Newcastle United and Sunderland will meet for the first time in the new season in October.
The Premier League fixtures were revealed today with the first derby clash provisionally inked in for October 24 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland have won the last five clashes between the two teams, including a 1-0 victory the last time the two sides met on Wearside thanks to Jermain Defoe’s stunner.
The two teams meet again at St James’s Park on March 19.
Both games are likely to be switched for TV purposes.