Sunderland V Newcastle
Stadium of light
10th November 2007
Sunderland face Newcastle in the Wear Tyne derby that will be full of passion and grit. Sunderland need to kick start their season and a win against their bitterest rivals could be he catalyst.
Vital Quotes: Grant Leadbitter
"Winning at St James's with Quinny and Kev Phillips scoring in the rain was fantastic. But I want my own memories as a player, not ones about the teams of the past." Quote taken from the Sunderland Echo
Sunderland Team News:
We are without Dean Whitehead, Kieran Richardson, Stan Varga, Russell Anderson and Dwight Yorke.
Paul McShane, Andrew Cole and Carlos Edwards are back.
Greg Halford is still suspended.
Player to watch: Michael Chopra
The ex Newcastle trainee is out to prove a point to both Newcastle for letting him go and Sunderland fans to prove he`s now a mackem.
Newcastle Team News:
Newcastle are without Clauddio Cacapa and Shay Given.
Nicky Butt is suspended
Mark Viduka is expected to return after overcoming a calf injury.
Player to watch: Michael Owen
The England Striker will be wanting to prove his form for the upcoming England Euro Qualifier.
Match Facts & Stats
In our 6 meetings with Newcastle on Wearside we have Won 0, Lost 4 and Drew 2.
Last time at the Stadium of Light we lost 1-4
I think it will be a hard fought affair and who ever wants it most will win. 2-0 Home win
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