Five unforgettable Newcastle United wins over Sunderland as Tyne-Wear FA Cup derby confirmed for 2024

Kevin Nolan bagged a hat-trick against Sunderland (Image: Getty Images)Kevin Nolan bagged a hat-trick against Sunderland (Image: Getty Images)
Kevin Nolan bagged a hat-trick against Sunderland (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images
A Tyne-Wear derby looks set to be a feisty way to kick of 2023 for Newcastle United.

The famous Tyne-Wear rivalry has been somewhat muted in recent years as Sunderland clamber back up from the lower leagues and Newcastle United reach the lofty heights of Europe.

However, the ever-dramatic FA Cup has paired the two sides together in this season's Third Round, with a meeting at the Stadium of Light scheduled for January. NewcastleWorld looks at five famous Newcastle United derby wins from yesteryear.

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Sunderland 2 - 3 Newcastle United, December 24, 1898

The first-ever Tyne-Wear derby was an early Christmas present for Newcastle United fans as the Magpies beat Sunderland away from home in a five-goal thriller.

Black Cats star Jim Leslie became the first ever to score in the derby but his 13th-minute goal was cancelled out just 240 seconds later by United's Willie Wardrope. The meeting also featured a Sunderland own goal and plenty of crunching tackles as the Magpies held out for a 3-2 win against a Sunderland side that tried desperately to find an equaliser.

Newcastle United 6 - 2 Sunderland, December 22, 1956

One of Newcastle United's most convincing derby wins also came at Christmas time in 1956 when the two sides met at St James' Park.

Fewer than 30,000 people watched the match with extreme fog leading to many thinking it couldn't possibly go ahead. For those that made it into Newcastle, they witnessed a youthful Magpies side spearheaded by an Alec Tait hat-trick blow away their rivals on a sodden pitch.

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Sunderland 1 - 4 Newcastle United, April 17, 2006

Alan Shearer's last ever Newcastle United goal came against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in a 2006 derby. The Black Cats had already been doomed to relegation that season but things went from bad to worse as the Magpies put four past them on Wearside.

Kevin Nolan bagged a hat-trick against Sunderland (Image: Getty Images)Kevin Nolan bagged a hat-trick against Sunderland (Image: Getty Images)
Kevin Nolan bagged a hat-trick against Sunderland (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

Michael Chopra, Charles N'Zogbia and Albert Luque were all also on the scoresheet as Glenn Roeder's side came back from 1-0 down but it was Shearer's penalty that is still remembered today. Speaking after the game, Shearer said: "It's not a bad way to go out if it is. I've been waiting five or six years for a penalty against this lot because I missed my last one against Sunderland and the wait has been worthwhile. There was a lot of frustration and anger in that penalty. It was a tremendous turnaround for us because we were rubbish in the first half.

"They had their chances in the first half and didn't take them. We were fortunate to go only 1-0 down at halftime and that's their problem, not ours. We said we were fortunate and we had to make the most of our luck, and we did. We scored our chances and they didn't."

Newcastle United 5 – 1 Sunderland, October 31, 2010

A packed St James' Park witnessed Newcastle United put five goals past Sunderland on Halloween in 2010. Kevin Nolan dazzled in the middle of the park with a hat-trick while Shola Ameobi, dubbed by some as the 'Mackem Slayer' also bagged a brace. Sunderland saw defender Titus Bramble sent off in the meeting for a trip on Andy Carroll The Black Cats managed a 90th minute consolation goal thanks to Darren Bent but it was too little too late to avoid a historic drubbing on Tyneside.

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Sunderland 0 - 1 Newcastle United, August 21, 2011

The meeting in August 2011 at the Stadium of Light wasn't a particularly remarkable one, but it is worthy of note as it's the last time Newcastle United actually got the better of their neighbours. There have been nine meetings since with Sunderland winning six and the other three finishing in draws.

The last Newcastle United win came courtesy of a Ryan Taylor free kick. Sunderland, managed by future Magpies boss Steve Bruce, did play well in the match and had chances, but failed to capitalise on them against a 10-man Newcastle United following Phil Bardsley's sending-off.

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