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  • Stephane Sessegnon 27'
  • Adam Johnson 74'
  • David Vaughan 82'
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    Newcastle battled hard and were unlucky not to get an equaliser through Cisse, but ultimately Sunderland worked hard at the back and hit their opponents on the counter-attack to kill the game off.

  • 96'

    And there goes the full-time whistle. A huge three points for Sunderland that could go a long way in securing their safety.

  • 94'

    O'Shea concedes a corner. Marveaux picks out Yanga-Mbiwa with the set-piece but the defender heads it high and wide.

  • 93'

    Sunderland win a free-kick just outside the area. They decide on taking it to the corner flag though, rather than looking for a fourth.

  • 92'

    Rose brings the ball forward down the left and ends up winning a corner for his side. Frustrating for Newcastle.

  • 91'

    Clever play from N'Diaye down the right but Taylor's leg prevents Graham from getting on the end of his cross.

  • 90'

    Six minutes of injury time to be played. Enough time to score three goals?

  • 89'

    Newcastle continue to probe the Sunderland defence but it is all in vain now.

  • 88'

    The Sunderland fans are overjoyed. What a huge three points this could turn out to be for their side.

  • 87'

    What a painful week this is turning out to be for Newcastle, following their elimination from the Europa League on Thursday.

  • 86'

    Marveaux picks out the run of Gutierrez in the box but the Argentine can only head well over the bar.

  • 85'

    Newcastle win a corner...

  • 84'

    Di Canio this time got involved with the team's celebration. What a day he is having.

  • 83'

    Newcastle are shell-shocked. In pushing forward in search of a goal they have been exposed at the back. And Sunderland have been dangerous on the counter-attack all game.

  • 82'

    Sessegnon does very well to bring the ball forward for his side. He beats a man before laying it off to Vaughan, who picks out the top corner from the edge of the area. Unbelievable finish.

  • 82'


  • 81'

    That was Adam Johnson's fifth league goal of the season and his first since January.

  • 80'

    Sunderland come forward through Sessegnon who plays in N'Diaye. The midfielder shoots from a tight angle and brings out a clever save from Elliot.

  • 80'

    Gutierrez decides to shoot from well outside the area but his effort takes a big deflection off Cisse and goes well wide of the target.

  • 79'

    The answer is no, but they win another corner. That is even worse and Sunderland clear the danger.

  • 78'

    Gutierrez does well to win a corner for his side. Can they create anything from this?

  • 77'

    Remember, Newcastle have used up all their substitutes so Alan Pardew cannot make any more changes.

  • 76'

    Di Canio, if you were wondering, burst up the touchline and slid onto his knees while celebrating his side's second. What passion.

  • 75'

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  • 75'

    A big blow to Newcastle. Have they got enough time to claw themselves back into this game?

  • 74'

    After soaking up plenty of pressure Sunderland counter down the other end. Johnson picks up the ball on the edge of the area before letting fly with a fine curling effort into the top corner. Krul with no chance.

  • 74'


  • 73'

    Another chance for Newcastle as Sissoko darts past Colback before firing a ball into the middle. Cisse hits it first time but can only send it wide. The home side are getting closer.

  • 71'

    Sunderland bring on Mangane for Cuellar.

  • 70'

    Marveauz with some lovely work on the left before picking out Debuchy at the far post. The full-back heads it across to Ben Arfa in the middle but he can only head over. Should have hit the target.

  • 70'

    Cisse picks up possession on the edge of the area and takes aim at goal. His shot takes a deflection and Ameobi tries to get on the end of it but Mignolet does well to get to the ball first.

  • 69'

    A real penalty shout for Sunderland as Graham gets on the end of a corner and heads the ball against Yanga-Mbiwa's arm. Nothing given.

  • 69'

    Johnson curls in a dangerous delivery but Elliot does well to palm the ball away to safety.

  • 68'

    Sunderland win a free-kick in a dangerous position...

  • 67'

    Newcastle really piling on the pressure and making Sunderland work hard at the back. The Black Cats are coping well though at the moment.

