Turner out to repeat Tiger feat

30 October 2010 02:00
Sunderland defender Michael Turner is hoping to serve up a repeat dose when he returns to St James' Park. The 26-year-old will run out for his first Tyne-Wear derby clash having already tasted victory over Newcastle when he was with Hull - the Tigers claimed a 2-1 victory at St James' Park in September 2008. It was an eventful day on Tyneside as the home side's fans vented their fury on owner Mike Ashley and his so-called "Cockney Mafia" in the wake of Kevin Keegan's departure as manager a few days earlier, and Marlon King's double did nothing to appease the locals. Turner said: "It was a strange atmosphere that day with all the stuff about the owner. It was a bit of a weird atmosphere. "But we managed to go in front in that game and went 2-0 up. They got a consolation and we managed to hang on. "I think the atmosphere this weekend is going to be totally different to what it was then, but it was a great experience at the time."

Source: PA

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