Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer slammed Sunderland's performance for yesterday's 1-1 draw.

He wrote in The Sun: "Sunderland will be absolutely delighted with that point.

"It is one they did not deserve. I know I will be accused of Newcastle bias here but Martin O'Neill's team were so poor.

"They have now won only three of their last 21 Premier League games going back to last season and on the basis of yesterday's performance you can see why.

"The statistics say they had two shots on target, I can't remember either.

"The goal can't be counted as one because John O'Shea's header was going a mile wide before it went in off Demba Ba.

"The truth is Newcastle were better in every department and with 11 would have undoubtedly won easily."