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Sunderland vs Newcastle – FA Cup third round preview: Black Cats host Magpies in first Tyne-Wear derby for seven years

NEWCASTLE will make the short trip to fierce rivals Sunderland in the first Tyne-Wear derby in seven years.

The Magpies have lost their last three games and go to the Stadium of Light in need of a huge performance.

Newcastle were beaten 4-2 at Liverpool on New Year's Day

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Newcastle were beaten 4-2 at Liverpool on New Year’s DayCredit: GETTY
Sunderland beat Preston 2-0 last time out

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Sunderland beat Preston 2-0 last time outCredit: ALAMY

It’s been a rocky season for Newcastle, with Eddie Howe feeling the full effects of their European journey as many of Toon’s first-team regulars have been out injured for large parts of the season.

Kieran Trippier is the latest player with an issue, as he missed the 4-2 defeat at Liverpool on New Year’s Day.

Meanwhile, Sunderland have taken seven points from their last three games as they look to secure a place in the Championship Play-Offs come May.

The Black Cats hold a far superior record in the last five Tyne-Wear derbies, winning four and drawing one of the last five meetings.

Newcastle are without a win against their bitter rivals since August 2011.

When is Sunderland vs Newcastle?

  • Sunderland vs Newcastle will take place on Saturday, January 6th.
  • Kick off will be at 12.45pm GMT.
  • Stadium of Light will host.

What TV channel is Sunderland vs Newcastle on and can it be live streamed FREE?

  • Sunderland vs Newcastle will be broadcast live on ITV1.
  • You can live stream the match for FREE via the ITVX app/website.
  • Alternatively, you can keep up to date with all the action via SunSport’s live blog.

Team news

Former Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts was missing from Sunderland’s win over Preston and is a doubt for Saturday’s huge clash.

Full-back Dennis Cirkin has returned to training following a hamstring injury and could be involved against Newcastle.

Bradley Dack is also a doubt for the match, but midfielders Corry Evans and Elliot Embleton will be unavailable.

Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson missed the match at Liverpool on Monday and may not return in time for the Tyne-Wear derby.

Harvey Barnes, Joe Willock, Nick Pope, Jacob Murphy and Sandro Tonali will all remain unavailable.

What are the odds?

Match result

  • Sunderland – 3/1
  • Draw – 3/1
  • Newcastle – 8/11

*Odds courtesy of Paddy Power and are correct at the last time of publication.

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