Newcastle Under-23 side picked up the bragging rights in the mini Wear-Tyne derby at the Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground on Monday, while taking the season points tally to nine.

It was a deserved win against a bottom of the league Sunderland side, who were forced to play 66 minutes with 10 men, after Brandon Taylor was sent off for deliberate handball.

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Spanish youngster Victor Fernandez was a handful for the Black Cats defenders, and was involved in both goals, scoring the second, while winning the penalty for the first.

Luke Charman scored the early penalty to give Newcastle the lead, and the striker looks to have a big future ahead of him in the game.

It was a much-needed win for Neil Redfearn, who told the Chronicle he thought it was a good performance.

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He also thought the sending off made a difference, although Newcastle were deservedly ahead at that point anyway.

The win will be a relief for Redfearn

It should ease the pressure on Redfearn, whose side has under-performed this season, having only won two games before the win over their local rivals.

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The win sees Newcastle’s second-string climb one place to ninth in the table, while Sunderland remain winless, and rooted to the bottom of the table on a solitary point.

Newcastle fans were quick to praise the two goal-scorers on Twitter after the game. Here are a few of their reactions.

On Fernandez:


On Charman:

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