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Hatem Ben Arfa
Hatem Ben ArfaReuters

Newcastle United take on Sunderland for the second Tyne-Wear derby of the season as the two clubs face each other in the Premier League clash at St James' Park on Saturday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 12:45pm GMT. Radio coverage of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm GMT.


Newcastle come into this game after a goalless away draw against Norwich City. The Magpies' recent form is a worry for Alan Pardew, whose team have only one of their last five games in all competitions.

This includes a 1-2 defeat to Cardiff City at home in the third round FA Cup tie earlier this month. Newcastle are yet to pick up a win at St James' Park in 2014 and Pardew would be desperate for a win against local rivals Sunderland on Saturday.

Fabio Borini
Fabio Borini scored the winner in the derby against NewcastleReuters

The Black Cats enter this game after a 1-0 victory over Stoke City at the Stadium of Light. Adam Johnson's first-half goal was the difference between the two sides as Sunderland sealed all three points.

The last time these two sides met was Gus Poyet's second game in charge since replacing Paolo Di Canio in October last year. Fabio Borini's late goal against Newcastle in the last meeting between the two sides gave Sunderland a 2-1 victory at home.

The Black Cats are 17th in the league table with 21 points, while Newcastle are eighth with 37 points from 23 games.

What the Managers Say

Alan Pardew: "I'm conscious of what happened last season when we lost - all sorts of disturbances in the town. As a manager, I felt responsible for that. I don't want that to happen again. I want us to party on Saturday night. The best thing we can do is try and win the match."

Gus Poyet: "After the last two months, this is the best time for us to play a derby. That doesn't mean we're going to win it, but with the wins we've had, the atmosphere, the players we've got available, the situation, how we've been playing away from home - everything is there."

Team Form

Newcastle United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W L L L
  • Last Result: Norwich City 0-0 Newcastle United


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W L D W
  • Last Result: Sunderland 1-0 Stoke City

Team News

Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew [Reuters]

Newcastle United

  • Injured: Fabricio Coloccini (knee) Ryan Taylor (knee)
  • Doubtful: Papiss Cisse (back), Yoan Gouffran (muscle strain)
  • Suspended: Loic Remy

Probable Lineup: Krul, Debuchy, S Taylor, Williamson, Santon; Tioté, Anita; Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Haïdara; Sh Ameobi


  • Injured: Carlos Cuellar (hip), Keiren Westwood (shoulder)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Mannone; Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Alonso; Cattermole; Johnson, Ki, Colback, Borini; Fletcher