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Tom Rostance and Andy Cryer

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  1. Post update

    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?


  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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.

  5. City to reignite title hopes?

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    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.

  6. Coming up

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    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.

  7. Stats of the game

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    - 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.

  8. Goal of the weekend?

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    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.

  9. Post update

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    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."

  10. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    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."

  11. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    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."

  12. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    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."

  13. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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!

  14. Post update

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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."

  15. Manager reaction

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    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.

  16. 'The fans gave us a boost'

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    Dick Advocaat

    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."

  17. Post update

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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."

  18. Toon safe yet?

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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.

  19. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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.

  20. Player reaction

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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."

  21. Post update

    A weekend of stunners

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live


    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.

  22. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Saqueeb Rajan: Newcastle look 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.

  23. As it stands

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle


    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.

  24. Post update

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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."

  25. Post update

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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?


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

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

  27. Post update

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

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

  28. Post update

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

  29. Post update

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

  30. Post update

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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.

  31. Post update

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    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.

  32. Text us on 81111

    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!!!!!!


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle


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

  34. Post update

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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...

  35. Post update

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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.

  36. Post update

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    Newcastle come forward again...

  37. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light


    "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."

  38. Post update

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


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    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?

  40. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    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!

  41. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Comedian and actor Hugh Laurie: Sunderland Newcastle, spring sunshine, fantastic crowd, and then Defoe hits that. Happy Easter.

  42. Post update

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "That was probably the best piece of open play we have seen in the game. Sunderland have cut the Newcastle defence open and if Larsson had just been able to steer the ball into the net we would have had another contender for goal of the season."

  43. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Sunderland getting closer as Santiago Vergini's flicked header is kept out by a plethora of Newcastle bodies.

  44. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    End-to-end now as we enter the last seven minutes. There are some tired bodies out there.

    Seb Larsson could win it for Sunderland as Patrick van Aanholt lays the ball back to him but Mike Williamson bravely blocks at close range. Corner Sunderland...

  45. Text us on 81111


    Matt in Oxford: If Newcastle continue like this they could be in real trouble. Only 9 points off Burnley.

    Daz: Newcastle are what they are because this is what happens when scouts & the board do the buying. Clueless.


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    There are fouls all over the place now. Seb Larsson is cautioned for dragging back Emmanuel Riviere and he will miss the next two matches after a 10th booking of the campaign. He has been an ever present in the league this campaign.

  47. Post update

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "Now Newcastle are beginning to get shots on goal. It is no fluke. There are some tired legs in that Sunderland midfield. Advocaat is no fool and he has spotted this. He is bringing Johnson on to try and add something extra to his midfield. Defoe has given 100%. He has run himself to a stop and has been superb."


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle


    Good news Newcastle fans. Goal scorer Jermain Defoe has been replaced.

    Bad news Newcastle fans. Adam Johnson is on in his place and he scored the winner in the last derby.

    It looks like Johnson will play in a more conventional left wing role - with the hosts reverting to 4-4-2.


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle have their first shot on target - it is close as well. Sammy Ameobi heads the ball down and Remy Cabella has a curling strike from 18 yards parried away by Costel Pantilimon.

    Ayoze Perez curls over seconds later. Signs of Newcastle life perhaps?

  50. Post update

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    A big last 15 for both sides. Sunderland know a win would be huge in their fight against relegation, while Newcastle need to salvage some pride. Hold onto your seats.

  51. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Shiftz: Shocking performance from #nufc If relegation meant that Mike Ashley sold up and ended this shame, I'd take it.

    Aashay Knights: Disappointing to see such a lifeless performance from #NUFC on what should be one of the biggest days of the season.

    Jeet Padaruth: Newcastle are dreadful.

  52. Post update

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "You can tell by the keepers reaction. He is diving over, he is desperate and scrambling. It just scrapes outside the post and I don't think the keeper is getting there."

  53. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    And we nearly have another. Seb Larsson, takes a few steps back, sets his sights and whips the ball inches wide with his right foot. Tim Krul was struggling to get there.

  54. Post update

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    Moussa Sissoko hauls down Jordi Gomez abut 35 yards from goal. Sunderland free-kick. We have seen a few belters this weekend...

  55. Post update

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    A rare corner for Newcastle. What can they do? Absolutely nothing as Ryan Taylor curls the ball straight out of play. That just about sums it up for the visitors.

