Newcastle Lose 1-0 To Sunderland – Now Four In A Row


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 scores the winner

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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59 comments so far

  • Tinman

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #1

    Belfast,
    How you can compare Armstrong and Campbell is beyond me. Go look at each of their England records…

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  • mag92

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Once Sissoko,leaves in January, they’ll be buckled!

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  • Tinman

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Wow some absolutely pathetic people on here.

    Cisse did not come on because he was not fit. Getting at Armstrong is ridiculous.

    We did not do enough to win, a draw was fair. Pardew is under pressure again.

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  • K T Cat

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Pardew gambled and lost. Still, I liked his style. Better to throw everything at them and go for the win. I’d rather he did that than park the bus and go for the 0-0 draw.

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  • mag92

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Too many dwarfs up front!

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  • TheToonKing

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree with @ K T Cat . Pardew did what we wanted him to do today. He gambled, we went for it, entire second half was us domination , we just have no quality and a bunch of injuries.

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  • mag92

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Armstrong, needs a few Sunday dinners, Dow him!

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  • manxpie

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #8

    draw was fair and thats that

    people who say cabella or cisse or whoever else should’ve started

    please state why and prove WITHOUT HINDSIGHT why?

    they have been shocking for us when starting thats a fact!

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #9

    I hope this is the last time we hear Armstrong being hailed as the saviour
    enough with the hype.
    The kid belongs in the reserves
    We lost any hope of getting 3 points the minute he came on
    We fans can be dumb and misguided. For e.g some are actually blaming TIOTE of all people for the defeat
    DUMB and MISGUIDED but we do not deserve a manager like Pardew
    The man gives a whole new meaning to the word INCOMPETENT

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  • NYMAG

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Very few things to feel positive about. Hardly any of our players turned up. Perez and Colback probably only decent performers, Arma tried when he came on, should have pulled it back for Sissoko but you can’t blame a forward for shooting in that position. Had a bad feeling when we hit all those chances straight at their keeper….Should concentrate on getting 5 more wins for safety and stop dreaming of a top 6 finish. We need to dig deep in Jan for a proper centre forward and centre back. How different we could be with someone like Bentekkers in our side…..

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  • toonking

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #11

    the toon king
    just like myself I too saw it from the moment we lost both obatan and arrons.

    if pardew was really this manager who can’t even drop player we would be in the drop zone already

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  • manxpie

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #12

    post 6 exactly but wait till catchy who doesn’t like tables post some stats tables 🙂

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  • mag92

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Newcastle, were drawing until Tiote, came off!

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  • toon kk

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #14

    What I watched today on tv reminded me why I didn’t waste my money on a season ticket. Tight owner, a manager out of his depth and a mediocre squad capable of the worst football in the premier league.

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  • hibbit

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #15

    cisse not trained all week can’t last more then 15 mins by rigth’s should not be playing still needs re hab poss ajustment to pins

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  • Belfast

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Tinman plenty of players do great at youth level for England.

    It means nowt

    Only around our squad through lack of investment.

    Perez is a million times better

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  • pawl250

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #17

    We had too many attacking players on the pitch.

    I think we actually look more of a threat when Cisse was on the bench….

    I think he was clearly not fit.

    Me personally I think they deserved to win based on chances, or clear cut chances but the grand schemes it was a narrow victory.

    Pardew did what we wanted him to do and attack for a winner. Perhaps the pressure of that made us over commit.

    I think Armstrong did well when he came on, certainly looked more willing than Cisse who tried to volley twice (albeit ball not getting to him, and was offside) when the a header was an easier thing to do both times.

    It was a decent game, and we played well. Shame we did not have a few more players fit that may have made the difference.

    Sissoko and Perez are our key players at this moment.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #18

    To make my Xmas weekend complete the Heed lost as well.

    My missus is walking on eggshells at the moment.

    Still at least my e-novel is selling well, so it’s not all doom and gloom.

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Tinman

    Cisse wasn’t fit? He didn’t play midweek because he was getting over a cold, which he would have shock off by now.

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  • almondrichie

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #20

    dont worry guys we shall beat man utd and everton and we will be flying again….

    NEVER WOULD THIS HAPPEN

    we will even be below sunderland after 19 games

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #21

    TheToonKing

    Kicked out of Hull.Hull are probably already relegated team and their manager also.It was HBA mistake to go there.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #22

    @13 Tiote coming off didnt kill us ,
    Sissoko being forced deeper is what killed us
    Pardew had no choice because he realised the mistake of not bringing on cisse earlier and had to destroy the formation to accommodate him later

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  • toonking

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #23

    another thing about cisse, ACON.

    why form a team who’s main attacker is away next month?

