Newcastle United news: 'Crazy' decision appealed, Elliot's verdict on red card

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

The fallout from the Wear-Tyne derby is dominating today's headlines.

Sunderland yesterday condemned Newcastle United to a sixth successive derby defeat.

A 45th-minute penalty from Adam Johnson, and second-half strikes from Billy Jones and Steven Fletcher, gave Sam Allardyce's side a 3-0 win.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini was sent off for a challenge on Steven Fletcher.

Johnson converted the resulting penalty, with the decision, which came seconds after an incident at the other end of the pitch, having changed the course of a game which Steve McClaren's side had been dominating.

And United today appealed Coloccini's red card. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the defender will miss Saturday's home game against Stoke City.

Newcastle defender Daryl Janmaat branded referee Robert Madley's decision "crazy".

And goalkeeper Rob Elliot felt Coloccini should have stayed on the pitch – as Fletcher was NOT denied a clear goalscoring opportunity.

Meanwhile, Northumbria Police have praised the behaviour of fans from both clubs before, during and after the derby.