Police have praised the majority of North East football fans after what they say was 'a passionate and peaceful derby' on Easter Sunday.
There were only 25 arrests out of the near 50,000 people who watched the game at the Stadium of Light.
Chief Supt Steve Neill said: "The vast majority of fans were great today; they represented themselves and their clubs impeccably and enjoyed the Wear Tyne derby for the great occasion that it is."
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The majority of Newcastle United fans have now arrived at the Stadium of Light for the North East football derby against Sunderland.
The game has a later kick-off of 4pm to fit in with television schedules.
The manager of non-league North Shields said his team must not ease off as it prepares for a Wembley cup final.
The club beat Highworth Town at the weekend to secure a place in the final of the FA Vase in May.
Manager Graham Fenton said there was still much to do.
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New Sunderland Head Coach Dick Advocaat talks to the press.
New Sunderland Head Coach Dick Advocaat says his players need to believe in themselves if the club is to avoid relegation.
The Dutchman replaced Gus Poyet this week and met the media for the first time this morning (Friday, March 20).
Sunderland are just one point above the premier league relegation zone.
Advocaat thinks his first game in charge, at West Ham tomorrow, will set the tone.
Sunderland AFC have announced Dick Advocaat as Gus Poyet's replacement until the end of the season.
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@rjsweeneyitv it's a gamble, but sticking with Poyet when it clearly wasn't working was probably a bigger one, had to be done I think
The new Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat said he is "very much looking forward to the challenge ahead".Read the full story ›