  • 66'

    Newcastle have had six attempts at goal to Sunderland's four.

  • 65'

    Sunderland also making another change as McClean comes off to make way for Vaughan.

  • 64'

    Ben Arfa makes an instant impact as he darts down the left before picking out Cisse in the box. The striker lays it off to Tiote but he scuffs his shot completely.

  • 63'

    Newcastle use their last sub as Ben Arfa comes on for Cabaye. They have got to go for this now.

  • 63'

    Sunderland break down the other end of the pitch through Sessegnon. He bursts into the box and takes a tumble as Gutierrez goes in for the challenge. Nothing given. The Sunderland man should really have taken the shot on there. A waste.

  • 62'

    Replays show Cisse to be in an onside position. Harsh for Newcastle.

  • 61'

    Marveaux sends the free-kick in. Sissoko wins the flick-on and Cisse gets on the end of it to tap home. The goal is disallowed, however, for offside.

  • 61'

    Sessegnon hacks down Gutierrez just outside the area. A chance for Newcastle...

  • 60'

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  • 60'

    Cisse gets on the end of a Marveaux ball forward and takes the shot on early, bringing a top save out of Mignolet.

  • 59'

    Some nice work from Sissoko down the left as he takes on Larsson before sending a cross into the box. The ball is not the best though and O'Shea is able to clear.

  • 58'

    And Elliot makes an instant impact as he does very well to claim a Sunderland corner.

  • 57'

    Newcastle are forced to bring on Elliot for Krul.

  • 56'

    Elliot is warming up, it looks like he might have to come on. Not good news for Newcastle or Krul, the Dutchman appears to have hurt his shoulder.

  • 55'

    Sunderland with a chance as Krul makes a mess of a punch but Graham is unable to direct his header on target. The Newcastle keeper looks hurt.

  • 54'

    Sunderland make a change as Colback comes on for the injured Bardsley.

  • 53'

    Newcastle have been getting plenty of crosses into the Sunderland box but they just need to be a little more accurate and start to make some of them count.

  • 52'

    Marveaux sends it in but again Sunderland are able to clear. They counter up the other end and Debuchy makes a hash of his clearance, allowing Johnson in. The winger tries to chip Krul but he gets it wrong and the keeper is able to deal with it.

  • 51'

    Newcastle win another corner...

  • 50'

    Bardsley is down injured and receiving treatment. Newcastle fans not too pleased with what they perceive as time wasting from the Sunderland player.

  • 49'

    Marveaux fires in a corner for Newcastle but O'Shea and Sessegnon combine to clear the danger.

  • 48'

    Newcastle dominating possession in these early exchanges. Sunderland holding strong so far though.

  • 47'

    If Sunderland can hold on, they will win at Newcastle for the first time since November 2000.

  • 46'

    I am sure both managers have given rousing team talks at half time. Let's see who has the edge in this second half...

  • 46'

    Newcastle get this second half underway...


    Newcastle bring on Shola Ameobi for Gouffran.


    Interesting fact: Stephane Sessegnon has netted in five previous league matches this season and Sunderland have lost just one of those.


    Interesting fact: Four of the last six league meetings between Newcastle and Sunderland have ended 1-1.

  • 45'

    There goes the half-time whistle and what a first half it has been. Sunderland lead but Newcastle have had the chances to draw level. The game has been played at a manic pace and is everything you would expect from a derby. Let's hope for more of the same over the next 45 minutes.

  • 45'

    There were three minutes of extra time scheduled, by the way.

  • 45'

    Taylor gets booked for the foul on Mignolet.

  • 45'

    Krul sends a long ball forward. Gutierrez wins the flick-on and Taylor tries to get on the end of it but Mignolet rushes off his line and the defender ends up catching the keeper.

  • 45'

    The corner lands at the feet of Cisse but the striker can only hit it into a sea of bodies on the line and somehow Sunderland scramble it away.

