Saturday November 6, 2010 Day 11 Finished Stadium of Light

Sunderland 2 - 0 Stoke City

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  1. Gyan brace sinks Stoke

    Gyan brace sinks Stoke

    Asamoah Gyan scored a brace on his first Premier League start as Sunderland beat Stoke City 2-0 at the Stadium of Light. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sunderland
    • Stoke City
    • 90'+4 We're in the final minute and there's the whistle!! Sunderland have won 2-0, but Stoke wil feel hard done by when Jones' header was handballed off the line at 1-0!! The Potters will go home feeling aggrieved, but Sunderland have taken the three points. Thanks for joining us!
    • 90'+3 Jones with an effort, corner!! In it comes, Huth rises and that's over the bar!!
    • 90'+2 Gyan now with a curler some 25 yards out. Easy take for Begovic!
    • 90'+1 Henderson with the strike!! Way over the bar!!
    • 90' And there'll be four minutes of added time.
    • 90' We're in the last minute.
    • 90' And now Faye is in the book!!
    • 88' Fuller with an awful challenge and the sub's in the book.
    • 86' GOAL SUNDERLAND!!! And it's Gyan!! The ball is deflected back to him off Huth from Richardson's cross and he drives tghe ball home!! Surely the points are Sunderland's now!!
    • 86' RICHARDSON!! Cuts in and tries to curl the ball but that's wide of Begovic's post!!
    • 84' Straight into the wall. Poor effort!!
    • 83' Richardson takes the free-kick, It's just outside the box and central.
    • 82' Welbeck goes down under Shawcross' challenge and the Stoke man is off!!! That looked harsh!!
    • 81' ZENDEN!!! Ooooh!! So close!! The Stoke defence sit off him and he drives a shot narrowly wide of Begovic's right hand post!
    • 80' We're in the last ten minutes.
    • 79' Gyan with a snapshot! That's no problem fpr Begovic. We haven't heard too much from the record signing lately, but he has the only goal of the game so far!
    • 78' Poor tackle by Shawcross on Welbeck. That's another yellow card!
    • 76' Huth tries to get on the end of another Stoke cross, can't make the contact he wants and that's away.
    • 75' Changes for both teams. Rory Delap is on for Dean Whitehead for Stoke, while Elmohamady is off for Boudewijn Zenden.
    • 74' In comes the corner after numerous protests are waved away!! Jones rises! Bardsley off the line, legally this time!! It's all happening but Stoke should surely be level!!
    • 72' The ref hasn't given it!! But that was either in or definitely a handball by Cattermole!! But Stoke only have a corner!
    • 71' Jones with the header!! It's in!! NO!! Handball on the line surely!!
    • 70' But they've won a corner. Poor punch from Mignolet and the ball's eventually out for another corner. Pressure rising!
    • 68' Stoke take a quick free kick. Richardson beats Tuncay to the ball and that was a waste. A short free-kick was surely the wrong option there?
    • 66' And Mensah is finally off. On comes Anton Ferdinand in his place.
    • 66' Jones and Fuller combine. Fuller with the shot!! Sails way over the bar!!
    • 65' JONES!! Makes space on the edge of the box, CRACKS IT!! Over the upright! Great chance!
    • 63' Mensah is pushed by Jones. No foul and that looks a bit of a mismatch!
    • 62' And Malbranque makes way in Sunderland's first substitution. Kieran Richardson is on.
    • 61' Mayhem in the box after Mignolet misses his punch, but Huth is penalised for a foul!
    • 60' There's a bit of pinball in the Stoke box after a flick on from a throw. And they win a corner!
    • 58' Mensah heads a ball back to his own keeper. No clutching of the shoulder this time!
    • 57' Bardsley cuts out a pass meant for Walters and that'll be Walters' last contribution. Ricardo Fuller comes on in his place.
    • 55' Fuller is getting ready on the Stoke bench while Mensah continues for the Black Cats.
    • 54' Bardsley is up again, but now Mensah is down again! He's writhing around and surely this can't continue?
    • 53' Play is halted as Bardsley is down after challenging Walters.
    • 52' Walters has it, good work near the Sunderland corner flag. Plays it in, Jones can't control it and Sunderland break.
    • 50' Stoke win another throw. Huth takes it and that goes straight out of play to jeers from the Sunderland faithful
    • 49' ETHERINGTON AGAIN IN SPACE!! Poor shot!! Drags that one well wide of Mignolet's goal!!
    • 48' Huth takes it, headed on and it falls to ETHERINGTON!! Great strike! But it's blocked and the ball rebounds to safety.
