Shola Ameobi snatched a late equaliser to rescue a point for Newcastle in a bad-tempered derby against Sunderland, who had two players sent off.

Nicklas Bendtner's penalty, after Mike Williamson needlessly fouled Michael Turner, put the Black Cats ahead.

Demba Ba missed a late United penalty before Ameobi's injury-time leveller.

The visitors had Stephane Sessegnon dismissed for elbowing Cheick Tiote while Lee Cattermole was given a straight red after the final whistle.

Pardew angered by "ugly" derby

Cattermole's dismissal, for foul and abusive language, capped a stormy Tyne-Wear derby, in which tempers boiled over at frequent intervals.

Sunderland have now had four players sent off in their last four Premier League games against Newcastle - Phil Bardsley in August's 1-0 home defeat and Titus Bramble in the 5-1 thrashing in October 2010 .

Black Cats skipper Cattermole was fortunate not to join the list of shame as early as the opening minute after an ugly tackle on Newcastle's Ivory Coast midfielder Tiote, a challenge that set the tone for another bruising encounter between the north-east neighbours.

Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye was also cautioned for hacking down Bardsley in a frantic opening, in which chances were at a premium and referee Mike Dean had his work cut out.

James McClean, fresh from making his senior Republic of Ireland debut in midweek, only added to the simmering tensions with a yellow-card challenge on Danny Simpson, whose angry reaction also earned a caution.

It was all extremely unsavoury and the game was crying out for cool heads from both sides, yet too few players were willing to oblige.

Cattermole red foolish - O'Neill

Indeed Dean was forced to reach for his pocket yet again after awarding a penalty in the 24th minute against Newcastle centre-half Williamson for trying to rip the shirt from Michael Turner's chest while defending a free-kick.

Up stepped Bendtner to beat Tim Krul from the resultant penalty, to score his fourth goal since joining on loan from Arsenal in August.

It said much about the home team's lack of creativity that Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet only had one serious save to make before the interval when he kept out Fabricio Coloccini's 39th-minute header.

Newcastle were sluggish and lacklustre and the closest they came to an equaliser before half-time was Demba Ba's 44th minute header from Ryan Taylor's corner which hit the bar.

Sunderland, who went close to doubling their lead through Bendtner and McClean, were far too comfortable after the break.

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But they were reduced to 10 men with more than half an hour remaining when Sessegnon was given his marching orders for striking Tiote.

The dismissal revitalised the home side and it took a superb save from Mignolet to deny Hatem Ben Arfa a 77th-minuter equaliser when he cut in from the left to blast a left-foot shot.

The Frenchman was adamant he should have been awarded a penalty two minutes later after he went down under McClean's challenge, but Dean did point to the spot again when Ameobi was tripped by fellow substitute Fraizer Campbell.

Ba struck the penalty low to Mignolet's left but the Belgian made a fine save to preserve his side's lead.

However, with the clock having ticked into the first minute of injury time, Ameobi stabbed home Wilkinson's flick-on from close range to snatch a point with his seventh derby goal.

Lineup, Bookings (9) & Substitutions (6)

Newcastle

  • 26 Krul
  • 02 Coloccini
  • 03 Santon (Ben Arfa - 46' )
  • 05 Simpson Booked
  • 06 Williamson Booked
  • 16 R Taylor (Lovenkrands - 88' )
  • 04 Cabaye Booked
  • 18 Gutierrez
  • 24 Tiote Booked
  • 09 Cisse (Sh Ameobi - 72' )
  • 19 Ba Booked

Substitutes

  • 35 Elliot
  • 14 Perch
  • 08 Guthrie
  • 10 Ben Arfa
  • 25 Obertan
  • 11 Lovenkrands
  • 23 Sh Ameobi

Sunderland

  • 22 Mignolet
  • 02 Bardsley
  • 04 Turner
  • 11 Richardson (Bridge - 85' )
  • 16 O'Shea
  • 06 Cattermole Booked
  • 07 Larsson (Colback - 73' )
  • 08 Gardner Booked
  • 23 McClean Booked
  • 28 Sessegnon Dismissed
  • 52 Bendtner (Campbell - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Gordon
  • 03 Bridge
  • 12 Kilgallon
  • 14 Colback
  • 15 Vaughan
  • 18 Meyler
  • 09 Campbell
Ref: Dean
Att: 52,388

Match Stats

Shots

24 7

On target

12 6

Corners

19 4

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:21 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +4:46

Danny Simpson delivers the ball, Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Shola Ameobi results in a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +4:20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Yohan Cabaye, clearance by Lee Cattermole.

