Newcastle United news: Fresh injury blow, Benitez's derby verdict

The Tyne-Wear derby is today's big talking point.

Monday, 21st March 2016, 10:39 am
Updated Monday, 21st March 2016, 10:46 am
Aleksandar Mitrovic

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.

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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.