Former Newcastle United midfielder Kevin Nolan did the Magpies a favour this afternoon as his last gasp equaliser for West Ham prevented rivals Sunderland from registering their first Premier League victory of the season.
The Tyne-Wear derby is always the fixture that Newcastle and Sunderland fans look to at the start of the season and there’s less than one month to go until the two go head-to-head at the Stadium of Light on Sunday 21st October.
While Newcastle fans’ first priority is to see the Magpies do well and win more games than they lose, seeing their neighbours down the road struggle always goes down well with the Toon Army.
Sunderland haven’t won in the Premier League in this campaign, but it looked as though that was going to change when they headed into the last few minutes of their match against West Ham at Upton Park leading one-nil thanks to a Steven Fletcher strike.
However, you could hear thousands of Geordies cheering when former Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan hooked in a shot in injury time to secure a draw and keep Sunderland behind the Magpies in the Premier League table.
Nolan then went on to do his famous chicken dance celebration, which led to @michaelveide on Twitter posting this amusing image…