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  • Belfast

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #24

    People where obsessed with Campbell now it’s Armstrong.

    That’s the point I was making.

    Neither of them will ever make it with us. I’d put me house on it

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  • mag92

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Armstrong, for Gateshead!

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #26

    The biggest thing the youngsters that played today should try to learn from is…..decision making!!! To many bad decisions made and by to many players. Sammy should have used dummett more on the outside. Sissoko going for goal when Perez in better position. Armstrong going for near post when all he had to do was square the ball…..or even shoot across there keeper!!

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #27

    @17
    2014/2015 stats
    Cisse 7 goals in 10 appearances
    Armstrong 0 goals in 8 appearances

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  • Toonacious T

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #28

    @toonKK. Precisely. Anyone propping up this regime with a penny of their money is propagating the problem. Ashley out.

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  • Slank

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #29

    I see Armstrong is being blamed. Is it because Williamson wasn’t playing ? Pathetic people.

    I thought Armstrong did well. Perez was excellent yet again. Sissoko was good. Ameobi was dangerous. He is our only player that takes his man on, beats him and crosses. Janmaat was quiet. Saylor was strong. Colback was tidy as usual. Dummitt was good but Haidara would have been better.

    Tiote slows the game down. Abeid would be better if available.

    Finally, Alnwick didn’t do anything wrong. No keeper could have saved that shot.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Good old pards goes and beats his own unwanted record. Priceless!!

    Sunderland are just about the weakest team I’ve seen, complete with geriatric defenders and yet they have something we don’t. They vaguely look like they know what they are doing, at least part of the time.

    We huff and puff but there is no free flowing, wonderful passing and moving or any kind of variations.

    we hope sissoko can get us up the pitch in our rare periods of possession but even at home against a s–t team the manager sets up to draw.

    I said on the 6 match winning run that this manager was just as likely to lose 6 in a row, well he’s virtually achieved now so pats on the back all round. Mission accomplished mediocrity still reigns supreme and totally unchallenged at SJP

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  • Our Toon

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Toon King

    Cisse is away next month so does that mean we shouldn’t select Tiote and Abeid when fit as well as not sign other AFCON players? 2nd best goals to minutes played ratio in the league that’s why he should play.

    I agree he doesn’t do much other than score but we can’t win games if we can’t score!!

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  • toonking

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #32

    I’ve just thought here is a manager which sums up clearly how much of the problem is caused by cashley

    big fat sam!

    west ham CL CONTENDERS!

    at Newcastle he was SH1TE

    so what does that say simple this owner is the main problem and the fact he sacked chris whilst on a good run but holds onto pardew whilst on a bad run proves he sacks manages who don’t accept his policy because their is not one other reason he would keep pardew after than bad run but sack hughton who was doing great.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #33

    @24 Belfast

    Campbell for me was a headless chicken. i could see that straight away
    Armstrong has potential but he is CLEARLY not rooney.
    His promise does not warrant sacrificing 3 points in a tyne wear derby to give him experience
    3 years from now He is going to be a good player if managed correctly
    for now he does not belong anywhere near the first team

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  • Mag52

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Bit of a game of two halves. Mackems bossed it first half, we did second.
    Glad to see Armstrong got a run out. A draw would have been a fairer result, but they caught us as we were going for the win. If you’re going down, that’s possibly the best way to go.

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  • mag92

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #35

    King Pardew, the 4th!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #36

    slank

    sorry but it was shocking armstrong not giving sissoko the ball no matter what age you are

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  • Tinman

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Our Toon,
    Cisse trained on Thursday. Pards said he wasnt even ready for that. When someone has a cold it is hard to read into it exactly sometimes a cold lasts a day, but I know and Im sure you know a cold can knock you out for a week. Better to give Pards the benefit of the doubt on that one. I am 100% sure he would have rather brouht Cisse on.

    Belfast,
    Yes but usually players who have done it for England at youth are better than those who are not. I agree Perez is much better, also 4 years older. But you compared him to Campbell not Perez mate.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #38

    why put a mud hut on it lol

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  • toonking

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #39

    ourtoon
    you have 1 problem
    poachers like cisse NEED WINGERS.

    our wingers arrons and obatan both injured

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  • AncientC

    Dec 21, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #40

    Well that’s that 14/15 season over.

    The best thing to do now would be blood in some of the younger prospects, especially in the center-back department. The top 10 bonus may conflict with that prospect though.

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