Thank you for joining me this afternoon, I hope you enjoyed the game.
It's all over at St James' Park and what a result for Paulo di Canio and Sunderland! 3-0 the final scoreline.
Yanga-Mbiwa clears the crossbar with his header from a Newcastle corner on the left.
Sunderland ending the game with much more confidence as you would imagine, and Debuchy demonstrates how all Newcastle fans must feel with a rash challenge on Rose.
Rose attacks down the left but he is all by himself so does well to win a corner.
Into the first of six minutes of added time.
Newcastle will feel that the result doesn't reflect the way they dominated at times, but they really haven't been creative enough with their possession.
Newcastle come forward again, but this Sunderland defence has been really strong today and the hosts' can't find a way through.
A poor pass from Ben Arfa is picked up by Rose as Sunderland clear their lines.
Gutierrez meets the corner with a header, but it goes wide.
Cisse crossed for Ben Arfa, but Colback deflects the Frenchman's effort behind for a corner.
We've seen a couple of good goals today but Vaughan beats them both as he receives Sessegnon's pass fire in a lovely strike into the far corner, leaving Elliot with no chance. 3-0 and game over, few would have predicted this!
GOAL - Vaughan makes it 3-0!!!
Sessegnon goes for goal, but it is a poor strike and ends up very wide of the goal.
No danger from the corner but the visitors remain in the Newcastle half.
N'Diaye forces a save from Elliot at the other end now and Debuchy can't keep it in to prevent a Sunderland corner.
Gutierrez hits a powerful effort towards goal but it is deflected behind by his own team mate, Cisse.
A succession of corners now for Newcastle but the hosts fail to make them count.
The goal very much came against the run of play and Newcastle looked like they had every chance of getting back into this until Johnson struck. Di Canio's celebration was far from reserved!
Newcastle try to hit back but Cisse is offside as the ball is pumped into the box.
Brilliant and incredibly important goal from Johnson as he cuts in from the right and continues his run inside unchallenged. Newcastle pay the price for not closing him down as he hits a sweet left-footed strike past Elliot into the left corner. 2-0 Sunderland!
GOAL - Johnson scores for the visitors!!!
Newcastle go close again as Cisse fires wide following good play by Sissoko, who used his pace and strength to get the better of Colback.
Mangane comes on for his Sunderland debut for Cuellar, who you would assume has picked up a knock.
Ben Arfa heads over from a really good position inside the penalty area, after some good build up play from both himself and Marveaux.
Another penalty claim from Sunderland as the ball strikes Yanga-Mbiwa on the arm, as it did earlier, but it doesn't appear to be deliberate.
Gutierrez looks frustrated out there and that is reflected by a silly foul to give Sunderland a free-kick in an advanced position on the right wing.
Patient build up by Newcastle on the edge of the Sunderland box but Tiote misplaces his pass and Cueller clears.
Gutierrez surrenders possession to Sessegnon inside the Sunderland half to allow the visitors a breather.
A change for Sunderland now as Vaughan comes on for McClean.
Ben Arfa immediately lifts the crowd by skinning Johnson on the left. His cross finds its way to Cisse after a deflection, who lays the ball on for Tiote to shoot, but the midfielder fluffs his lines and the chance passes.
Newcastle make their final substitution now as the disappointing Cabaye is replaced by Ben Arfa.
Newcastle have the ball in the net thanks to Cisse but it is wrongly disallowed for offside. Controversial decision and Pardew does not look happy.
Good effort from Cisse from distance and Mignolet has to be aware to beat wide.
Sissoko makes a good run on the left as he beats Larsson, but his cross is poor and O'Shea makes an easy clearance.
Krul does have to come off. Elliot replaces him and confidently claims a Sunderland corner soon after.
@IIAinleyIl tweets: "I'm feeling a 2-0 win Sunderland! Hope I'm correct!"
Krul rises to flap away the delivery, but lands extremely awkwardly and may have to come off here. Could be a shoulder injury.
A forced change really, with Bardsley still struggling from that knock he suffered.
