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