Newcastle United will take on Manchester United at the Sports Direct Arena in the Barclays Premier League this afternoon (7th October 2012).
This fixture has produced a number of classic matches over the years, such as Newcastle’s 5-0 victory in the 1996/97 campaign, a 4-3 win for the home side in 2001/02, a comprehensive 6-2 triumph for the Red Devils the following season and a 5-1 away success in 2007/08.
The Magpies were one of the surprise teams last term and are expected to remain so over the next eight months, meaning another enthralling clash is expected here.
Demba Ba has scored in both of his Premier League appearances for Newcastle against Man United.
Only Southampton (6) have fallen behind in more games than Man Utd (5) in the Premier League this season.
Newcastle have scored 88% of their goals in the second half, the highest proportion of any team in the top division.
Coverage begins at 3.30pm on Sky Sports 1, kick-off 4pm.