Mignolet scoops North-East award

  • Last Updated: January 11 2013, 9:48 GMT

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has been voted the North-East Football Writers' Association's Player of the Year for 2012.

Simon Mignolet: Scooped the top award
Simon Mignolet: Scooped the top award

The Belgium international narrowly beat Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa with Magpies keeper Tim Krul in third place.

Middlesbrough keeper Jason Steele picked up the Young Player of the Year Award.

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