  56. Post update

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "If Fletcher had a right foot he would be a great player. All he needs to do is take it down, open his body and hit it with his right. But he has to go back on to his left and you don't get that amount of time at this level."

  57. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Another chance for the hosts and Steven Fletcher should do better. The striker is in acres of space just outside the penalty area but his attempted curler is well over the bar. Newcastle are being cut apart at times.

  58. Post update

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    Incisive stuff from Sunderland as Patrick van Aanholt plays a lovely one-two with Jermain Defoe on the left before volleying wide of goal.

    Sunderland are showing energy, determination and ideas. The complete opposite to their opponents.

  59. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mike Lee: No indication that this #nufc team have ever played together before. Clueless.

    Matt Ransome: Gouffran does nothing for the team week in, week out. But Carver still picks him.


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Things are getting feisty. Patrick van Aanholt scythes down Ryan Taylor and the Newcastle midfielder gives him a little push in the head in retaliation.

    The Sunderland man is booked as Jermain Defoe and Moussa Sissoko get involved in a bit of handbags.

  61. Post update

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    Jermain Defoe certainly isn't shirking on his defensive duties as he scurries back to block a couple of Newcastle crosses on the left. Still the Toon Army look completely ineffectual as an attacking force.


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Make that four. Jack Colback is cautioned for leaving his leg in a challenge with Jordi Gomez. The home fans enjoy that.


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    The third yellow card of the game as Jordi Gomez slides into Daryl Janmaat a little recklessly. Nowhere near the ball.

  64. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kyle: Things that can apparently be counted on: Sunderland having an awful season but pulling it out for the Tyne-Wear Derby.

    Matthew Sopp: I wish Sunderland could play Newcastle every week.

    Dan Wade: Best weekend for goals ever? Just need a Yannick Bolasie backheel volley from his own penalty area now.

  65. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "Gouffran has done nothing. He has had no impact on the game. It will be interesting to see how this changes the tactics. Gouffran did so little it is difficult to know exactly what role he was playing. It is a messy period in the game right now. The biggest problem remains for Newcastle that nothing is sticking up front. Can Riviere help that?"

  66. Post update

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    Easy for goalkeeper Tim Krul but Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is finding too much room. The front man again wins a header all too easily, this time from Seb Larsson's cross, but it flies straight at Krul.


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Newcastle are playing like a punch-drunk boxer at the moment. The game is just passing them by. This must be hurting the travelling fans.

    John Carver attempts to change things as he brings on Emmanuel Riviere - a derby debutant - for Yoan Gouffran on the right of midfield.

  68. Post update

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    Sunderland are playing with a bit of a spring in their step. They look full of confidence as they ping the ball around looking for another opportunity.

    So much energy, so much belief. Newcastle, on the other hand, are still waiting for the first shot on target.

  69. Post update

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    Remy Cabella bobbles a volley out for a goal kick from the edge of the penalty area as Newcastle continue to struggle to make any impression.

    They have been pretty awful so far.

  70. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "We heard from Newcastle boss John Carver before the match that there would be no lack of fight or passion in his players but maybe there was in the first half. He must have given them a rocket at half-time. He needs more from his players, particularly his midfield."

  71. Post update

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    Newcastle doing their best to gift Sunderland a second. Daryl Janmaat gives the ball away to Jermain Defoe, he passes to Jordi Gomez, who floats it to the unmarked Steven Fletcher. The striker though can only volley into the ground from the right of the penalty area.

    Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat looks at home as he roars his side on.

  72. Post update

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    A little bit more positive from the visitors in the opening seconds of the second half as Jack Colback drags a low shot across goal and wide.

  73. Post update

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    I'm sure Newcastle fans don't need reminding but Sunderland have won four Premier League games in a row against Newcastle, their longest run of victories in this fixture.

    They are on course to extending their unbeaten top-flight run against Newcastle to a club record seven matches.


  74. KICK-OFF

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    Can Newcastle respond? They have to don't they? Game on.

  75. Post update

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    Jermain Defoe
  76. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle

    Luke Bristow: Still baffles me that Spurs didn't bring back Defoe. I'd much prefer him off the bench than Soldado

  77. Post update

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    No one can say Sunderland didn't deserve the lead.

    All they lacked in the opening half was a bit of quality to reward their dominance and then, step forward Mr Defoe.

    A dropping ball from high in the air falling onto his weaker left foot and thwack. The roof of the net ripples and the home fans go wild.

