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Andros Townsend was one of only two players on the field who looked a constant threat in the derby, the other being Jermain Defoe.
Jack Colback typifies this Newcastle team, he has no pace and doesn’t score or create chances, his first thought is to go sideways or backwards.
Newcastle United and Sunderland looked very much like two teams who are on their way down to the Championship…despite the Jermaine Jenas view of proceedings.
The derby: ‘Dread turns to hysteria to fury to fervour and back to dread so quickly, it will make your head spin. And that’s just walking up the steps’.
Sunderland fans comment on the Newcastle match, team, fans and Rafa Benitez: “2 sh*t teams who will both go down. Norwich must be feeling very chilled out right now.”
Aleksandar Mitrovic has admitted that he didn’t know what was happening when Rafa Benitez and the Newcastle United club doctor had to physically restrain him from getting back onto the pitch, for the final stages of the Sunderland match.
Rafa Benitez was full of praise for Aleksandar Mitrovic and…the club doctor, following their contributions on Sunday.
Mitrovic went mental and collided with a pitch invader who thought the best way to celebrate a long-awaited derby goal would be to poleaxe a £15m striker.
Senior Newcastle United professionals like Gini, Moussa and others have to stand up and realise the pressure is on them.
After the Sunderland match, 10 guesses and you still might not guess which Newcastle player has made Premier League team of the week….
Alan Shearer quizzed by Gary Lineker as Newcastle allow new embarrassing Premier League record to be set
Nabil Bentaleb put this on Twitter after Man City – Somebody should have told him not the best idea…
These comments on BBC Sport about Steve Bruce and Newcastle United sum up perfectly where we are
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