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Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland Twitter reaction: Toon Army hail “nutter” Mitrovic but neutrals not impressed

Today’s Tyne-Wear derby at St James’ Park was always going to be a passionate affair as the fierce rivals battled it out for crucial points at the bottom end of the Premier League table.

No player better exemplified that passion than Aleksandar Mitrovic, who embarked on a crazy celebration after cancelling out Jermain Defoe’s opener for Sunderland with Newcastle’s late equaliser.

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The Toon Army hailed Mitrovic as their hero after his goal prevented them from suffering a seventh straight defeat to Sunderland, which would have seen them fall four points behind their neighbours.

The summer signing’s passion was highlighted by the Geordie contingent on Twitter as they celebrated the avoidance of a disastrous result – one supporter in particular more heavily than others!

But the neutrals weren’t as impressed with the Serbian striker, who protested his late substitution despite appear to be concussed, or the “utter shite” standard of the North-East duo!

The result, combined with Norwich City’s win at West Bromwich Albion yesterday, leaves both teams in the relegation zone and facing the prospect of playing this fixture in the Championship next season.

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