Chris Maguire makes a Newcastle United admission - and Sunderland fans will love it

Chris Maguire has been speaking about his favourite footballing memories – and one particular quip had Sunderland fans delighted.

Saturday, 7th March 2020, 12:35 pm
Updated Saturday, 7th March 2020, 12:35 pm
Sunderland ace Chris Maguire

In an interview with the club’s official match day programme for the visit of Gillingham, Maguire was asked for his favourite game during his career.

And he responded that his best memory was when he helped defeat Sunderland’s bitter rivals, Newcastle United, during his time at Oxford United.

Maguire was a key part of the side that knocked the Magpies out the FA Cup in 2017, as League One Oxford won 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium in a fourth round tie.

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He played 70 minutes before being replaced by Toni Martinez and, while he didn’t contribute a goal or an assist during the triumph, Maguire’s memory of beating Newcastle United is clearly a happy one – and that’s sure to delight Sunderland fans.