LONDON, Aug 20, 2011 (AFP) - Newcastle earned the bragging rights in the Tyne-Wear derby as Ryan Taylor's free-kick clinched a 1-0 win over bitter rivals Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
AFP - Newcastle's opening goal as Sunderland's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (L) watches the ball cross the line
Taylor struck with a curling effort in the second half to give the Magpies their first Premier League win of the season and leave Sunderland still with only one home victory over their hated neighbours in the last 30 years.
Alan Pardew's side, who drew with Arsenal last weekend, took the lead in the 62nd minute when Taylor's set-piece eluded Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
To make matters worse for the Black Cats, defender Phil Bardsley was sent off in the last minute for a foul on Fabricio Coloccini.