Sunderland strike late to beat Newcastle

(AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) Adam Johnson scored a 90th-minute winner as Sunderland beat Newcastle 1-0 in the Premier League on Sunday for an unprecedented fourth straight victory in the north-east derby.

The winger finished off a length-of-the-field counterattack with a volley inside the near post, scoring at St. James' Park for the third season in a row to settle a low-quality and typically feisty derby.

"They must hate me here," said Johnson, who earlier squandered one of a series of great chances created by Sunderland in an open match.

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