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Danny Simpson crosses the ball, Shola Ameobi concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraizer Campbell. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Yohan Cabaye, clearance by Lee Cattermole.
A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by Phillip Bardsley.
Shot by Hatem Ben Arfa. Blocked by John O'Shea.
Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Craig Gardner, the ref awards a free kick. Yohan Cabaye takes the free kick.
A goal is scored by Shola Ameobi from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland.Mike Williamson provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McClean by Cheick Tiote. Free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.
Peter Lovenkrands delivers the ball, save by Simon Mignolet.
Ryan Taylor goes off and Peter Lovenkrands comes on.
Yohan Cabaye produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Blocked by Phillip Bardsley.
Wayne Bridge replaces Kieran Richardson.
Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Jonas Gutierrez results in a free kick. Phillip Bardsley restarts play with the free kick.
Cheick Tiote takes a shot. John O'Shea gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan Taylor.
Short corner taken by Cheick Tiote.
Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Phillip Bardsley gets a block in.
Corner taken short by Yohan Cabaye.
Foul by Fraizer Campbell on Shola Ameobi, Penalty awarded. Placed penalty taken by Demba Ba saved by Simon Mignolet. Newcastle 0-1 Sunderland.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
Handball by Craig Gardner. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Taylor from left wing, clearance made by Michael Turner.
Ryan Taylor crosses the ball.
Fraizer Campbell challenges Fabricio Coloccini unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the indirect free kick.
Hatem Ben Arfa crosses the ball, save by Simon Mignolet.
The ball is crossed by Ryan Taylor.
Corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line, Phillip Bardsley manages to make a clearance.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.
Corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Cheick Tiote misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Ryan Taylor, save made by Simon Mignolet.
Jack Colback joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sebastian Larsson.
Nicklas Bendtner leaves the field to be replaced by Fraizer Campbell. Shola Ameobi replaces Papiss Cisse.
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.
Ryan Taylor crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Turner.
Jonas Gutierrez produces a cross, clearance made by John O'Shea.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Cheick Tiote. Cheick Tiote booked for unsporting behaviour. Kieran Richardson restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Yohan Cabaye by Craig Gardner results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, clearance made by Kieran Richardson. Cheick Tiote produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
Cheick Tiote delivers the ball, clearance by John O'Shea.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Nicklas Bendtner. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Fabricio Coloccini concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Richardson. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Taylor.
Centre by Yohan Cabaye, John O'Shea makes a clearance.
Cheick Tiote crosses the ball.
Short corner taken by Demba Ba from the right by-line.
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Cheick Tiote by Stephane Sessegnon results in a free kick. The referee red cards Stephane Sessegnon for violent conduct. Ryan Taylor takes the free kick.
Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul. James McClean takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.
The ball is crossed by Ryan Taylor, Kieran Richardson makes a clearance. Shot from a long way out by Cheick Tiote goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Turner on Demba Ba. Direct free kick taken by Demba Ba.
Corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line.
Mike Williamson takes a shot. Sebastian Larsson manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Ryan Taylor, clearance made by Kieran Richardson.
Ryan Taylor takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Nicklas Bendtner.
Corner taken by Ryan Taylor, Sebastian Larsson makes a clearance.
Craig Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini. Craig Gardner goes into the book. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Papiss Cisse is caught offside. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Taylor fouled by Sebastian Larsson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, John O'Shea makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Demba Ba misses to the right of the target.
Yohan Cabaye delivers the ball, save by Simon Mignolet.
The ball is sent over by Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot.
Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line.
The ball is delivered by Hatem Ben Arfa, Michael Turner gets a block in.
Hatem Ben Arfa replaces Davide Santon.
Davide Santon fouled by Nicklas Bendtner, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Taylor produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Fabricio Coloccini takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line played to the near post, Demba Ba takes a shot.
Ryan Taylor takes a shot. John O'Shea gets a block in.
Centre by Cheick Tiote, clearance by Michael Turner.
Ryan Taylor takes a outswinging corner.
Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Lee Cattermole gets a block in.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicklas Bendtner. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Nicklas Bendtner is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Fabricio Coloccini takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Phillip Bardsley, clearance by Danny Simpson.
James McClean crosses the ball, clearance made by Mike Williamson.
Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
Ryan Taylor produces a cross, clearance by Phillip Bardsley.
The ball is swung over by Davide Santon, clearance made by Michael Turner.
The ball is crossed by Phillip Bardsley, clearance made by Ryan Taylor.
