Newcastle fans are absolutely loving Sunderland turmoil

It hasn’t been a fantastic season for Newcastle United, but they’re certainly having a lot more fun than Sunderland, and their fans are rubbing it in.

Last season must have felt like one big dream to Newcastle fans, getting promoted at the first attempt and waving goodbye to their Northeast neighbours on the way back up.

Plenty of Sunderland fans felt their rival’s achievement was overstated, claiming the Championship isn’t that difficult. As we well know by now, the Championship clearly is quite difficult, especially if you’re Sunderland.

The Black Cats fell to yet another home defeat on Saturday, losing 2-0 to Preston North End and ending the match with ten men. Sunderland look pretty much doomed, although Barnsley’s loss this weekend means they are still within five points of safety.

Newcastle haven’t enjoyed much of their Premier League season, but recent wins over Manchester United and Southampton have the Magpies well on their way to keeping their top flight status, and their fans absolutely loving the disparity between the Northeast rivals.

To make matters worse for Sunderland, Darron Gibson has been suspended after a drink-driving charge, prompting jokes from their neighbours about the midfielder getting more points than Sunderland.

Some of the best Twitter reactions to yet another Sunderland defeat can be found below…