Newcastle United secured a 13th-place finish on Sunday after brushing aside relegated Fulham 4-0 at Craven Cottage.

Fulham had plenty of possession against Rafa Benitez’s side however were unable to hit the target more than twice.

Jonjo Shelvey opened the scoring for the Magpies with his first goal in over a year, hitting a lovely volley from just inside the box into the opposite corner of the net.

Only a couple of minutes later Ayoze Perez tapped home after ‘keeper Sergio Rico fumbled a shot from Christian Atsu. The third came from a Fabian Schar header from one of Newcastle’s five corners.

Fulham rarely threatened the Newcastle goal despite scoring a goal that was eventually flagged offside. It wasn’t long before Salomon Rondon forced in the fourth after a goal-mouth scrap.

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Fulham were happy once the full-time whistle blew, ending a season of misery in the Premier League. Rafa Benitez will be happy with his side’s performance and their season in general; but what have we learned since the first game of the season?