  • 45'

    Gutierrez cuts in from the left and curls a cross-cum-shot towards goal but Mignolet does well to tip it away for a corner.

  • 45'

    Marveaux picks out Cisse with a fine ball in from the right but the striker somehow manages to miss the header.

  • 44'

    Sessegnon has looked very dangerous out there today. Every time he has picked up the ball you feel as though something might happen.

  • 43'

    Cisse goes into the book for a very late challenge on Bardsley. There have been a few of those today, and I am sure there will be a few more.

  • 42'

    The Newcastle fans really urging their team on for these final few minutes of the first half. They do not want to see the Magpies trailing as they go in for the break.

  • 41'

    Paolo Di Canio celebrates Stephane Sessegnon's opener at St James' Park.

  • 40'

    Larsson picks out the unmarked Cuellar at the far post but he can only direct his header straight at Krul. Top save but the defender should have done better there.

  • 39'

    A lovely break from Sunderland as Larsson makes a challenge and drives forward. He picks out the run of Sessegnon whose shot deflects off for the corner.

  • 37'

    Newcastle struggling at the minute. They are finding it hard to keep their rhythm going and that is down to Sunderland doing well at frustrating them.

  • 36'

    Rose goes in with a dangerous two-footed challenge on Cabaye and gets a booking for his troubles.

  • 34'

    Bardsley plays a nice ball into the feet of Graham inside the Newcastle box. The striker does well to turn Yanga-Mbiwa but he fails to get enough power on his shot to really trouble Krul in goal.

  • 33'

    Di Canio celebrated Sessegnon's goal with real passion. But then you would not expect anything less from him would you?

  • 32'

    Debuchy looks to pick out the run of Gouffran into the box but the winger is unable to get enough contact on his header and fails to trouble Mignolet.

  • 31'

    A superb response from Newcastle after conceding that goal. They are hungry for an equaliser and are continuing to pile on the pressure.

  • 30'

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  • 30'

    Sissoko picks out Cisse with great first-time ball from the right. The striker shoots on the turn but Mignolet is there once again to deny him with another top save as he gets down low to claim it.

  • 29'

    This derby is really coming alive now. That goal has set things up nicely.

  • 28'

    Newcastle almost reply instantly as Sissoko picks out the run of Cisse in the box. He takes a touch before pulling the trigger but Mignolet pulls off a fine save to tip wide.

  • 27'

    McClean does brilliantly to reclaim possession for Sunderland before finding Sessegnon. The forward turns Gutierrez before rifling a shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. Krul no chance. Great goal.

  • 27'


  • 26'

    Sunderland doing very well to get in the faces of Newcastle at the moment and are forcing them to go backwards.

  • 25'

    Debuchy bursts down the right and tries to pick out Gouffran in the middle with a dangerous ball but Cuellar is there with a fine defensive header to clear.

  • 24'

    Johnson's free-kick is poor and he fails to even beat the first man. Newcastle get the ball clear and Marveaux looks to be in on goal but for the recovery of Rose who soon averts the dsnger. Great defending.

  • 23'

    Gouffran goes into the book for a heavy challenge on Johnson.

  • 23'

    This is a bright spell for Sunderland. They are putting Newcastle under plenty of pressure and keeping them pegged back in their own half. They win another free-kick.

  • 22'

    Another minor penalty shout for Sunderland there as Graham seemed to strike the ball against Yanga-Mbiwa's hand. Would have been very harsh if it was given.

  • 22'

    Johnson tries to pick out Graham at the far post but Newcastle get it clear. It falls to Larsson on the edge of the box but O'Shea gets in the way of his effort on goal.

  • 21'

    Some nice work from Johnson to win the corner off Gutierrez.

  • 20'

    Cabaye brings down McClean for a free-kick. That will surely be the Frenchman's last warning before he receives a yellow card.

  • 20'

    Newcastle have had 60% of possession up to now. Sunderland will certainly feel they are right in this game, though.

  • 19'

    Larsson lofts the set-piece into the box. He looks to find the run of Sessegnon at the far post but he puts too much power on it and the ball sails out for a goal kick. A waste.

