Alan Pardew says his Newcastle United side has let the home fans down with their defeat at the hands of Sunderland in today's Tyne-Wear derby.

Goals from Stephane Sessegnon, Adam Johnson and David Vaughan allowed the Black Cats to secure a 3-0 victory at St James' Park and frustrating Pardew who apologised to the Toon faithful.

"We will have to wear it, probably next year as well. That's what happens when you lose one of these games," he said.

"We are under no illusions as to the responsibility we have to our fans, and we have let them down today 100 per cent."

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