Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle

Oct 27, 2008

Kieran Richardson’s sublime free-kick saw off a spirited Newcastle side to earn Sunderland their first Wear-Tyne derby victory in eight years.

Djibril Cisse showed great reactions to put Sunderland ahead when he steered in Steed Malbranque’s shot-cum-cross.

Shola Ameobi’s powerful header from Geremi’s fine free-kick drew Joe Kinnear’s men level before the break.

But Richardson crashed home the winner with a ferocious 18-yard strike after Nicky Butt fouled El-Hadji Diouf.

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