szólj hozzá: Ba misses penalty v Sunderland
Alan Pardew’s celebration which included going after Martin O’Neill ended up being premature as Demba Ba pushes his PK tamely to Mignolet. Referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot after Campbell brought down Shola Ameobi.
As it were Newcastle did pull off an added time equalizer through Ameobi, something of a Sunderland giantkiller. The Mackems went up through a Nicklas Bendtner penalty conversion early in the first half. The second half was fought mostly in Sunderland territory as they lost Sebastian Sessegnon to a red card and then had to fend off Hatem Ben Arfa’s brilliant playmaking
Sessegnon’s team mate and Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole also received a four match suspension, respectively. Cattermole picked up a two match ban for his 10th straight booking in the first minute and then after the match was over added another two matches for slagging Mike Dean. The pair will be missing in action against Everton in the FA Cup quarterfinals.
There were eight bookings on the pitch to go with the red cards. On the sidelines Alan Pardew and Martin O’Neill had their bouts of extra-curricular activities in an intense and testy derby. Here are the goals >>