Former Newcastle United striker brutally taunts Sunderland fans during 5-1 demolition

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A former Newcastle United striker came back to the North East to haunt Sunderland.

Former Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle left Sunderland fans fuming after scoring a brace in Stoke City’s 5-1 victory at the Stadium of Light.

The 33-year-old joined the Potters on a free transfer last summer and had scored just one goal in 27 appearances before his return to the North East this afternoon.

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Gayle increased his tally to two goals in 28 after netting twice in eight second-half minutes.

Former Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)Former Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Former Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The Black Cats trailed 3-0 after goals from Josh Laurent and a brace by Tyrese Campbell before pulling one back through Alex Pritchard near the hour-mark.

But any hope from Pritchard’s goal was short-lived when Gayle struck twice to inflict humiliation on Newcastle’s bitter Tyne and Wear rivals.

And Gayle’s celebration to make it 4-1 left Magpies fans in stitches when he shushed the home crowd and rolled out a familiar celebration.

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During United’s Championship title-winning campaign in 2016-17, fans sang about their promotion and Sunderland’s relegation from the top-flight.

“Sunderland’s going down and the Mags are going up” was the chant, and Gayle copied the exact arm movements from the terraces.

The former Crystal Palace striker scored 23 goals during the season. He netted 34 times in total during a six-year spell on Tyneside.

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