Sunday March 4, 2012 Day 27 Finished Sports Direct Arena

Newcastle United 1 - 1 Sunderland

  • Ameobi 90’
  • Bendtner 24’ (pen.)

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  1. Ameobi rescues derby point for Newcastle

    Ameobi rescues derby point for Newcastle

    Shola Ameobi was Newcastle United's hero as he scored an injury-time equaliser to claim a 1-1 draw with Sunderland at St James' Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Newcastle United
    • Sunderland
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    • 90+5' The whistle blows, and Ameobi is once again the derby hero for Newcastle!
    • 90+4' Williamson goes on a mazy run inside the Sunderland box but Turner makes a vital challenge.
    • 90+1' GOAL!! NEWCASTLE 1-1 SUNDERLAND!! It's Shola Ameobi! The substitute meets Lovenkrands's flick-on at the far post and beats Mignolet for his seventh goal in 12 derbies against Sunderland! Incredible!
    • 90' Five minutes of added time for Newcastle to try and find an equaliser.
    • 89' Newcastle substitution: Peter Lovenkrands replaces Taylor.
    • 88' More good work from Ben Arfa, but the move ends with a poor effort from range by Cabaye.
    • 87' The small cluster of Sunderland fans can really be heard now as the home crowd are temporarily subdued by nerves.
    • 85' Sunderland have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 23 league matches against Newcastle. Can they break that habit now?
    • 83' SAVED!! Mignolet dives low to his left and gets a strong hand to Ba's penalty! Derby heroics fromt he Belgian keeper!
    • 82' PENALTY!! Campbell sldies in rashly and upends Ameobi! He is booked and Ba places the ball on the spot...
    • 81' Taylor's latest corner - Newcastle's 13th is glanced away, but Sunderland remain under pressure.
    • 80' What an mpact Ben Arfa has made since coming on at half-time. This time Richardson manages to halt his run in from the wing. The Frenchman is a penalty waiting to be given!
    • 78' BREAKING NEWS! Chelsea have sacked Andre Villas-Boas! More as we get it...
    • 77' Wonderful skill from Ben Arfa as he tricks and dummies his way in from the right before forcing a save from Mignolet!
    • 76' More impassioned cries for a penalty from the home fans, but they will have to settle for a corner, from which Tiote heads over.
    • 75' Mignolet catches the corner and clutches on to it like his life depends on it. We are in for a fraught final 15 minutes.
    • 74' Great run from Ben Arfa as he motors along the right byline, but he is tackled there for a corner.
    • 73' Sunderland substitution: Jack Colback replaces Larsson.
    • 71' Newcastle substitution: Shola Ameoobi replaces Cisse. That's Shola 'six goals in 11 Tyne-Wear derby games' Ameobi.
    • 71' Sunderland substitution: Fraizer Campbell replaces Bendtner. That's England international Fraizer Campbell, you know.
    • 69' Well, there seem to be penalty claims every time the ball goes into the Sunderland box in this game, but on that occasion they were correct.
    • 68' Ba leaps for a header and both he and the fans behind him claim a handball, but play continues. Replays show that Turner's arm up and the ball did indeed touch his hand. That should have been a penalty!
    • 67' Tiote finally picks up that yellow card he has been looking for. That's the eight of the match.
    • 66' Turner beats Ba to Gutierrez's cross but the ball falls for Tiote... Drills his shot wide from 12 yards!
    • 65' Sunderland’s only other red card this season in the Premier League came in the home match against Newcastle United (Phil Bardsley).
    • 63' The corner is played short to Gutierrez, whose digs out a cross. Headed clear, and Cabaye is penalised for a foul on Bardsley.
    • 62' Gutierrez surges past Larsson, who makes a good tackle at the expense of a corner.
    • 61' Great ball in from Ben Arfa and Ba almost gets a vital touch, but the ball runs through to Mignolet.
    • 59' So, with Newcastle much improved since the break and Sunderland now a man down, can the visitors hold on for a first win on Tyneside in over a decade?
    • 58' SESSEGNON OFF! The Benin forward is off for striking Tiote! He did not catch the Newcastle man in the face, and the reaction was a threatircal and delayed one, but off he walks! Sunderland down to 10!
    • 57' KRUL DOUBLE SAVE!! The keeper is off his line to block Bendtner's close-range effort and then saves McClean's shot on the rebound with an outstretched leg!
    • 56' Cries of "SHOOT!" from the crowd for Tiote from some 35 yards out. He obliges, and the fans wish they had never asked.
    • 55' The match with most cards this season (11) was QPR v Chelsea on 23 Oct 2011. Nine single yellows and two direct red cards in that match. Only four to go...
    • 54' This time Sunderland clear and can break. Sessegnon makes good progress down the left but Newcastle regroup quickly and regain possession.
    • 53' Sunderland clear Taylor's second corner but Newcastle send it back into the box and get another.
    • 52' Larsson blocks Taylor's corner at the expense of another. He looked a little bit closer than 10 yards there.
    • 51' Ah, there we are. Gardner miscontrols and lunges into Coloccini as he aims to recover the ball. That's booking number seven.
    • 50' On Twitter, byphal ohall is saying what we're all thinking: "Pardew has to calm down his players to avoid a red card which can have an impact on the rest of the game" - Still no second-half bookings as yet, and we've played a whole five minutes!
    • 49' Sunderland only half-clear and Cabaye's chest and volley ends in a goal kick.
    • 48' Bright start from Newcastle, manifested in Ba having another decent chance as he turns on the edge of the box, find half a yard and fires wide.
    • 47' Taylor pings the corner to Cabaye, who can't get enough purchase on his volley. Newcastle build again and the cross from the left comes for Ba, who glances his header wide.
    • 46' The second half is underway! Ben Arfa's first act is to win Newcastle a corner.
    • HT Newcastle substitution: Hatem Ben Arfa replaces Davide Santon.
    • 45+4' Half-time is called, and Sunderland have had the better of what has been a tasty first half. Share your thoughts on the game so far with me via Tiwtter @tony_mabert. Will it end 11 v 11?
    • 45+3' Taylor bends his free-kick over the wal but there is not nearly enough dip on it and it goes comfortably over Mignolet's goal.
    • 45+2' Ba goes to ground inside the box from O'shea's challenge, but the referee is rightly not interested in the appeals. He also waves play on as Tiote goes down before giving a free-kick to Newcastle in a good position for a Taylor shot.
    • 45+1' The fourth offical signals three minutes of added time at the end of the half.
    • 45' Much better from Taylor this time and the unmarked Ba crashes a header off the bar! Coloccini strikes on the rebound from the edge of the box, but it sails over.
    • 44' Taylor's delivery is too deep and goes all the way to Tiote. His cross is a dangerous one and eventually yields another corner on the other side.
    • 43' Cabaye's shot comes off Turner and Newcastle have a corner.
    • 42' Santon fails to control a long ball and it runs through to Bendtner. Luckily for the Newcastle defender, the striker is offside.
    • 41' Cabaye is up on his feet. Newcastle give the ball back to Mignolet.
    • 40' John O'Shea puts the ball out of play so Cabaye can get his ankle seen to. The Frenchman hurt it as he caught Larsson in a challenge.
    • 39' Bardsley flicks a cross away and is unfortunate not to stop it going for a corner. Taylor's corner to the far post is met by Coloccini's header on the run... Mignolet palms it away!
    • 38' Newcastle are really being fenced in their own half. How long Sunderland can continue to press this way is debatable, but until the home side start stringing some passes together they will remain in trouble.
    • 36' Gardner has another shot from range, and this time Newcastle have the reprieve of a goal kick. Newcastle really struggling to get any decent possession at the moment.
    • 35' Newcastle clear the set piece but Sunderland keep the pressure on. Coloccini heads out for a throw.
    • 34' The ball is laid off by Sessegnon to Gardner, whose shot from 20 yards is deflected and loops over the bar for a corner.
    • 33' Taylor plays a Newcastle corner short. He crosses from the return pass but it's too high for Ba at the far post.
    • 32' Bendtner takes the ball on his chest and tries to surprise Krul with a decent snap half-volley on the turn, but the keeper is equal to it.
    • 31' Sessegnon chrages over the halfway line beofre he is clipped by Tiote. The Ivorian still is yet to be booked.
    • 30' We had five yellow cards on 23 minutes today. None of the PL matches yesterday featured more than four yellow cards.
    • 29' Sunderland fail to make use of the corner and Jonas Gutierrez charges down the left wing. He gets into the final third before both he and Bardsley go tumbling. Gutierrez is in pain, but the referee gives a throw.
    • 28' McClean wins Sunderland a corner, but before they can take it Cattermole has to get up. He picked up an ankle knock in that passage of play.
    • 27' Newcastle are still to register a shot of any kind in this game.
    • 25' That's Bendtner's fourth league goal of the season, and it means he has now scored in each of his last three appearances on this ground.
    • 24' GOAL!! NEWCASTLE 0-1 SUNDERLAND!! Bendtner drills his spot-kick into the bottom corner! Krul dived the right way but it was too good a hit. The Man in the Mask gives Sunderland the lead!
    • 23' PENALTY!! Mike Williamson is penalised for grabbing a handful of Michael Turner's shirt in the Newcastle area! Bendtner places the ball on the spot...
    • 22' Demba Ba, who has only had four touches of the ball so far, gets a booking for a needless foul on Craig Gardner in midfield.
    • 21' More on Cattermole: that was his 52nd yellow card in his 165th league appearance. Terrier.
    • 20' Neither side is yet to have a shot of any real significance. but this game doesn't feel as though it's about goals at the moment, to be honest.
    • 19' After things calm down, both players are booked. Pardew and O'Neill exchanged words n the sidelines too.
    • 18' It's all kicked off now! James McClean slides in with a challenge on Simpson in the Newcastle box. Simpson reacts angrily before players from both teams pile in. Referee Dean takes a step back and observes who is doing what in the melee.
    • 17' Tiote barges Bardsley over from behind. He gets a few words from the referee, but nothing more. Next time, he's in the book.
    • 16' Simpson escapes a booking for a foul which looked just as bad as the one Cabaye saw yellow for.
    • 15' Huge cry of "Man on!" from the home fans to Cabaye in midfield. Pardew has already trotted out the '12th man' clihe in the build-up to this match so I can too.
    • 14' Think we just went a whole two minutes without any fouls there.
    • 12' Nicklas Bendtner and Larsson link up down the right. Larsson pulls the ball back from the byline but it flashes across the box. Yohan Cabaye is booked for a late challenge on Bardsley.
    • 12' Cattermole’s booking in the first minute was the second cautioning in the opening minute of a PL match this season following the yellow card for Norwich City’s David Fox against Wigan on 13 August.
    • 11' Newcastle fail to clear the corner, and Sessegnon wins one from the other side. Krul catches this set piece with ease.
    • 10' Taylor charges down Larsson's free-kick, and Sunderland have to settle for a corner. Larsson is not happy about Taylor's encroaching, and he has a point.
    • 9' Fabricio Coloccini brings down Stephane Sessegnon. This free-kick is in a great position for Larsson to deliver.
    • 8' Sunderland have had a player sent off in two of their last three Premier League games against Newcastle.
    • 7' Sunderland send men forward for the free-kick, which is claimed well by Tim Krul. The Newcastle goalkeeper signed a new deal this week, keeping him at the club until 2017.
    • 6' Cattermole goes past Danny Simpson just inside the Newcastle half but is fouled by the right-back.
    • 5' Ryan Taylor fires in the free-kick, which is headed behind for a corner. The referee gives a free-kick to Sunderland as the set piece comes in for Tiote shoving Simon Mignolet in the sudnerland goalmouth.
    • 4' Davide Santon cuts in from the left wingbetween Phil Bardsley and Sebastian Larsson, only for the Swedeish midfielder to trip him.
    • 3' This referee Mike Dean’s second Tyne-Wear PL derby. Newcastle won 2-0 at home in April 2008 in the previous one. Sunderland’s biggest PL away win this season came with Dean as referee – 4-1 at Wigan on January 3.
    • 2' Tiote goes off for treatment, and trots gingerly back into play soon enough. That should stoke up the battle between those two enforcers now.
    • 1' Lee Cattermole is booked after 40 seconds! The Sunderland skipper goes in with a nasty scissor chalenge on Tiote - no shrinking violet himself - and Mike Dean shows the yellow card. That could just have easily been a red.
    • 1' Sunderland kick off and we're underway!
    • 11:58 Referee Mike Dean leads the players out on to the pitch in front of 52,000 fans. No doubt the small pocket of Sunderland fans right up in the top corner of that vast stand will make their presence felt. We'll be underway shortly...
    • 11:55 Sunderland come into this game off the back of defeats at home to Arsenal (2-1) and at home to West Brom (4-0). They haven’t had three league defeats on the spin since April 2011. Sunderland results/fixtures
    • 11:55 Both these sides have had something of a wobble of late. Newcastle followed up their 5-0 humping at Tottenham by relinquishing a two-goal lead at home to Wolves last time out. Newcastle results/fixtures
    • 11:50 Speaking of Twitter, you can share your thoughts on the game with me in 140 characters or less @tony_mabert. Howay/Ha'Way the lads!
    • 11:45 Opta stats guru Duncan Alexander points out on Twitter that Martin O'Neill has a pretty handy record in derbies from his time at Villa: "MON's record in Second City derbies with Villa: P4 W4 D0 L0."
    • 11:40 Martin O'Neill: "It's a massive game and it's one I am looking forward to. It's a ferocious derby and I'm sure it will be played at a great pace. We are away from home, which makes it difficult, but we have to be ready for it and if we perform as strongly as we can of course we can win it."
    • 11:40 Alan Pardew: "It would give whoever wins a real boost. It will be a difficult game to win. Sunderland are very disciplined and organised and are going to make it difficult for us and put pressure on the ball. Our 12th man, the fans, we are going to need them to help us squeeze over the line - but I think it will be a squeeze for whoever wins."
    • 11:35 Newcastle can draw level points with fifth-placed Chelsea with a win this lunchtime, although the Blues have a significant advantage on goal difference. A first win on Tyneside since 2000 for Sunderland would send them up to eighth, above Stoke City on goal difference. Premier League table
    • 11:30 Head-to-head: This is the 134th league derby match between these clubs. Newcastle have won 51, Sunderland 41 and there have been 41 draws. Newcastle are unbeaten in their last four PL matches against Sunderland. Their only defeat in the last 14 was 2-1 at the Stadium of Light in October 2008. When these two met on Wearside back in August, Ryan Taylor's free-kick sealed a 1-0 win for the Magpies. Match report: Sunderland 0-1 Newcastle
    • 11:25 Sunderland striker Stephane Sessegnon plays despite on Wearside on Friday morning following a problem with his flights back from Benin's African Nations Cup 0-0 qualifier draw in Ethiopia on Wednesday. Sweden midfielder Sebastian Larsson plays after complaining of feeling unwell before he scored twice in his country's 3-1 victory in Croatia, as does striker Nicklas Bendtner. Sunderland team page
    • 11:25 Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is passed fit despite withdrawing from the Senegal squad in midweek with a groin problem. Midfielder Cheick Tiote, who was rested from training on Friday following his return from international duty with the Ivory Coast, also starts. Striker Shola Ameobi, who has proved a scourge to Sunderland in recent years, is on the bench after recovering from illness. Defender Steven Taylor (Achilles) and midfielders Sammy Ameobi (knee) and Sylvain Marveaux (groin) remain out. Newcastle United team page
    • 11:20 Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Ryan Taylor, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ba, Cisse . Subs: Elliot, Guthrie, Ben Arfa, Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi, Obertan, Perch /// Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, O'Shea, Turner, Richardson, Larsson, Cattermole, Gardner, McClean, Sessegnon, Bendtner. Subs: Gordon, Bridge, Campbell, Kilgallon, Colback, Vaughan, Meyler.
    • 11:15 Welco,e to Eurosport's live coverage of the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Sunderland at St James' Park. It's Tyne-Wear derby day!
  • Summary