    Here comes the teams.

  78. As it stands

    Premier League bottom six

    What does that do to the bottom of the Premier League then?

    As results stand, Sunderland move up two places to 15th and three points clear of the drop zone.

  79. Post update

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    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "I don't think he (Defoe) can quite believe it. There wasn't a lot of quality and then there was that and it's 1-0 to Sunderland at the break."

  80. Dazzling Defoe

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    Jermain Defoe's touch map shows he has only touched the ball twice inside Newcastle's penalty area in that half but, when you can strike a ball like that, why does it matter?

    The former England man has scored three of his last five Premier League goals against Newcastle.

  81. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sam Payne: Well that's April goal of month already completed this weekend then. What a treat

    Jeremy Smith: What a goal that is! Don't think Jozy Altidore would have put that in...

    K Love: That goal tops the lot, take a bow Defoe

    Matt Blazey: Newcastle have been so poor. Even worse when this is the only game of the season you have to look forward to.

  82. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light


    "We've been asking for quality. There hasn't been until now. It is slightly behind him and he is 24 yards out but that is Defoe at his international best. It is up there in the pantheon of the best goals he has scored. Put three goalkeepers in that goal and that is not getting saved."


    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle


    That was worth the wait. After a half of little quality, Jermain Defoe lights up the match with an absolute stunner.

    The Sunderland striker looks a little emotional as he leaves the pitch at the break rubbing his eyes.

    I think a few of us are rubbing our eyes at what we have just seen as well.

    The home fans are in party mode.

  84. GOAL

    Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle - Jermain Defoe (45 mins)


    Where on earth has he pulled that from? A long hopeful ball is punted towards the Newcastle box, Steven Fletcher rises like a salmon to flick the ball on, and Jermain Defoe wallops the dropping ball with his left foot into the roof of the net from 20 yards. A stunning, stunning strike.

  85. Post update

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "The quality of the ball in hasn't been good enough in the last 15 minutes. A couple have ended up bobbling around in the box but haven't fallen for the Sunderland forwards."

  86. Post update

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    What was that? Connor Wickham races clear down the right, after a touch from Steven Fletcher, but his attempted low cross is absolutely woeful. Cleared by the first man about five yards away from him.

  87. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    AndyMac: Carver, how can you score if you haven't got the ball?

    James Nelson: Has completely got his tactics wrong. No attacking threat at all. Perez needs some help upfront.

    John de Vliering: Very dull game at the Stadium of Light. Not a lot of quality on show. Still a derby though, loads of passion and atmosphere!

  88. Post update

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    Another half chance for Sunderland as Connor Wickham finds space inside the penalty area but his shot towards the near post is easy for goalkeeper Tim Krul.

    Second booking quickly follows as Ryan Taylor is shown yellow for taking out Seb Larsson.

  89. Post update

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    Jack Colback is still public enemy number one to the Sunderland fans. The former Black Cat has an object hurled at him from the stands as he looks to take a throw - ridiculous.

    First booking of the match to Santiago Vergini as he tugs back Ayoze Perez. I'm surprised it has taken 39 minutes.

  90. Post update

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    How's your touch Jermain? Defoe looks like he has a clear run through on goal but his touch takes him sideways and Newcastle's defence recovers to clear. A real chance wasted.

  91. Post update

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    Remy Cabella loves a step over. It is like a high kick from one of the Spice Girls as he drags his leg over the ball - about as useful as well... Just deliver the ball.

  92. Post update

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    Ryan Taylor whips in a free kick from the right for Newcastle but it is absolute waste as the ball loops into goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon's hands. There a few few things more frustrating in football than a wasted delivery.

  93. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    The fans at the Stadium of Light took part in a minute's applause in the 17th minute for those who lost their lives in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July last year, which included two Newcastle United fans...

    Former Newcastle midfielder, now at QPR, Joey Barton on Twitter: Very rarely say it but touch of class from Sunderland fans there... #MH17

    Katy, London: Huge respect for the Sunderland fans for their response during Newcastle's 17 minute tribute for MAS17. They may be massive rivals but for that one minute they were all united as football fans.

  94. Post update

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    John Carver doesn't look particularly happy at the moment. He urges his side forward with a clenched fist. They have been non existent as an attacking force.

    Ryan Taylor gives him that extra bit of effort with a thunderous challenge in the centre of the park. Fair tackle as well.

  95. Post update

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    Newcastle's first shot of the match and it won't live long in the memory. Yoan Gouffran volleys horribly wide as a free-kick is cleared to him 20 yards out.

  96. Post update

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "To say one negative thing about Sunderland, they have had plenty of the ball, plenty of chances to deliver the ball into the box and plenty of corners but no clear-cut chances yet."

  97. Post update

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    Sunderland right back Billy Jones, making his first start since January, is causing all sorts of problems down the flank. Newcastle's defence - or lack of it - are helping him mind.


    Sunderland 0-0 Newcastle

    Inches away from the opener. Connor Wickham climbs well at the far post and heads Seb Larsson's left-wing corner onto the outside of the post, via a deflection off Moussa Sissoko.

  99. Post update

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    Newcastle are struggling to get hold of the ball at the moment as Sunderland just keep coming at them. They don't look particularly troubled at the back - but surely the pressure will tell if it continues like this?

    Steven Fletcher wins another corner for the hosts.

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light

    "I like the way Sunderland are moving the ball around in midfield. I would love to see Defoe on the ball a little bit more, just to see if he has lost any of his sharpness while he has been away. There has been little going forward from Newcastle."

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    Plenty of passion, a few big tackles and a lot of noise. Very little quality mind. Neither goalkeeper has been tested in the first 15 minutes.

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    Referee Mike Dean enjoying his moment in the limelight as he starts to tell any player willing to listen to calm down. There is surely a lot worse to come Mike?

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    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live at the Stadium of Light


    "Sunderland have been winning most of the tackles. The three front men have looked sharp. All it needs is a little half chance because there is space there for them. The problem for Newcastle is that they only have one man up front and it is not sticking. It has been a lively start, as we expected."

  104. Post update

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    Billy Jones is clattered by the casual Sammy Ameobi on the edge of the penalty area. Chance for Seb Larsson to swing the ball into a packed box... He opts to shoot and it is weak as goalkeeper Tim Krul collects after one bounce.

  105. Post update

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    Dick Advocaat looks pretty calm at the moment on the Sunderland bench. The Black Cats boss is donning a rather suave caramel scarf over his suit - not often you get away with such light attire in the north east.

    Sunderland v Newcastle
  106. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-0 Newcastle

    So close. Billy Jones arrives at the back post to volley Seb Larsson's corner towards goal but, with Jermain Defoe waiting to tap home, it is scrambled over the bar. Sunderland pressing.

  107. Post update

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    A hopeful penalty appeal by Newcastle as Ayoze Perez goes down in the penalty area under Santiago Vergini's tackle. Ball won, play on.

  108. Post update

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    A few - well, a lot actually - jeers for Newcastle's Jack Colback.

    The midfielder could become the first player to be part of the winning side in this fixture in the Premier League for both Sunderland and Newcastle.

    He is also the most booked player in the league this season - along with Sunderland's Lee Cattermole. Both have 10.

  109. Post update

    Sunderland 0-0 Newcastle

    The home fans are encouraged by this start as Sunderland pile forward. Patrick van Aanholt takes the ball just past the bye-line on the left after skipping past the Newcastle defence.

    The Toon Army need to stay firm.

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    Seb Larsson's wicked delivery from the left is punched away by Tim Krul and the chance is gone.

  111. Post update

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    First corner of the day falls to Sunderland. What a start this would be...

  112. Newcastle formation

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  113. Sunderland formation

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  114. KICK-OFF

    Sunderland v Newcastle (16:00 BST)

    You can't beat a good old-fashioned derby.

    Local pride and bragging rights up for stake, while for Sunderland their Premier League life is perilous.

    This should be a cracker. Game on.

  115. LINE-UPS

    Sunderland v Newcastle (16:00 BST)

    Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, Vergini, O'Shea, Van Aanholt, Larsson, Cattermole, Gomez, Fletcher, Defoe, Wickham. Subs: Bridcutt, Johnson, Reveillere, Graham, Coates, Mannone, Buckley.

    Newcastle: Krul, Ryan Taylor, Janmaat, Williamson, Gutierrez, Colback, Sissoko, Gouffran, Cabella, Ameobi, Perez. Subs: Anita, Elliot, Obertan, Riviere, Abeid, Armstrong, Kemen.

    Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)

  116. Rewards await

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    Dick Advocaat, who was manager of PSV Eindhoven when they beat Newcastle home and away in the Champions League group stage in 1997-98, was brought in by Sunderland last month with the club just one point above the drop zone.

    The experienced former Netherlands manager, 67, has never managed in the Premier League and - having been brought in just until the end of the season - he will need to use all of his expertise to prevent Sunderland's drop into the Championship.

    With Arsenal and Chelsea to play in their final two fixtures - they need to start winning and quick.

    You get the feeling a handsome monetary reward is awaiting him if he succeeds.

  117. Post update

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    Here come the teams as the Stadium of Light erupts.

    Just another game? Not a chance.

    This matters.

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    Alan Green

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "If John Carver has any desire, it would be to stay at Newcastle. He wants to stay as manager. His heart and soul is with the Magpies. But we don't have the foggiest notion what is in the mind of the owner?

    "There is continual talk of Steve McClaren coming from Derby. Newcastle is a difficult club to be in charge of. The owner is happy to sit in mid-table and make money. There is no ambition from the top.

    "Think back to Kevin Keegan when they challenged for the title. That was one season. They will probably never do that again. But they are a one-club city. There should be ambition."

  119. Post update

    Sunderland v Newcastle (16:00 BST)

    The crowd are already pretty vocal.

    With an unusual 4pm kick-off time, there has been plenty of time to lubricate those vocal chords.

    A good night lies ahead for one set of fans.

  120. Text us on 81111

    Sunderland v Newcastle (16:00 BST)

    David, Worcs: "If this one goes to form, both teams will lose."

  121. Carver relying on experience

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    Newcastle manager John Carver on Sky Sports: "It means everything to us this game. I got an interesting reception from the Sunderland fans on my way in so that might motivate me. Coming here on the bus as manager today was a very proud moment for me.

    "We've got five or six players in our team who have played in this fixture before so that will help us. We've not had a good record against them recently and we need to do something about that today."

  122. Carving it up

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    Whilst Dick Advocaat is new to this occasion, the man on the other side of the tunnel is anything but, even though it will also be John Carver's first as the man in charge.

    Carver is in temporary control of first-team affairs at Newcastle in the wake of Alan Pardew's departure to Crystal Palace.

    The Newcastle-born 50-year-old - in his second spell with the club - will show no lack of passion but can he keep a lid on it?

    He knows this is likely to be his first and last derby as boss. How he would love a victory.

  123. Advantage Newcastle

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    Sunderland derby

    Something to cheer Newcastle fans up. You are ahead...

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    Former England defender Phil Neville

    Football Focus

    "Sunderland have scored just one goal in their last six matches. I saw them play against West Ham and they were a lot more positive, playing with three up front, but they still lost the game. Of the teams down in the bottom five I think they'll be the ones who are sucked in."

  125. Post update

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    Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson

    Football Focus

    "I think Sunderland will stay up but not because of their ability, just because there are still three worse teams below them. John Carver, I think he will have a job at Newcastle next season, but I don't think it'll be the manager's job."

  126. Toon gloom

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    Life isn't a lot happier at Newcastle.

    The Magpies have lost four of their last five league games and they have only earned five points from their previous nine away games.

    They are probably just about safe from the drop but defeat today and the natives will not be happy.

    Bring back Alan Pardew.... No?

  127. "We just need points"

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    Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat on Sky Sports: "It's a very important game, everyone knows it. The fans know it so if we can get them on side it will be an extra weapon.

    "The players look up for it, they have trained very hard this week and they will need to be up for it in the remaining games. It doesn't matter how we get results we just need points."

  128. It's all to play for

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    Premier League table

    It has been a pretty miserable start to the Easter weekend for Sunderland with relegation rivals Leicester and QPR winning.

    Just one point above safety, Sunderland are once again embroiled in a battle to survive and their recent form is not good reading.

    Winless in eight matches, one goal in seven matches and one win this year. Can it get worse?

    Yes. Defeat by two goals today would send them into the bottom three.

  129. Sunderland joy

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    Sunderland beat Newcastle

    Sunderland have won four Premier League games in a row against Newcastle, their longest run of victories in this fixture. They could extend their unbeaten top-flight run against Newcastle to a club record seven matches. Things don't get much worse than that Newcastle fans...

  130. Third time unlucky?

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    Di Canio

    Newcastle fans must have said a few swear words when they heard Gus Poyet was no more at Sunderland.

