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Summary

  1. Sunderland move up to 15th in table
  2. Hosts dominate Wear-Tyne derby
  3. Defoe scores stunning volley
  4. Striker fires in with left foot from outside the box
  5. Burnley 0-0 Tottenham

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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Thank goodness for Jermain Defoe. One hundred and eighty minutes of football and one moment of real quality.

Jermain - we salute you.

Join us again tomorrow for a bumper day in the Championship and, of course, Manchester City's trip to Crystal Palace. It doesn't stop does it?

Cheerio.

Going Dutch

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Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat talks about a "special" first win as Sunderland boss, after his side beat local rivals Newcastle 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.

Watch the interview here.

Vote result

You have had your say about who scored the goal of the weekend and the result of the vote is pretty conclusive.

You can see the full result by looking on the right of the page on desktops or by clicking on the vote tab on tablets, but I will tell you

Charlie Adam is the runaway winner.

It wasn't a bad strike I suppose. Take a bow Charlie.

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Craig Malpass: Any goal from half-way looks good but isn't as technically impressive as the likes of Zamora's or Defoe's. Bobby wins it for me.

Defoe or Adam? You decide.

City to reignite title hopes?

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Before that though, we will be looking back towards the other end of the table as Manchester City travel to Crystal Palace on Monday desperate for a win to reignite their fading title hopes.

The defending champions are nine points behind leaders Chelsea. We will have live text commentary tomorrow evening.

Coming up

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There is a huge match coming up on Tuesday with regards the Premier League relegation scrap.

Aston Villa entertain fellow strugglers QPR knowing the loser will end the day in the relegation zone.

Sunderland will have an eye on that one.

Stats of the game

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- Jermain Defoe's goal was his only shot in the match, before being substituted.

- Dick Advocaat is only the second Dutch manager to win his opening home match in the Premier League (Ruud Gullit is the other).

- Newcastle took 78 minutes to have a shot on target in this match.

- The Black Cats have won five successive league derbies against Newcastle United for the first time in their history.

Goal of the weekend?

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We have seen a few belters this weekend haven't we?

Charlie Adam's 65-yard strike, Bafetimbi Gomis' acrobatic volley, Bobby Zamora's dink, Wayne Rooney's strike and now Jermain Defoe's beauty.

Which one was your favourite and why? You can have your say on 606 on BBC Radio 5 live now.

I would argue Defoe's strike was more difficult than Adam's. I'm sure I will get some grief for that though.

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Ian Wright

Former Arsenal striker on 606

"Defoe's goal was brilliant. It is the kind of goal that gets you off your seat and that he is capable of scoring. That is why Sunderland went out and got him because he is a match-winner."

Manager reaction

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Newcastle boss John Carver on BBC Sport: "We weren't at the races but at least we had a go in the second half.

"You can only say so many things to the players. I see good things all week on the training ground and I didn't see any of that in the first half. I want us to be progressive.

"I am getting fed up with the question of our season being dead. You try telling our fans that. We can't have that. The guys in the dressing room have to do something about it.

"We have 35 points and that might not be enough. We need to go and win some games."

Manager reaction

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More from Newcastle United boss John Carver about goalkeeper Tim Krul congratulating Jermain Defoe on his goal: "If there's one guy who cares about this club it's Tim Krul. Whenever we have issues Tim is the guy who steps forward. Give me Tim Krul any day of the week. He is Newcastle United crazy.

"We get slaughtered when we're not sportsmanlike and when you see skill like that you have to accept it.

"This will hurt for weeks, months and years until we beat them. We are down to the bare bones but we should come to a stadium like this and do better than we did. It will define my spell in charge. You have to win these games and we are not doing that. We played well two weeks ago and so badly today."

Manager reaction

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Newcastle boss John Carver: "We were abysmal in the first half. We were poor. I always say a side of mine will give 100% and we didn't. It was a world-class goal on Jermain Defoe's weaker foot and if we had gone in at half-time at 0-0 I would have been delighted. We were second best in every department. It wasn't good enough.

"We were so negative. Every day on the training ground I am the most positive man you will ever meet, I don't put shackles on anyone I want them to be exciting but for whatever reason we were so negative out there. The back four is a makeshift back four and they deserve a bit of credit but the other units of the team weren't good enough."

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Chris Johnson: What an disastrous weekend of football. Not worried about losing to Man U, but other results couldn't have gone any worse #AVFC.

tom: Aim for 10th, sell best players, no cup priority & no derby wins. what's the point in being an #nufc fan these days?

AndyMac: How can Carver look at the fans without feeling ashamed ? Only one team wanted to win this the other didn't want to lose!

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Alan Green

BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

"Sunderland are going to fight for it. Critically they have moved to 29 points and there are now five teams below them. Look at their remaining games - they could lose five of them but if they win two of them, say the home games, to take them to 35 points, I think they will be safe and job done for Dick Advocaat. There will still be anxiety around the club but I think this is a big result for them today."

Manager reaction

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Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat to BBC Sport: "It was great, especially when you win the game! When we arrived on the bus we got a great feeling straight away.

"We pressurised them from the start and didn't give many chances away. It was such a nice goal it has to count for two!"

I'm afraid it doesn't work like that Dick. There would be a lot claiming for that this weekend.

'The fans gave us a boost'

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Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat: "It was working from the beginning to the end, overall it was a well deserved win, I am very proud of them. It was a brilliant goal and besides that we had more opportunities to score more goals.

