WATCH: Sunderland fans rub it in with 'six in a row' chants

Sunderland fans didn't miss the chance to gloat over their Newcastle rivals as they arrived for today's Tyne-Wear derby.

As the supporters were brought to St James's Park for the most important clash in a generation they taunted home fans with chants of 'six in a row' - the number of successive victories the Black Cats have enjoyed in recent meetings.

Sunderland fans arriving at St James's Park for today's derby.

Sunderland fans arriving at St James's Park for today's derby.

The black and white hordes who were hanging around to greet them welcomed their visitors, who were under heavy police escort, with some choice epithets of their own.