Sunderland 4 – Newcastle U21 0
Sunderland beat Newcastle U21s 4-0 in the Checkatrade Trophy at the Stadium of Light on on Tuesday.
There were over 16,000 fans at the game for the local derby.
Newcastle’s youngsters kept Sunderland at bay for the first forty-five minutes.
But after Kelland Watts scored an own goal to put Sunderland ahead two minutes into the second half Newcastle’s floodgates opened.
Goals from Charlie Wyke, Christopher Maguire and Benjamin Mbunga Kimpioka handed Sunderland the comfortable cup win.
Sunderland are now just two matches away from a trip to Wembley.
Newcastle’s ‘Netflix crying’ song goes viral
Even though they lost, Newcastle’s fans made an impression at the Stadium of Light.
The recent Netflix release of the docuseries ‘Sunderland Till I Die’ has been a staggering success.
The Netflix series followed Sunderland the year after their Premier League relegation, as the Black Cats were relegated from the Championship to League One.
During the Sunderland-Newcastle match this week, the away fans sang: ‘We saw you crying on Netflix’.
— Milburn17 (@AnthMilburn17) January 8, 2019
Sunderland recruit 100s of American fans
But are Sunderland having the last laugh when it comes to their Netflix series?
According to Sunderland owner Stewart Donald, 250 Americans have signed up to the Sunderland supporters club since the release of the documentary.
Stewart Donald made that statement during an interview on the Roker Report podcast.
Sunderland are third in the League One standing with 51 points.
Luton Town are second in the table a point above the Black Cats. While Portsmouth lead the league on 57 points.