Ba own goal rescues point for Sunderland in derby

Demba Ba scored a late own goal as Sunderland escaped with a

point from a 1-1 draw with 10-man Newcastle in a feisty north-east

derby in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Senegal striker is the league’s joint-top scorer this season

with six goals, but he deflected the ball into his own net in the

86th minute following Sebastian Larsson’s whipped free kick that

was glanced on by John O’Shea.

Newcastle took the lead in the third minute through France

international Yohan Cabaye but was reduced to 10 men in the 25th

when tough-tackling midfielder Cheick Tiote was given a straight

red card for a studs-up challenge on Steven Fletcher.

The point lifted Newcastle above Liverpool into 11th place after

eight games. Sunderland stayed 14th.