Newcastle secured a return to Europe’s top table after a two-decade absence, while Leicester rise to 18th with the draw.

Newcastle are guaranteed to finish in the top four in the Premier League and return to the Champions League next season.

Both sides had chances to win the match but in the end the spoils were shared.

While a goalless draw rarely suits both sides, Newcastle will feel extremely satisfied with Champions League qualification secure, while Leicester can stay up if they beat West Ham on the final day and Everton do not beat Bournemouth.

Newcastle took a while to get going, Leicester defending the box fairly well. But as the first half wore on and the dropped ever deeper, the home side began to create, Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson hitting the post and having shots cleared off the line, Eurosport reports.

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The game took the same pattern after the break, Wout Faes inadvertently sending a front-post header over for Bruno Guimaraes at the back, but fearing he might head the post – with fair reason – he glanced onto it instead.

Otherwise, though, Leicester saw Newcastle away fairly easily, and could have won it in injury-time when Timothy Castagne’s volley was well saved by Nick Pope.

But though Leicester’s fate no longer remains in their own hands, they, like Newcastle, got what they came for.

Newcastle are back in the Champions League. It has been 20 years since the Magpies last played in Europe’s premier club competition but they are now assured of finishing in the top four of the Premier League.

Newcastle are four points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool heading into Sunday’s final day of the season, while Leicester remain in the relegation zone, two points adrift of safety.