Newcastle v Sunderland among Sunday's Premier League games

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez
While in charge at Liverpool from 2004-10, new Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez won eight of 13 Merseyside derbies, drawing two and losing three

The Tyne-Wear and Manchester derbies feature among four Premier League games on Sunday with huge importance for the top and bottom of the table.

Second-placed Tottenham will aim to close the gap to leaders Leicester to five points when they host Bournemouth.

Both Sunderland and Newcastle are in the relegation zone after Norwich's win at West Brom on Saturday, with the Black Cats going to St James' Park one point above the 19th-placed Magpies.

Manchester United will be hoping to close the gap to fourth-placed Manchester City to a single point at the Etihad Stadium, while a three-goal win would take them above West Ham into fifth.

Southampton host Liverpool with the sides eighth and ninth respectively in the table.

Read our previews:

Newcastle United v Sunderland (13:30 GMT)

Southampton v Liverpool (13:30 GMT)

Manchester City v Manchester United (16:00 GMT)

Tottenham Hotspur v Bournemouth (16:00 GMT)

Chris Smalling has a shot for Manchester United against Manchester City in October 2015
The Manchester derby in October finished 0-0

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