90:00 +4:07

The ball is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Phillip Bardsley makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:30

Hatem Ben Arfa has an effort at goal. John O'Shea gets a block in.

90:00 +3:09

Craig Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Yohan Cabaye restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:43

Assist on the goal came from Mike Williamson.

90:00 +0:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Shola Ameobi - Newcastle 1 - 1 Sunderland Shola Ameobi grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland.

88:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheick Tiote on James McClean. Lee Cattermole restarts play with the free kick.

88:28

Peter Lovenkrands crosses the ball, save by Simon Mignolet.

87:54 Substitution

Substitution Peter Lovenkrands on for Ryan Taylor.

87:38

Effort on goal by Yohan Cabaye from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

84:22 Substitution

Substitution Wayne Bridge comes on in place of Kieran Richardson.

83:40

Jonas Gutierrez concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraizer Campbell. Indirect free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

83:02

Cheick Tiote takes a shot. John O'Shea gets a block in.

82:45

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor.

82:30

Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Phillip Bardsley gets a block in.

82:30

Short corner worked by Cheick Tiote.

82:19

Shola Ameobi takes a shot. Phillip Bardsley gets a block in.

82:03

Yohan Cabaye decides to take a short corner.

81:59 Penalty

A save by Simon Mignolet from penalty by Demba Ba. Newcastle 0-1 Sunderland.

81:04

Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Fraizer Campbell results in a Penalty.

80:50

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line, clearance made by Michael Turner.

80:12

Handball decision goes against Craig Gardner. Ryan Taylor crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Michael Turner.

80:03

Ryan Taylor sends in a cross.

79:19

Fraizer Campbell concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabricio Coloccini. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

79:00

The ball is delivered by Hatem Ben Arfa, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

77:28

The ball is sent over by Ryan Taylor.

77:03

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line, clearance by Phillip Bardsley.

76:50

Hatem Ben Arfa takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

75:26

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Cheick Tiote misses to the right of the goal.

74:05

Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Taylor, save made by Simon Mignolet.

72:32 Substitution

Substitution Sebastian Larsson leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Colback.

70:58 Substitution

Substitution Papiss Cisse leaves the field to be replaced by Shola Ameobi.

70:58 Substitution

Substitution Fraizer Campbell replaces Nicklas Bendtner.

69:03

Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.

67:32

Ryan Taylor delivers the ball, clearance made by Michael Turner.

67:16

A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by John O'Shea.

66:25

Direct free kick taken by Kieran Richardson.

66:25 Booking

Booking Booking for Cheick Tiote for unsporting behaviour.

66:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Cheick Tiote.

65:59

Craig Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yohan Cabaye. Ryan Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

65:11

The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance by Kieran Richardson. Cheick Tiote produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

64:33

A cross is delivered by Cheick Tiote, clearance made by John O'Shea.

63:57

Nicklas Bendtner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mike Williamson. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.

62:15

Kieran Richardson fouled by Fabricio Coloccini, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

61:45

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Taylor.

61:15

Centre by Yohan Cabaye, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

59:25

Cheick Tiote sends in a cross.

59:01

Demba Ba decides to take the corner short.

58:43

Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in.

57:25

Ryan Taylor takes the free kick.

57:25 Dismissal

Dismissal Stephane Sessegnon receives a red card.

57:16

Stephane Sessegnon concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheick Tiote.

56:29

Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Save by Tim Krul. James McClean takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul.

55:37

Ryan Taylor crosses the ball, Kieran Richardson manages to make a clearance. Long distance shot from Cheick Tiote misses to the left of the goal.

55:24

Unfair challenge on Demba Ba by Michael Turner results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Demba Ba.

52:59

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line.

52:47

Mike Williamson takes a shot. Sebastian Larsson manages to make a clearance.

52:40

Ryan Taylor delivers the ball, Kieran Richardson manages to make a clearance.

52:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Nicklas Bendtner.

51:43

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Taylor, clearance by Sebastian Larsson.

50:36

Free kick taken by Tim Krul.

50:36 Booking

Booking Craig Gardner shown a yellow card.

50:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Fabricio Coloccini.

49:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Papiss Cisse. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

49:09

Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Taylor. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.

