Last Updated at 6:00 pm, October 31st 2010
The final whistle goes and Newcastle have a special moment to savour, having crushed their local rivals 5-1.
GOAL Bent nets a consolation goal for Sunderland right at the death, poking home from close range after a corner.
There will be no hat-trick for Ameobi but he receives a terrific ovation as he goes off to be replaced by Ranger.
Frustrations are beginning to boil over as Mensah is shown a yellow card for dissent.
Cattermole is withdrawn for the closing stages as Mensah comes on in an effort to shore up the defence.
GOAL And Nolan has his hat-trick with the simplest of headed finishes from close range after Ameobi had won the ball in the air from Barton's corner.
Turner is shown a yellow card for bringing down Carroll just outside the area as Newcastle hunted a fifth.
GOAL Newcastle get their fourth and Ameobi has his second, smashing a volley home from 12 yards after Carroll had hit the crossbar with a header.
Sunderland skipper Cattermole is the latest player to collect a caution for a foul in midfield.
Bardsley needlessly kicks out at Coloccini and is rewarded with a yellow card.
Bruce reacts to the sending-off by taking off Welbeck and bringing on Richardson, just back from an injury lay-off.
A tough job for Sunderland has now become an impossible mission as former Newcastle defender Bramble is sent off for a foul on Carroll just outside the corner of the area, with the referee ruling that it was a goalscoring opportunity.
Sunderland barely have time to restart play before the whistle goes for half-time, and they face an uphill climb to get back into the game from 3-0 down.
GOAL Ameobi steps up and that is just about the perfect penalty as he puts his spot-kick right into the corner, all along the ground.
PENALTY Gutierrez is felled by Onuoha inside the area and the referee has no hesitation in pointing to the spot.
The yellow cards are coming thick and fast as Simpson is booked for a reckless tackle, despite getting a foot to the ball.
Onuoha becomes the latest player into the book following a foul on Gutierrez down Newcastle's left wing.
Elmohamady is the man to be sacrificed as Gyan comes on to give the Black Cats more of a goal threat.
GOAL Newcastle are slightly fortunate as a wayward Carroll cross-shot falls to Nolan, who controls with his chest and has all the time in the world to tuck a shot past Mignolet.
Malbranque is the first Sunderland player to be cautioned after a clumsy challenge on Barton down the right wing.
GOAL A third corner in quick succession is not dealt with by Sunderland and Nolan, with his back to goal, improvises well to steer the ball home with an overhead kick.
Carroll becomes the second Newcastle player into the book following a foul on Welbeck.
Malbranque is brought down by Tiote in midfield and the Newcastle man is shown a yellow card.
Sky Bet's Tom Davies says: "Chris Hughton got the backing of Newcastle midweek and a win against rivals Sunderland will only boost his job security. On the pitch both leading strikers have been backed for the first goal, with both Carroll and Bent 5/1 to notch first." Newcastle are at 11/10 with Sunderland 13/5 and the draw 9/4.
Leighton in Newcastle says: "I predict a 3-1 win for the Magpies, the Black Cats defence is no match for our awesome strike force!"
Will has been in touch to suggest that it will be a close derby with not many goals, saying the 'loveable' Joey Barton could get the winner.
Matthew in Sunderland has emailed in to predict a 3-1 win for the Black Cats, with Darren Bent scoring the first goal. Steve agrees, saying: "I feel Sunderland will be too strong for The Magpies today. Elmohamady has been quality since joining us on loan. We have really tightened up at the back since Steve Bruce has brought in Bramble and Onuoha. Now for the result. I am certain it will be a 2-0 win with Bent bagging a couple."
Barclays Premier League
|10||West Bromwich Albion||6||8|
|13||West Ham United||6||7|
|18||Queens Park Rangers||6||4|