Whilst the senior side has forgotten how to win one, Newcastle’s young stars are making it a habit of beating Sunderland.
The Magpies marched into the last eight of the FA Youth Cup after a dramatic win on enemy turf.
Striker Lewis McNall put Newcastle into the lead from the penalty spot and then Owen Bailey made it even more comfortable at half time by putting the visitors two up.
Joshua Maja then raised spirits for the Mackems by reducing the deficit to one, before Adam Wilson made it 3-1 to Newcastle and with just over 20 minutes remaining that looked to be decisive.
However, Sunderland had other ideas and Maja scored a second after United themselves conceded a penalty, before Embleton shocked Newcastle by equalising with 11 minutes remaining.
The last laugh though went to the visitors, Lewis McNall grabbing the winner with only three minutes remaining, to ensure a quarter-final place in the FA Youth Cup and a bonus helping of local pride.
Sunderland 3 Newcastle 4
Nathan Harker, Ben Kitchen, Kieren Aplin, Matty Longstaff, Owen Bailey, Lewis Gibson, Adam Wilson, Kelland Watts (Mace Goodridge 67), Lewis McNall, Thomas Allan (Dan Lowther 57), Callum Smith