SUNDERLAND ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Newcastle forward Shola Ameobi is challenged by Nedum Onuoha during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at Stadium of Light on January 16 2011 in Sunderland England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Barclay's Premier League, Week 27
Sunday, March 4, 2012
1200 GMT (0600 CST)
Sports Direct Arena (St. James' Park Forever), Newcastle upon Tyne
CHN Predictions League | Derby Stats
SBN blog for Sunderland: Roker Report | Q&A
English viewers: ESPN
US viewers: Fox Soccer Plus
Krul | Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini ©, Santon | Taylor, Cabaye, Tiote, Jonas | Cisse, Ba
Subs: Elliot, Perch, Guthrie, Obertan, Ben Arfa, Lovenkrands, Shola
SAFC: Mignolet | Bardsley, O’Shea, Turner, Richardson | Larsson, Cattermole, Gardner, McClean | Sessegnon | Bendtner
Subs: Gordon, Bridge, Kilgallon, Colback, Vaughan, Meyler, Campbell
Newcastle United will host Sunderland in an attempt to complete the 10th Tyne-Wear Derby double in their storied history. The Magpies sit 6th in the table, and with a victory, they will draw even on points with Chelsea, who fell to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
In-form Sunderland and new boss Martin O'Neill will attempt to reverse their
recent derby fortunes by utilizing their effective 5-man midfield, and Newcastle will counter with the central pairing of Yohan Cabaye and Cheik Tiote, who have played less than half of the team's fixtures together.
Howay the lads!