    • 47' Cleared away, but Sunderland have another throw. Thumped clear again and this time Michael Turner concedes a cheap throw.
    • 46' And we're underway. Early corner to Sunderland.
    • - And the teams are out for the second half. Can Stoke find an equaliser?
    • 45'+2 High ball by Shawcross, but that'll drift through to Mignolet and there's the half time whistle. Sunderland lead 1-0 at the break, but it could have been two but for Begovic's penalty save!
    • 45'+1 Malbranque beats two, stabs the ball forward to Welbeck, but Stoke are back in numbers and clear.
    • 45'+1 There'll be two minutes of added time.
    • 45' Huth is down now, courtesy of a tackle by Welbeck. That's what he gets for dwelling on the ball! Good tackle.
    • 45' We're in the last minute of normal time and Walters gets a booking now for blocking Bardsley! Two in a minute.
    • 44' Huth clatters Gyan from behind and that'll be a yellow card.
    • 43' Begovic comes for this one. Doesn't make it through a sea of bodies and is relieved to see the ball drift out for a goal kick!
    • 42' Gyan now and that'll be a second Sunderland corner! Pressure mounting!
    • 41' Headed away and Sunderland break! Shawcross can't quite make the header, falls to MALBRANQUE!!! Deflected wide for a corner!! Great effort!!
    • 40' Huth will have another chance and that's more Delap-like! Corner to Stoke!
    • 39' Huth will take it. That's cleared and it's telling that we get a shot of a pensive Rory Delap. His bombing throws would no doubt cause the Black Cats all sorts of problems.
    • 38' In the meantime, Stoke have won a throw close to the Sunderland corner flag.
    • 37' Springs up again! Not sure what's going on with the Ghanaian!
    • 36' It's all a little untidy and Tuncay is fouled but Mensah is down again clutching his shoulder.
    • 35' Cleared by the Sunderland back line. Headed back into Sunderland territory.
    • 34' Matthew Etherington storms down the left, whips in the cross and that's out for the corner!
    • 33' No sooner said and the ball bounces off Onuoha and Stoke break.
    • 32' Played back to Mignolet, worked out to Cattermole. Links up with Phil Bardsley who finds Gyan. This is better!
    • 30' Throw to Stoke. Some wayward balls from the hosts are handing Stoke cheap possession.
    • 29' That has to lift the Potters! It was a soft penalty with Gyan tumbling to earth after the merest touches from Walters.
    • 28' Malbranque wil take it!! SAVED BY BEGOVIC!!! Dives to his left to deny the Black cats a second!!
    • 27' Throw to Sunderland. Steed Malbranque rolls the ball into the box. Gyan is down, PENALTY!!
    • 25' Welbeck looking to test Faye, and that's good, solid defending by the Senegal man. Wins it and thumps it clear.
    • 24' We're over halfway in the first period. Stoke started well but it's Sunderland with the lead and it's a very even game now!
    • 23' A handball gives Sunderland a free-kick. Lofted in and it's cleared by the Stoke backline.
    • 22' Elmohamady for Sunderland, he's forced to play it back to Mignolet. Awful clearance but Jonathan Walters plays an equally poor pass and the grateful Mignolet gets it back.
    • 21' Sunderland win it back but poor ball by Lee Cattermole for Jordan Henderson, Tuncay picks it up and looks to break into the box, but that's good recovery play by Henderson.
    • 20' Flick on by Jones. There's a wall of red and white in front of him but that'll be another Stoke throw.
    • 19' Elmohamady heads on from the goal kick. Well marshalled by Faye and that'll be a Stoke goal kick instead.
    • 18' And Mensah is up and fit to continue.
    • 16' And John Mensah is down after leaping with Jones. Looks like a shoulder injury after an awkward landing.
    • 15' And Stoke have a free-kick! In it comes and that's a great claim by Mignolet.
    • 14' Phew! It's been a breathless few minutes!! Who could have predicted this start?
    • 12' End to end stuff here!! Danny Welbeck is racing in on goal, bundled over by Abdoulaye Faye!! No penalty says the ref!! It's all happening!!
    • 11' Sunderland again on the attack. Stoke win it back and counter with Matthew Etherington, finds JONES!! He's in!! Great stop by MIgnolet!!
    • 9' GOAL SUNDERLAND!! Would you believe it!! Onuoha's strike is parried by Begovic but only as far as Gyan who stabs home!! Sunderland lead 1-0!!
    • 9' Great one touch play by Sunderland! Nedum Onuoha is on goal..
