2023-01-26 03:43:05

Kieran Richardson on Sunderland derby winner: 'If I live to be 100, I'll still be talking about it!'

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By Michael Graham

Kieran Richardson says his winner for Sunderland in the Wear-Tyne derby is something he will never stop talking about.

Richardson powered home a sensational free kick in 2008 to hand Sunderland a first home derby win in 28 years.

It was the highlight of what was ultimately a fine Sunderland career and, according to him, his best ever goal – made even better by the noise with which the fans greeted it.

"I remember it and I remember the build-up to it," Richardson told the SAFC Unfiltered podcast. "The week before we played Fulham away and I took two free-kicks - the first hit the crossbar and both posts but stayed out, and the second one went in but Pascal Chimbonda fouled someone in the wall so it was disallowed!

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