WATCH: Huge ovation for new Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce ahead of Wear-Tyne derby

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Sam Allardyce was awarded a heroes welcome when he arrived at the Stadium of Light for his first home game.

Allardyce takes charge at home for the first time against former side Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light (KO noon) and fans flocked to welcome him to the club.

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce

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