Patrick Kluivert reacts to Newcastle United's derby day defeat

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The former Toon striker has had his say to the 3-0 defeat at Sunderland.

Newcastle United were defeated today in the Wear-Tyne derby by their fierce rivals Sunderland and it was a comprehensive scoreline.

They lost the game 3-0 although that did not represent what was largely an even affair between the two Premier League strugglers.

But a red card from Fabricio Coloccini did not help matters and goals from Adam Johnson, Billy Jones and Steven Fletcher saw The Black Cats come away from the game with all three points in Sam Allardyce's first home game in charge of the club.

For Newcastle however it was a bitter pill to swallow. After thrashing Norwich City last week there would have been high hopes ahead of this game but they are now second from bottom in the Premier League and definitely in a relegation scrap this term.

One former player who was not pleased to see the result was Patrick Kluivert.

The former Barcelona striker joined Newcastle from Barcelona in 2004 but spent just one rather uninspiring season at St James Park before heading back to Spain with Valencia.

He sent out this tweet after the loss:

The 79 cap Dutch international is just one of many a Newcastle fan who was left disappointed by today's result and the club need to sort things out swiftly if they are to avoid a close call like last season.

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