BBC Sport - Sunderland 3-0 Newcastle United: Allardyce admits Sunderland luck
Allardyce admits Sunderland luck
- From the section Football
Sam Allardyce feels his Sunderland side "took full advantage" to beat Newcastle 3-0, after the Magpies' Fabricio Coloccini was controversially sent off in the Tyne-Wear derby.
Adam Johnson scored from the resulting penalty just before half-time, before goals from Billy Jones and Steven Fletcher moved Sunderland off the bottom of the Premier League.
Sunderland have won the last six Tyne-Wear Premier League derbies, their best ever run against Newcastle United.