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!!