To Sunderland supporters, football is everything.
Wearsiders love nothing more than heading to the Stadium Of Light on a Saturday afternoon to watch their team pick up three points.
While the ongoing global pandemic has stopped that happening of late, there’s no way that supporters will forget that feeling – particularly against one of their rivals.
The battle between Sunderland and Newcastle United has been fierce for many years, and will continue to be for eternity.
It might have been four-and-a-half years since the last contest between the clubs, but that doesn’t make the feeling of victory any less sweet.
In fact, it’s been 20 years since one memorable outing which saw Sunderland record a 2-1 victory over Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Don Hutchinson and Niall Quinn got the goals that secure the win, while a penalty save from Thomas Sorensen also played a big role in the win.
Some supporters have loved reliving the afternoon after a post shared by Sunderland fan site Roker Report.
20 years ago today…
That cross is a thing of beauty. pic.twitter.com/dih3N3T0cO
— Roker Report (@RokerReport) November 18, 2020
Here’s what some supporters had to say about the highlights clip.
Just got goosebumps watching that. Quality.
— Mackem Karl. (@Mackem_1973) November 18, 2020
I'm a grown man in tears. And it's my birthday.
— KevNovin (@Shawsy49) November 18, 2020
This is just made sweeter with that penalty save, shearers face and the fans who thought it was a given he’d score 🤷🏻♀️😊 good times #safc
— Julie T (@twistyjulie) November 18, 2020
Unbelievable from Quinny to generate that power and accuracy from a standing jump, ball was slightly behind him too. Class.
— J Whitfield (@jwhitfield73) November 18, 2020
Quiz: Did these 17 Sunderland players ever actually score a league goal for the club?
I’ve never witnessed a better cross and penalty save since 😂😂😂
— Casper-MTB🚵🏼FTM 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️ (@Casper8312) November 18, 2020
never be a better day, never be a move that leads to the header, never be a better penalty save, @Hendersonftm
— Stuart Sansome (@stuart4swinton) November 18, 2020
What a great team that was. Brings a tear to the eye.
— General Mayhem (@Tony_young78) November 18, 2020