Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Newcastle win, give Tyne-Wear derby verdict

Some Sunderland fans are fearful after the Magpies' 6-2 victory over Norwich City. Others, however, say they aren't fooled...

If anything was going to shift momentum for Newcastle United heading into the Tyne-Wear derby, a 6-2 win was just about top of the list.

Rather than face Sunderland rock bottom of the table and winless in the Premier League, the Magpies are now simply a side in the relegation zone who could be about to embark upon an improved run.

'Could' is the key word as far as some Sunderland fans are concerned, though, as many watched Newcastle's 6-2 thrashing of Norwich and saw the same old flaws.

Going forward, Steve McClaren's men were incredible. But it was against a poor Canaries back four, while their defending was equally bad.

As the Black Cats faithful took to Twitter ahead of the derby, then, there were mixed views about whether or not they should fear their fierce rivals breaking their recent Tyne-Wear duck.

Some Sunderland supporters are certainly a lot more worried than when they were during Newcastle's second-half meltdowns against both Chelsea and Manchester City. Here's a selection of what fans are saying ahead of this weekend's crucial clash... 

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