The ball is swung over by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line played to the near post, Ryan Taylor makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Kieran Richardson. Craig Gardner has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Jonas Gutierrez.
James McClean produces a cross, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
Ryan Taylor sends in a cross, Demba Ba has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Corner taken short by Ryan Taylor.
Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross, Sebastian Larsson gets a block in.
Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Cheick Tiote. Free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.
Inswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Demba Ba.
Unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Nicklas Bendtner results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Craig Gardner takes a shot. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
Mike Williamson concedes a Penalty for a foul on Michael Turner. Mike Williamson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Penalty taken right-footed by Nicklas Bendtner and scored. Newcastle 0-1 Sunderland.Assist by Michael Turner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner by Demba Ba. The referee books Demba Ba for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kieran Richardson,
Ryan Taylor delivers the ball, clearance made by John O'Shea.
James McClean concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Simpson. James McClean goes into the book. Danny Simpson receives a yellow card. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Cheick Tiote. Indirect free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Cheick Tiote. Michael Turner takes the indirect free kick.
James McClean fouled by Danny Simpson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran Richardson.
Yohan Cabaye receives a caution.
Shot by Lee Cattermole. Blocked by Danny Simpson.
The ball is swung over by Craig Gardner, Mike Williamson makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson played to the near post, save by Tim Krul.
Kieran Richardson takes a shot. Blocked by Fabricio Coloccini.
Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, Papiss Cisse makes a clearance.
Fabricio Coloccini concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, Ryan Taylor gets a block in.
Foul by Danny Simpson on Lee Cattermole, free kick awarded. Kieran Richardson takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, Simon Mignolet fouled by Cheick Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Sebastian Larsson challenges Davide Santon unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ryan Taylor, Phillip Bardsley manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cattermole on Cheick Tiote. Lee Cattermole goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, Michael Turner makes a clearance.
Cabaye warned of must-win games
Yohan Cabaye was left in no doubt as to the importance of the Tyne-Wear derby on the day he signed for Newcastle.
The 26-year-old France international will run out against Sunderland once again on Sunday, having made his second competitive appearance for the Magpies in a 1-0 victory over the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light in August.
However, he had been taught his first lesson in north-east football politics long before a ball was kicked in anger.
Cabaye said: "When I signed, someone told me straight away about Sunderland, and said, 'There are only two games in the season you can't lose: Sunderland away and Sunderland at home'.
"Everybody at the club speaks about the derby, and I know it will be a special match and a special day for everyone.
"We are ready."
Cabaye already had derby experience under his belt when he opted to ply his trade in the Barclays Premier League having played for Lille against Lens in France.
However, he admits the battle for north-east supremacy is a completely different affair.
He said: "In France, we don't have this sort of game. We have derbies, but not as big as here.
"That's why I came here, to play in big games every week in full stadiums with big crowds and atmospheres.
"It's good to have a big rivalry between two clubs. At Lille, I used to play against Lens in a derby, and it's good for players to play those sort of games.
"I won my first derby - I hope I win the second."
That will be easier said than done with Sunderland themselves in good form despite last weekend's shock 4-0 reverse at West Brom, and Cabaye is well aware of the threat posed by one man in particular, former Paris St Germain striker Stephane Sessegnon.
He said: "I used to play against him. He is a very, very good player.
"He is the big danger in Sunderland's team, so we have to be focussed on him, and it will be up to Cheick [Tiote] and me to stop him.
"They have many good players as well, but Stephane, I think, is the one."
The Magpies will head into the game having been handed a major boost by the news that skipper Fabricio Coloccini and keeper Tim Krul have signed new long-term deals.
The club announced on Saturday that Argentinian Coloccini has agreed a four-year contract, while Holland international Krul has put pen to paper on a five-year extension.
Meanwhile, Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback goes into the derby battle determined to repay a debt.
The Black Cats set off for St James' Park in October 2010 with high hopes of securing their first victory there for almost a decade, but found themselves on the wrong end of a 5-1 demolition job as Kevin Nolan's hat-trick and a double from Shola Ameobi sealed a famous victory for the Magpies.
They will return on Sunday once again in confident mood after a good run of form - barring last weekend's 4-0 drubbing at West Brom - but well aware that confidence alone will not get the job done.
Colback was not part of the side on duty that day, although the memories are no less painful as a result, and he did play when Newcastle doubled the dose by winning at the Stadium of Light in August.
The 22-year-old said: "Obviously, it was a very disappointing result and one we want to try to chalk off.
"But it was a completely different team back then and a different manager, and it's not one we are thinking about at all.
