‘Shear’ derby day disappointment for Newcastle hero

Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren (left) on the touchline beyond Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren (left) on the touchline beyond Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer lamented the Magpies’ lack of ‘cutting edge’ as they suffered fresh derby day despair.

Steve McClaren’s first Wear-Tyne derby ended the same way as the club’s previous five matches with their bitter rivals - in crushing defeat.

A penalty stroked in just before half-time by Adam Johnson gave the Black Cats a lead they never looked like surrendering against a Newcastle team reduced to ten men.

Second-half strikes from Billy Jones and Steven Fletcher cemented a comfortable 3-0 victory and a record-breaking sixth straight success in the keenly-contested fixture.

Newcastle’s record goalscorer Alan says the St James’ Park outfit had plenty of possession but couldn’t make it count.

He felt the penalty decision was correct - but believed club skipper Fabio Coloccini should have been allowed to stay on the pitch.

The former England frontman had wrote on Twitter yesterday that a sixth straight loss to Sunderland would be ‘unthinkable’.

But after his worst fears were realised, he took to social media to say: “Plenty of possession,no cutting edge.

“Penalty yes, red card no.”