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Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Papiss Cisse results in a free kick. Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux from the left by-line, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
Mathieu Debuchy concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon. Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Short corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line.
Stephane Sessegnon decides to take the corner short.
Moussa Sissoko decides to take a short corner.
Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Mathieu Debuchy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Corner taken by Hatem Ben Arfa from the left by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Jonas Gutierrez misses to the right of the goal.
Hatem Ben Arfa takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jack Colback.
Stephane Sessegnon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rob Elliot takes the indirect free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Shola Ameobi. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
David Vaughan scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Stephane Sessegnon.
Stephane Sessegnon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Stephane Sessegnon, Steven Taylor makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson played to the near post, Mathieu Debuchy manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Alfred N'Diaye. Save by Rob Elliot.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot from 25 yards.
Moussa Sissoko crosses the ball.
Corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux, Kader Mangane manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux, clearance by Adam Johnson.
The official flags Papiss Cisse offside. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Rose challenges Hatem Ben Arfa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sylvain Marveaux crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Danny Graham.
The referee cautions Adam Johnson for unsporting behaviour.
Adam Johnson finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-2 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Sebastian Larsson.
Effort on goal by Papiss Cisse from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Carlos Cuellar leaves the field to be replaced by Kader Mangane.
The ball is sent over by Sylvain Marveaux, Hatem Ben Arfa produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Papiss Cisse has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Blocked by Carlos Cuellar.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line.
Jonas Gutierrez concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Johnson. Adam Johnson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Rob Elliot.
Mathieu Debuchy crosses the ball, Simon Mignolet makes a save.
(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with David Vaughan coming on for James McClean.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Hatem Ben Arfa on for Yohan Cabaye.
Papiss Cisse is caught offside. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez by Stephane Sessegnon. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux.
Sylvain Marveaux takes the inswinging corner, clearance by John O'Shea.
Papiss Cisse takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.
Centre by Moussa Sissoko, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, save by Rob Elliot.
Tim Krul goes off and Rob Elliot comes on.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheick Tiote on Stephane Sessegnon. Jack Colback replaces Phil Bardsley. Free kick crossed by Adam Johnson, save by Tim Krul.
Alfred N'Diaye concedes a free kick for a foul on Sylvain Marveaux. Cheick Tiote restarts play with the free kick.
Adam Johnson takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux, clearance by James McClean.
The assistant referee signals for offside against James McClean. Free kick taken by Steven Taylor.
Cheick Tiote crosses the ball, save by Simon Mignolet.
Corner taken by Sylvain Marveaux from the left by-line, clearance made by John O'Shea.
Moussa Sissoko crosses the ball, clearance made by Carlos Cuellar.
Steven Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Mignolet. Booking for Steven Taylor. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux, Papiss Cisse produces a drilled left-footed shot from 12 yards. Carlos Cuellar gets a block in.
Jonas Gutierrez delivers the ball, save by Simon Mignolet.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Shola Ameobi coming on for Yoan Gouffran.
The ball is delivered by Yohan Cabaye, Phil Bardsley manages to make a clearance.
Phil Bardsley fouled by Papiss Cisse, the ref awards a free kick. Caution for Papiss Cisse. Phil Bardsley takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, Carlos Cuellar takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul. The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Danny Rose on Mathieu Debuchy, free kick awarded. Danny Rose goes into the referee's book. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux, Sebastian Larsson manages to make a clearance.
Danny Graham takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoan Gouffran on Adam Johnson. Free kick taken by Phil Bardsley.
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
Drilled left-footed shot by Cheick Tiote. Sebastian Larsson gets a block in.
Shot by Papiss Cisse. Save by Simon Mignolet.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Sylvain Marveaux, John O'Shea makes a clearance.
Effort from 6 yards by Papiss Cisse. Save by Simon Mignolet.
A goal is scored by Stephane Sessegnon from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Newcastle 0-1 Sunderland.James McClean provided the assist for the goal.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Yoan Gouffran. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Mathieu Debuchy, Carlos Cuellar makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Yohan Cabaye by Sebastian Larsson results in a free kick. Cheick Tiote takes the free kick.
Adam Johnson fouled by Yoan Gouffran, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Yoan Gouffran. Free kick crossed by Adam Johnson, Papiss Cisse makes a clearance.
Cheick Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Johnson. Adam Johnson takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Johnson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Yohan Cabaye on James McClean. Danny Rose takes the direct free kick.
