NUFC take another stride towards Championship trophy at Middlesbrough's expense
Well that's the Tyne-Tees ding dong over for what could be at least another season and Newcastle United were probably much, much happier with the point than Middlesbrough by the end.
At times United were poor at the Riverside but they showed they have the ability to dig in and scrape a result when it matters most and more importanly they didn't cave in.
Even a neutral could have sensed that the game meant much more to Boro and in the end it must have felt like a defeat for Gordon Strachan's side.
Strachan's side threw everything at Newcastle but ultimately didn't have enough to pull off a scalp that would have had Teesside celebrating tonight.
And it was the Toon Army who were celebrating at the end of the 2-2 draw with chants of "We're Newcastle and we're going to win the league."
Throughout it all the travelling 3,600 fans backed their side in the way that we've grown to expect.
And when Boro unvailed their "Trophy Virgins" flag (forgetting the six FA Cups, four league titles and the 1969 Fairs Cup) it was the last act of a desperate bunch of fans.
A set of fans who are staring trips to Doncaster and Barnsley in the face once again - unless their side can do what they haven't done all season and put together some consistency and start finishing teams off.
As for Newcastle, well they really can only self-destruct now and this was another useful point.
They are now a whopping 25 points ahead of the team that were relegated with them in Boro and nine points ahead of Nottingham Forest, who lost again 3-2 at Preston.
With 11 games left and with a game in hand on Forest and West Brom, this looked very much like another step back towards the Premier League and picking up the Championship trophy which Boro would so dearly love to be doing themselves.
What were your thoughts on Newcastle's draw with Boro?