Oct 21, 2012 at 1.30pm UK at ​Stadium of Light
Sunderland
1-1
NewcastleNewcastle United
Ba (85' og.)
FT(HT: 0-1)
Cabaye (3')
Ameobi (25'), Coloccini (68'), Williamson (84'), Cabaye (86')
Cheik Tioté (25')

Martin O'Neill upset by Steven Taylor chants

O'Neill upset by Taylor chants
© PA Photos
Martin O'Neill says that abuse directed towards Steven Taylor during Sunday's Tyne-Wear derby was unacceptable.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has slammed his own supporters for their abuse of Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor.

Prior to the two sides' 1-1 draw in the Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday, Taylor claimed that none of the Black Cats' players would get into the current Magpies team.

Taylor came on for the final 10 minutes of the match and smiled and applauded the Stadium of Light crowd on at least two occasions.

However, he was met with chants of 'Steven Taylor, we wish you were dead' among other unsavoury offerings from both sets of fans, including one from the away end referring to Jimmy Savile.

"I didn't know that. That would be poor, in very poor taste, if that's the case. I would be disappointed to have heard that," said O'Neill.

"It didn't figure in my team talk, but some of the players had passed comment about it.

"He's absolutely entitled to his opinion. I am delighted he made their bench."

A Demba Ba own-goal cancelled out Yohan Cabaye's opener after Cheick Tiote was sent off in the first half.

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