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October 27, 2013 1:30 PM GMT
Stadium of Light — Sunderland
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 46313‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle

Fabio Borini's late strike saw Gus Poyet's men pick up their first win of the season at the expense of their local rivals, as victory moved the Black Cats off the foot of the table

By Miles Chambers at the Stadium of Light

  • Keiren Westwood
    9
    0
    3.00

    Keiren Westwood

    Always looked alert between the sticks for Sunderland. A first-half punched clearance, while the rest of his defence were caught napping, ensured Sissoko didn't put Newcastle level. Not really at fault for the goal.

  • Phil Bardsley
    4
    2
    2.50

    Phil Bardsley

    Looked overloaded at times as Newcastle targeted his flank in the first half and more so in the second when Ben Arfa switched wings. Brought off for Celustka.

  • Andrea Dossena
    7
    2
    2.50

    Andrea Dossena

    His first start under Poyet was not particularly impressive, with his ability to notice off-the-ball runs severely lacking, costing Sunderland when Debuchy slipped past him to equalise.

  • John O'Shea
    6
    1
    3.00

    John O'Shea

    The Black Cats skipper marshalled his backline well and kept gaps between the back four to a minimum. Newcastle had very few chances through the middle.

  • Carlos Javier Cuéllar
    5
    1
    2.50

    Carlos Javier Cuéllar

    Alongside O'Shea, Cuellar's return to the starting line-up made the Black Cats look more able in defence though his performance lessened in the second half as Newcastle pushed for a second goal.

  • Sebastian Larsson
    6
    1
    2.50

    Sebastian Larsson

    The Swedish midfielder impressed in bursts but he was equally frustrating with his movement off the ball. Helped out with vigour in defence, which he deserves credit for.

  • Adam Johnson
    7
    1
    3.00

    Adam Johnson

    Created the opening goal with a clever, dinked cross, though his team-mates were unable to get on to the end of his other crosses to finish off the attacking chances. Subbed off in the second half.

  • Jack Colback
    10
    12
    2.00

    Jack Colback

    The Sunderland youngster was simply outnumbered by Newcastle players at times and was unable to stamp much authority on the match.

  • Lee Cattermole
    6
    3
    3.00

    Lee Cattermole

    Personified the effort that derby games require as he hustled and harried to keep the opposition on their toes whenever they were in the middle of the park. Subbed off in the second half.

  • Steven Fletcher
    12
    0
    3.00

    Steven Fletcher

    Nodded home with his first real chance early in the game and almost doubled his tally midway through the first half. The striker looked like an efficient predator for periods of the game, though went missing in the second half when Sunderland lost their lead.

  • Jozy Altidore
    16
    11
    2.00

    Jozy Altidore

    Nervy in his Tyne-Wear derby debut, the striker had very little attacking contribution of real merit and his movement was mediocre.

Substitutions

  • Ondřej Čelůstka
    3
    1
    2.50

    Ondřej Čelůstka

    Brought on with just over 10 minutes to go but did not have an impact on the result.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    10
    2
    2.00

    Sung-Yong Ki

    Brought off the bench in the second half but was fairly anonymous.

  • Fabio Borini
    37
    2
    3.50

    Fabio Borini Top of the Match

    Came off the bench to be Sunderland's hero, firing fiercely into the top corner from outside the box with not long left on the clock. Had proven to be a threat earlier, too, nearly nutmegging Krul. A decisive cameo.

  • Tim Krul
    3
    5
    3.00

    Tim Krul

    Should have positioned himself better for the first goal but was crucial in keeping the scoreline down throughout the match. Could not get his fingers to Borini's winner, though it was struck with venom.

  • Davide Santon
    4
    6
    2.50

    Davide Santon

    His attacking impetus is without question but his actual impact on the match was minimal. Constantly making runs into Sunderland's half but rarely did anything of note occur from them. In defence, he held up well when tested.

  • Mike Williamson
    1
    6
    2.50

    Mike Williamson

    Organising the Newcastle back four, Williamson was solid aerially and kept the communication flowing between his defenders, though his lack of pace let him down at times.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    5
    5
    3.00

    Mathieu Debuchy

    Creaky in defence but potent in attack, the right-back scored the equaliser with an unmarked run off the ball that caught Sunderland unaware.

  • Paul Dummett
    2
    9
    2.50

    Paul Dummett

    Perhaps lucky not to be penalised - or even called up on - a foul on Altidore on the edge of the box in the second half, he was otherwise adept in his full Premier League debut, despite the result.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    3
    7
    2.50

    Yohan Cabaye

    Very poor in the first half, Cabaye perked up in the second half to the point where his shots and passes were looking troublesome. Better late than never, but he will still be disappointed with his first-half showing.

  • Moussa Sissoko
    1
    9
    1.50

    Moussa Sissoko

    One surging run aside which almost resulted in a goal, the Frenchman was relatively anonymous in Newcastle's midfield and was hauled off at half-time.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa
    4
    5
    2.50

    Hatem Ben Arfa

    Looked so much more of a threat when pushed out on to the wing permanently in the second half, whereas in the opening 45 minutes he had struggled to break through Sunderland's defence to exploit gaps or space.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    8
    5
    3.00

    Cheikh Tiote

    Tiote was the beating heart of the Newcastle team at the Stadium of Light. He provided the spirit with which the visitors fought back with, though his passes were wayward a tad too often for a midfielder.

  • Yoan Gouffran
    4
    8
    1.50

    Yoan Gouffran Flop of the Match

    A blunt showing from the winger, who undoubtedly offered pace but rarely showed that he deserves to start at the top level.

  • Loïc Remy
    3
    9
    2.00

    Loïc Remy

    After shining in recent Newcastle showings, Remy's impact in his first Tyne-Wear derby was minimal and it was unsurprising to see him subbed off midway through the second half.

Substitutions

  • Papiss Cissé
    2
    9
    2.00

    Papiss Cissé

    Brought on for Sissoko, Cisse did not have a chance to leave his mark on the north east derby and continued his barren spell in front of goal in the Premier League.

  • Shola Ameobi
    7
    4
    2.50

    Shola Ameobi

    'The Mackem Slayer', as he is affectionately known among Newcastle fans, did not put the Wearside team to the sword on this occasion, though he did go close to scoring a second off the bench with a 20-yard effort which sneaked wide.

Results
 
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