Kaboul has suddenly turned into Messi in this game
Kaboul kaboul Kaboul is on fire
24' Narrowly wide from Kaboul! His right-footed effort was inches off target at the far post!
21' van Aanholt sends a cross well-wide at the near-post! Sighs ring around the SoL!
19' Kaboul gets forward - his header is comfortably saved by Robles!
It's still 0-0 at the Stadium of Light after twenty minutes' play.
Play is underway at the Stadium of Light.
More to follow.
Sam Allardyce has made no changes to the Sunderland team for tonight's encounter with Everton.
Substitutes: Pickford, Jones, Larsson, Rodwell, N’Doye, O’Shea, Watmore.
Do Newcastle fans think Everton might do them a favour? And can they bear to watch?
We asked them on the streets of Newcastle:
Sunderland's decisive match against Everton tonight "can't come quick enough" for manager Sam Allardyce.
The Black Cats could guarantee survival in the Premier League with a win at the Stadium of Light.
A victory for Sunderland would also relegate North East rivals Newcastle United to the Championship.
Steve Wraith, football pundit and long-time Newcastle United fan has said that whichever North East team - Newcastle or Sunderland - is relegated from the Premier League, they will deserve it.
Speaking to ITV News Tyne Tees this lunchtime said both teams had flirted with relegation in recent seasons, and neither truly deserves to stay up.
Here's what he said:
Newcastle United and Sunderland stand to lose £55m-£65m if they are relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season according to football finance experts Deloitte.
Deloitte’s Sports Business Group told ITV Tyne Tees that the vast majority of the reduction in income would be due to lost television revenue - around £50m. The rest of the hit would come through losses sustained in matchday and commercial revenues.
Sunderland play Everton tonight: a win would see them stay in the Premier League and would ensure Newcastle are relegated.