Newcastle manager John Carver fears derby defeat will tarnish his time with the Magpies

After losing the Tyne-Wear derby to fierce rivals Sunderland, Newcastle manager John Carver is worried that the defeat to the Black Cats will define his spell in charge of the Magpies, reports BBC Sport.

Newcastle were lacklustre against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, and didn’t deserve to come away with anything at the final whistle. John Carver was candidly honest in the post-match interview, but was left furious by his side’s performance. He set out for the Magpies to start strong and put pressure on their rivals from the off, but it was Sunderland who started the better.

The defeat meant it was the fifth consecutive loss to Sunderland in the Premier League, and sees Newcastle’s season well and truly petering out. Carver will be in charge of the club until the end of the campaign, and he’s worried that the supporters will remember the derby defeat over anything he manages to achieve with United until the end of his tenure.

“We are down to the bare bones, but we should come to a stadium like this and do better than we did. It will define my spell in charge. It’s not nice so I will suffer for a few weeks, months, possibly years. It leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. A football club like ours shouldn’t lose five in a row to our neighbours,” he said.

The Magpies are slipping down the table, and their failure to once again beat their rivals saw an angry response from the frustrated supporters.

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