Newcastle United 0-1 Sunderland - dramatic late winner for Poyet's men

Newcastle United 0 - 1 Sunderland

  • 90" Adam Johnson

Ref: Anthony Taylor
Attendance: 52,315

Newcastle United

Sunderland took the spoils in the Tyne-Wear derby, with Adam Johnson's dramatic late winner handing them a 1-0 victory over Newcastle.

One of the fiercest rivalries in the Premier League was renewed this afternoon, as Sunderland made the short trip to Tyneside to face bitter rivals Newcastle United at St. James' Park.

Newcastle have been in fine form of late, whilst Sunderland have been the Premier League's draw specialists so far this term, drawing 10 of their 16 games before today's game.

It looked like being another stalemate for the Black Cats, with little between the two sides for the majority of the game, in what was a close encounter.

Yet with time running out, Sunderland managed to snatch a dramatic win – and it came from a Newcastle corner, scored by a boyhood Magpies fan.

A Magpies cross was headed away, and Adam Johnson set off on a mazy run forward, laying the ball off to Connor Wickham, whose cross was teed up by Will Buckley for Johnson - who claims to have supported Newcastle as a boy - to volley past Jak Alnwick in the 90th minute.

It was the perfect counter attack for Sunderland, who have found goals hard to come by this season, and fans were able to exert some revenge over midfielder Jack Colback, who controversially left Sunderland for Newcastle this summer.

The result takes Sunderland up into 14th place on 19 points, whilst Newcastle remain in ninth place after yet another home defeat to their biggest rivals.


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Team Lineups

Newcastle United

  • Jak Alnwick
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Paul Dummett
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Steven Taylor
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Jack Colback
  • Sammy Ameobi
  • Cheick Tioté
  • Yoan Gouffran
  • Ayoze Pérez


  • Papiss Demba Cissé
  • Emmanuel Rivière
  • Rémy Cabella
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Freddie Woodman
  • Adam Armstrong
  • Michael Williamson


  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Wes Brown
  • John O'Shea
  • Sebastián Coates
  • Santiago Vergini
  • Connor Wickham
  • Adam Johnson
  • Jordi Gómez
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Steven Fletcher


  • William Buckley
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Liam Bridcutt
  • Jozy Altidore
  • Vito Mannone
  • Ricardo Álvarez

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