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Darren Bent finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 5-1 Sunderland.Corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson, assist on the goal came from John Mensah.
Centre by Jordan Henderson, Sanchez Jose Enrique gets a block in.
Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.
Cheik Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Bent. John Mensah takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique by Jordan Henderson. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
Nile Ranger joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shola Ameobi.
The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez.
John Mensah shown a yellow card. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the left by-line, clearance made by Jordan Henderson.
John Mensah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll. Joey Barton produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Kieran Richardson gets a block in.
Joey Barton crosses the ball, Simon Mignolet makes a save.
Michael Turner challenges Shola Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton takes the direct free kick.
John Mensah joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Cattermole.
Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Goal scored by Kevin Nolan from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 5-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Shola Ameobi.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the left by-line, clearance by Michael Turner.
Michael Turner booked for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll by Michael Turner results in a free kick. Joey Barton shoots direct from the free kick.
Andrew Carroll takes a shot.
Shola Ameobi grabs a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 4-0 Sunderland.Assist by Danny Simpson.
Shola Ameobi finds the net with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 4-0 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Andrew Carroll.
Lee Cattermole is booked. Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cattermole on Cheik Tiote. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Jordan Henderson takes the inswinging corner, Phillip Bardsley takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson, Andrew Carroll manages to make a clearance. The assistant referee flags for offside against Asamoah Gyan. Tim Krul takes the free kick. Save by Tim Krul.
The ball is sent over by Darren Bent, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
Phillip Bardsley shown a yellow card. Phillip Bardsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
Asamoah Gyan delivers the ball.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in. Asamoah Gyan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Jordan Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the free kick.
Michael Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Joey Barton from right wing, Phillip Bardsley manages to make a clearance.
Joey Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Richardson. Direct free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.
Darren Bent takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Kieran Richardson comes on in place of Danny Welbeck.
Titus Bramble sent from the field by the ref for professional foul. Titus Bramble concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Carroll. Joey Barton has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Phillip Bardsley makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton from the left by-line, Header from close range by Andrew Carroll clears the bar.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
The ball is sent over by Jordan Henderson, Cheik Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Shola Ameobi scores a penalty. Newcastle 3-0 Sunderland.Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Nedum Onuoha, the ref awards a Penalty.
Shola Ameobi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nedum Onuoha. Nedum Onuoha restarts play with the free kick.
Assist by Jonas Gutierrez.
Unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Asamoah Gyan results in a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique restarts play with the free kick.
Darren Bent is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Centre by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance by Michael Turner.
Outswinging corner taken by Jordan Henderson from the right by-line, Andrew Carroll makes a clearance. Corner from right by-line taken by Lee Cattermole.
Centre by Cheik Tiote, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Titus Bramble goes over the crossbar.
Danny Simpson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Welbeck by Danny Simpson. Phillip Bardsley restarts play with the free kick.
Nedum Onuoha receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Nedum Onuoha. Sanchez Jose Enrique restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Danny Simpson.
Asamoah Gyan on for Ahmed Elmohamady. The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Welbeck. Free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
Steed Malbranque produces a cross, Tim Krul makes a save.
Effort on goal by Jordan Henderson from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Kevin Nolan gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 2-0 Sunderland.Assist by Andrew Carroll.
Steed Malbranque is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Joey Barton fouled by Steed Malbranque, the ref awards a free kick. Joey Barton crosses the ball in from the free kick, Lee Cattermole manages to make a clearance.
Darren Bent is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Kevin Nolan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
The referee gives a free kick against Andrew Carroll for handball. Free kick taken by Michael Turner.
Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball, Lee Cattermole has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Kevin Nolan finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Sunderland.Joey Barton takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet. Corner from the right by-line taken by Joey Barton, Shola Ameobi provided the assist for the goal.
Kevin Nolan fires in a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Sunderland.Joey Barton takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet. Corner taken by Joey Barton from the right by-line played to the near post, Shola Ameobi provided the assist for the goal.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton played to the near post, clearance by Titus Bramble.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joey Barton, Andrew Carroll takes a shot.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Joey Barton, Andrew Carroll takes a shot.
Inswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the left by-line, Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, blocked by Nedum Onuoha.
Cheik Tiote fouled by Steed Malbranque, the ref awards a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini takes the direct free kick.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
Darren Bent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Ahmed Elmohamady produces a cross, Mike Williamson manages to make a clearance.
