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Graham returns for derby

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by Stuart Vose

Striker back for Tyne-Wear clash.

Danny Graham returns to the starting line-up as Sunderland face Newcastle United in the Tyne-Wear derby at St James' Park.

The striker missed the defeat at Chelsea but returns to lead the line on Tyneside in place of the injured Connor Wickham.

Meanwhile Carlos Cuellar also returns alongside John O'Shea, while James McClean starts.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Rose, Cuellar, O'Shea (c), Johnson, McClean, N'Diaye, Larsson, Sessegnon, Graham.

Subs: Westwood, Kilgallon, Colback, Vaughan, Mangane, Mandron, Laidler.

Newcastle: Krul, Debuchy, S Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa, Gutierrez, Tiote, Cabaye, Marveaux, Sissoko, Gouffran, Cisse.

Subs: Elliot, Perch, Haidara, Anita, Ben Arfa, Campbell, Shola Ameobi.