Isak double eases Newcastle to FA Cup win over derby rivals Sunderland

06 January 2024 15:08
Eddie Howe takes exception to suggestions that his latterly stumbling side are “running on empty”, instead maintaining that “our tank is full”. The good news for Newcastle’s manager was that his players had little need to drain their energy reserves in the course of a cup tie which served as a cruel example of the growing gulf between the Premier League and the Championship.Long before the final whistle blew on this first Tyneside-Wear derby in eight years and Newcastle celebrated a first win over their near neighbours since 2011, it had become abundantly clear that there was no danger of Howe following in the footsteps of his predecessors Ruud Gullit and Alan Pardew, and parting company with Newcastle after a damaging derby defeat. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian