Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Sunderland 1.
- Sunderland unbeaten in six league games v Newcastle
- Four successive wins over Magpies for Black Cats
- Third league win of season for Poyet's men
Adam Johnson scored in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby.
The winger placed his shot past Jak Alnwick following an excellent counter-attack by the Black Cats.
They also went close through Steven Fletcher, whose shot hit the post, while Connor Wickham wasted chances.
Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez was twice denied by Costel Pantilimon, who also saved from Moussa Sissoko.
There was barely time for the home side to test the Romanian keeper again after the goal, as Sunderland held on for their third successive victory on Tyneside and only their third league win of the season.
The result lifts them to 14th in the table, and further cements Gus Poyet's hero status among the club's fans after he once again commandeered his players to a memorable victory at their rivals.
As for Newcastle boss Alan Pardew, the result and manner of it will be tough to swallow. He now carries the unwanted tag of being the first Magpies manager to lose four successive Tyne-Wear derbies.
Bar a strike from Sissoko, the Magpies barely threatened in the first half. But they improved after the break and went close to taking the lead through Perez, who forced an brilliant save from Pantilimon. The keeper also denied the Spain Under-21 striker with a good low stop.
Sunderland were sloppy with their passing in the second 45 minutes, having looked more assured in the first. They created several chances to score in that period with Fletcher firing a volley against the crossbar and Wickham wasting two efforts with his head.
Poyet's men picked up two yellows to Newcastle's three in a feisty opening half, although their battling midfielder Lee Cattermole escaped a booking despite scything down Daryl Janmaat in the first minute.
With the match looking as if it was going peter out to a draw, Sunderland sprung a surprise.
Newcastle looked susceptible on the counter throughout the match and were caught again. Johnson, who had earlier missed with a side-foot effort from eight yards, made no mistake when he smashed home Will Buckley's lay-off. It was the former Middlesbrough player's third goal in three seasons against Newcastle.
Earlier in the match, the Magpies fans paid tribute to their rivals for their support in the aftermath of the deaths of fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder in the MH-17 crash in July, while their Sunderland counterparts applauded in tribute on 17 minutes.
- 2ColocciniBooked at 9mins
- 36DummettBooked at 90mins
- 24TiotéBooked at 24minsSubstituted forCisséat 75'minutes
- 14ColbackBooked at 25mins
- 11GouffranSubstituted forArmstrongat 59'minutes
- 28AmeobiSubstituted forCabellaat 89'minutes
- 22CoatesBooked at 2mins
- 16O'SheaBooked at 69mins
- 6CattermoleBooked at 56minsSubstituted forBridcuttat 70'minutes
- 7LarssonSubstituted forRodwellat 90+4'minutes
- 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
- 10WickhamBooked at 39minsSubstituted forBuckleyat 81'minutes
- Anthony Taylor
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Sunderland 1.
Attempt missed. Jordi Gómez (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by William Buckley.
Substitution, Sunderland. Jack Rodwell replaces Sebastian Larsson.
Foul by Rémy Cabella (Newcastle United).
Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by William Buckley following a fast break.
Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Newcastle United 0, Sunderland 1. Adam Johnson (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by William Buckley following a fast break.
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Costel Pantilimon.
Attempt saved. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Paul Dummett.
Substitution, Newcastle United. Rémy Cabella replaces Sammy Ameobi.
Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi with a cross.
Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sunderland).
Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Liam Bridcutt.
Foul by William Buckley (Sunderland).
Jack Colback (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland).
Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.