The key numbers in Sunderland's historic six-in-a-row Tyne-Wear derby run

Over the last few years, Sunderland AFC have won an unprecedented six derbies in a row against rivals Newcastle United.

Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 12:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 12:11 pm
Can Sunderland AFC make it seven wins in a row on Sunday?

We take a look at the key numbers and statistics in that historic run:

298,479 - The number of Sunderland and Newcastle United fans who have watched the six games at the Stadium of Light and St James's Park.

168 -The number of fouls committed. There have been 28 yellow cards and one red card (Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini in the last meeting).

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14 - The number of goals in the last six derbies. Just one has been scored by Newcastle, when defender Mathieu Debuchy netted in 2013.

2 - Number of penalties scored during the winning run - both by Sunderland.

48 - The Black Cats' average possession percentage during their victorious run. Newcastle have averaged 52 per cent despite losing every game.

178 - The number of shots in the last six derbies. Incredibly, only 65 have been on target.

68 - The number of corners. Only one goal has come from then, Billy Jones' effort in the latest 3-0 win at the Stadium of Light

92 - The number of players who have featured in the last six derbies for both teams.

7 - How many different managers have been in charge of either side. That will rise to eight when Rafa Benitez leads Newcastle on Sunday lunchtime.