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Colback: Newcastle fans clapped Sunderland players off pitch

Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback has revealed some Newcastle United fans clapped the visitors off the pitch after Sunday's derby win.

Colback was a second-half substitute in the famous 3-0 triumph.

"I was getting quite a lot of stick warming up - you'll not need to ask why - so it as good to get the last laugh," he told The Journal.

"To be fair, there were a couple of Newcastle fans who had been giving me a bit of stick, but they clapped me off. So give them their due, although 99 per cent were still effing and blinding.

"It was a great day for the team, the staff, the manager and obviously the fans. They've finally got the chance to give some stick back and I'm sure they've been doing that."

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