Sunderland lead Newcastle 1-0 in the Tyne-Wear derby following a sensational strike by Jermaine Defoe as he scored a peach of a volley, which flew into the top corner, on his weaker left-foot.
Signed in January for a large fee, Defoe was tasked with providing the goals which will keep Sunderland up and he is certainly on his way to doing exactly that with an unbelievable strike – on this weekend of sensational efforts.
Defoe was visibly moved by the effort and seemed to be crying as he trudged down the tunnel at Twitter has been reacting with their own creative theories.
Did #Defoe just score a goal so good it made him cry??
— Guy Gibbs (@Guy_T_Gibbs) April 5, 2015
Defoe made himself cry with that goal pic.twitter.com/WZoJHG4ret
— Come dine with weeze (@ashley0113weezy) April 5, 2015
That Defoe goal was better than Adam’s goal yesterday.
— J’onn J’onzz (@EccentricFella) April 5, 2015
Why did defoe cry? Did advocat say if he didn’t score he would kill his dog or something!? #Safcvnufc
— Scott Baird (@baird_scott) April 5, 2015
Imagine scoring a goal so good that it makes you cry. Brilliant by Defoe.
— Jungle Jim. (@jaieliz) April 5, 2015
Krul congratulates Defoe on his goal. Wow.
— Luke (@luke16taylor) April 5, 2015
If you go after Krul for congratulating Defoe in the tunnel at half time you don’t understand anything about pro sports and sportsmanship.
— Tor Thodesen (@ThodesenTor) April 5, 2015
Honest to god hopeless. Krul’s attitude to Defoe in the tunnel sums up our team’s attitude to derbies last few years.
— NUFC Supporters (@NUFCsupporters9) April 5, 2015