Apr 14, 2013 at 12pm UK at ​St James' Park
NewcastleNewcastle United

Gouffran (23'), Demba Cisse (43'), Taylor (45')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Johnson (74'), Sessegnon (27'), Vaughan (82')
Rose (37'), Johnson (74')

Result: Sunderland beat local rivals Newcastle United

Sunderland beat Newcastle United 3-0 in the Tyne-Wear derby to ease their relegation fears.

Sunderland have secured their first win under new manager Paolo di Canio, beating local rivals Newcastle United 3-0 in the Tyne-Wear derby in the Premier League.

Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon celebrates a goal against Newcastle on April 14, 2013© PA Photos

Despite a strong start by the home side, it was Sunderland who broke the deadlock courtesy of a 27th-minute strike from Stephane Sessegnon.

The Magpies had a good chance to level within a minute of their local rivals taking the lead, but Simon Mignolet was able to stop two Papiss Cisse strikes to keep the visitors ahead.

Sunderland could have doubled their lead towards the end of the first half, but a solid stop from Tim Krul kept Carlos Cuellar's header out.

Sunderland boss Paulo Di Canio celebrates a goal by Stephane Sessegnon against Newcastle on April 14, 2013© AP Photos

The first half ended with the hosts bearing down on their opponents' goal, but a foul on Mignolet ended the threat.

Manager Alan Pardew was forced to make a change shortly after the restart, as Krul sustained an injury after landed awkwardly on his shoulder, which saw Rob Elliot come off the bench to replace the Dutchman.

Newcastle 'keeper Tim Krul injures an arm in the game with Sunderland on April 14, 2013© PA Photos

Cisse thought that he had found the equaliser for Newcastle in the 61st minute when he headed the ball into the Black Cats' goal, but the assistant referee judged the striker to be in an offside position.

Following a series of chances for both sides, it was Di Canio's men who got the second goal of the game, as Adam Johnson curled the ball in from the edge of the penalty area.

Sunderland's Adam Johnson scores the second goal against Newcastle on April 14, 2013© PA Photos

The visitors extended their lead further 10 minutes later, as David Vaughan blasted the ball past Elliot, putting the result beyond doubt.

The win lifts Sunderland up to 15th in the Premier League table, while Newcastle remain 13th.

Sunderland's Stephane Sessegnon scores against Reading on December 11, 2012
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