Danny Simpson crosses the ball.
Foul by Darren Bent on Mike Williamson, free kick awarded. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.
Steed Malbranque produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Andrew Carroll receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Andrew Carroll gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Welbeck. Jordan Henderson takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady by Fabricio Coloccini. Direct free kick taken by Nedum Onuoha.
The referee blows for offside. Titus Bramble takes the indirect free kick.
Joey Barton delivers the ball, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
Effort by Jordan Henderson from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Kevin Nolan challenges Lee Cattermole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.
Cheik Tiote is given a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steed Malbranque by Cheik Tiote. Phillip Bardsley takes the direct free kick.
Cheik Tiote fouled by Lee Cattermole, the ref awards a free kick. Joey Barton produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Corner taken by Joey Barton, save by Simon Mignolet. Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in. Jordan Henderson takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from close range by Titus Bramble goes wide left of the goal.
Andrew Carroll produces a cross,
The referee gets the match started.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
The referee starts the second half.
The referee ends the match.
HUGHTON RECALLS HIS BIG GUNS
Newcastle boss Chris Hughton will welcome back his big guns for Sunday's Barclays Premier League derby clash with Sunderland.
Hughton rested nine of the men who started last weekend's 2-1 win at West Ham for the midweek Carling Cup tie with Arsenal as only goalkeeper Tim Krul and central defender Mike Williamson were retained.
Sol Campbell (thigh) misses out, as do long-term absentees Steve Harper (shoulder), Leon Best (ankle), Hatem Ben Arfa (double leg fracture) and Dan Gosling (knee). There will be no place in the squad for local boy Steven Taylor, despite his return to full training after shoulder injury.
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll does not have to look very far for advice on coping with the pressure of being the latest claimant to Alan Shearer's throne.
The 21-year-old will head into Sunday's derby clash carrying the hopes of the Geordie nation squarely on his broad shoulders.
He will do so having put his off-field problems behind him and with a match-winning display at West Ham last weekend under his belt.
However, team-mate Shola Ameobi knows only too well how intense the weight of expectation can be having himself emerged from the club's academy as a teenager and attempted to fill the boots of a man who scored a record 206 goals for his hometown club.
Now 29, Ameobi has had to contend with a catalogue of injuries in recent years, but is back in business and busily forming a partnership with another home-grown graduate.
He said: "The expectations of the Newcastle fans are sky high. They want to succeed and sometimes, that hunger to succeed can heap a lot of pressure on young talents.
"But Andy, certainly on the pitch, is coping with it very well.
"He has been confident enough to take that number nine shirt - he wants to be the next local hero, and that speaks volumes.
"He wants to go out there and score as many goals as he can and help his beloved Newcastle to be a winning team on the pitch.
"That in itself comes with a lot of pressure - I know only too well about that - and it's something I have had to learn over the years.
"I can probably say I have coped with that pressure. It's been intense, but I think I have coped with it very well and hopefully Andy can do the same over the coming years."
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has received a double boost ahead of Sunday's derby clash.
Left-back Kieran Richardson, who scored the winner in the reverse fixture two seasons ago, has finally shaken off the hamstring injury he suffered in the Carling Cup defeat by West Ham in September and is available.
Winger Ahmed Elmohamady is also fit despite suffering a foot problem in last weekend's 1-0 win over Aston Villa, while Andy Reid (hamstring) has returned to training.
David Meyler (knee) has trained all week, but the game will come too soon for him, while Fraizer Campbell (also knee) remains on the sidelines.
Sunderland defender Michael Turner is hoping to serve up a repeat dose when he returns to St James' Park.
The 26-year-old will run out for his first Tyne-Wear derby clash having already tasted victory over Newcastle on Tyneside, although in different colours.
Turner was part of the Hull side which, as part of a blistering start to their first season in the Barclays Premier League, headed for St James' on September 13, 2008 and left with a shock 2-1 win.
It was an eventful day on Tyneside as the home side's fans vented their fury on owner Mike Ashley and his so-called "Cockney Mafia" in the wake of Kevin Keegan's departure as manager a few days earlier, and Marlon King's double did nothing to appease the locals.
Turner said: "It was a strange atmosphere that day with all the stuff about the owner. It was a bit of a weird atmosphere.
