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23.12.2017… Sunderland (a)…

Sunderland 1 Birmingham City 1

Stadium of Light… Saturday December 23rd… 3pm

Attendance: 29,312

Ticket: £30 – Programme: £3

A more than deserved point for Blues at the Stadium of Light. In fact, their first half performance probably warranted all three…

Both of the goals came early. Sam Gallagher putting Blues ahead in the 16th minute, Lewis Grabban equalising in the 21st. Birmingham were dominant for large periods of the remainder of the half, with Jota giving possibly his best performance of the season…

Gallagher was (harshly) shown a red card for a second bookable offence with 25 minutes remaining, but Sunderland were unable to take advantage of the extra man…

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Half Time…

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Second Half: Birmingham Defend a Corner…

Sunderland; Ruiter, Love, Matthews, O’Shea, Browning, Wilson, Gibson, (Ndong 74) Honeyman, Gooch, Vaughan (Asoro 74), Grabban (Maja 74)

Not Used; Steele, Oviedo, McManaman, McGeady

Goals; Grabban (21)

Birmingham City; Stockdale, Colin, Morrisson, Dean (YC), Grounds (YC), Kieftenbeld (YC), Gardner, Ndoye, Jota (Davis 79), Boga (Maghoma 79),Gallagher (RC)

Not Used; Trueman, Bramall, Nsue, Gleeson

Goals; Gallagher (16)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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15.04.2017… Sund v W.Ham…

Sunderland 2 West Ham United 2

Stadium of Light… April 15th… 3pm

Attendance: 40,168

Ticket: £30 – Programme: £3

My excuse? I’d never been to The Stadium of Light…

Two rare goals for Sunderland, the first direct from a corner, the second a late equaliser. Although a solitary point is of little use to them in their attempt at yet another great escape…

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Outside The Stadium of Light…

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Inside The Stadium of Light…

Sunderland; Pickford, Jones (Borini 87), O’Shea, Denayer, Manquillo (Kone 88), Cattermole (Januzaj 76), Gibson, Ndong, Khazri, Anichebe, Defoe

Not Used; Mannone, Rodwell, Pienaar, Djilobodoji

Goals; Khazri (26), Borini (90)

West Ham United; Randolph, Kouyate, Carroll, Lanzini, Snodgrass (Nordtveit 81), Collins, Ayew (Calleri 90), Byram (SO 90+5), Fonte, Masuaku, Fernandes

Not Used; Adrian, Cresswell, Feghouli, Fletcher, Rice

Goals; Ayew (5), Collins (47)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

04.04.2017… Leics v Sund…

Leicester City 2 Sunderland 0

King Power… April 4th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 31,757

Ticket: £44Programme: £3.50

A much improved second half performance resulting in a reasonably comfortable home win. The turning point of the night definitely being the introduction of Marc Albrighton…

Six games without a goal for Sunderland, relegation looking inevitable. I was glad to see Sunderland in red and white stripes too. It’s much easier to dislike them in their home kit…

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First Half: A Sunderland Corner…

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Second Half: Sunderland in Possession…

Leicester City; Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Benalouane, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi (King 82), Gray (Albrighton 62), Okazaki (Slimani 62), Vardy

Not Used; Chilwell, Amartey, Zieler, Ulloa

Goals; Slimani (69), Vardy (78)

Sunderland; Pickford, Jones, Kone, Denayer, Oviedo, N’Dong, Rodwell (Gibson 80), Cattermole (Anichebe 73), Larsson (Khazri 73), Borini, Defoe

Not Used; Mannone, Djilobodji, Manquillo, Januzaj

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…