    The Black Cats go into the derby with a new boss for the third time in three seasons - with Advocaat echoing predecessors Paolo Di Canio and Poyet by facing Newcastle in just his second game in charge.

    On those occasions, the change worked the oracle as they went away celebrating a famous win before going on to rescue the Black Cats from relegation.

    The Toon are probably still having Paolo Di Canio- related nightmares.

  131. Gutierrez returns

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    Returning to the team news we gave you earlier.

    Jonas Gutierrez makes his first Premier League start for Newcastle since August 2013.

    The Argentine's last league start was on the opening day of last season but, having made four substitute appearances since successfully battling cancer, he is named in John Carver's team.

    Welcome back Jonas.

  132. 'Desperation derby'

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    And what a humdinger of a match we have in prospect.

    Some have billed this "the desperation derby" with both Sunderland and Newcastle turning to short-term managerial measures in a bid to rescue their season.

    A win for Advocaat or interim Newcastle boss John Carver today would go a long way to ensuring their expected short stays in charge are a happy one.

    Live radio and text commentary all the way from the Stadium of Light.

  133. Derby day for Dick

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    Dick Advocaat

    Dick Advocaat has managed in nine countries, including seven spells as international boss.

    Dick Advocaat

    He has experienced the Glasgow derby as Rangers chief.


    But today, one of football's most experienced managers gets a new experience. Welcome to the Tyne and Wear derby.

  134. Post update

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    Cheers Tom. Well, that was fun wasn't it?

    Fingers crossed, we have a little bit more excitement ahead of us. Sending offs, terrible defending, some serious passion in the stands? Anything could happen.

    This is Sunderland v Newcastle. Enjoy.

  135. Post update

    Well that was hard work. Burnley seem happy enough with a point and who knows, it may be crucial at the end of the season.

    I'm going to hand over now to Andy Cryer for the big one in the north east. Over to you...

  136. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ian Marks: Well that was utter tripe. Toothless from Spurs.

    Luke Moore: With 6th place basically guaranteed Europa league, would Spurs rather finish 7th? Can concentrate on CL qualification next year.

    Martin Ratcliff: Some Spurs fans have never come back down to earth after the 10-11 CL campaign. Nothing else is acceptable for them any more.

  137. Post update

    Burnley 0-0 Tottenham

    Burnley defenders Michael Duff and Jason Shackell both say they are happy with that point as it's one step further toward safety.

  138. Post update

    Burnley 0-0 Tottenham

    Burnley stay in the bottom three but only on goal difference, a win would have taken them out. That game was there for the taking - could they live to regret a missed two points this afternoon?

  139. FULL-TIME

    Burnley 0-0 Tottenham

    Nil nil. Nil nil. Nil nil.

  140. Text us on 81111

    Steve (Saints fan in Paris for the weekend): Can someone remind Spurs fans that Burnley are a force to be reckoned with. They beat us, and City, and drew with Chelsea.

    From Rikki the Spur: Just not good enough today from Spurs. Idealess, passionless and leaderless.

    Ed in London: No one believes Spurs have a right for top 4! We're the 6th best team in the league and have been for that last 7/8 years. No progression. Consistent though.

  141. CLOSE!

    Burnley 0-0 Tottenham


    Spurs struggle to deal with a long throw and George Boyd is able to flick a header on, he can't generate any real power though and the effort slides across goal...

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    Jamie Hoyland

    Former Burnley midfielder at Turf Moor on BBC Radio Lancashire

    "Some of Tottenham's long-range shooting has been terrible. Paulinho's is one of the worst I've seen all season. Burnley have tired a little and have dropped back, playing in just small spurts. They have not really created many chances."

  143. Post update

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    Christian Eriksen has scored plenty of late winners this season. Is there time for another?

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    Spurs win a corner! Can anything come of it? Nope. Nabil Bentaleb volleys a shot wide.

  145. Post update

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    If you hadn't guessed - this is on the shortlist for worst game of the season.


    Burnley 0-0 Tottenham

    It's made for Andros. Absolutely made for him.

    Townsend is on for Ryan Mason.

  147. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Steve Gilbey: Are Tottenham the biggest underachievers in Premier league history? Got to be between them and Liverpool. Both spent so much.

    Jon, Manchester: Someone please explain to me why Spurs believe they "belong" in the top 4? Not a big club in the modern era ever.

  148. Team news

    Sunderland v Newcastle (16:00 BST)