Alan Pardew became the first Newcastle manager to lose four straight games to Sunderland in our history, when we went down 1-0 to Sunderland at St. James’ Park this afternoon, and it was a last minute goal from a lightning fast Sunderland breakaway by Sunderland-born Adam Johnson – so that’s three defeats in a row for Newcastle.
Adam Johnson scoring the winner in the 90th minute
It’s now Gus Poyet 5 Alan Pardew 0 and we don’t expect the win streak to end there either – which is what we also said when we were beaten 3-0 at home last season.
In fact Seb Larsson should have made it two when Sunderland broke away again a minute after the goal, and he was straight through on the left one on one with Jak Alnwick – but he shot wide.
But both sides had good chances in this game that they missed, and Steven Fletcher hit the bar in the first half and Conor Whickham wasted a few chances.
Adam Johnson had a glorious chance that he somehow missed in the second half.
For Newcastle Ayoze Perez went close on a couple of occasions and brought the best out of Sunderland goalkeeper Pantilimon.
That was only the third win of the season for Sunderland in 17 league games, and if they could play Newcastle every week – they would be Premier League Champions.
Alan Pardew’s record against Sunderland just sucks – and in 8 games against the Black Cats he’s now lost the last four and won only one – and we cannot see that changing much in the future either.
The game could have gone either way but the result is all that matters in these games, and it’s yet another embarrassment for Newcastle fans as this is the third time in succession we’ve been beaten at home by Sunderland.
And it’s not as if Sunderland have a good side – because they have struggled against relegation for the last three seasons, and finished below Newcastle in the league in each of those seasons.
A terrible result for Newcastle – and our third defeat on the trot – and the fourth defeat on the trot to Sunderland.
Four defeats on the trot to Sunderland is the first time that has ever happened in 116 years of having this fixture. 🙁
We’ve only scored one goal in our last three matches, and we need more strike power up front – we must bring in another striker in January.
One thing we were worried about before this game, is that this is one of our easiest fixture of the holiday games, and we are at Manchester United on Boxing Day and then host Everton at home – so this could be bad slump we get ourselves into.
With manager Alan Pardew it’s either feast or famine.
Did I make it clear this result sucks.
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