Sunderland's derby day win comes at a cost after TRIO injured in 3-0 victory

Sam Allardyce has an injury headache
Sam Allardyce has an injury headache

Sunderland's derby day win over Newcastle United came at a cost for Sam Allardyce - with THREE players injured in the win.

Captain John O'Shea and Ola Toivonen were both taken off in the first half of the 3-0 win at the Stadium of Light, O'Shea with a hamstring injury and Toivonen went off holding his groin.

It led to Allardyce quickly reshuffling his formation, with Sunderland switching to a 4-4-2 formation with the introduction of Sebastian Coates at the back and Jermain Defoe up front.

But Allardyce also revealed after the game that defender Younes Kaboul - who finished the game - had picked up a knock too.

All three are now injury doubts ahead of next Sunday's trip to Everton in the Premier League.

Allardyce said: "John has got a hamstring.

"Ola has got a calf and Younes Kaboul did his groin. The only disappointing thing for us was the three injuries.

"We will have to see how they are for next week, we may get one out of the three fit for next week.

"I won't be sure until two or three days into this week and these injuries have settled down."