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Played
February 1, 2014 12:45 PM GMT
St. James' Park — Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 52280‎
 
 
Fabio Borini 19′ (PG)
 
Adam Johnson 23′
 
Jack Colback 80′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Newcastle 0-3 Sunderland

Alan Pardew's men were thumped at home in the Tyne-Wear derby for the second season in a row thanks to strikes from Fabio Borini, Adam Johnson and Jack Colback

By Harry Slavin at St James' Park

  • Tim Krul
    0
    0
    3.00

    Tim Krul

    Found himself conceding goals he could do little about, the scourge of any goalkeeper. Was constantly left exposed and showed his frustration with a bizarre clearance late on from the halfway line.

  • Davide Santon
    0
    0
    1.50

    Davide Santon Flop of the Match

    Nothing seemed to go right for the Italian as his set-pieces failed to pose any threat and his defensive lapses contributed to his side's torrid afternoon. Substituted just after the break when it was clear his fortunes wouldn't be improving.

  • Mike Williamson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Mike Williamson

    Didn't look comfortable all afternoon, skewing clearances and losing the ball in dangerous areas. Struggled with the strength of Altidore and often allowed the American to get the better of him.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    0
    0
    2.00

    Mathieu Debuchy

    Fashioned genuine goalscoring opportunities with his direct running but couldn't make the most of them. Switched off all too often at the back, though, allowing Borini and Alonso to get to the by-line on countless occasions.

  • Steven Taylor
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Taylor

    As a local boy it was clear he was up for the game, but too often he let his emotions get the better of him and his positioning - and Newcastle's goal - suffered.

  • Moussa Sissoko
    0
    1
    2.00

    Moussa Sissoko

    On the ball often but very rarely made the right decision and infuriated fans and team-mates by constantly picking a poor pass.

  • Vurnon Anita
    0
    1
    1.50

    Vurnon Anita

    His clumsy challenge in the area put his side on the back-foot and struggled to create anything when he found himself in advanced positions.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa
    0
    1
    2.00

    Hatem Ben Arfa

    Largely anonymous as the hosts failed to establish any effective link between midfield and attack. Never improved in the second half either.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    0
    0
    3.00

    Cheikh Tiote

    Possibly Newcastle's best performer as he attempted to pull the strings in the middle in the absence of Cabaye. Did test Mannone with a powerful effort.

  • Shola Ameobi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Shola Ameobi

    Had a number of chances to add to his collection of derby goals but was constantly wasteful. Showed some nice touches but not enough.

  • Sammy Ameobi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sammy Ameobi

    Lively early on and his rangy running was a cause for concern for O'Shea et al. Lost his effectiveness as the hosts tried a more direct game and was sacrificed at the break for new-boy De Jong.

Substitutions

  • Paul Dummett
    0
    0

    Paul Dummett

    Came on for Santon but fared little better.

  • Sylvain Marveaux
    1
    0

    Sylvain Marveaux

    Came on as a late sub.

  • Luuk de Jong
    0
    0
    2.50

    Luuk de Jong

    Came on the break and despite flashes of promise, never got going.

  • Vito Mannone
    0
    0
    3.00

    Vito Mannone

    A comfortable afternoon for the Italian who had very few testing moments. Threw himself through the air to save Tiote's drive but most efforts were straight down his throat.

  • Phil Bardsley
    0
    0
    3.50

    Phil Bardsley

    Got the ball rolling for Sunderland when his surge into the area was curtailed by Anita's challenge. Another impressive display that had the away fans singing his name by the end.

  • Wes Brown
    0
    0
    3.00

    Wes Brown

    Provided a strong aerial presence against Shola Ameobi that thwarted the home side's direct gameplan. Happy to put his body on the line with some brave blocks in the second half.

  • John O'Shea
    0
    0
    2.50

    John O'Shea

    Booked in the opening stages for handball but it never posed a problem as Newcastle failed to conjure up any real threat. Looked good in the air as Sunderland dealt with everything thrown at them.

  • Marcos Alonso
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marcos Alonso

    Given very little food for thought by Sissoko and instead embarked on tormenting Debuchy by supporting Borini at every opportunity.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    1
    0
    3.50

    Sung-Yong Ki

    His sharp eye for a pass proved the catalyst for numerous Sunderland chances and his ability to win back possession stopped Newcastle in their tracks too often for the home fans' liking.

  • Adam Johnson
    0
    0
    4.00

    Adam Johnson

    At it again when he fired home his seventh goal in seven games. Constantly causing Santon a headache on the flank and showed fantastic footwork to baffle the Magpie's defence.

  • Jack Colback
    0
    0
    4.50

    Jack Colback Top of the Match

    Revelled in a midfield role that gave him a lot of freedom to move, especially in the second half with the game stretched and the hosts searching for a way back into the game. Took his goal expertly.

  • Liam Bridcutt
    0
    1
    3.00

    Liam Bridcutt

    A solid debut from the former Brighton man as he looked to get on the ball at every opportunity in the opening stages. Was perhaps lucky not to concede a penalty when he appeared to bring down Shola Ameobi.

  • Jozy Altidore
    0
    0
    4.00

    Jozy Altidore

    Bulldozed his way into the Newcastle area with ease, making light work of the challenges from the Newcastle back-four. If he could have added a finishing touch to his game today it would have made for a stellar performance.

  • Fabio Borini
    0
    0
    4.50

    Fabio Borini

    Made no mistake from the spot with a confident penalty high into the roof of Krul's goal. A constant thorn in the side of Newcastle, and especially Santon, with his dribbling. He even managed to clear off the line at the other end.

Substitutions

  • Sebastian Larsson
    0
    0

    Sebastian Larsson

    Handed a brief cameo in the second half.

  • Craig Gardner
    0
    0

    Craig Gardner

    Came on late in the game.

Results
 
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