Newcastle played out a 1-1 draw with Sunderland in the Tyne–Wear derby at St. James’ Park.
Jermain Defoe put the Black Cats in the lead on the stroke of half time, but Aleksandar Mitrovic equalised for the home team on 83 minutes.
>Newcastle's passing is so slow !!— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) March 20, 2016
>Rinus Michels used to do 1 touch 5 asides with no goals - NUFC desperately need training like that....— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) March 20, 2016
Newcastle’s performance against Sunderland was far from great, but at the end of the day they managed to pick up a point.
Rafael Benitez’s side are still in the Premier League relegation zone, but they do have a chance of escaping the drop.
With Sunderland, Norwich City and potentially Crystal Palace also in the relegation mix, the Newcastle fans should remain optimistic of survival.