Sunderland earned their third successive derby win over a poor Newcastle to move further clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

Fabio Borini gave the Black Cats the lead from the spot after Vurnon Anita's clumsy challenge on Phil Bardsley.

Adam Johnson doubled the advantage after a deflection took Jack Colback's shot away from goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Newcastle need to alter style - Pardew

Newcastle improved in the second half, but were hit on the counter-attack by Colback's smart finish.

In the week they lost Yohan Cabaye to Paris St-Germain, the Magpies, who were booed at half-time and the final whistle, extended their recent run of disappointing results to only one win in seven games.

They have failed to score in five of their last six league games and were again short of ideas.

Too often they were slow to get bodies forward, particularly in a first half that saw Ameobi brothers Shola and Sammy start together for the first time.

The hosts at least came to life after Sammy was withdrawn in favour of debutant Luuk de Jong at half-time.

Cheick Tiote's long-range drive drew a flying save from visiting keeper Vito Mannone and, from the resulting corner, Shola Ameobi should have done better than heading wide from six yards out.

Analysis

It's a sign of the way things are going for Sunderland that there a no histrionics, no sliding on the knees, just quiet celebrations. It's another devastating defeat for Newcastle, as Sunderland win three derbies in a row for the first time in 91 years.

The older Ameobi, recalled for a fixture in which he has scored seven goals, was denied when through one-on-one with Mannone, and later saw a header cleared off the line by Borini.

But by then the damage had been done by a Sunderland side visibly confident after a run that has now seen them go eight games without defeat.

Not only were they quick to get men behind the ball - deadline day signing Liam Bridcutt patrolling in front of the defence - but Gus Poyet's side also looked potent going forward, particularly in the shape of the excellent Johnson, who continued his recent fine form.

After a slow start, the Black Cats took the lead when referee Phil Dowd correctly adjudged that Anita had fouled Bardsley in the box.

With Bardsley running on to Johnson's clever flick between two defenders, Anita crudely cut across and failed to get the ball, leaving Borini to blast high past Krul's right hand.

Sunderland hard to play against - Poyet

Soon after, the lead was doubled thanks to a smart move down the Sunderland left.

Jozy Altidore's flick released Colback, whose shot ricocheted off Steven Taylor and bounced away from Krul to the far post, where Johnson swept into an empty net for his sixth goal in four league games.

Though they were pegged back by Newcastle's second-half resurgence, Sunderland still managed to create chances to extend their lead.

Johnson's wriggle through a crowd ended with a curling shot off the post and Altidore was denied when through on goal by Krul's bravery.

But when Colback won the ball on the halfway line, got it back on the left of the penalty area and finished high across goal, the Wearsiders matched their score in the same fixture last season and completed a third straight derby success for the first time in 91 years.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet on Adam Johnson: "If he continues to play like that, no doubt he can go to the World Cup and we will be safe from relegation. We were good in December, but something was missing. Now, he is creating the difference.

"He has not been more confident during his time at Sunderland. I say it's not all about blaming the player. When you have a player of his quality, you have to play a certain way to take advantage."

Johnson: "I'm in one of those sort of moments. January has probably the best month I've had as a footballer. I'm scoring goals and creating others. It's been great.

"I haven't felt any different. Things have started to go for me. I wasn't trying anything before, it just wasn't coming off for me. Now it's turned, I'm enjoying it.

"Of course I have missed international football. It's the best thing of all to play for England. A few months ago I didn't think I have a chance, but maybe I do now. It's a good time to do it."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Newcastle United

  • 01 Krul
  • 26 Debuchy
  • 03 Santon Booked (Dummett - 64' Booked )
  • 24 Tioté
  • 06 Williamson
  • 27 Taylor
  • 07 Sissoko
  • 08 Anita (Marveaux - 74' )
  • 23 Ameobi
  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 28 Ameobi (de Jong - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 18 de Jong
  • 19 Haidara
  • 21 Elliot
  • 22 Marveaux
  • 36 Dummett
  • 43 Armstrong

Sunderland

  • 25 Mannone
  • 02 Bardsley
  • 28 Alonso
  • 26 Bridcutt
  • 16 O'Shea Booked
  • 05 Brown
  • 11 Johnson (Larsson - 77' )
  • 04 Ki Sung-yueng
  • 17 Altidore
  • 14 Colback
  • 31 Borini Booked (Gardner - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Larsson
  • 08 Gardner
  • 10 Wickham
  • 23 Giaccherini
  • 27 Vergini
  • 30 Scocco
  • 32 Ustari
Ref: Phil Dowd
Att: 52,280

Match Stats

Shots

28 16

On target

10 5

Corners

7 3

Fouls

18 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Newcastle United 0, Sunderland 3.

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Sunderland 3.

90:00 +1:44

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

90:00 +1:44

Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:43

Attempt blocked. Steven Taylor (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa with a cross.

90:00 +0:20

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Phillip Bardsley.

90:00 +0:17

Attempt blocked. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sylvain Marveaux.

88:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sunderland. Craig Gardner replaces Fabio Borini.

88:14

Attempt missed. Sylvain Marveaux (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luuk de Jong.

86:55 Booking

Booking Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card.

85:19

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:19

Foul by Ki Sung-Yueng (Sunderland).

83:29

Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland).