"You could see that the front three worked so well together. It helps the midfield when the strikers work hard. Since I arrived the fans have been excited and if you can get them behind you it gives you an extra boost.

"We have three home games to go and we must get those points there as well. Now we concentrate on Crystal Palace. I am really happy for the players and the fans."

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Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

"The thing I liked about Defoe today was that he got himself into some great positions but they didn't have the quality to pick him out. In the end, the goal he scored came from nothing and he still did the right thing and chased down. It is great professionalism from him.

"Newcastle's season has been petering out for a while. John Carver needed to win this one. To be fair, that squad is not incredibly strong and they have not replaced the people they have sold with any quality. Thaat they are where they are in the table at the moment is down to how well the previous manager did earlier in the season."

Toon safe yet?

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Carver
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After that performance, you can't help but ask are Newcastle totally safe yet?

They should have enough, nine points clear of safety, but not if they play like that.

Newcastle's players need to ask themselves a few questions. That was poor.

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Raman Chettiar: Come on guys Defoe's goal has got to be up there with Tony Yeboah's goal for Leeds.

Devon Scott: Can we play Newcastle every week?

AB in London: Somewhere in East London, Alan Pardew is sitting on his couch, enjoying a glass of wine and smiling to himself.

Player reaction

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Defoe
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Sunderland goalscorer Jermain Defoe: "It's one of my best! With my left foot as well. Even a tap-in would be massive in a game like this.

"As the ball was dropping I was just concentrating on the strike, during the week I've done a lot of shooting and as soon as it left my foot I knew it was in.

"It was an unbelievable feeling when it went in. I was very emotional for some reason, as everyone wanted the three points so badly.

"I tried to blank it out as if you think about the pressure too much you get tense and can't perform. The lads have been telling me what today would be like with the atmosphere and it was amazing. We've beaten them for a fifth time in a row and what a feeling. Hopefully the fans can be happy and we can kick on."

A weekend of stunners

606 phone-in

BBC Radio 5 live

Goals
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Alexis Sanchez, Bobby Zamora, Wayne Rooney, Bafetimbi Gomis, Charlie Adam and now Jermain Defoe.

What a weekend of stunning goals!

All will be discussed on 606 on BBC Radio 5 live, coming up at 18:06 BST.

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Saqueeb Rajan: Newcastle look lost...at least #Pardew had a system to which the players were able to respond...squeaky bum time for Toon army.

Emma Gregory: The apathy of the Newcastle players is absolutely disgusting. They should all be ashamed to collect this week's pay packet.

Rob Porter: Newcastle are currently one of the worst teams in the league. We've been awful since December.

As it stands

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Forget local bragging rights for a moment.

That is a huge win in terms of the Premier League relegation scrap.

Sunderland could have moved into the relegation zone, instead they move three points clear.

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Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

"Sunderland wanted it more, they needed it more and this came across. The one moment of quality - Defoe's volley - settled it. Signing him could be the best bit of business they have done in many years."

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Defoe
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The Stadium of Light is bouncing as the fans hug, the players wave to their audience and manager Dick Advocaat looks on with a satisfied look.

Newcastle's players skulk off - after acknowledging their fans.

Five wins in a row against Newcastle for the Black Cats. Thank goodness it is a bank holiday tomorrow eh Toon fans?

FULL-TIME

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Ryan Taylor delivers but Costel Pantilimon holds on. Game over.

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Corner to Newcastle. Surely not? Tim Krul is up...

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That is surely that. Sunderland have a throw in their own half. Whistles going all over the stands.

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Sunderland fans are already celebrating but Newcastle have the ball at halfway...

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Patrick van Aanholt tries a shot from distance. It is poor and Newcastle have the ball back, briefly. Adam Armstrong concedes a free kick. Time running out.

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Sunderland have suddenly turned into a bag of nerves. Newcastle with possession again. but the hosts win a free-kick. They will take their time here.

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James in South Wales: Newcastle United are a disgrace to the Premier League and British football. No passion in wearing the shirt, an owner with no ambition and "professional players" who make Sunday league players look world beaters.

Chris, Towcester: Mike Ashley, show some compassion. Sell up... Please!!!!!!

PENALTY APPEAL

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Perez
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Lee Cattermole eases Ayoze Perez out of the way in the penalty area. No penalty. All Newcastle.

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Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is living every moment. He tries to roar his side forward as five minutes injury time is signalled. Plenty of time...

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Wickham
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The ball pings around Sunderland's area before hacked clear but the visitors pick it up again... Sunderland fans getting nervous.

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Newcastle come forward again...

Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

Carver
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"We were asked before the game if we thought John Carver would still be Newcastle boss in the summer? If they continue like this I don't think he will be. I think they were a better team at the start of the season than they are now."

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It perhaps should be. Daryl Janmaat flicks on Ryan Taylor's corner but Ayoze Perez volleys over from close range.

SUBSTITUTION

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Sunderland playing a little bit deeper as the clock ticks on. Newcastle replace Sammy Ameobi with local boy Adam Armstrong. Can the striker rescue it for Newcastle?

Maybe, they have forced a corner. Is this the moment?

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Dave Hill: Yet another reactive performance from #nufc and not a proactive one. No game plan from kick off and players aren't motivated!!

Niall Murphy: Newcastle players are a disgrace to the club and don't deserve to be out there.

George Bassett: Pardew in!