Wear-Tyne derby fans praised by police
The behaviour of fans who attended the Wear-Tyne derby has been praised after a "low level" of arrests were made, police said.
About 48,000 supporters attended the match at the Stadium of Light, during which Newcastle beat Sunderland 1-0.
Twenty-one people were arrested for a variety of low-level offences, mainly drunkenness or possessing alcohol in a sports ground.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said he was very pleased with how the day went.
Ch Supt Steve Neill added: "Twenty-one arrests out of a capacity crowd is still low.
"The policing operation went very smoothly and I would like to commend the actions and professionalism of all the officers.
"I'd also like to thank the stewards and both clubs."