Tom Glover’s howler rescues a derby point for Sunderland at Middlesbrough

04 February 2024 14:43
Two rivers and 30 miles separate Middlesbrough and Sunderland but there is some debate as to whether the Tees-Wear clash counts as a “real” derby. Judging by the dismissive attitude of the visiting fans as they alternated choruses of “we hate Newcastle” with “you’re just a small town in Yorkshire” it is not a top-rank rivalry.The good news was that no one had seemed to have told the players. If regional bragging rights are not quite the be all and end all, the race for the playoffs most definitely is. The action was nothing if not intense. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian