- 27Steven Taylor
- 6Mike Williamson
- 24Cheik Tioté
- 10Ben Arfa
- 23Shola Ameobi
Newcastle vs Sunderland
Newcastle have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six Barclays Premier League games at St James Park and have lost the last two without scoring.
Fabio Borini has scored in each of his two Barclays Premier League appearances against Newcastle United (38 minutes of action in total).
Shola Ameobi has scored more goals against Sunderland (7) than he has managed against any other Premier League opponent.
There have been five red cards shown in the last seven Premier League meetings between Newcastle and Sunderland.
The Black Cats are unbeaten in the last four Premier League Tyne Wear derbies (W2 D2).
Sunderland are unbeaten in their last five Premier League away games (W2 D3).
Sunderland have not won three successive league games against Newcastle United since 1923.
Over the past six Premier League games, only five teams have picked up more points than Sunderland (11).
Newcastle have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League games.
Adam Johnson has scored or assisted each of Sunderland’s last seven Premier League goals.
Newcastle have the third best all-time Premier League points per game rate in February (1.71), Sunderland have the worst (0.63).