Derby Day picture special: Sunderland beat Newcastle United 2-1 away back in August 1999

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THIS was the game that effectively ended Ruud Gullit’s time in charge at Newcastle United back in August 1999.

The Dutchman took the decision to drop Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer and with the rain lashing down Sunderland made him pay.

Kevin Phillips and Alex Rae celebrate victory for Sunderland.

Kevin Phillips and Alex Rae celebrate victory for Sunderland.

Kevin Phillips and Niall Quinn did the damage.

Kieron Dyer put the hosts in front before first Quinn and then Phillips turned the game on its head.

All this week we have been delving into the archives to showcase some of the biggest victories for the Black Cats over their fiercest rivals and this was definitely one of them.

Sit back and enjoy our gallery of pictures from the win.