Failing to pick up all three points from their latest league fixture this past midweek, Newcastle United are in search for redemption this Saturday, February 1 as they host Sunderland at St. James Park. Playing in front of their home crowd, Alan Pardew's men won't be settling for anything other than three points as they're still keen on finishing in that European spot by the end of this current season.
However, it might not be easy to overcome Sunderland this time around, especially after they finally got themselves away from that bottom three seat this midweek. The Black Cats will be looking to maintain their survival mission and there's not better way in achieving it aside from grabbing maximum points this weekend. Defeating Newcastle at St James Park is far from an easy task, but with strong motivation, the visitor won't give anything up until the final whistle was blown.
In the end it was Sunderland that bagged maximum points from that weekend battle as they successfully stunned Alan Pardew's men by snatching a comfortable 3-0 victory. Italian international, Fabio Borini puts the away side ahead with his spot kick conversion on 19 minutes, before Adam Johson doubling his team's lead on 23 minutes. The Black Cats sealed all three points from that match through Jack Collback's effort 10 minutes from time.