Sixer’s Sevens: Newcastle United 0 Sunderland 3: we always win three-nil

Pete Sixsmith - or *supersub - does it in seven words
Pete Sixsmith – or *supersub – does it in seven words

The Fall of the Geordie Nation, once again was witnessed by Pete Sixsmith up in the SJP gods amongst the delirious Sunderland support. Today not one but two sevens as we revel in the euphoria. Three wins in a row for Sunderland in the Wear-Tyne-Wear derbies and each one of them throughly deserved. A magnificent team performance brought goals by Fabio Borino from a cast-iron penalty after Bardo was brought down, Adam Johnson sweeping in after the excellent Jack Colback’s shot was pushed into his path by Tim Krul and finally Colback himself with a classy finish from Borini’s perfect pass. Jozy Altidore – who otherwise had a first-class game – ought to have bagged one, too, but was dispossessed by Krul as he tried to round him. And Johnson deserved a second for a delicious run and shot but hit the post with Krul beaten. But the winning display went far beyond the clinical finishing; Wes Brown, John O’Shea, Marcos Alonso and Phil Bardsley were rock-like in front of the capable Vito Mannone, whilst Ki and new boy Liam Bridcutt did their bits in midfield …

Feb 1 2014 Newcastle United (0) Sunderland (2) 3 #1 Wonderful performance from Mannone through to Borini #2 A bad night for Tyneside’s equine population

Jake: 'no live Magpies were hurt in the making of this image'
Jake: ‘no live Magpies were hurt in the making of this image’

Jan 29 2014 SAFC (1) 1 Stoke City (0) 0 Unconvincing and barely deserved against 10 men

Jan 25 2014 FA Cup 4th Round: SAFC (1) 1 Kidderminster Harriers (0) 0 Won – that’s all there is to say.

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Jan 22 2014 Capital One Cup semifinal second leg. AET: Manchester United (1) 2 Sunderland (0) 1 SAFC WIN 2-1 ON PENALTIES: Oh Vito Mannone. Oh Vito Mannone. Hero.

Jan 11 2014 Fulham (0) 1 Sunderland (2) 4: : *Johnson hatrick destroys Fulham in winter sunshine

Jan 7 2014 Capital One Cup Semi-final First Leg: Sunderland (1) 2 Manchester United (0) 1 : Deserved it. Shows what we can do

Jan 5 2014 FA Cup 3rd Round: Sunderland (1) 3 Carlisle Utd (1) 1 : Comfortable in the end. Two youngsters sparkled

January 1 2014 Sunderland (0) 0 Aston Villa (1) 1 : Dismal as our Premier place slips away


December 28 2013 Cardiff City (1) 2 Sunderland (0) 2 : Dragged a vital point out of that

December 26 2013 Everton (0) 0 Sunderland (1) 1 Hung on after interval but massive result

December 21 2013 SAFC (0) 0 Norwich City (0) 0 As stodgy as last year’s Christmas pud

December 17 2013 Capital One Cup 5th Round: SAFC (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 1 AET Ki seals comeback; didn’t see that coming

December 14 2013 West Ham Utd (0) 0 Sunderland (0) 0 Better side by miles – couldn’t finish it

December 8 2013 SAFC (1) 1 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Score flatters us as task gets harder

December 4 2013 SAFC (1) 3 Chelsea (2) 4 Pushed a strong side all the way

November 30 2013 Aston Villa (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 *Villa almost undone by cream soda performance

November 23 2013 Stoke City (1) 2 SAFC (0) 0 Ridiculous red gave us an impossible task

November 10 2013 SAFC (1) 1 Manchester City (0) 0 A wonderfully disciplined performance. Real hope now

November 6 2013 Capital One Cup 4th Round: SAFC (0) 2 Southampton (0) 1 A tidy second half brings Wembley closer

November 2 2013 Hull City (1) SAFC (0) Damage limitation after appalling first half performance

October 27 2013 SAFC (1) 2 Newcastle United (0) 1 Bragging rights and a win. Good combination/ or Perfect Poyet puts another one over Pardew

October 19 2013 Swansea City 4 (0) SAFC 0 (0) No Poyet magic cure for abject failure*

October 5 2013 SAFC (1) 1 Manchester United (0) 2 Better side first half, outclassed in second

September 30 2013 SAFC (0) 1 Liverpool (2) 3 Spirit in abundance, undone by shoddy defending

September 24 2013 Capital One Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 2 Peterborough United (0) 0 A solid performance without any touchline histrionics

September 21 2013 West Bromwich Albion 3 (1) SAFC 0 (0) Coach looks completely out of his depth

September 14 2013 SAFC (0) 1 Arsenal (1) 3 Performance far better than the result suggests

August 31 2013 Crystal Palace (1) 3 SAFC (0) 1 Nowhere near good enough for this league

August 27 2013 Capital One Cup 2nd Round: SAFC (0) 4 MK Dons (1) 2Outplayed, outclassed, somehow got out of jail

August 24 2013 Southampton (0) 1 SAFC (1) 1 The point was better than the performance

August 17 2013 SAFC (0) 0 Fulham (0) 1 Ultimately little difference from previous two seasons

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15 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Newcastle United 0 Sunderland 3: we always win three-nil”

  1. Running out of letters to substitute in their name for the score now , but I’ll give it a go -N03c21t03 , see what I mean?

  2. What a wonderful result! Didn’t see it coming, despite all the improvements of late. For a derby our players were very composed. The flowing movement forward was great to watch. N&&c****** were poor, and allowed us to play our game. Stoke’s result today has put our win on Wednesday into context. Moving up!

  3. I don’t think they had any option but to play the long ball Ian. When the teams were announced I expected a relatively easy derby match, or at least as easy as such a fixture could be. They are actually a very poor team, which is belied by the points accumulated early in the season.

    Only disappointment was Taylor not being red carded.Not for any other offence than being Steven Taylor.

  4. Pardew got it wrong I think. Long-balling to Shola just never worked. Poyet got it right. Very brave to start Bridcutt who I thought did OK considering.
    Maybe next week we can relax at home v Hull. Looking forward to seeing Scocco in the mix.
    Bolt that stable door, lock up your horses!

  5. Are you watching Joe Kinnear, Ant and Dec, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Robson Green, Kevin Keegan, Geordie Doon Sooth, John McCririck, Alan Shearer, Tony Blair, Kevin Whately, Smoggie, are you watching?

  6. Unbelievable..on cloud 9.

    Must admit I fancied our chances when I saw their starting line up.Terrific result though and thoroughly deserved by the sounds of radio commentary.

    But why do we do so well away from home?

  7. What a most enjoyable afternoon listening to Nick and Benno. Look out horses, here they come!
    Ha’way the Lads!

  8. What a performance….was this the same side that was so so so so nervous against Stoke….exuded confidence all the way…these are the days we live for…quite brilliant

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