Newcastle United Fans Didn't Take the Loss to Sunderland Too Well

By Mike Cardillo

Newcastle United lost 3-0 at home to rival Sunderland Saturday in the Premier League. Magpies fans didn’t react too well, considering they’ve now lost three straight matches to their bitter Northeast England rivals.

Fans were already pissed off going into the match after the clubs sold its best player — Yohan Cabaye — to PSG during the week. The anger continued to rise as Sunderland piled up goals by Fabio Borini, Adam Johnson and finally Jack Colback. Sunderland’s embattled American striker Jozy Altidore had a great chance in the second half to make it 3-0, but was denied by Tim Krul. Even with the missed chance, it was a better performance by Altidore.

At one point in the match a fan ran onto the field to rip up his tickets in the face of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew. Later a younger Geordie invaded the field, avoiding the stewards and police … for a little while. (Hopefully video emerges.)

The best news of the day, as of yet no police horses have been punched. It would appear Newcastle fans are too upset to commit equine crime. Sunderland, amazingly, moved all the way up to 12th place in the Premier League table after the win.

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