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O'Neill calls for calm in Tyne-Wear derby

October 19, 2012
By Kristan Heneage
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has said he is hoping to avoid a repeat of the scenes that soured the last meeting between the two sides in February.

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Tensions were already running high at St James Park before a late Shola Ameobi equaliser caused emotions to spill over, with the away dugout taking objection with the way Alan Pardew chose to celebrate his side's dramatic leveller. ...

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