Three and easy for Sunderland

Sunderland won 3-0 at Newcastle for a second successive season as they proved too good in the Tyne-Wear derby.

Last Updated: 02/02/14 at 08:59 Post Comment

Fabio Borini: Sunderland celebrate after scoring the opener at Newcastle

Fabio Borini: Sunderland celebrate after scoring the opener at Newcastle

Two goals in four minutes midway through the first half set Sunderland on their way as Fabio Borini converted a penalty before Adam Johnson swept home.

Johnson hit a post before the win was wrapped up 10 minutes from time when Jack Colback fired into the top corner.

The home fans were quick to boo Alan Pardew's men off the pitch as the Black Cats cruised to a second successive 3-0 victory at St James' Park.

Sunderland's third derby victory on the trot was fully deserved with Newcastle porous at the back and ineffective in front of goal, with loan signing Luuk de Jong ponderous after his half-time introduction, while the Black Cats were solid in their own half and clinical in the other.

Newcastle were bordering on shambolic before the break as Sunderland took the game to their hosts after the early skirmishes.

Lone striker Jozy Altidore, who was made to look pedestrian by non-league Kidderminster in the FA Cup, terrorised Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor.

And with Borini and Johnson running riot out wide and Colback and Ki Sung-yueng dominant in front of quietly impressive debutant Liam Bridcutt in the middle, the visitors were a constant threat.

It might have been different for the home side had full-back Mathieu Debuchy blasted a second-minute shot inside the post rather than past it, but things started to turn sour shortly afterwards.

An unmarked Marcos Alonso flashed a fifth-minute header over Tim Krul's crossbar and Borini only just failed to connect with Johnson's long ball three minutes later.

But the Black Cats went ahead with 19 minutes gone when Phil Bardsley went down under Vurnon Anita's clumsy challenge and referee Phil Dowd pointed to the spot.

Borini smashed the ball high to Krul's right and was promptly booked for his delirious celebration, and worse was to follow for both the keeper and Newcastle.

Only four more minutes had elapsed when the Dutchman had to claw Colback's deflected shot away, but Johnson was on hand to tap home with the keeper berating full-back Davide Santon afterwards.

The Magpies were bereft creatively without Cabaye's influence and, with Sunderland denying Hatem Ben Arfa and Sammy Ameobi time and space to run at them, lone striker Shola Ameobi was seeing little of the game.

His only real contribution during the opening 45 minutes was an aimless header and two equally wayward shots, but he was not alone with both Santon, handed the responsibility for set-pieces in the post-Cabaye era, and Moussa Sissoko wasting promising opportunities.

Pardew made his move at the break when he handed De Jong a debut in place of Sammy Ameobi, and the newcomer forced a 52nd-minute save from Vito Mannone after Sissoko, Anita and Ben Arfa had linked well.

The Magpies had a better look about them as the second half unfolded, with Sissoko running at Sunderland and Ben Arfa seeing more of the ball. But with Bardsley and Johnson doubling up when the latter was in possession, he was struggling to make an impact.

The home side started to find some momentum and Mannone had to pull off a fine save to keep Tiote's 64th-minute effort out of his top corner, and Shola Ameobi sent a towering header wide from the resulting corner.

However, Sunderland continued to threaten and Johnson was unfortunate to see his shot come back off the foot of the post with Krul beaten seconds later after a mesmerising run.

Ameobi might have done better after being played in over the top by Krul with 72 minutes gone, but Mannone blocked his toe-poke.

Altidore should have killed the game off when he found himself in on Krul seconds later and failed to round the keeper, but Colback was not so wasteful 10 minutes from time to wrap up the win.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Monday, 20 October 2014
20:00
W Brom 2-2 Man Utd Report
Sunday, 19 October 2014
16:00
Stoke 2-1 Swansea Report
13:30
QPR 2-3 Liverpool Report
Saturday, 18 October 2014
15:00
Arsenal 2-2 Hull City Report
Burnley 1-3 West Ham Report
C Palace 1-2 Chelsea Report
Everton 3-0 A Villa Report
Newcastle 1-0 Leicester Report
So'ton 8-0 S'land Report
12:45
Man City 4-1 Tottenham Report

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

Footer 365

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during win over BATE Borisov

Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during Shakhtar Donestk’s 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov.

Sky Bet League One: Bristol City held, by Bradford City Peterborough lose at Crewe

Bristol City were held by Bradford, but the 2-2 draw saw the Robins set a new club record for league games unbeaten.

Derby go top, Forest draw at Watford

Chris Martin's 81st-minute penalty sent Derby to the top of the league after the Rams grabbed a 1-0 win over Blackpool.

Mail Box

Are There Any Happy Fans Out There?

It seems as if Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton are the only content supporters right now. We have more doom and gloom for you. Who wants good news, eh..?

Is Van Gaal Just A Dutch Pardew?

A Mailbox of comparisons. Van Gaal is similar to Pardew, Wenger to Moyes, Van Persie to a spent force, and Pelle to a bloody gent. There's also plenty from last night...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property