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
Everton v Sunderland
15:00 Saturday 24th November 2007