Newcastle United 3
Barclays Premier League
St. James' Park
Sunday October 23, Kick Off 1.30pm
Ameobi 33, 37
Ian Willis reports
Final Update: 90mins
EMRE was the match-winner after a rip-roaring Tyne/Wear derby at St. James' Park on Sunday.
Shola Ameobi twice fired United in front, but Liam Lawrence and Stephen Elliott quickly replied for the visitors.
But United's Turkish star bagged the points with a superb free kick at the Gallowgate End just after the hour.
SECOND HALF UPDATES
90m The fourth official indicated that three minutes of added time would be played. There is no further goalmouth action as United play keep ball in the closing stages before celebrating at the final whistle
83m Elliott lobs the ball over Given, but his effort comes back off the crossbar and is eventually cleared by Boumsong
81m Amady Faye replaces Emre
80m Lee Clark replaces Nobby Solano
79m Ameobi, who took a knock a few minutes earlier, is replaced by Michael Chopra. At the same time Sunderland throw on Anthony Le Tallec for Andy Gray
78m Taylor kept the ball off the line when lawrence sent in a low cross, and Carr swept the ball away
77m Lawrence tumbles theatrically inside the box after a challenge from N'Zogbia, but referee Rob Styles wasn't impressed and waved away penalty appeals
65m Taylor gets on the end of a free kick from deep from Emre, but Davis saves with his legs to deny the defender a goal
63m UNITED GOAL Ameobi is fouled by Stubbs 30 yards out in a central position. Emre curls the ball over the wall and uinto the net to make it 3-2 to The Magpies
60m Gray flashes a header wide of Given's right hand post after Nosworthy's cross from the right
52m Given has to tip the ball around his post after Emre and Boumsong both make mistakes to allow Elliott to shoot
51m Whitehead's shot wasn't too far away from leaving Given flat-footed after it deflects off Boumsong. The corner that followed was cleared by Carr
49m Carr is booked for a foul on Arca
47m Shearer wins a right wing corner off Arca, but Miller heads Emre's inswinger away for another flag kick. Emre again swings the ball in, and Davis punches the ball away before gathering when the Turk crossed again.
46m Sunderland replace Welsh with Julio Arca
FIRST HALF UPDATES
45m Solano wins a corner in stoppage time, but the flag kick comes to nothing
41m SUNDERLAND GOAL The game continues to switch from end to end, and Elliott gets Sunderland back on level terms with another good finish from distance
37m UNITED GOAL Carr's cross from the right drifts to N'Zogbia on the left flank, and when he crosses the ball back in Ameobi rises above his marker to nod the ball into the bottom corner
35m SUNDERLAND GOAL Lawrence gets the visitors straight back into the game with a long range drive that flew into the bottom corner past the diving Given
33m UNITED GOAL United win the first corner fo the game when N'Zogbia's cross clips off Nosworthy. Emre takes the left wing flag kick, and Sunderland clear the ball for another corner. This time Emre whips in a great ball, and Ameobi powers in a header to put Newcastle ahead.
30m Ameobi robs Nosworthy and squares the ball to Shearer, but the skipper's shot is blocked by Nosworthy who recovered well from his earlier effort
27m Parker becomes the first Newcastle player to be booked after a foul from behind on Welsh
26m Shearer curls an effort just wide from the left hand corner of the box after a pass from Solano
24m Ameobi plays in Solano, but he can't get the ball under control to get a shot away and Sunderland hack the ball to safety
23m Miller is booked after a tackle from behind on Emre
21m Solano plays in to Ameobi, and he turns and shoots only for Davis to get down low and make the save
18m Boumsong and Parkersandwich Lawrence to give Sunderland a free kick about 30 yards out to the right of centre, but Shearer is well positioned to head the ball away. When Hoyte lofted the ball back in, Gray tried to stretch to turn the ball in but Given smothered.
14m N'Zogbia's low cross for Ameobi is gathered by Davis who was quick off his line at the feet of the United striker
12m Boumsong flicks on Ramage's free kick, but the ball drifts out at the back post.
11m Emre turns Miller in midfield and heads towards the box, and his shot from 25 yards stings the palms of Davis
8m Ameobi heads straight at Davis after a good move down the right from United involving Solano and Carr. Caldwell is injured in a collision with Ameobi, and returns to the field with a bandage on his nose after spilling blood.
5m Boumsong's foul on Gray gave the visitors a free kick 30 yards out. Whitehead stepped up to take the set piece, but his effort went high and wide.
1m With 38 seconds on the clock, Whitehead went into the book for a late lunge on Emre that left the midfielder in need of treatment.
UNITED got the game underway attacking the Leazes End, and as expected the atmosphere was electric.
Peter Ramage was handed his first start of the season, lining up at left back with Robbie Elliott left out.
Michael Owen failed to shake off a hamstring injury, so Shola Ameobi partnered Alan Shearer in attack, while Nobby Solano was included for the first time after recovering from an injury picked up shortly after his return from Aston Villa.
Tony Caig was named as United's substitute goalkeeper after Steve Harper injured a hamstring in training in midweek.
Sunderland's main injury concern before the game was Julio Arca, and he had to be content with a place on the bench.
Newcastle Utd: Given, Carr, Boumsong, Taylor, Ramage, Solano (Clark 80), Parker, Emre (Faye 81), N'Zogbia, Shearer, Ameobi (Chopra 79) Subs (not used): Caig, Brittain
Sunderland: Davis, Nosworthy, Caldwell, Breen (Stubbs 42), Hoyte, Lawrence, Whitehead, Miller, Welsh (Arca 46), Elliott, Gray (le Tallec 79) Subs (not used): Robinson, Alnwick
Referee: Rob Styles