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Yohan Cabaye

Sunderland take on Newcastle United in a Premier League derby at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 1:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch highlights of the game on BBC One and BBC One HD on Match of the Day 2 at 10:25pm GMT.


Sunderland are struggling in the Premier League and are yet to taste their first win this season. The Black Cats sit bottom of the table with seven defeats and one draw, and the club has parted company with manager Paolo Di Canio.

The Black Cats appointed Gus Poyet as the successor to the Italian and Sunderland's new manager will take in charge of his first home game against the Magpies. The hosts come into this game after a 4-0 away defeat to Swansea City.

Alan Pardew

Meanwhile, Newcastle enter this game after a 2-2 home draw against Liverpool last weekend. Alan Pardew's men opened the scoring from Yohan Cabaye's 23rd minute strike. Steven Gerrard equalised for the Reds from the spot after Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa brought down Luis Suarez.

Newcastle were down to ten men during the second half, when Paul Dummett restored their lead only for Daniel Sturridge to cancel it out in the 72nd minute.

Newcastle are 10th in the league table with 11 points from eight games.

What the Managers Say

Gus Poyet: "If I had my way, and it's not possible because of the police, is for Newcastle to get to the stadium as late as possible so they can feel the [hostility] from the people around them. That is not possible for safety reasons, but sometimes, when you come into the stadium and you see what it means to the people, it can make you nervous."

Alan Pardew: "This team is a lot better than the one he has faced before. Last time we faced Sunderland, circumstances worked against us with the quarter final against Benfica on the Thursday. Sunderland are underdogs, but my only real thought is that brings a bit of added pressure because our players will feel that."

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L L W L
  • Last Result: Swansea City 4-0 Sunderland

Newcastle United

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W L W L
  • Last Result: Newcastle United 2-2 Liverpool

Team News

Gus Poyet


  • Injured: Wes Brown (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Westwood; Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Colback; Johnson, Ki, Cattermole, Giaccherini; Altidore; Fletcher

Newcastle United

  • Injured: Fabricio Coloccini (groin), Massadio Haïdara (knee), Steven Taylor (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: Tyan Taylor (knee)
  • Suspended: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (one match)

Probable Lineup: Krul; Debuchy, S Taylor, Williamson, Santon; Tiote, Sissoko, Cabaye; Ben Arfa, Sh Ameobi; Remy