PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Sunderland v Newcastle – as it happens from the Stadium of Light
13:18 GMT, 21 October 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Sunderland host Newcastle at the Stadium of Light to start Sunday's action. Both sides sit in mid-table at this early stage of the season but will be fired up to claim bragging rights in the Tyne-Wear derby. Send me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
Sunderland 0-1 Newcastle (1.30pm)
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Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner,
O'Shea, Cuellar, Rose, Johnson, Larsson, Colback, McClean, Sessegnon,
Subs: Westwood, Bardsley, Campbell, Kilgallon, Vaughan,
Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Gutierrez, Cabaye, Tiote,
Ben Arfa, Ba, Shola Ameobi (Perch 39).
Subs: Harper, Anita, Cisse, Obertan,
Steven Taylor, Ferguson.
Goals: Cabaye 3.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
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Half-time: Sunderland 0-1 Newcastle
45+2min: Another strike from outside the box but James McClean's low effort takes a deflection leading to a Sunderland corner.
The delivery in though is easily taken by Tim Krul.
45min: Three minutes to be added on as Sunderland seek an equaliser before the break.
43min: Sunderland are yet to create a clear cut chance but they continue to shoot from distance with Gardner slicing wide from 25 yards.
42min: But it's Newcastle with the next chance. A corner straight from the training ground is played short to Coloccini on the edge of the box, whose shot is deflected to Demba Ba.
The striker does well to react quickly to tee up a scissors kick but he will be disappointed to fire over from six yards.
39min: In fact Alan Pardew has decided to make a tactical switch, sending on the defensive minded James Perch for Ameobi.
The striker, so often a thorn in Sunderland's side, is far from happy and heads straight down the tunnel.
38min: The pressure is being piled on by Sunderland now as they win a free-kick on the right side of the box. Fletcher cleverly plays a low ball to the edge of the box where Gardner's strike hits a Newcastle player before deflecting for a corner which the visitors clear.
37min: From OptaJoe:
1 – After 27 yellow cards in his previous 54 PL appearances, Cheick Tiote has been shown his first ever PL red. Graduation.
35min: Newcastle don't want to give Sunderland too many set-pieces 30 yards from goal and here is why. Craig Gardner fires a low drive through a crowd of bodies that just zips low past the post.
33min: Small chance for Sunderland as a cross worms its way to Adam Johnson at the back post. But the winger is quickly chased down and he curls across goal and wide under pressure.
31min: Sunderland are not making the most of the extra man as Newcastle win a free-kick deep inside the hosts' half on the left wing.
Cabaye though wastes the delivery by curling over everyone's head and out for a goal kick.
28min: Bizarrely Newcastle won a free-kick from that passage of play after Jack Colback pushed Tiote seconds before. Shola Ameobi was also booked for dissent.
25min: RED CARD (Cheick Tiote, Newcastle)
No hesitation from Martin Atkinson as he flashes a straight red card after Tiote leaves his foot in following a challenge on Fletcher.
I'm probably a bit old fashioned but I thought a booking would have been a fairer call. Either way Newcastle are down to 10 men.
24min: From InfostradaLive:
At two mins 11 seconds, Cabaye’s goal was the quickest Sunderland have conceded in the PL at the Stadium of Light. The previous was James Morrison (3 min 35 secs) for West Brom in a 2-2 draw in October 2011.
21min: Set-pieces look on song today as Cabaye's effort forces Mignolet to tip over. From the corner, Sunderland clear behind at the near post but escape with a goal kick.
20min: We haven't seen much of Newcastle since they took the lead but they win a free-kick 25 yards out central to goal after Larsson clumsily raises a foot into Shola Ameobi's chest.
17min: An honest enough strike from the Swede but Tim Krul is right behind it as he dives down comfortably to claim at his near post.
16min: More danger for Newcastle as Ben Arfa trips Rose five yards out from the corner of the penalty box. Larsson stands over the set piece…
14min: So Sunderland try the other flank and find a little more success. Danny Rose manages to swing a cross in for Fletcher, but Coloccini does well to turn the striker away from goal before heading away the Scot's eventual cross. The Newcastle captain looks to be back in business.
11min: The hosts are seeing more of the ball but Newcastle's gameplan is starting to show as Adam Johnson looks hounded out every time he gets the ball on the right flank. As a result, poor old Fletcher isn't getting much service.
8min: That's a bit better. Seb Larsson curls a delightful cross into the box but Mike Williamson strongly heads away with Steven Fletcher waiting to apply the finishing touch.
6min: The majority in the ground have been silenced by that strike and their team isn't doing much to help them raise their voices.
One hopeful free-kick into the box aside there hasn't been much response from the hosts.
