Newcastle v Sunderland

by Timothy Masters

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Newcastle take on Sunderland on Sunday 20th March, 2016, with kickoff at 13:30. This match is currently being shown LIVE on Sky Sports 1.

The Tyne-Weir derby is one of those games that rarely conforms to and sort of form guide and will often trump those paid to predict, and this is a particularly fascinating edition of that fixture. Both teams are fighting to stay away from relegation, but with different game plans, as Sunderland have gone for the brute force of Sam Allardyce to guide them through while Newcastle were rather more ambitious in hiring Rafa Benitez.

The pair have clashed before, mainly due to the legendary Allardyce shoulder chip, and if the Magpies win today there is sure to be furious chewing and flying accusations in the post-match interview.

Newcastle v Sunderland is LIVE on Sky Sports 1.