Sunderland's manager Gus Poyet said beating Newcastle for the fourth derby in a row was a "special moment" for his club.
He said the victory was one he would remember all his life.
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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew praised his team despite their 1-0 derby defeat to Sunderland.
He said his team lost because they were trying to push for a win.
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Adam Johnson's late winner condemned Newcastle United to a fourth successive derby defeat for the first time in their history as Sunderland earned a deserved 1-0 victory.
Johnson struck in the 90th minute following a pacy counter-attack to give the Black Cats only their third win of the season.
The away side created the better chances over the game with Steven Fletcher striking the crossbar and Connor Wickham, Jordi Gomez and Johnson all missing good opportunities to open the scoring.
The victory moves Sunderland up to 14th, four points below Newcastle who remain 9th.
Adam Johnson has won the Christmas bragging rights for Sunderland with a 90th minute goal in the derby match at St James Park.
The game ended Newcastle 0 - 1 Sunderland.
Fans of both Newcastle United and Sunderland gave a round of applause on the 17th minute of the derby match at St James Park.
Their standing ovation honoured the Newcastle supporters John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who died on board flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine.
Screens read 'In Loving Memory' and added: "Special thanks to SAFC supporters and staff for your heartfelt fundraising efforts and support."
However, the rivalry has not gone away - the applause was followed by the chant 'We hate Sunderland'.
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