Sunderland endured more derby misery today as Newcastle snatched a 1-0 victory at the Stadium of Light.
The Black Cats managed just one point in two games against the Tynesiders last season, and Steve Bruce suffered again as Ryan Taylor’s goal just after the hour gave the visitors the points.
The goal after Gutierrez was fouled on the left-hand side of the Sunderland box.
Ryan Taylor sized up the situation and it looked clear that he would try his luck with a shot towards the far corner.
But home keeper Simon Mignolet’s position on the edge of his six-yard box was all wrong and he was too far forward as the ball sailed over his head and into the far corner.
* Full report, reaction and pictures in tonight’s Football Echo