Free-kick for Sunderland in a dangerous position on the right side of the box, as Colback prepares to come on for Bardsley.
Marveaux delivers a corner from the right but the Sunderland defence clear with authority. They then have half a chance at the other end but Johnson fails to outwit Krul and it is an easy hold for the Newcastle 'keeper.
Play is paused for Bardsley to receive some medical attention. He should be okay to continue.
Newcastle win a corner, but O'Shea's heads the ball clear.
Sunderland are in danger of dropping back too much and inviting Newcastle onto them like they did at Chelsea last weekend.
Strong from Rose to deny Debuchy getting past him and stopping the ball going out for a goal kick.
Newcastle kick-off the second half.
Ameobi is coming on for the second half, replacing Gouffran.
Arguable, but Gouffran's challenge was just as bad if not worse so yellow card each is at least consistent.
Roberto from Barcelona writes: "I think newcastle will win 3-1 cisse and shola 2 and i am shocked Danny rose is still on the field"
@Liamfromcorby82 tweets: "Newcastle to win 3-1 with Cisse getting 2 and Sissoko getting 1, thats my guess for the 2nd half."
Chris Green writes: "This match has been very entertaining so far... I've been shocked by Sunderland's good performance.. I wasn't expecting them to be this good... But I do think Newcastle will turn this around if they start taking their chances."
Don't forget, Sunderland were in the same situation at half time at Stamford Bridge last weekend, but lost 2-1. You can get a half time priceboost on Newcastle to do the same as Chelsea did at 7/1 (from 6/1).
Sunderland are now 4/5 to claim a vital three points against their bitter rivals, while the hosts have unsurprisingly drifted to 7/2 and the draw is available at 2/1.
Jay from Hong Kong writes: "I think there will be a red card(or two) in the second half."
Half time at St James' Park. Sunderland lead 1-0 thanks to a great goal from Sessegnon.
The pressure ends as Taylor slides in to Mignolet, picking up a yellow card in the process.
A succession of chances for the hosts but no goal. Firstly, SIssoko fails to make contact with a good heading opportunity, before Debuchy's curling effort is tipped wide by Mignolet and then Cisse's deflected strike causes all sorts of problems but Sunderland somehow survive the onslaught.
Three minutes to be added to this first half.
Cisse picks up a deserved yellow card for a silly challenge on Bardsley.
Uncharacteristically wasteful from Cabaye as he lofts the ball forward from a good crossing position towards nobody and out for a goal kick.
Larsson finds Cueller with a good corner but Krul does really well to stop the close-range header from going in.
Sunderland have been under a bit of pressure in the last few minutes but break away well now to win a corner thanks to Sessegnon.
Gouffran goes down as he battles with Bardsley for the ball but the referee rightly allows play to continue.
The hosts can't profit from the resulting free-kick in an advanced position as Sunderland edge closer to a half time lead.
Rose could be in trouble as he slides in recklessly on Cabaye. Howard Webb opts for a yellow card. Probably the right call.
Graham does well to turn past Yanga-Mbiwa inside the box to have a shot, but his effort lacks pace and Krul can hold.
Poor from Gutierrez as he aimlessly punts the ball forward and it goes out for a Sunderland throw.
Newcastle have responded really well to Sessegnon's goal though and visitors will do well to hold on to their lead until half time.
Another very good save from Mignolet to deny Cisse as he stretches to reach the Toon striker's shot, before keeping hold of it too.
Almost an immediate reply from Newcastle but Mignolet does really well to deflect Cisse's effort behind.
Great goal from Sessegnon as he receives the ball from McClean on the right, turns away well from Gutierrez as he cuts inside and fires past Krul from the edge of the area. Sunderland take a deserved lead.
GOAL - Sessegnon opens the scoring!!!
Sunderland may have had less of the ball so far, but they are playing postively with it and are trying to come forward at every opportunity.
Johnson recovers to be able to take the free-kick but it is poorly taken and Newcastle try to counter. It takes some good defending from Rose to bail out the visitors there.
