Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I Hope That Makes Christmas Special for Fans - Johnson

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I Hope That Makes Christmas Special for Fans - Johnson

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Byline: James Hunter Sports Writer twitter: @JHUNTERCHRON

ADAM Johnson hopes his derby winner has put the magic into Christmas for Sunderland fans.

Johnson's goal at St James' Park extended the Black Cats' winning streak against Newcastle United to four games - the club's best-ever sequence against their rivals.

And three of those wins have come on Tyneside, with Johnson netting on each occasion. The England winger said: "We've given them (the fans) something to make their Christmas even more special now! "It's great to win four in a row.

"Whatever happens now, we're in the history books as the team that did it.

"I'm not sure how many more times that will happen!

"I've done well here in recent years and yesterday was a great highlight."

Johnson scored in the 90th minute, but he should have broken the deadlock ten minutes earlier, when he found himself with a clear sight of goal only to roll the ball agonisingly wide of the target.

But that was only one of several chances that went begging, with Connor Wickham, Jordi Gomez and Seb Larsson all missing the target, while Steven Fletcher hit the crossbar. …

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