Last night saw Peterborough United travel to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland in League One. That first sentence alone is enough to put a smile on a Newcastle fans’ face, but what was even better was the fact that ex-Newcastle striker Ivan Toney stepped up to score an 84th-minute equaliser for the Posh, leaving the Mackems with just a point.
FULL TIME | It is all over at the Stadium of Light and it finishes 2-2 after a very impressive second half performance by The Posh. Joe Ward and Ivan Toney with the goals. #PUFC #SUNPET pic.twitter.com/ZBFfpUlPK8
— Peterborough United (@theposhofficial) October 2, 2018
Ivan Toney had been at Newcastle for three years before he was sold to The Posh over the summer and whilst he never managed to get his chance and take it at St James Park, the supporters will always remember him as a Geordie and seeing him net against Sunderland has only enhanced that. The youngster has started the season well at Peterborough, scoring three goals and registering four assists in his nine League One games.
It’s likely to be a long time before Newcastle are playing Sunderland in any sort of league fixture seeing as the clubs are currently two divisions apart, so unless they can meet in the cup the Magpies will have to get by with seeing ex-players score late goals to steal points from their Tyne-Wear rivals. At the age of 22, Toney has a long way to go but if he can keep his clinical streak going and bag against Sunderland a few more times then he may well end up back at St James Park soon.
You can read The Magpies’ verdict on Toney here:
Ivan Toney netting a late goal against the Mackems.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) 2 October 2018
— PayasoDeMierda (@PayasoDeMierda2) October 2, 2018
Ivan Toney scoring a late one against the mackems
— NUFC Online (@NUFC_Online) 2 October 2018
Ivan Toney scores goals #wevegot
— MARK THE DUCK DRAKE (@drake_mark) October 2, 2018
Always liked Ivan toney
— Craig Ross (@NUFCROSSY) 2 October 2018
There's only one Ivan Toney.
— LifeOfADustbin (@MyDustyBin) October 2, 2018
Haha get up there!
— Burnsie NUFC (@BenArfaChancer) 2 October 2018
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Good to see former #NUFC player Ivan Toney grabbing a goal tonight against our friends down the road! 🙂
— Paul (@TheToonReview) October 2, 2018
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