83:29

Sylvain Marveaux (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

81:30

Delay in match (Sunderland).

81:00

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland).

81:00

Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:44

Attempt saved. Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Dummett with a cross.

79:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 0, Sunderland 3. Jack Colback (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Fabio Borini following a fast break.

78:07

Attempt missed. Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Fabio Borini with a cross.

76:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sunderland. Sebastian Larsson replaces Adam Johnson.

74:49

Attempt blocked. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sylvain Marveaux.

73:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Sylvain Marveaux replaces Vurnon Anita.

73:39

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:39

Foul by Adam Johnson (Sunderland).

72:50

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Phillip Bardsley.

72:06

Attempt blocked. Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shola Ameobi with a headed pass.

71:53

Attempt blocked. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko with a cross.

71:35

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Vito Mannone.

71:31

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tim Krul.

71:16

Foul by Jozy Altidore (Sunderland).

71:16

Michael Williamson (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:38

Attempt saved. Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cheick Tioté.

68:53

Attempt missed. Ki Sung-Yueng (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marcos Alonso.

68:03

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland).

68:03

Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:39

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Mathieu Debuchy.

65:31

Adam Johnson (Sunderland) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Marcos Alonso from a direct free kick.

65:02

Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:02

Foul by Michael Williamson (Newcastle United).

64:04

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa with a cross following a corner.

63:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Paul Dummett replaces Davide Santon.

63:35

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Vito Mannone.

63:30

Attempt saved. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Davide Santon.

61:56

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Wes Brown.

61:07

Attempt blocked. Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Colback.

60:04

Attempt missed. Jack Colback (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

60:02

Attempt blocked. Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Phillip Bardsley.

59:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58:40

Delay in match Fabio Borini (Sunderland) because of an injury.

58:22

Attempt saved. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

55:12

Attempt missed. Adam Johnson (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

54:24

Ki Sung-Yueng (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:24

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

51:13

Attempt saved. Luuk de Jong (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vurnon Anita.

49:44

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Mathieu Debuchy.

48:39

Attempt blocked. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.

47:45

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland).

47:45

Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:17

Foul by Adam Johnson (Sunderland).

47:17

Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:05

Ki Sung-Yueng (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:05

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

45:00

Second Half begins Newcastle United 0, Sunderland 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Newcastle United. Luuk de Jong replaces Sammy Ameobi.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Sunderland 2.

45:00 +2:00

Foul by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United).

45:00 +2:00

Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:20

Marcos Alonso (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:20

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

43:55

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.

41:42

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

40:32

Attempt blocked. Marcos Alonso (Sunderland) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked. Assisted by Adam Johnson.

39:38

Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:38

Foul by Michael Williamson (Newcastle United).

38:40

Offside, Newcastle United. Vurnon Anita tries a through ball, but Davide Santon is caught offside.

37:55

Fabio Borini (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:55

Foul by Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle United).

37:22

Attempt saved. Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fabio Borini.

36:14

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

36:14

Fabio Borini (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:49

Attempt saved. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

34:44

Attempt blocked. Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shola Ameobi with a headed pass.

33:59

Foul by Jack Colback (Sunderland).

33:59

Steven Taylor (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:49

Attempt missed. Adam Johnson (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marcos Alonso with a cross.

31:31

Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:31

Foul by Wes Brown (Sunderland).

31:00 Booking

Booking Davide Santon (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

30:47

Foul by Davide Santon (Newcastle United).

30:47

Adam Johnson (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:37

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

29:37

Adam Johnson (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:10

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Vito Mannone.

29:05

Attempt blocked. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi.

26:36

Attempt blocked. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:30

Attempt missed. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

26:06

Attempt blocked. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.

23:56

Attempt missed. Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

22:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 0, Sunderland 2. Adam Johnson (Sunderland) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a fast break.

22:33

Attempt saved. Jack Colback (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jozy Altidore.

21:49

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tim Krul following a set piece situation.

21:27

Foul by Fabio Borini (Sunderland).

21:27

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:38 Booking

Booking Fabio Borini (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

18:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Newcastle United 0, Sunderland 1. Fabio Borini (Sunderland) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

17:58

Penalty Sunderland. Phillip Bardsley draws a foul in the penalty area.

17:58

Penalty conceded by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United) after a foul in the penalty area.

16:52

Wes Brown (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:52

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

16:18

Attempt missed. Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Adam Johnson following a set piece situation.

15:20

Fabio Borini (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:20

Foul by Steven Taylor (Newcastle United).

14:31

Attempt missed. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa following a corner.

13:57

Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Phillip Bardsley.

12:58

Attempt saved. Davide Santon (Newcastle United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

11:55 Booking

Booking John O'Shea (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

11:48

Hand ball by John O'Shea (Sunderland).

10:24

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Michael Williamson.

9:39

Fabio Borini (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:39

Foul by Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United).

8:54

Offside, Newcastle United. Vurnon Anita tries a through ball, but Moussa Sissoko is caught offside.

6:41

Jack Colback (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:41

Foul by Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United).

6:07

Marcos Alonso (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:07

Foul by Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United).

4:26

Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Sunderland) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Adam Johnson with a cross following a set piece situation.

3:45

Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:45

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United).

1:39

Attempt missed. Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

1:07

Attempt missed. Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

0:39

Cheick Tioté (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:39

Foul by Jozy Altidore (Sunderland).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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