It was a surreal night in many ways, with the home fans unfurling a huge banner congratulating the visitors, to rapturous applause from the Toon’s travelling contingent.

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Even the club’s PR announcer got in on the act after the final whistle, with him already having a playlist of Newcastle anthems ready to go when the title win was secured.


No one begrudged the celebrating masses their pitch invasion either, with everyone aware of the good-natured sentiment.

The Plymouth fans were gracious that night and it is unlikely to be forgotten by the Geordie faithful, should the teams ever meet again.

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It was summed up by them seeing the funny side, when Newcastle fans launched into an impromptu “we’re going to Arsenal, you’re going to Hartlepool” song, with Plymouth’s relegation all but mathematically finalised.

It was a sign of appreciation from the friendly Devonshire club, and helped create a memorable night for anyone who was fortunate enough to be there.

Every day until Christmas, Geordie Boot Boys will bring you another incredible Newcastle moment as we countdown the 25 most iconic Toon moments of the decade.

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