    • 90+1' GOAL!! NEWCASTLE 1-1 SUNDERLAND!! It's Shola Ameobi! The substitute meets Lovenkrands's flick-on at the far post and beats Mignolet for his seventh goal in 12 derbies against Sunderland! Incredible!
    • 83' SAVED!! Mignolet dives low to his left and gets a strong hand to Ba's penalty! Derby heroics fromt he Belgian keeper!
    • 82' PENALTY!! Campbell sldies in rashly and upends Ameobi! He is booked and Ba places the ball on the spot...
    • 77' Wonderful skill from Ben Arfa as he tricks and dummies his way in from the right before forcing a save from Mignolet!
    • 68' Ba leaps for a header and both he and the fans behind him claim a handball, but play continues. Replays show that Turner's arm up and the ball did indeed touch his hand. That should have been a penalty!
    • 66' Turner beats Ba to Gutierrez's cross but the ball falls for Tiote... Drills his shot wide from 12 yards!
    • 58' SESSEGNON OFF! The Benin forward is off for striking Tiote! He did not catch the Newcastle man in the face, and the reaction was a threatircal and delayed one, but off he walks! Sunderland down to 10!
    • 57' KRUL DOUBLE SAVE!! The keeper is off his line to block Bendtner's close-range effort and then saves McClean's shot on the rebound with an outstretched leg!
    • 48' Bright start from Newcastle, manifested in Ba having another decent chance as he turns on the edge of the box, find half a yard and fires wide.
    • 47' Taylor pings the corner to Cabaye, who can't get enough purchase on his volley. Newcastle build again and the cross from the left comes for Ba, who glances his header wide.
    • 45' Much better from Taylor this time and the unmarked Ba crashes a header off the bar! Coloccini strikes on the rebound from the edge of the box, but it sails over.
    • 39' Bardsley flicks a cross away and is unfortunate not to stop it going for a corner. Taylor's corner to the far post is met by Coloccini's header on the run... Mignolet palms it away!
    • 32' Bendtner takes the ball on his chest and tries to surprise Krul with a decent snap half-volley on the turn, but the keeper is equal to it.
    • 24' GOAL!! NEWCASTLE 0-1 SUNDERLAND!! Bendtner drills his spot-kick into the bottom corner! Krul dived the right way but it was too good a hit. The Man in the Mask gives Sunderland the lead!
    • 11:20 Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Ryan Taylor, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ba, Cisse . Subs: Elliot, Guthrie, Ben Arfa, Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi, Obertan, Perch /// Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, O'Shea, Turner, Richardson, Larsson, Cattermole, Gardner, McClean, Sessegnon, Bendtner. Subs: Gordon, Bridge, Campbell, Kilgallon, Colback, Vaughan, Meyler.

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