STAT ATTACK: Sunderland v Newcastle - more derby delight for Black Cats

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Sunderland have won the last six Tyne-Wear derbies in league competition; their best ever run against Newcastle United.

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).

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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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