Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland Highlights
Shola Ameobi marked his first start for Newcastle since 21 December with a goal as the hosts held Sunderland to a draw in an enthralling Tyne-Wear derby.
A frantic end-to-end tie could have gone either way, but it was left to Ameobi’s penalty to seal the draw after Steed Malbranque fouled Steven Taylor.
That came after Djibril Cisse’s opener, the Frenchman beating the offside trap to score at the second attempt.
Both sides hit the woodwork chasing the win, but a draw was the right result.
LAST SEASON’S CORRESPONDING GAME
Newcastle United 2-0 Sunderland
20 April 2008 – Ref: Mike Dean
Newcastle scorers: Owen 4, 45 pen
THIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle United
25 October 2008 – Ref: Mike Riley
Sunderland scorers: Cisse 20, Richardson 75
Newcastle scorer: Ameobi 30
Howard Webb (Yorkshire)