Revealed! The kit colour Newcastle United will wear v Sunderland amid Saudi kit rumours

Newcastle United player Mathieu Debuchy celebrates his goal against Sunderland at Stadium of Light. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United player Mathieu Debuchy celebrates his goal against Sunderland at Stadium of Light. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United player Mathieu Debuchy celebrates his goal against Sunderland at Stadium of Light. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
The kit colour Newcastle United will wear against Sunderland amid Saudi kit rumours.

Newcastle United will be in black and white for Saturday afternoon's derby clash away to Sunderland (kick-off 12:45pm), NewcastleWorld understands.

The Magpies travel to the Stadium of Light for the first Tyne-Wear derby in almost eight years. And unlike their last two visits to Wearside, United will wear their traditional home colours. It was rumoured Eddie Howe's side could wear their green 'Saudi' away kit.

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Newcastle United player Mathieu Debuchy celebrates his goal against Sunderland at Stadium of Light. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United player Mathieu Debuchy celebrates his goal against Sunderland at Stadium of Light. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United player Mathieu Debuchy celebrates his goal against Sunderland at Stadium of Light. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Newcastle wore their navy third shirt for the 3-0 defeat in August 2015 and were in grey as they lost 1-0 a year earlier. However, it is our understanding that Howe's men will line up in black and white this time, just as they did in August 2011 when they won courtesy of Ryan Taylor's free-kick.

That was the last time the Magpies tasted victory against their bitter rivals. Sunderland are unbeaten in nine derby matches with the last meeting in March 2016 ending in a 1-1 draw after Aleksandar Mitrovic's late equaliser.

Newcastle were relegated from the Premier League at the end of that season but swapped places with Sunderland a year later. The Black Cats then dropped into League One and spent four years there before returning to the Championship in 2022.

In that time, Newcastle have changed owners and qualified for the Champions League under Eddie Howe, however head to Wearside having lost seven of their last eight matches in all competitions.

Sunderland, meanwhile, sit sixth in the second-tier table with new boss Michael Beale winning two, drawing one and losing one of his opening games in charge. The game is live on ITV.

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