Scenes from Sunderland's 2-0 win at St James' Park in May 1990.Scenes from Sunderland's 2-0 win at St James' Park in May 1990.
Scenes from Sunderland's 2-0 win at St James' Park in May 1990.

Sunderland 2 Newcastle 0: 11 memories from the 1990 play-off semi final

2-0 to Sunderland with goals from Gates and Gabbiadini

What a night it was for Sunderland fans.

On May 16, 1990, the Black Cats clashed with neighbours Newcastle United in the second leg of the play-off semi finals.

The teams were level after the first leg and St James’ Park was packed for a night to remember.

It was Sunderland who took the honours thanks to goals from Eric Gates and Marco Gabbiadini and a fine performance by every member of the team.

Re-live it all with these Echo archive photos.

The teams were level after the first leg and St James’ Park was packed for a night to remember.

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