"But we managed to go in front in that game and went 2-0 up. They got a consolation and we managed to hang on.
"I think the atmosphere this weekend is going to be totally different to what it was then, but it was a great experience at the time."
Nolan inspires rampant Toon
Captain Kevin Nolan plundered a derby hat-trick to hand manager Chris Hughton the perfect ending to an eventful week as Newcastle routed Sunderland.
The midfielder put the home side 2-0 ahead within 34 minutes and completed his treble 15 minutes from time, after striker Shola Ameobi had helped himself to two goals, the first of them from the penalty spot.
It was the first hat-trick in the fixture since Peter Beardsley achieved the feat for Newcastle in January 1985.
Sunderland, who had former Magpies defender Titus Bramble sent off for an ill-judged challenge on Andy Carroll in the 53rd minute, were never at the races on a day when their promoted neighbours won at St James' Park for the first time in five attempts.
Darren Bent's last-minute strike was no consolation for the travelling fans, many of whom had already left.
It proved a sweet afternoon for Hughton following a week during which speculation over his future at the club reached fever pitch.
The 51-year-old was serenaded by the delighted home contingent in a crowd of 51,988 as his side completely outplayed their most bitter rivals, who rarely troubled goalkeeper Tim Krul until Bent's late effort, despite Geordie manager Steve Bruce sending on record signing Asamoah Gyan before half-time to add firepower.
Sunderland had conceded only seven goals in their first nine Barclays Premier League games, but were repeatedly torn apart by a committed Magpies side even before Bramble's premature departure.
The Black Cats arrived on Tyneside in an optimistic mood on the back of a seven-game unbeaten Barclays Premier League run to meet a side which had not won on their own pitch in four attempts.
But Sunderland's goals-against total was to rise significantly inside a rousing opening 45 minutes during which Newcastle took the game by the scruff of the neck.
The Magpies were on the front foot from the off as the game started at a lively pace, and they steadily built momentum before exploding into life with 24 minutes gone.
It took a fine reaction save from Simon Mignolet to keep out Andy Carroll's bullet header, and the Belgian had to be equally alert two minutes later to claw Joey Barton's stinging drive away from the bottom corner.
But the deadlock was finally broken from the resulting corner when central defender Mike Williamson got up well to head down Barton's corner and Nolan sent the ball into the roof of the net with an acrobatic overhead kick.
The noise level at St James' Park reached ear-splitting levels as Nolan was mobbed by his team-mates, and it was to get much, much better for the home fans before the half-time whistle sounded.
Newcastle increased their lead within eight minutes when Carroll's scuffed volley fell perfectly for the criminally unmarked Nolan, who controlled before slipping the ball past the advancing Mignolet.
Bruce's game plan was simply not working, with lone striker Bent almost redundant, and the manager made his tactical move five minutes before the break when he sent on #13million-plus man Gyan in place of Ahmed Elmohamady and switched to a 4-4-2 formation.
But before the new arrival could make an impact, his side fell further behind after Nedum Onuoha's clumsy injury-time challenge on Jonas Gutierrez prompted referee Phil Dowd to point to the spot.
Ameobi, who converted a penalty in the corresponding fixture two seasons ago, repeated the feat to pile the pressure on Bruce and his players.
Sunderland's reshuffle had seen Steed Malbranque drop into a midfield four and Jordan Henderson move out to the right, and while that gave them a better shape, they caused few problems for their hosts in the opening minutes of the second half.
Their woes deepened with 53 minutes gone when in his eagerness to prevent Carroll from racing in on goal, Bramble launched himself into a desperate challenge which sent the striker sprawling, and was punished with a straight red card.
Carroll sent a towering header over the bar two minutes later with the visitors rocking, and Bruce introduced Kieran Richardson as a replacement for Danny Welbeck with things going from bad to worse.
Krul, who had been a virtual spectator for much of the game, had to get down well to turn away Phil Bardsley's 65th-minute strike, but the Magpies were coasting to victory.
They increased their lead with 20 minutes remaining when Carroll's powerful header came back off the crossbar and Ameobi rifled home spectacularly.
There was worse to come five minutes later when Nolan met Ameobi's flick-on two yards out to complete his hat-trick, and Bent's last-minute strike repaired none of the damage inflicted on the demoralised visitors.
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