Joey Barton has posted a five-word reaction to Newcastle’s 5-1 win over Sunderland in 2010, on what is the ten-year anniversary of the Magpies’ famous win over their arch-rivals.

It was an afternoon which humiliated Steve Bruce, as the current Newcastle boss stood in the dugout for the Black Cats on that incredible day where a hat-trick from Kevin Nolan and two goals from Shola Ameobi embarrassed our rivals.

On his Twitter account, Barton wrote: ‘A glorious afternoon on Tyneside.’


WhoScored‘s statistical recount from the 5-1 annihilation shows that our former No.7 put in a phenomenal shift against Bruce’s men on that day in 2010.

Barton had six shots at Simon Mignolet’s goal, while also registering an incredible five key passes against the Wearsiders on that afternoon in October – he also completed one dribble, and won a freekick.

The former Marseille and QPR midfielder also recorded an impressive six crosses, and got stuck in with three successful tackles to his name.

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In total, Barton completed 57 passes, and found a teammate with five of his attempted nine long-range passes.

It really was an excellent display from the current Fleetwood Town manager.

Having enjoyed such a fantastic performance in the thrashing, it’s no wonder that Barton thinks it was a ‘glorious’ afternoon!

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