Sylvain Marveaux produces a cross, clearance made by John O'Shea.
Yohan Cabaye challenges Danny Graham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.
Phil Bardsley sends in a cross, save made by Tim Krul.
Unfair challenge on Carlos Cuellar by Papiss Cisse results in a free kick. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Steven Taylor. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Yoan Gouffran takes a shot. Phil Bardsley gets a block in.
Adam Johnson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Jonas Gutierrez.
Foul by Yohan Cabaye on Danny Rose, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by John O'Shea.
Alfred N'Diaye challenges Mathieu Debuchy unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by Sylvain Marveaux, Headed from the edge of the area by Steven Taylor goes wide of the left-hand post.
The ball is crossed by Phil Bardsley, clearance made by Yohan Cabaye.
Simpson eyes derby spoils
Newcastle full-back Danny Simpson has prescribed a dose of derby day glory as the perfect antidote to their Europa League heartache.
The 26-year-old and his team-mates came agonisingly close to clawing their way past Benfica and into the semi-finals on Thursday evening before a last-gasp Eduardo Salvio goal halted their late charge.
However, despite their disappointment, the Magpies have been able to take positives from their near miss - they came within two minutes of being the first team to beat the Portuguese league leaders in any competition since October - and will head into Sunday's clash with Sunderland gunning for their relegation-threatened neighbours.
Simpson said: "That's just going to give us a big lift for Sunday, in all honesty. We have got a couple of days to recover now, but our performance and the fans and the energy and the effort we put in, it's just got us ready.
"We are champing at the bit for Sunday now. They are probably the best games I have been involved in. It just means so much to everyone. You can feel it.
"They are very special and I have been fortunate to have won a couple and drawn a couple.
"We have had a good week - we beat Fulham and had a good performance on Thursday night and were unfortunate not to go through.
"We have set ourselves up nicely for Sunday now to give it a right go and I am sure the fans will be up for it as well."
The game will be a first opportunity for January signings Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mathieu Debuchy - provided he has shaken off a hamstring problem - Massadio Haidara, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran to sample the unique atmosphere of the Tyne-Wear derby.
Boss Alan Pardew has tried to tell them what to expect, but admits they probably did not understand until they experienced something of a dress rehearsal in the Benfica game.
He said: "In some ways, it was because it was an unbelievable atmosphere.
"You can only really liken it to a Sunderland game or a European game here years ago when Sir Bobby [Robson] was manager."
Pardew is hopeful of having central defender Steven Taylor fit.
Taylor missed Thursday night's 1-1 draw with Benfica with a knee problem but could return for the Tyne-Wear showdown, while midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring) has shown no ill-effects from his second-half cameo against the Portuguese side.
Pardew was playing his cards close to his chest over injuries with full-back Debuchy and midfielder Cheick Tiote working their way back from hamstring problems, but while striker Gouffran, who was ineligible for the Benfica game, will be back in the squad, defenders Davide Santon (hamstring) and Fabricio Coloccini (back) are expected to miss out once again.
Simon Mignolet admits he cannot believe Sunderland will head into the trip to Newcastle facing a desperate fight against relegation.
The 24-year-old Belgium international has been arguably the Black Cats' stand-out player during a difficult campaign, but even his heroics have not been able to prevent the club from slipping into the thick of the scrap for top-flight survival.
Defeat at St James' Park would leave Paolo di Canio's men in deep trouble with just five games in which to save themselves, and when Mignolet looks around the dressing room, he finds that situation difficult to fathom.
Asked if he was surprised at their league position, he said: "Yes, if you see the individual qualities of every single player.
"Obviously, we didn't hope to be where we are now. With the qualities we have, we shouldn't be there."
However, Mignolet's belief that the players, whose performances so far this season cost former manager Martin O'Neill his job a little less than a fortnight ago, are better than results suggest means he is confident they can dig themselves out of a hole.
He said: "Yes, of course, that's fair enough to say. We have more than enough ability in the team to get the points we want before the end of the season."
Di Canio will be without suspended midfielder Craig Gardner.
Gardner collected his 10th booking of the season during last weekend's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Chelsea and will sit out the game at St James' Park and Everton's visit to the Stadium of Light.
Di Canio will hope for better news of defender Carlos Cuellar (ankle) and striker Danny Graham (knee), who have trained this week, although frontman Connor Wickham is a doubt with an unspecified knock picked up at Stamford Bridge.
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