Newcastle United fans look like they might have some time to wait until they face off against fierce rivals Sunderland again.
The Tyne-Wear derby is a fierce encounter and one of Britain’s most revered derby days, but the demise of the Black Cats means another league clash between the two is another world away.
Newcastle’s win over Huddersfield Town has pushed them closer to securing another season in the Premier League, while the Toon Army will know all about their rivals’ fall from grace after relegation last season, a 4-1 win over Derby County not enough to lift them out of the Championship drop zone.
A second successive relegation would be disastrous for the Black Cats and could leave them languishing in the lower reaches of English football for the foreseeable future, leaving the future of the Tyne-Wear derby under threat – aside from potential cup clashes.
With that in mind, Football Insider has rounded up the five greatest Newcastle matches against Sunderland, and fans will be left raving over the memories – which could be all that supporters have to live on for now.
Click below to reveal the fifth-placed match of the greatest Newcastle games v Sunderland…