WATCH: Five 'One-Derby' wonders ahead of Newcastle v Sunderland

Paolo Di Canio celebrating after David Vaughan scored the third goal
Paolo Di Canio celebrating after David Vaughan scored the third goal

Over the years there has been a steady stream of players who have regularly shone in the Tyne-Wear derby.

Be-it scoring goals, like Newcastle United's Shola Ameobi or Sunderland's Kevin Phillips, or just having general barnstorming games every time red met black.

But here we look at five players who have only turned it on once, then vanished off the face of the Earth in other games.

1. David Vaughan:

Can anyone really recall anything Vaughan did that was of any importance except THAT goal in the first 3-0 at St James’s Park?

Vaughan was a steady player, who occasionally scored – three in all for Sunderland – but he didn’t excite.

That is except that time he left Rob Elliot at a standstill after smashing the ball in off the post to wrap the game up for Paolo Di Canio’s boys.

2. Michael Chopra:

Chopra only scored one solitary goal in his time with Newcastle, and it had to come against his future employers Sunderland.

It came in the 1-4 crushing at the Stadium of Light, which was also the game in which Alan Shearer bowed out of football scoring a penalty.

While at Sunderland, Chopra missed a sitter against his boyhood club.

3. Asamoah Gyan:

The Ghanaian only ever featured in two Wear-Tyne derbies, and only ever did one thing of note.

It doesn’t matter the ball bounced off his knee and in either!

Gyan equalised in the 94th minute at the Stadium of Light in 2011, after Kevin Nolan had earlier given Newcastle the lead.

Gyan’s other appearance in the derby was a slightly-less memorable one, coming on as a 40th minute sub in the 5-1 earlier that season, with Sunderland already 2-0 down, Gyan had no impact whatsoever.

4. Ryan Taylor:

Taylor rarely scored goals for Newcastle, but when he did they were usually unbelievable.

One of these goals came at the Stadium of Light in the 2011-12 season, which was Newcastle’s stand-out year since their promotion back in 2010.

Taylor’s cross-cum-shot beat Simon Mignolet to break Sunderland hearts, but that’s all he ever really did in terms of derbies, before injuries halted his career.

This was also the last derby Sunderland lost.

5. Liam Bridcutt:

There was so much hype around Bridcutt when he joined Sunderland from Brighton, Gus Poyet’s former club.

Sunderland fans thought they’d uncovered a gem after his first game, the second 3-0 against Newcastle.

He bossed the midfield and looked calm as anything on the ball, breaking play up and playing it to more creative players.

However his debut was as good as it got for Bridcutt, with the Scot moving to Leeds on loan earlier this season, and likely to leave the club in the summer.