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30.01.2018… Sunderland (h)…

Birmingham City 3 Sunderland 1

St Andrew’s… Tuesday January 30th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 19,601

Ticket: £25 – Programme: £3

A convincing win for Blues against their fellow strugglers, one that takes them out of the bottom three for the first time in two months…

More words to follow…

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St. Andrew’s: Pre-Match…

St. Andrew’s: First Half…

Birmingham City; Stockdale, Colin, Roberts, Dean, Grounds, Maghoma(Jota 61), Ndoye, Kieftenbeld, Boga, Davis (Adams 81), Gallagher 7 (Jutkiewicz 85)

Not Used; Trueman, Morrison, Lowe, Gardner

Goals; Davis (28), Boga (44), Gallagher (54)

Sunderland; Ruiter, Browning, Kone, Clarke-Salter (McGeady 65), Matthews, Cattermole, Robson, Oviedo, Honeyman, Asoro (Gooch 84), Maja (Lualua 60)

Not Used; Steele, Williams, Galloway, Love

Goals; Oviedo (84)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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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…

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…