Sunderland's players celebrate one of their three goals at Accrington on Saturday.

Team of the week: The Sunderland, Newcastle and South Shields players who shone

It was a mixed bag for the North East’s clubs this weekend with Sunderland and South Shields winning on the road and Newcastle United suffering defeat at European champions Liverpool.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 3:34 pm

But how did their players rate? Here’s our Gazette weekend XI – with the Black Cats and the Mariners featuring highly.

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