Johnson is down in agony following Gouffran's challenge. The Newcastle man is booked for that.
Johnson delivers well and there is another penalty claim for the visitors as the ball strikes the arm of Yanga-Mbiwa, but it doesn't look like he could have avoided it.
Free-kick for the visiters as Cabaye trips McClean on the left side of midfield. They manager to force a corner from the delivery.
Newcastle have had the majority of possession (60%) so far this half, but we haven't really had any good chances yet from either side.
Larsson spots Sessegnon's runs but over-hits the free-kick and the ball drifts out for a goal kick.
Free-kick for Sunderland inside the hosts' half now as Cabaye is penalised for a high boot on Graham.
Newcastle come forward but Gouffran gets his pass all wrong and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
Penalty claims for Sunderland are turned down as Taylor grabs on to Graham's shirt as the striker was readying himself to take a shot at goal.
Good skill from Sissoko to beat his man but his dangerous run ends as he runs into O'Shea.
Good goalkeeping from Krul as he bravely comes out to hold on to a dangerous cross in from the right.
Newcastle start to apply a bit of pressure on the Sunderland defence but the attack ends with Tiote unable to pick out Cisse with his cross.
Webb has a word with Cisse as he awards Sunderland a free-kick back in their own half.
Sessegnon thinks he is through on goal but Howard Webb decides that he unfairly got the better of Taylor. Looked slightly harsh.
The hosts counter well from the corner following Gutierrez's cleared header. Gouffran threatens inside the box but Bardsley stays with him well and makes a decisive block.
Yanga-Mbiwa involved again now, this time conceding a corner with a defensive header.
Yanga-Mbiwa delivers a great ball from a deep left position for Cisse but Mignolet comes off his line to collect before the in-form striker can get there.
Steven Taylor is the target but he is tightly marked and can only help out for a goal kick.
Newcastle win a free-kick on the right wing.
Cabaye looks to pick out Debuchy on the right wing but Rose makes sure the full-back can't reach the ball and sees it out for a goal kick.
Early throw-in on the right wing for the visitors.
Sunderland get the derby underway.
Lively atmosphere here at St James', should be a great game to watch.
@bradlakin_ tweets: "me and my dad both big newcastle fans sat watching,hoping for a real good result for newcastle,2-0"
Our referee for this clash is Howard Webb.
@moorgaan_m tweets: "newcastle win 3-0 today hopefully, like to see gouffran score today like"
Here are the teams, as promised:
Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gutierrez, Marveaux, Tiote, Cabaye, Gouffran, Sissoko, Cisse. Subs: Elliot, Anita, Ben Arfa, Perch, Haidara, Ameobi, Campbell.
Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, O'Shea, Cuellar, Rose, Johnson, N'Diaye, Larsson, McClean, Sessegnon, Graham. Subs: Westwood, Kilgallon, Colback, Vaughan, Mangane, Mandron, Laidler.
Aron writes: "Newcastle fan: good run of form recently especially last weekend and Thursday night,hopefully we can still remain unbeaten at home in 2013 after today,Sunderland will be up for though in PDCs first Tyne-Wear derby,Cisse and Cabaye free-kick for Newcastle in a 2-0 home win!!"
Papiss Cisse has scored in each of his last three games and heads the goalscoring markets, but Shola Ameobi has netted seven goals in 13 Tyne-Wear derbies, making both players to score anytime at 6/1 a sound bet.
Paolo Di Canio aims to win over his doubters with a first win in charge of Sunderland and he could hardly hope for a better venue in which to secure it. The Italian suffered a narrow debut defeat at Chelsea, which left struggling Sunderland without a win in nine league games, making Newcastle strong favourites. The Black Cats, who are 6/4 to be relegated, have lost four of their last seven trips to St. James' Park and have never kept a clean sheet there in a Premier League fixture. Newcastle, who have scored a winner in stoppage time in three of their last four home games, have developed a knack for leaving things late recently, and the first goal of the second half is 11/1 to be scored on or after the 86th minute.
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