48:21

Effort on goal by Yohan Cabaye from long range goes over the crossbar.

48:12

The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by John O'Shea.

47:32

Demba Ba has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

46:48

Yohan Cabaye sends in a cross, save by Simon Mignolet.

46:10

The ball is delivered by Papiss Cisse, Headed effort on goal by Demba Ba from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

45:50

Yohan Cabaye takes a shot.

45:19

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan Taylor.

45:11

The ball is crossed by Hatem Ben Arfa, Michael Turner gets a block in.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Hatem Ben Arfa comes on in place of Davide Santon.

45:00 +3:13 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:45

Nicklas Bendtner challenges Davide Santon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Taylor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

44:15

Fabricio Coloccini takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

43:49

Ryan Taylor takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Demba Ba takes a shot.

43:35

Ryan Taylor takes a shot. John O'Shea gets a block in.

43:25

Cheick Tiote crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Turner.

43:07

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan Taylor.

42:56

Yohan Cabaye takes a shot. Lee Cattermole gets a block in.

42:20

Nicklas Bendtner is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Krul takes the indirect free kick.

41:33

Nicklas Bendtner is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.

39:31

The ball is swung over by James McClean, clearance by Mike Williamson.

39:21

The ball is crossed by Phillip Bardsley, Danny Simpson manages to make a clearance.

38:11

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line, Fabricio Coloccini takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

38:02

Ryan Taylor produces a cross, Phillip Bardsley manages to make a clearance.

37:53

Davide Santon crosses the ball, Michael Turner makes a clearance.

35:12

The ball is swung over by Phillip Bardsley, Ryan Taylor makes a clearance.

34:49

The ball is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.

34:21

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line to the near post, Ryan Taylor manages to make a clearance.

34:02

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball. Craig Gardner has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Blocked by Jonas Gutierrez.

33:32

The ball is swung over by James McClean, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.

32:40

The ball is crossed by Ryan Taylor, Demba Ba has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

32:19

Ryan Taylor decides to take the corner short.

32:12

The ball is sent over by Jonas Gutierrez, Sebastian Larsson gets a block in.

31:41

Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Tim Krul makes a comfortable save.

31:05

Cheick Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

27:53

Inswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line played to the near post, Demba Ba manages to make a clearance.

26:06

Nicklas Bendtner challenges Mike Williamson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Krul.

25:25

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Mike Williamson.

23:50

Assist by Michael Turner.

23:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicklas Bendtner - Newcastle 0 - 1 Sunderland Penalty taken right-footed by Nicklas Bendtner and scored. Newcastle 0-1 Sunderland.

23:28 Booking

Booking Mike Williamson receives a yellow card.

23:17

Mike Williamson concedes a Penalty for a foul on Michael Turner.

22:28

Free kick crossed left-footed by Kieran Richardson,

22:28 Booking

Booking Demba Ba receives a caution.

22:15

Demba Ba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner.

20:31

The ball is crossed by Ryan Taylor, clearance by John O'Shea.

18:51

Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.

18:51 Booking

Booking Danny Simpson is shown a yellow card.

18:31 Booking

Booking James McClean is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

17:44

Foul by James McClean on Danny Simpson, free kick awarded.

16:44

Unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Cheick Tiote results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

16:00

Cheick Tiote concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon. Free kick taken by Michael Turner.

14:49

Danny Simpson challenges James McClean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kieran Richardson.

12:41 Booking

Booking Booking for Yohan Cabaye.

12:22

Shot by Lee Cattermole from 20 yards. Danny Simpson gets a block in.

12:05

Craig Gardner sends in a cross, clearance made by Mike Williamson.

12:00

Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball.

10:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line to the near post, Tim Krul makes a comfortable save.

10:01

Kieran Richardson takes a shot. Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.

9:20

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, Papiss Cisse manages to make a clearance.

8:11

Fabricio Coloccini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, Ryan Taylor gets a block in.

5:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Danny Simpson. Kieran Richardson takes the free kick.

4:30

Ryan Taylor takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Cheick Tiote gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Mignolet. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

3:48

Sebastian Larsson challenges Davide Santon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ryan Taylor, Phillip Bardsley makes a clearance.

0:47

Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

0:47 Booking

Booking Lee Cattermole booked.

0:37

Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheick Tiote.

0:24

The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, Michael Turner makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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