Match to be played on Sunday 21st December 2014 at 13:30. Venue: St. James' Park, Newcastle.
Alan Pardew’s Newcastle are currently eighth in the league table with 23 points from 16 matches, five points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.
Meanwhile, Sunderland are once again fighting for survival and find themselves just two points above the relegation zone in 16th.
Gus Poyet’s side have not won a competitive match since November 3 and drew their last league fixture 1-1 with West Ham United at the Stadium of Light.
Newcastle United: Alnwick; Janmaat, S. Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett; Tiote, Sissoko, Colback; Perez, Cisse, Ameobi
Sunderland: Pantilimon; Vergini, O’Shea, Brown, Reveillere; Cattermole; Johnson, Larsson, Gomez, Wickham; Fletcher