  • 18'

    Cabaye catches Graham with a high boot and Sunderland win a free-kick in a dangerous position. A chance to get some bodies in the box.

  • 17'

    Di Canio was adamant that his side should have had a penalty for that earlier incident involving Graham. There was always going to be some kind of controversy today.

  • 16'

    Some nice work from Gouffran who beats a man before trying to play a reverse pass to Sissoko but he puts too much on it and it runs out for the throw.

  • 15'

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  • 15'

    Taylor does appear to pull the shirt of Graham. The Sunderland man makes a meal of it but I have seen those given before. Taylor lucky again.

  • 14'

    Sessegnon picks out the feet of Graham in the box. He tries to turn and shoot but goes to ground as he loses his balance. The striker claims he was clipped, but the referee says play on.

  • 13'

    No real clear chances as of yet, but the opening 14 minutes have been anything but boring.

  • 12'

    Bardsley hangs a dangerous cross into the Newcastle box but Krul does excellently to out-jump a sea of bodies and claim the ball at his first attempt.

  • 11'

    Some nice footwork from Marveaux before he eventually loses it. The ball falls for Tiote on the edge of the box who then tries to pick out Cisse at the far post but he just overhits it. Unlucky.

  • 10'

    A lively start as you would expect from a Tyne-Wear derby. Both teams looking to get forward early on.

  • 9'

    Taylor very lucky there as he loses possession while under pressure from Sessegnon. The Sunderland man is through on goal but the referee blows for a foul. Harsh.

  • 8'

    Newcastle clear a Sunderland corner and counter up the other end through Marveaux. The midfielder picks out the run of Gouffran but his shot on goal is blocked. Great play from the home team.

  • 7'

    A fantastic atmosphere out there at St James' Park, and the weather is not too bad either.

  • 6'

    Yanga-Mbiwa plays a superb first-time pass to pick out the run of Cisse but Mignolet does well to rush off his line and smother the ball. A warning sign for Sunderland there as their defence was half asleep.

  • 5'

    Sunderland come forward through Sessegnon, who plays in McClean into the box. The winger, however, wastes possession as his scuffed cross rolls off for a goal kick.

  • 4'

    Taylor gets on the end of the free-kick into the box but he is unable to direct his header anywhere near the target.

  • 3'

    Some nice play between Marveaux and Debuchy eventually results in N'Diaye bringing down the full-back. Newcastle win a free-kick in a dangerous position.

  • 2'

    Debuchy looks to get on the end of a Cabaye ball forward but Rose does excellently to shield his opponent off and win the goal kick.

  • 1'

    Bardsley tries to clear a ball forward but he slices it and it goes out for a throw, much to the delight of the home support.

  • 1'

    Sunderland get this Tyne-Wear derby underway...


    Alan Pardew and Paolo Di Canio share a little joke on the touchline. Once the whistle blows I don't think we'll be seeing any more laughter between the two!


    The teams are emerging from the tunnel to the roar of the St James' Park crowd. We are just moments away from kick-off...


    For the Sunderland perspective, Paolo Di Canio says he is expecting a "very intense" encounter.


    Ahead of the kick-off, you can read Steven Taylor's thoughts on the match - as well as Newcastle's French revolution - here.


    Sunderland, meanwhile, include Newcastle fan Danny Graham. Defender Carlos Cuellar and winger James McClean also come in as Connor Wickham, Matt Kilgallon and the suspended Craig Gardner miss out.


    Newcastle welcome back Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote from injury for this Tyne-Wear relegation derby.


    Live commentary will appear here from 1200 BST.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Newcastle United

  • 19(5)

  • 17

  • 14

  • 66%


  • Sunderland

  • 10(6)

  • 22

  • 7

Match Stats

  • Newcastle United
  • Sunderland
19(5) Shots (on goal) 10(6)
14 Fouls 7
10 Corner kicks 9
4 Offsides 2
66% Time of Possession 34%
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 5

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