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October 27, 2013 7:00 PM IST
Stadium of Light — Sunderland
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 46313‎
 
Top of the Match
Fabio Borini
Fabio Borini
Sunderland
Fabio Borini
Fabio Borini
Sunderland
Flop of the Match
Yoan Gouffran
Yoan Gouffran
Newcastle
Sung-Yong Ki
Sung-Yong Ki
Sunderland

Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle: Borini stunner moves Black Cats off bottom

The match looked to be heading for a draw after Mathieu Debuchy cancelled out Steven Fletcher's opener, but the Liverpool loanee struck late to claim the club's first win this term

Fabio Borini Sunderland Newcastle United EPL 27102013
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Fabio Borini's late strike saw Sunderland beat rivals Newcastle 2-1 in the Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, lifting them off the foot of the Premier League table.

Steven Fletcher scored the first goal of the Gus Poyet era before Mathieu Debuchy tied the scores in the second half, but Borini grabbed all three points with a stunning long-range strike late on.

Poyet made four changes to the side beaten by Swansea. Andrea Dossena and Carlos Cuellar came into the defence, while striker Jozy Altidore replaced joint top-scorer Emanuele Giaccherini.

Youth product Paul Dummett replaced the suspended Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in the heart of the visitors’ backline, with Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor still absent through injury.

VIEW FROM THE STADIUM OF LIGHT
By Miles Chambers
Sunderland finally claim their first Premier League victory of the season and, for their fans, the win could not have been against a sweeter side. Newcastle lose their second Tyne-Wear derby of 2013, though at least they were not humiliated this time.

However, defeat will undoubtedly cause growing discontent among plenty of disillusioned Toon Army fans and pressure on Alan Pardew deserves to increase as his side continue to show total inconsistency.
The hosts made a great start as Fletcher headed home his second goal of the season in the fifth minute; Adam Johnson and Sebastian Larsson worked a short corner routine and, when the former stood a ball up to the back post, Fletcher rose above Dummett and beat Krul from close range.

Newcastle failed to pose any real threat in the opening period and were reliant on long shots from Yohan Cabaye as their only moments of promise. The Frenchman fired his first effort over the crossbar and his second, a free kick, was easily held by Keiren Westwood.

Sunderland almost created a second goal midway through the half, but Fletcher saw his effort palmed away by Krul, though the Black Cats went into half-time with their hard-fought lead intact.

The introduction of Papiss Cisse at the break gave Newcastle more of an attacking threat, though, and 13 minutes into the second half they were level through Debuchy.

Cisse’s introduction released Hatem Ben Arfa and the Frenchman created the equaliser for his compatriot. Ben Arfa’s low cross appeared to evade everyone inside the penalty area, but Debuchy ghosted past Johnson to tap home at the back post.

Cabaye then went close to putting the visitors ahead just after the hour, but he saw his curling effort fly just wide of Westwood’s post, with the away team beginning to dictate proceedings.

In the 68th minute, Poyet decided to bring on Borini, a substitution which nearly paid immediate dividends; the Italian found space on the left of the penalty area and saw his low shot slip through the legs of Krul, only for the goalkeeper to react quickly and pounce on the ball.

However, Borini was not to be denied and, after Ameobi had drilled an effort wide from 20 yards, Sunderland launched their own attack, with the Liverpool loanee rounding off a flowing move to register his first goal for the club with a powerful drive.

The win, Sunderland's first of the Premier League campaign, lifts them above Crystal Palace and off the foot of the table.


Sunderland

20
Keiren Westwood
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Phil Bardsley
Defender
77′
2.50
3
Andrea Dossena
Defender
2.50
16
John O'Shea
Defender
3.00
24
2.50
7
Sebastian Larsson
Midfielder
2.50
11
Adam Johnson
Midfielder
5′ 68′
3.00
14
Jack Colback
Midfielder
2.00
33
Lee Cattermole
Midfielder
70′
3.00
9
3.00
17
Jozy Altidore
Striker
84′
2.00

Newcastle

3.00
1
Tim Krul
Goalkeeper
2.50
3
2.50
6
3.00
26
2.50
36
2.50
6
Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder
28′
1.50
7
Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder
46′
2.50
10
Hatem Ben Arfa
Midfielder
57′
3.00
24
Cheikh Tiote
Midfielder
1.50
11
Yoan Gouffran
Midfielder
86′
2.00
14
Loïc Remy
Striker
70′

Substitutes

25
Vito Mannone
Goalkeeper
 - 
12
2.50
29
 - 
4
Sung-Yong Ki
Midfielder
70′
2.00
8
Craig Gardner
Midfielder
 - 
23
 - 
31
3.50

Substitutes

 - 
21
Rob Elliot
Goalkeeper
 - 
19
 - 
8
Vurnon Anita
Midfielder
2.00
9
2.50
23
 - 
25
 - 
28

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