Newcastle United put in a pretty drab performance against West Ham in their first match at St James’ Park of the 2013/14 Premier League season, but surely the Magpies weren’t so bad that we looked like Sunderland?
In a rather funny and unfortunate error made by the Mirror in the Sunday edition of their paper, they put Sunderland’s club logo in place of Newcastle’s when listing the Premier League results from yesterday.
Now, I know they must have thought that if a team failed to score at home then it would have been the Black Cats, but you’d have thought that if two club logos would get mixed up, it wouldn’t be Newcastle and Sunderland given the ill-feeling between the teams’ sets of fans.
I’m not sure how the paper thought it could have been Sunderland playing at home against West Ham given that the attendance was 49,622, surely the Stadium of Light has never held that many people?
Both teams have actually made equally poor starts to the season, with neither having recorded a win in their opening two fixtures, but whereas Newcastle have hardly made any signings, Sunderland have pretty much a whole new team.
Bring on Sunday 27th October, the next Tyne-Wear derby…