Newcastle v Sunderland line ups: predicted XIs for the derby live on talkSPORT

first_img1 As Newcastle prepare to take on Sunderland at St James’ Park on Sunday, a match you can hear live on talkSPORT, Alan Pardew is looking to get the better of opposite number Gus Poyet for the first time in a Tyne-Wear clash.Last season the Black Cats beat the Magpies twice and were convincing 3-0 winners on Tyneside in February as Fabio Borini, Adam Johnson and Jack Colback got on the scoresheet.This year Colback will be wearing the black and white of Newcastle instead of the red and white of Sunderland having made a controversial free transfer switch in the summer.His ability on the ball has seen him become a key player instantaneously for Pardew, and earned him an England call-up, but Poyet has struggled to replace the ginger midfield maestro.Sunderland will be tough to beat though, they’ve only lost four Premier League games this season, it’s just scoring goals they struggle with as Jozy Altidore continues his 29 game goal drought in the top-flight.But, as Newcastle contend with a goalkeeper crisis, the Black Cats could strike it lucky in what may well be another classic derby encounter.So how will the two sides line-up? talkSPORT takes a look…Newcastle United’s possible line-up: 1 Alan Pardew and Gus Poyet center_img Sunderland’s possible line-up: 1last_img

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