It Was Newcastle’s Biggest Derby Win Since 1955

No wonder Newcastle fans were celebrating yesterday at St. James’ Park, as Newcastle recorded their biggest win over their local rivals in 55 years.

Chris Hughton – got Magpies’ biggest win against Sunderland since 1955

It was back on Boxing day, 26th December, 1955, when Newcastle recorded their biggest win ever, when Newcastle’s finishing was devastating at the old Roker Park.

Of course Newcastle had just won the FA Cup for the 3rd time in 5 years in the previous May, and the score against Sunderland was 6-1 with still 25 minutes still left in that game.

But Newcastle were reduced to 10 men, when  an injury to Bobby Mitchell prevented Newcastle from recording an even  bigger victory.

The only other time Newcastle hammered Sunderland 6-1 was back on 9th October 1920 at St. James Park, and on 17th April 2006, when Glenn Roeder was manager at Newcastle, we scored 4 goals in the second half to demolish Sunderland 4-1 at the Stadium of Light.

So you see why Newcastle fans were going crazy yesterday, as it was the third biggest win against Sunderland in their history.

Now we need a derby double, and the last time we did that was in that 2005-2006 season, when we hammered them 3-2 at home and 4-1 away.

Newcastle so far have 9 derby doubles against Sunderland,  and may be that will be 10 come January 16th, when we play Sunderland at the Stadium Of Light.

Howay The Lads!!

6 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Nov 1, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #1

    If we have now overcome the SJP jinx, play like we did yesterday for all our remaining home games, we will be sitting very pretty come the end of the season!!

    If we had played with that level of commitment in our previous 3 home games, we would be SECOND this morning!! Just shows what a couple of bad results can do to a teams position.

    The team were superb, played their hearts out and destroyed a previously sound, defensive team!! Blew them away. With more of the same at SJP, the chances of relegation will dissapear over the horizon faster than a mackem leaving toon yesterday afternoon!!

    A brilliant game, a brilliant team performance – long may it continue.

  • Shot Bru

    Nov 1, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Deep down i reckon Steve Bruce was secretly as excited as every Geordie when all those goals kept goin’ in 🙂

  • Trent Toon

    Nov 1, 2010 at 9:59 AM

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Nov 1, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #4

    10 years turn into 11 years now,loving it 🙂

  • Rowan Milsted

    Nov 1, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #5

    As I said in another post, I was 30 years from being a twinkle in my mother’s eye when we beat them 6-1 in ’55. When we beat Man Utd 5-0 I was a child- I still remember it, always will, but not with the clarity I’ll remember yesterday’s game with. The best win in my adult life was the aforementioned 4-1 win in ’06. But yesterday’s game has eclipsed all others for me, what a fantastic, amazing, breathtaking performance by the Toon! We could beat Man Utd 8-0 this season and I’d still remember this result more fondly. Let’s hope we can do the double over the Mackems… that would be even sweeter.

  • Brutooon

    Nov 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Yesterday we watch history

    Glad i witness it 🙂


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