On this day in 1993, Newcastle United won the First Division title and sealed promotion to the Premiership after beating Grimsby Town. The Magpies enjoyed a 2-0 win in front of more than 14,000 supporters at Blundell Park.

From David Potter’s ‘Newcastle United On This Day – History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year’

Kevin Keegan started Pavel Srníček, Kevin Scott, Barry Venison, Steve Howey, John Beresford, Paul Bracewell, Lee Clark, Rob Lee, Scott Sellars, Andrew Cole and David Kelly against Grimsby, and it was Cole and Kelly who made the difference.

United followed up the win by beating Oxford United 2-1 and Leicester City 7-1, ending the season with five consecutive league wins while suffering just one defeat in their last nine games.  

Newcastle finished top of the First Division with 96 points from 42 games, eight points clear of second-placed West Ham United and third-placed Portsmouth.

United were in the Premiership the following season and amazingly finished third on 77 points from 42 games, behind championships Manchester United and runners-up Blackburn Rovers.

The Magpies scored more goals than any other club and Andy Cole was the league’s top scorer on 34.  

In other news, Newcastle lose FA Cup final to Liverpool and multiple players are embarrassed in 1974