5 famous Tyne-Wear Derbies
The Tyne-Wear Derby is highly regarded as one of the fiercest rivalries in the UK.
A derby dating back to 1898. There have been 155 derbies in that time scale but here are 5 of the best games over the last 15 year.
Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland
The 2013 Tyne-Wear derby left a bitter taste for the black and white half of the North-East after a 3-0 battering at their home ground in a game they were favoured to win.
Stephane Sessegnon opened the scoring for Sunderland giving them a 1-0 lead at half time.
Before early into the second half Papiss cisse had a goal incorrectly disallowed which could have saw a different result on the day if the goal was given.
Adam Johnson and David Vaughan buried Newcastle for their failure to score giving Sunderland a famous 3-0 win on Tyneside.
New Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio had only overseen one game before this one but is always remembered in Sunderland for his infamous knee slide celebration.
Newcastle 5-1 Sunderland.
Newcastle in 2010 arguably had their most famous ever win over arch-rivals.
After a 5-1 thrashing Infront of a full house at St James Park.
Kevin Nolan’s brace before half time sent Newcastle players down the tunnel with their heads held high and a 2-0 lead.
Before Shola Ameobi “The Mackem Slayer” scored a penalty and bagged another to make it 4-0 to the home side.
Kevin Nolan completing an infamous hat trick set up by Ameobi to give Newcastle a 5-0 lead.
Newcastle saw Titus Bramble dismissed which led to Sunderland clawing one back however it was to late as Newcastle saw off a famous 5-1 win.
Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland
The most recent Tyne-Wear derby was a 1-1 draw in the 15-16 season.
Newcastle failing to win any of their last 8 against their rivals. With Sunderland winning the last six in a row.
For a lot of this game, it looked again that it was going to be seven as Jermain Defoe scored just before the end of the first half.
Sunderland managed to hold onto this lead for 40 minutes despite some big chances for Newcastle.
Until Alexander Mitrovic levelled the scoreline Infront of the Gallowgate end with 83 minutes on the clock.
Newcastle managed to see out the game at 1-1 to break the six in a row win streak but take it to nine winless games against Sunderland.
Sunderland 0-1 Newcastle
Newcastle’s last win dated back all the way to 2011.
The 2 rivals clashed on the second game of the premier league season.
Sunderland losing their opening game with Newcastle winning theirs.
A quiet game for a derby with half time seeing it at 0-0.
However the 63rd minute saw one of the most famous goals in Tyne Wear derby history as fullback Ryan Taylor stepped up and bagged a free kick to give Newcastle the lead at the stadium of light.
Which gave him the famous “Ryan Taylor over the wall” chant.
Newcastle saw off the game at 1-0 to get a famous win Infront of a packed Stadium of light.
Sunderland 3-0 Newcastle
Sunderland were sat at the bottom of the Premier League table going into the game however a win would have seen them leapfrog Newcastle back in 2015.
Sunderland opened the scoring through a controversial penalty which also saw the dismissal of skipper Fabricio Colocinni.
Newcastle dominated the first half despite Sunderland taking the lead but 1-0 down with 10 men it would have been an uphill battle for Newcastle to come back from.
In the 65th minute Sunderland doubled their advantage through defender Billy Jones set up by Steven Fletcher.
Were Fletcher then going on to grab a third late on to give Sunderland a 3-0 lead at home.
Sam Allardyce oversaw Sunderland that day to beat his former club who he had a spell at in the 07-08 season.