The first game of the Championship 2016/17 season is over and Fulham beat title favourites Newcastle United 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
Tipped to breeze back up to the Premier League this season, Newcastle fans were riding high before the game, confident of an easy win of both the game and the Championship.
Do Newcastle United get the Championship trophy at full time?
-- The Reason 1867 (@LBoyling) August 5, 2016
At kick off with Coral, 95% of the bets on the match result were on Newcastle. That percentage may not be beaten all season.
-- Nick Goff (@nickgoff79) August 5, 2016
If Newcastle don't win the league I'll get a tattoo of their badge on my arm
-- 9LCE (@LukeFuseyz) August 5, 2016
Put Newcastle in your betslip and enter how much money you'd like by 10pm.
-- Henry Fettes (@HenryFettes) August 5, 2016
The league opener started off slowly, but after a bit of a lull...
...the game picked up at the end of the first half. Matt Smith used all of his 6ft 6in frame to score with a terrific header in the 44th minute, taking Fulham ahead.
The game remained cagey from this point, with Newcastle failing to capitalise on a few good chances.
Newcastle man ????
-- AJ ? (@ashleigh_james9) August 5, 2016
Inevitably, Twitter began to question the prediction that Newcastle would win the league.
Aren't Newcastle meant to be winning the league?
-- Matt (@mattpkenny) August 5, 2016
So maybe Newcastle aren't going to walk it.
-- Derby Retweets (@DerbyRetweets) August 5, 2016
Newcastle finding out that's having a star studded XI means nothing In the championship. 70% Graft 30% Talent to win this division.
-- Jeffro (@JabHookNQPR) August 5, 2016
-- Kevin O'Sullivan (@TVKev) August 5, 2016
The result was a bit of a shame really, as 7,000 of their fans turned up to watch them.
-- The Away Fans (@theawayfans) August 5, 2016
Never mind. Maybe next time, Newcastle?