• Newcastle have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last six Barclays Premier League games at St James Park and have lost the last two without scoring.
  • Fabio Borini has scored in each of his two Barclays Premier League appearances against Newcastle United (38 minutes of action in total).
  • Shola Ameobi has scored more goals against Sunderland (7) than he has managed against any other Premier League opponent.
  • There have been five red cards shown in the last seven Premier League meetings between Newcastle and Sunderland.
  • The Black Cats are unbeaten in the last four Premier League Tyne Wear derbies (W2 D2).
  • Sunderland are unbeaten in their last five Premier League away games (W2 D3).
  • Sunderland have not won three successive league games against Newcastle United since 1923.
  • Over the past six Premier League games, only five teams have picked up more points than Sunderland (11).
  • Newcastle have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League games.
  • Adam Johnson has scored or assisted each of Sunderland’s last seven Premier League goals.
  • Newcastle have the third best all-time Premier League points per game rate in February (1.71), Sunderland have the worst (0.63).