STAT ATTACK: Sam Allardyce has never lost his opening Premier League home game in charge of a club

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Despite defeating Newcastle United 3-0 in the Wear-Tyne derby, Sam Allardyce expects Sunderland to improve on their display.
Despite defeating Newcastle United 3-0 in the Wear-Tyne derby, Sam Allardyce expects Sunderland to improve on their display.
  • Sam Allardyce has never lost his opening Premier League home game in charge of a club (W4 D1).

  • This victory ended a run of 12 top-flight games without a win for the Black Cats (W0 D5 L7).

  • Newcastle have managed to score just one goal in their last 627 minutes of football against Sunderland.

  • Adam Johnson is now Sunderland's joint top-scorer in PL derbies against Newcastle (4, level with Kevin Phillips).

  • Newcastle United have picked up 10 red cards in the PL since the start of 14/15, three more than any other side.

  • Newcastle mustered 12 shots (incl. blocked) in the first half, just three less than their highest total in a complete PL game this season.

  • Billy Jones netted only his second PL goal, after also scoring against Newcastle in April 2013.

  • This is the first time Sunderland have scored 3+ goals in a PL game since 3rd November 2014 (3-1 v Crystal Palace).

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