The Tyne-Wear derby is today's big talking point.
Newcastle United's Aleksandar Mitrovic claimed a point from a 1-1 draw with a late equaliser against Sunderland yesterday.
Benitez has also revealed how he approached his half-time team talk at St James's Park given that the team was deservedly trailing Sam Allardyce's side.
You can read writer Miles Starforth's match analysis here.
Second-bottom United have lost Jack Colback to a two-game suspension, and a defender also suffered a knee injury.
Meanwhile, away from the derby, we have news of a legal case being brought against Newcastle by former winger Jonas Gutierrez.