Off the mark early: Yohan Cabaye (left) pounced inside the box to give Newcastle the lead
3min: GOAL! Sunderland 0-1 NEWCASTLE
The Toon look much more alert so far and grab an early lead. Hatem Ben Arfa finds Demba Ba with a pass to the byline, but although the striker's shot from a tight angle is blocked by Simon Mignolet, Yohan Cabaye fires home the rebound.
1min: Newcastle win a corner in the opening minute but Yohan Cabaye's delivery is cleared by the Sunderland backline.
Kick-off: Sunderland get the Wear-Tyne derby underway.
13.29: The players make their way out inside a packed out stadium that is bathed in sunshine.
13.26: Fantastic atmosphere inside the Stadium of Light. The home fans display cards to mark out red and white stripes inside the ground as 'Dance of the Knights' plays over the PA system.
13.23: Martin O'Neill could be playing poker face but Alan Pardew looked much more confident of the two managers. Should be interesting to see how it translates on the pitch.
13.20: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew also spoke to Sky Sports before the game:
'The players understand the importance of this game for the fans. It didn't take a lot of thinking to include Shola Ameobi – he knows all about this game and he deserves to play.
'It's a massive lift to have the captain [Fabricio Coloccini] back. He brings intelligence and there isn't a lot of that in these games.
'The key to winning is competing – it's no good being technically the best so we have to be the big players in both boxes.'
13.15: Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill spoke to Sky Sports before the game:
'We are looking forward to it, we didn't play particularly well against Manchester City but we were doing fine up until then.
'Phil Bardsley is getting fitter, and Titus Bramble was injured during the week.
'You need a little bit of luck, to be strong and durable but I'm not sure there is any secret behind derby success.'
Lead by example: Newcastle welcome back their captain, Fabricio Coloccini (centre) to their defence
13.12: Sunderland can only move up to 11th with a win today but they do have a game in hand with the majority of the division.
Crucially for the fans they would be above Newcastle should they win –
13.07: Three points for Newcastle would put them into the top 10 but manager Alan Pardew has already said he hopes maximum points will provide a springboard for the top eight.
Trying to gain brownie points with the fans, Pardew has also stated that while this may be the strongest Sunderland side he has faced – he remains confident of finishing above them. The gloves are off now.
13.02: Derby specialist Shola Ameobi is handed a chance to add to his tally against Sunderland as Newcastle boss Alan Pardew makes four changes for this afternoon's Wear-Tune derby clash.
Ameobi, who sits only behind Jackie Milburn in the fixture with seven goals to his name, is included along with the fit-again Tim Krul, Fabricio Coloccini and Danny Simpson, while there is a place on the bench for Steven Taylor.
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill keeps faith with the men who started the 3-0 defeat at Manchester City last time out, and that means a start for full-back Danny Rose, seemingly the target of racial abuse on England Under 21s duty in Serbia in midweek, while there is a place among the substitutes for Phil Bardsley following his recovery from an ankle problem.
12.57: Full line-ups from the Stadium of Light:
Sunderland v Newcastle
Sunderland: Mignolet, Gardner, O'Shea, Cuellar, Rose, Johnson, Larsson, Colback, McClean, Sessegnon, Fletcher. Subs: Westwood, Bardsley, Campbell, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Meyler, Saha.
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Gutierrez, Cabaye, Tiote, Ben Arfa, Ba, Shola Ameobi. Subs: Harper, Anita, Cisse, Perch, Obertan, Steven Taylor, Ferguson.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
12.52: Before that, you have to go back to the year 2000 where second-half strikes from Don Hutchinson and Niall Quinn responded to an early goal from Gary Speed at St James' Park.
Newcastle for the record have triumphed eight times since then.
On guard: Police watch over Sunderland fans as Newcastle supporters arrive at the Stadium of Light
12.50: So who wants to be the Black Cats' hero today. They could do with a new one.
Sunderland have beaten their North East rivals just once in 15 attempts, with goals from Kieran Richardson and Djibril Cisse seeing off Newcastle 2-1 nearly on this day four years ago.
12.45: If it is goals you are after folks then we better hope Steven Fletcher and Demba Ba are not man marked out of the game this afternoon.
Fletcher has scored all five of Sunderland's league goals this season, while Ba has netted all but two of Newcastle's league strikes (Hatem Ben Arfa converting two.)
12.40: Sunderland starting XI:
Mignolet, Gardner, Rose, O'Shea, Cuellar, Colback, Larsson, Johnson, McClean, Sessegnon, Fletcher.
12.35: Newcastle starting XI:
Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ba, Shola Ameobi.
12.30: Derby of the weekend In terms of on-pitch action it has a way to go to match Tottenham's clash with Chelsea yesterday but the rivalry between Sunderland and Newcastle should not be underestimated.
This is a huge game as we begin Sunday's Premier League coverage with the battle for the North East. Team news for it is on the way.
Fiery start: Sunderland host Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby to begin Sunday's Premier League action