Newcastle 0 Sunderland 3: Alan Pardew vows to rebuild his squad after Tyne-Wear derby drubbing

Newcastle sold midfielder Yohan Cabaye to PSG during the week only to fail in their efforts to bring in a replacement before Friday's transfer deadline

Under-fire Newcastle boss Alan Pardew vowed to soldier on after the exit of star man Yohan Cabaye as derby defeat by Sunderland completed a dreadful week for him.

The 52-year-old, who saw midfielder Cabaye sold to Paris St Germain in midweek and then looked on as owner Mike Ashley and director of football Joe Kinnear failed to sign a replacement, found himself in the firing line as the Black Cats condemned the Magpies to a 3-0 home defeat for the second successive season.

However, asked if he felt let down by the club's hierarchy, he replied: "Listen, when you lose a player of Cabaye's class, you want a replacement. But he didn't arrive and I have to accept what was in my kitty today and going forward.

"For me standing on the sideline today with a team where we were, it would have been nice to have had a player to give us a boost for the second half of the season, but he didn't arrive.

"What else can I say? You can keep asking the question and re-phrasing it, and I have answered it.

"I don't want to answer that question again, if you don't mind. The bottom line is the players I have got, I have got to find a gameplan that is going to work for us."

Home fans among a crowd of 52,280 repeatedly voiced anti-Ashley and Kinnear chants both during and after a demoralising defeat, and one even ran on to the pitch and towards Pardew brandishing his season ticket with the mood turning ever uglier.

Sunderland went ahead with 19 minutes gone when, after Vurnon Anita had tripped Phil Bardsley inside the box, Fabio Borini smashed the resulting penalty high past keeper Tim Krul.

The in-form Adam Johnson made it 2-0 within four minutes after Krul could only parry Jack Colback's deflected effort, his seventh goal in as many games, and Colback made sure 10 minutes from time with the Magpies in disarray.

Pardew said: "Obviously in terms of the league position, we are okay. But today is a blow that is hard to take up here.

"Football and this particular fixture means so much to them and it will scar the season for us, as this defeat always does whether it is for Sunderland or for us.

"But the only thing I can do is prepare the team as best I can for next Saturday, and that's what I will do."

Opposite number Gus Poyet was understandably thrilled with his side's display, which landed them back-to-back Barclays Premier League wins for the first time since April last year and significantly boosted their chances of avoiding relegation.

He said: "What a league this is. We need to keep going.

"Before I said we needed to get safe somehow; now if we don't stay up, it would be a shame because we have done a terrific job until now.

"Now we are in a position where it is in our hands and we need to take it, so I am going to make sure that we do the right things from now until the end of the season."

Poyet reserved special praise for Johnson and debutant Liam Bridcutt, who started just a day after completing his move from Brighton.

The Uruguayan said: "He knows the role perfectly. If there is one person in the world who knows the role I want that player to play, it's Liam.

"Not being able to play Lee Cattermole because he was injured for the last couple of games, it was a relief for me to have Liam in the team.

"I had no doubt about playing him today and giving him a debut because I know that he knows what I want and what is needed in that role."

 

PA

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve