Jack Colback scores Sunderland’s third goal past against Newcastle United at St James’ Park. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3: Alan Pardew was left alone to face a furious backlash as Newcastle succumbed to another humbling derby defeat by Sunderla(...)

Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the only goal at St James’ Park. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

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Stoke City’s Marc Wilson (left) is sent off against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Midway through the first half Yohan Cabaye tugged his gloves off and hurled them towards the touchline. It seemed symbolic of the France midfielder’s (...)

Sunderland’s Fabio Borini  celebrates his late winner against Newcastle.

Sunderland 2 Newcastle United 1 Alan Pardew predicted that this latest north-east derby might be decided by a clever substitution and he was p(...)

Sunderland’s Fabio Borini celebrates scoring his side’s winner  during the  Premier League match against Newcastle at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Sunderland 2 Newcastle 1: Alan Pardew predicted that this latest derby would be decided by an inspired substitution and he was proved right. Unfortuna(...)

Newcastle United’s Jonas Gutierrez   and Benfica's Rodrigo Lima battle for the ball during the  Europa League quarter-final second leg  match at St James’ Park. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Newcastle United 1 Benfica 1 (Benfica win 4-2 on agg) In the end, Benfic(...)