Toon 5 Mackems 1 – Hahahahaha!By: Aidan | October 31st, 2010
Well what can I say about that one? My voice has gone a little funny from all the shouting (and laughing) as Newcastle thrashed the great unwashed from down the road 5-1 today.
A Kevin Nolan hat-trick, and two from Shola Ameobi did the damage on the score sheet in a scoreline that didn’t flatter us at all. Sunderland had begun fairly well but a great headre from Andy Carroll and a good shot from Joey Barton were just about saved giving warning of what was to come. Moments later Kevin Nolan got the first and from then on it was all Newcastle and by half-time we were 3-0 up and cruising.
Titus Bramble got himself sent-off early in the second half, much to the amusement of the majority of St James’ Park, and that was the cue for many of the mackems to head for the exits.
Many more left when Shola made it 4-0 after a great effort from Andy Carroll and yet more left when Nolan made it 5, meaning that very few were there to see Darren bent get a consolation in stoppage time.
Prior to the match I’d have been happy with a point, since Sunderland hadn’t been doing so badly of late, but today they simply fell apart as Newcastle were as dominant as they’d been in the second half at West Ham last week.
Sunderland were lucky to not lose more than Bramble to a red with some frustration showing in some of their tackles, serial red-card man Lee Cattermole was subbed off before he got sent-off. Steve Bruce suffered plenty of abuse from the stands, while Chris Hughton’s reputation grows and his name was chanted by 50,000 Toon fans.
At the end of the day it’s just three points, but it will make going in to work tomorrow rather more pleasant!