Match of the Day Live

Newcastle United v Middlesbrough

About this programme

Newcastle United v Middlesbrough (Kick-off 1.00pm). Jake Humphrey introduces coverage of this afternoon's Championship encounter at St James' Park, as the north-east rivals face each other in the second tier for the first time in 18 years. The Magpies took four points off Boro during the two teams' ill-fated Premier League campaigns last season, with their 3-1 win in this fixture extending their unbeaten home run over their neighbours to eight matches.