Sunderland v Newcastle: Shola Starts
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Newcastle United FC
Shola Ameobi is in from the start against Sunderland as one of four Newcastle changes for the Tyne-Wear derby
By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
At the Stadium of Light
Shola Ameobi starts for Newcastle United in the Tyne-Wear derby away at Sunderland on Sunday afternoon (1.30pm kick-off).
The big front man has netted seven goals against the Black Cats in his long black and white career, and is handed his first Premier League start of the season as United travel to the Stadium of Light.
Ameobi's inclusion is one of four changes from the Magpies' 3-0 defeat against Manchester United last time out - the others seeing goalkeeper Tim Krul, full-back Danny Simpson and captain Fabricio Coloccini return.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (Yorkshire)