While Newcastle were suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat at Champions League side Chelsea, Sunderland were losing by the same margin to League One Wycombe Wanderers.
Rolando Aarons, on loan from Newcastle, had a tough start to his temporary spell at Wycombe, but he started the game against Newcastle’s local rivals and put in a very good performance.
The win put the Chairboys up to second in League One, while it saw Sunderland slump to 10th, in new manager Phil Parkinson’s first game in charge of the Black Cats.
Ironically, Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth was one of the names heavily linked with the job at the Stadium Of Light last week, and he masterminded a huge win over the side he could have been leading.
But it was the performance of the Newcastle loanee that stole many of the headlines, with the Sunderland Echo claiming Aarons played a “key role” in securing the three points for the home side.
Aarons’ role in win was acknowledged by the Wycombe official Twitter account
Such was his influence, Wycombe’s official club website put a cheeky post on Twitter, letting Toon fans know the “fantastic part” played by “Agent Rolando” in the victory.
Hey, #NUFC fans…
— Wycombe Wanderers (@wwfcofficial) October 19, 2019
It had Toon fans loving it, and even led one to declare the Chairboys as their “2nd team” as a result.
It may not have gone down too well with the Sunderland fans, but it certainly won the favour of the black and white fans in the north east who did not hide their amusement.
Here are some of the reactions to the mischievous tweet:
What a club
— Jake (@HWTL27) October 19, 2019
Well done Wycombe! Sunderland may only be a mid table 3rd division team these days but as the old saying goes, you can only beat what’s put in front of you 👍
— Jimmy (@Jimmyk1978) October 19, 2019
Get in Wycombe and well done Rolando too!! Hope yous go up!!
— Davey Beardsley 🧟♂️ (@daveynicnufc) October 19, 2019
My 2nd team!
— Ryan (@itsRyan1892) October 19, 2019
Ahahaha get in @RolandoAarons
— Frankie Burn (@Franksta18) October 19, 2019
What a club haha
— Robert Turp (@RobTurp) October 19, 2019
😂 good lad
— Chris (@majic8lsnufc) October 19, 2019