ARE these Sunderland’s best derby moments against Newcastle United on Geordie turf? Have your say in our comments section below or on Facebook.
• Newcastle 1-2 Sunderland, November 18, 2000.
After a 4th minute goal by Gary Speed and an equaliser from Don Hutchinson the game became a tense affair. In the second half, a penalty was awarded after Niall Quinn brought down Robert Lee. Up stepped Alan Shearer who missed the penalty after an excellent save by Sorensen. Quinn secured the win with a header, sealing his legendary status with the club.
• Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland, April 13, 2013.
Sunderland’s first victory at St James’ Park in 13 years saw the iconic image of the Paulo Di Canio knee-slide. The winning 3-0 goals came from Stephane Sessegnon, Adam Johnson and David Vaughan.
• Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland, February 1, 2014.
With goals from Fabio Borini, Adam Johnson and Jack Colback, Newcastle were again beaten by the Black Cats by three goals and claimed a third successive win in the fixture (the first in 91 years).
• Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland, May 16, 1990.
Seen at the time as the biggest Tyne-Wear derby ever, Eric Gates scored first in the 13th minute with Marco Gabbiadini scoring the second in the 86th minute. Hundreds of Newcastle fans invaded the pitch in the hope of getting the game abandoned but only succeeded in getting the game delayed by 21 minutes.
• Newcastle 1-9 Sunderland, December 5, 1908.
A hat-trick each for Billy Hogg and George Holley paved the way for a Sunderland away win that is still one of the biggest away wins in the top flight and a scoreline that is still talked about today by every proud Sunderland fan.
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