Newcastle United mock Sunderland pair for what they did during derby win

Daniel Ballard of Sunderland clashes with Alexander Isak of Newcastle United during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at Stadium of Light. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Daniel Ballard of Sunderland clashes with Alexander Isak of Newcastle United during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at Stadium of Light. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Daniel Ballard of Sunderland clashes with Alexander Isak of Newcastle United during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at Stadium of Light. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United mock Sunderland pair for what they did during derby win.

Newcastle United's official X account has poked fun at Sunderland duo Dan Ballard and Trai Hume following their derby win over Sunderland.

The Magpies won 3-0 courtesy of Alexander Isak's brace and an own goal by Dan Ballard. It was the first Tyne-Wear derby for almost eight years and the first United have won since 2011 - ending their nine-match winless run.

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Eddie Howe's side took the lead in the 35th minute when Joelinton's cross was turned into his own net by Ballard. An error by Pierre Ekwah less than 60 minutes after half-time saw Miguel Almiron unselfishly set up Isak for 2-0.

Isak then wrote his name into derby folklore with a second from the penalty spot after Ballard brought down Anthony Gordon.

It was a high-tempered affair at the Stadium of Light, and United's X account picked out two incidents that involved altercations between Ballard & Isak and Hume & Gordon.

And as per the post above, Newcastle took the opportunity to mock the Sunderland pair with the caption "No swapping shirts today."

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On the derby win, Howe said: "We handled the occasion well, were brave with the ball and were very composed. We didn't let the crowd take over and we handled everything really well in the first half.

"I think we are still a bit off our best but it was a step in the right direction, hopefully the forward momentum can continue."

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