Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Derby delight for Sunderland

14 April 2013, 15:50

Newcastle - Sunderland won 3-0 at local rivals Newcastle United on Sunday to fire their bid to avoid relegation from the English Premier League and give Paolo Di Canio a memorable victory in his first northeast derby.

Stephane Sessegnon, Adam Johnson and David Vaughan scored three excellent goals as Sunderland moved three points clear of the bottom three and to within two points of Alan Pardew's Newcastle.

Sessegnon broke the deadlock mid-way through a frantic first half at St James' Park.

The recalled James McClean picked up a loose pass from Jonas Gutierrez and fed Sessegnon, who held off Gutierrez and drilled a low shot past goalkeeper Tim Krul from 25 yards.

Di Canio's reaction was typically effusive, the new Sunderland manager sprinting down the touchline and punching the air in delight.

Newcastle received a blow shortly before the hour when Krul had to go off after landing awkwardly, with Rob Elliot coming on in his place.

The hosts had a goal controversially disallowed for offside in the 62nd minute, despite Papiss Cisse appearing to be onside when he fired home from close range.

Johnson made it 2-0 with a fine goal in the 74th minute, drifting in from the right and shaping a 20-yard shot inside the left-hand post. This time, Di Canio opted for a knee slide.

Vaughan killed the game with eight minutes to play by arrowing a glorious shot into the top-right corner from 20 yards, although the Welshman appeared to be offside when he received the ball.

Manchester United visit Stoke City later on Sunday, when victory will take Alex Ferguson's side 15 points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table.

- AP


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...