sunderland

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…

20.03.2016… Sunderland (h)…

Newcastle United 1 Sunderland 1

St. James’ Park… Sunday March 20th… 1.30pm

Attendance: 52,311

Ticket: £55 – Programme: £3

Only a point, and still in a desperate position, but the alternative would have been unthinkable…

An odd derby too, certainly the quietest that I’ve ever experienced, the pressure of the situation I guess…

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Second Half: Sunderland Attack…

Looking for positives, at least we put an end to the six game losing streak…

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Second Half: Newcastle Equalise…

Newcastle United; Elliot, Janmaat (YC) (Anita 71), Colback (YC) (De Jong 62), Shelvey (YC), Mbemba, Lascelles, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Mitrovic (YC), Perez, Townsend (Cisse 76)

Not Used; Darlow, Saivet, Taylor, Riviere

Goals; Mitrovic (83)

Sunderland; Mannone (YC), Yedlin, Kone, Kaboul (O’Shea 73), van Aanholt, Kirchhoff (Cattermole 84), M’Vila, Rodwell, Khazri (N’Doye 75), Borini, Defoe

Not Used; Pickford, Jones, Lens, Toivonen

Goals; Defoe (44)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…