Sunderland and Newcastle United will meet for the first time in the 2012/13 season on October 20 at the Stadium of Light.
Then the sides will have to wait until April 13 for the re-match at the St James' Park.
Newcastle have not lost a derby game since returning to the Premier League in 2010.The memorable recent games between the two sides include the 5-1 victory in October in 2010 and the dramatic draw in March 2012 which saw a late Shola Ameobi goal secure a point for Alan Pardew's side.
Sunderland have not beaten Newcastle since October 2008 when Kieran Richardson's 75th minute free kick won the game at the Stadium of Light.
Newcastle start with a game at home to Tottenham Hotspur.The same game last season yielded a 2-2 draw thanks to another late Ameobi goal.
Sunderland begin the campaign with a trip to Arsenal.
The two sides met three times last season with Sunderland winning the last game in the FA Cup fifth round.
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