BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 13:57 GMT, Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sunderland   1 - 1   Newcastle

Kevin Nolan scores for Newcastle
Nolan scores his 10th league goal of the season

By Saj Chowdhury

Sunderland's Asamoah Gyan scored deep into injury-time to deny local rivals Newcastle victory in a scrappy encounter at the Stadium of Light.

Kevin Nolan gave the Magpies the lead in the second half when he back-heeled Shola Ameobi's goal-bound header.

Sunderland then created little, with Ahmed Elmohamady's deflected 20-yard strike a rare effort on goal.

But with time almost up, Gyan equalised when Steve Harper's save from a Phil Bardsley shot hit him and rebounded in.

Both Ameobi and Sunderland forward Darren Bent had gone close in the early exchanges but chances were at a premium thereafter.

That was partly because of a swirling wind that made precision passing difficult and also a derby atmosphere where the emphasis seemed to be on passion rather than football.

Bruce wants to finish above Newcastle

Understandably the teams were hyped for their 132nd league meeting, but Steve Bruce's Black Cats were also looking to settle a score having been humiliated 5-1 at St James' Park at the end of October.

Ameobi, who scored twice in Newcastle's win, came close to adding to the pain in the third minute when he placed his shot less that a foot wide of Sunderland's left-hand post after he was fed in by a glorious 40-yard ball from Barton.

Moments later the home side should have scored themselves, but Bent fired his close-range angled effort straight at Harper's legs.

Volleys were exchanged again when first Sunderland's Kieran Richardson cleared Fabricio Coloccini's shot off the line before Steed Malbranque, who had earlier played in Bent, tested the Newcastle number one with a fierce shot that had to be pushed away.

There were more mistimed tackles in the half than chances and Newcastle's Alan Smith limped off in the opening half as a result of Richardson's illegal attempt to win the ball.

The second half was an improvement on what had preceded it and should have begun with a Sunderland goal, had their leading goalscorer Bent not spurned another chance when he clipped Bardsley's ball over Harper and past the keeper's right-hand upright.

Newcastle switched off for equaliser - Pardew

That chance came four minutes after the restart - three minutes later, Newcastle took the lead.

Regular supplier Barton played in another teasing corner, which was headed on towards goal by the impressive Ameobi and flicked in by expert poacher Nolan.

The Magpies deserved the lead and their resolute defence had quelled the threat of Sunderland's attack for much of the match.

Apart from Bent's effort, the Black Cats' only other attempt on goal before the equaliser came from Elmohamady, whose 20-yard strike took a deflection off Richardson and flew a foot wide.

But Sunderland fans fearing the worst finally had something to cheer when in the fourth of five minutes of stoppage time Gyan stood at the right place at the right time.

Live text and stats

 

