Wear-Tyne derby stats – featuring 9-1 and Jack Colback

CONTROVERSIAL ... Jack Colback made the switch from Sunderland to Newcastle last summer.

CONTROVERSIAL ... Jack Colback made the switch from Sunderland to Newcastle last summer.

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THE latest chapter in the history of the Wear-Tyne derby will be written on Sunday when Sunderland host Newcastle United at the Stadium of Light.

Here is a brief look at the fixture in numbers.

9-1: Sunderland’s biggest margin of victory in the fixture, which came at St James’s Park in 1908

59: Number of players to have represented both Sunderland and Newcastle, with Jack Colback being the latest

2: Number of times, from nine attempts, Newcastle have beaten Sunderland since returning to the Premier League in 2010

49: Number of draws between the sides in competitive matches

2: Number of current Sunderland players to have scored for the club against Newcastle – Adam Johnson in 2013 and 2014 (twice), and Steven Fletcher in 2013

1: Number of current Newcastle players to have scored for the club against Sunderland – Ryan Taylor in 2011