Sunderland won 1-0 away at Newcastle in our fourth victory over the great unwashed in a row. Adam Johnson won the game for Sunderland in the late stages after heroic performances from Costel Pantilimon and Seb Larsson. The best early christmas present we could have asked for. Fuck the mags.
The man of the moment Adam Johnson was the first to stick the knife in in his post-match interview, with the local lad quipping: "Three years in a row now, they must hate me. I don't know what to say really, but I am delighted, and to keep a clean sheet means a lot too. It means a lot to me here and is a personal favourite of mine, it is a great ground and we always seem to rise to the occasion."
"That's the best way to win games, especially derby games away from home. We needed to win and hopefully that can kick-start our season. It's massive for us. It's been coming for weeks and weeks and we've done but today was the [reward] for the all hard work."
Gus Poyet admitted that he was actually going to take Johnson off! I'm glad he didn't. Gus said: "To understand what this means you need to live here and be on one side. To see the faces of the people, the fans in the street - they only talk bout this game. It is the biggest present the players could have given - three points over their biggest rivals - and it was totally deserved.
"One action was the difference but overall we had the better chances. But you still need something special to happen. Before we scored there was a great save by Costel Pantillimon, and I was thinking to change Adam Johnson.
"But he really wanted to stay in and scored the goal. Sometimes there is very little you need to win or lose a game. We needed a break that means you score one chance. We missed a few but we didn't stop believing. The idea today was to get three points, to be proud of the team, to make history with the four wins in a row."
And here's a poem
Let it Snow! Four in a Row!
Oh Derby games were so frightful
But four in a row is so delightful
Our defence gave them no place to go
Let it snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
They didn’t show signs of stopping
Taylor's head was nearly a popping
Pardew’s tactics turned way down low
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
They thought a draw it was in sight
But Johno added to their plight
No horses will be out tonight
Pardew can never get it right
The fire in the Mags is dying
And, Alan Pardew he is crying
But as long as you love Sunderland so
Let it snow! Four in a Row! Let it Snow!
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