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Gyan 90+4
  • Nolan 52

Sunderland

Substitutes

Newcastle

Substitutes

Ref: H WebbAtt: 47,864
SUNDERLAND
NEWCASTLE

Possession

  • Sunderland 42%
  • Newcastle 58%

Attempts on target

  • Sunderland 7
  • Newcastle 2

Attempts off target

  • Sunderland 3
  • Newcastle 7

Corners

  • Sunderland 5
  • Newcastle 6

Fouls

  • Sunderland 17
  • Newcastle 5
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:44 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:32 Phillip Bardsley provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+3:32 GOAL - Asamoah GyanSunderland 1 - 1 Newcastle Asamoah Gyan finds the net with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle.
  • 90:00+2:02 Effort from inside the area by Asamoah Gyan misses to the right of the goal.
  • 89:52 Substitution (Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Dan Gosling coming on for Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 89:18 Jack Colback challenges Peter Lovenkrands unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini takes the direct free kick.
  • 87:50 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Best. Craig Gordon takes the free kick.
  • 87:50 Substitution Peter Lovenkrands on for Leon Best.
  • 87:50 Substitution (Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Jack Colback coming on for Ahmed Elmohamady.
  • 87:00 Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball, save by Craig Gordon.
  • 85:54 Leon Best crosses the ball, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand. Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton.
  • 84:10 Darren Bent is caught offside. Steve Harper takes the indirect free kick.
  • 82:11 Phillip Bardsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton. Mike Williamson takes the direct free kick.
  • 80:51 Effort from deep inside the area by Sanchez Jose Enrique clears the bar.
  • 76:55 The ball is delivered by Leon Best, Anton Ferdinand makes a clearance.
  • 76:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phillip Bardsley by Joey Barton. Phillip Bardsley takes the free kick.
  • 74:46 Phillip Bardsley fouled by Shola Ameobi, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Gordon takes the indirect free kick.
  • 74:46 Substitution Boudewijn Zenden joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nedum Onuoha.
  • 73:14 Joey Barton crosses the ball.
  • 72:24 The assistant referee flags for offside against Asamoah Gyan. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:55 Leon Best has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 69:25 Asamoah Gyan takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Simpson. Free kick awarded for a foul by Steed Malbranque on Joey Barton. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
  • 68:54 Effort from deep inside the area by Jonas Gutierrez misses to the right of the target.
  • 66:22 Ahmed Elmohamady sends in a cross.
  • 65:08 Shot from outside the box by Ahmed Elmohamady misses to the left of the target.
  • 64:20 Ahmed Elmohamady gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Barton, save made by Craig Gordon.
  • 63:25 Jordan Henderson sends in a cross, clearance made by Sanchez Jose Enrique. Corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson from the right by-line to the near post, Joey Barton manages to make a clearance.
  • 61:33 A cross is delivered by Joey Barton.
  • 60:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steed Malbranque on Danny Guthrie. Joey Barton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:16 Unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini by Asamoah Gyan results in a free kick. Steve Harper takes the indirect free kick.
  • 58:48 Asamoah Gyan concedes a free kick for a foul on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Steve Harper takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:30 A cross is delivered by Asamoah Gyan.
  • 54:25 A cross is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
  • 51:25 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joey Barton, the assist for the goal came from Shola Ameobi.
  • 51:25 GOAL - Kevin NolanSunderland 0 - 1 Newcastle Kevin Nolan gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sunderland 0-1 Newcastle.
  • 50:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Anton Ferdinand. Danny Guthrie takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:48 Darren Bent has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 47:16 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, save by Craig Gordon.
  • 47:10 The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
  • 46:29 The assistant referee signals for offside against Shola Ameobi. Craig Gordon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:05 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+1:52 Danny Simpson crosses the ball, Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:00+0:50 Jordan Henderson has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Kevin Nolan.
  • 43:22 Shola Ameobi fouled by Steed Malbranque, the ref awards a free kick. Joey Barton produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 42:45 Steed Malbranque gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan. Steve Harper takes the direct free kick.
  • 41:46 Unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Darren Bent results in a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:44 Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, Shola Ameobi produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 36:59 Mike Williamson fouled by Darren Bent, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
  • 35:20 Joey Barton is adjudged to have handled the ball. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:20 Substitution Alan Smith leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Guthrie.
  • 35:20 Booking Joey Barton goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 35:08 Booking Kieran Richardson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 32:45 Foul by Kieran Richardson on Alan Smith, free kick awarded. Mike Williamson takes the direct free kick.
  • 32:33 A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
  • 31:52 The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez.
  • 31:08 Anton Ferdinand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Best. Mike Williamson takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:24 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Gordon.
  • 28:54 Shola Ameobi produces a cross, Craig Gordon makes a save.
  • 28:16 The ball is delivered by Nedum Onuoha.
  • 27:23 The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady, save by Steve Harper.
  • 26:25 The ball is crossed by Shola Ameobi, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
  • 25:45 Ahmed Elmohamady delivers the ball.
  • 25:23 The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
  • 22:11 The offside flag is raised against Leon Best. Craig Gordon takes the free kick.
  • 21:21 Jordan Henderson challenges Jonas Gutierrez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
  • 19:41 The ball is swung over by Jordan Henderson.
  • 18:07 Foul by Shola Ameobi on Ahmed Elmohamady, free kick awarded. Jordan Henderson restarts play with the free kick. Darren Bent takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nolan. Short corner worked by Jordan Henderson.
  • 17:04 Steed Malbranque takes a shot. Save made by Steve Harper. Corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson from the left by-line, Ahmed Elmohamady takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Nolan.
  • 16:40 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson from the left by-line.
  • 14:55 Jordan Henderson takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
  • 13:32 Alan Smith challenges Titus Bramble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Gordon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:26 Effort from outside the penalty box by Jonas Gutierrez goes wide left of the goal.
  • 11:28 Corner taken by Joey Barton from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jordan Henderson.
  • 10:14 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joey Barton, Fabricio Coloccini takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Richardson.
  • 9:25 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Harper.
  • 6:37 Titus Bramble challenges Shola Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fabricio Coloccini takes the direct free kick.
  • 5:46 Darren Bent takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
  • 4:43 Nedum Onuoha gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi. Free kick crossed by Joey Barton, Phillip Bardsley manages to make a clearance.
  • 3:43 Leon Best gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Titus Bramble. Craig Gordon takes the free kick.
  • 2:55 Effort on goal by Shola Ameobi from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 0:58 The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Bent. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

Live text and data provided by The Press Association.



Print Sponsor


Barclays Premier League results

16 Jan 2011 23:59 UK


Barclays Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 16 Jan 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man Utd 21 24 45
2 Man City 23 18 45
3 Arsenal 22 23 43
4 Chelsea 22 19 38
5 Tottenham 22 6 37
6 Sunderland 23 3 34
7 Bolton 23 3 30
8 Stoke 22 2 30
9 Newcastle 22 3 29
10 Blackpool 21 -5 28
11 Blackburn 23 -8 28
12 Everton 22 -2 26
13 Liverpool 22 -4 26
14 West Brom 22 -12 25
15 Fulham 22 -2 23
16 Birmingham 21 -5 23
17 Aston Villa 22 -15 22
18 Wigan 22 -15 22
19 Wolves 22 -14 21
20 West Ham 23 -19 20

see also
Fan bailed in keeper push inquiry
17 Jan 11 |  Tyne
Bruce sorry for Harper incident
17 Jan 11 |  Premier League
Sunday football as it happened
17 Jan 11 |  Football
Sunday's football photos
16 Jan 11 |  Football



BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.