"We are very confident going into it. Obviously, they beat us at the Stadium of Light, so we owe them one.
"But we have not got to treat like a revenge mission. We as players have got to treat it like any other game and just go into it with the same mentality.
"We know how important it is for the fans and how big it is for the fans, and it is not something we will take lightly.
"But we have got to just try to play the game and not the occasion."
Shola denies Sunderland
Shola Ameobi enhanced his reputation as a derby hero after coming off the bench to deny 10-man Sunderland with a dramatic equaliser for Newcastle.
The Nigerian-born striker stabbed home his seventh goal in the Tyne-Wear fixture a minute into injury-time to secure a 1-1 draw and let leading scorer Demba Ba off the hook after he had seen an 83rd-minute penalty brilliantly saved by Simon Mignolet.
The Black Cats, who were reduced to 10 men when Stephane Sessegnon was dismissed after 58 minutes and had skipper Lee Cattermole sent off after the final whistle, had taken a 24th-minute lead.
Referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot for Mike Williamson's tug on Michael Turner's shirt and Nicklas Bendtner calmly slotted the penalty past Tim Krul.
The visitors were the better side before the break, but Newcastle, who had earlier seen a Ba header come back off the crossbar, responded after it in front of a passionate crowd of 52,388 to lay siege to Mignolet's goal.
And Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill, who was involved in angry exchanges with counterpart Alan Pardew on several occasions during a pulsating encounter, could only look on as his first derby ended with contrasting emotions.
Sunderland have not fared well on Tyneside in recent seasons - they had not tasted victory at the home of their old foe since November 2000 - and went into the game with only one win in the last 14.
However, from the moment Cattermole senselessly careered into Cheick Tiote with just 40 seconds gone, it was they who largely set the tempo in a first half which, if not one for the purists, was nevertheless absorbing.
Amid a cacophony of noise from a packed house, the visitors enjoyed the better of the opening 45 minutes with Cattermole and Craig Gardner eclipsing Tiote and Yohan Cabaye in the middle of the field to allow Sebastian Larsson and Sessegnon to feed lone striker Bendtner.
However, it was referee Dean who proved the central character as he slipped further in the estimation of the locals.
Dean failed to send off Chelsea's David Luiz for a clear red card offence in December and, having already handed out five cautions inside the opening 23 minutes, he awarded the Black Cats a penalty as Williamson pulled Turner's shirt in the area as the pair jockeyed for position under Kieran Richardson's free-kick.
It took several seconds for the travelling fans high up in the stands behind Mignolet's goal to understand what had happened, but their joy increased markedly when Bendtner slid the spot-kick beyond Krul's dive to open the scoring.
Aggrieved as they were, the Magpies simply could not respond and Krul had to make a fine save to keep out Bendtner's powerfully-struck shot on the turn 13 minutes before the break, and was grateful to see Craig Gardner's deflected effort drop just over his crossbar three minutes later.
However, Newcastle finally found their feet and might have been level six minutes before the break had Mignolet not managed to beat away skipper Fabricio Coloccini's firm header from a Ryan Taylor corner.
They went even close in the final minute of the half when Ba met another Taylor corner at the near post and thumped a header against the bar.
The home side were themselves appealing for a penalty in injury time when Ba went down under John O'Shea's challenge, but nothing was given.
Pardew made a change at the break when he replaced left-back Davide Santon with Hatem Ben Arfa and asked Taylor to slot back into the defence.
Newcastle immediately had a new momentum and they went close twice within seconds as Ba glanced a header across goal and then fired just wide after turning Turner 20 yards out.
However, it took a fine double save by Krul to deny first Larsson and then James McClean as the home side were caught on the counter with 57 minutes gone.
But Sunderland's task increased in difficulty seconds later when Sessegnon was dismissed for lashing out at Tiote, although with Turner and O'Shea defending doggedly, they were managing to hold firm, if at times at full stretch.
It took a fine save by Mignolet to deny Ben Arfa after he had cut inside from the left with 13 minutes remaining, and the Frenchman was convinced he should have been awarded a penalty two minutes later after he went to ground under McClean's challenge.
The referee did, however, point to the spot once again with eight minutes remaining after Fraizer Campbell had tripped fellow substitute Ameobi.
Ba stepped up in anticipation of his 17th goal of the season, but saw Mignolet dive to his left to make a superb save.
However, there was nothing the Belgian could do to deny Ameobi when he stabbed home at the far post after Williamson had flicked on Cabaye's cross to spare Ba's blushes.
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