    • 8' Again the Potters knock it forward, too much on that one and Mignolet jogs out to claim.
    • 7' Gyan tries to bring the ball under control for Sunderland. Can't quite bring it under and Stoke have a throw.
    • 7' More Stoke pressure, Tuncay makes the run but he's strayed offside this time.
    • 6' That's cleared into touch by Elmohamady.
    • 5' Stoke have come out all guns blazing and they have another corner!
    • 4' Stoke bang it back long. Jones looks to get on the end of a high, hanging ball and there's Simon Mignolet to gather.
    • 4' In it comes, it's an outswinger and the Black Cats clear.
    • 3' Michael Turner with a poor clearance, again it falls to Tuncay and Stoke win a corner!
    • 2' Finds TUNCAY!! Shoots and that flies over the bar!! Good sighter!!
    • 1' Early throw for Sunderland. Elmohamady tries to make way, it's cleared and Stoke break.
    • 1' And it's Stoke who get us underway!
    • 14:57 And the teams are out. Sunderland in their traditional red and white and Stoke in a change strip of blue.
    • 14:55 So as we countdown to kick off, how will the loss of Bent affect Sunderland? Goals are at a premium here, and it may just give Stoke the extra belief to take the three points.
    • 14:44 And what can Gyan bring to the party? Read Steve Bruce's comments here!
    • 14:42 "This has got the potential to be the worst game of football EVER!!" says Tony K. But Mac Stokey disagrees. " Should be a good game with both teams looking to get back into collecting points," he says. What do you think?
    • 14:34 Meanwhile, Tony Pulis names an unchanged Stoke. Three former Sunderland players are in the squad. Kenwyne Jones, Dean Whitehead and Danny Collins will all be looking to settle old scores. Rory Delap, keeper Thomas Sorensen and Ricardo Fuller will be on the bench.
    • 14:34 So no Darren Bent for Sunderland. The top scorer misses out through a hamstring injury, so, as expected, record £13 million man, Asamoah Gyan, makes his first start up front alongside Danny Welbeck. Titus Bramble also misses out after his red card against Newcastle. John Mensah comes in.
    • 14:25 And the Stoke XI: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Walters, Whitehead, Wilson, Etherington, Sanli, Jones. Subs: Sorensen, Higginbotham, Whelan, Fuller, Pennant, Delap, Wilkinson.
    • 14:24 And the teams are in! Sunderland line up as: Mignolet, Onuoha, Turner, Mensah, Bardsley, Elmohamady, Henderson, Cattermole, Malbranque, Welbeck, Gyan. Subs: Gordon, Richardson, Zenden, Angeleri, Da Silva, Riveros, Ferdinand.
    • 14:23 Defeat for Stoke today would mean four successive Premier League losses. It'll be their longest run of defeats since promotion to the Premier League and their longest since losing their last ten in the 1984-85 campaign.
    • 15:21 The stats would suggest a low-scoring match today. In the four Premier League meetings, the away side has failed to score, while Sunderland's last four home fixtures have produced just four goals.
    • 14:20 The Black Cats will be glad to return to the Stadium of Light after their 5-1 thrashing at the hands of arch-rivals Newcastle in a Halloween horror show. Manchester United are the only team to have won a Premier League match in Sunderland since Boxing Day 2009.
    • 14:19 If Stoke leave Sunderland with the three points today, it'll be the first time since 1994.
    • 14:18 Sunderland's only victory in the four Premier League contests came in February 2009. Kenwyne Jones and David Healy made the scoresheet, but Jones will be looking to prove a point today after swapping the red and white of Wearside for the Potteries in the summer.
    • 14:16 But Stoke defied the Black Cats in both matches last season. The Potters won 1-0 at the Britannia in August , thanks to Dave Kitson's strike, while the February return in Sunderland produced a 0-0 stalemate.
    • 14:15 The teams have met 124 times in the league with Sunderland winning 57, Stoke 38 with 29 draws.
    • 14:00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of this afternoon's Premier League clash between Sunderland and Stoke City from the Stadium of Light.
  • Summary

    • 90'+3 Jones with an effort, corner!! In it comes, Huth rises and that's over the bar!!
    • 90'+2 Gyan now with a curler some 25 yards out. Easy take for Begovic!
    • 90'+1 Henderson with the strike!! Way over the bar!!
    • 86' GOAL SUNDERLAND!!! And it's Gyan!! The ball is deflected back to him off Huth from Richardson's cross and he drives tghe ball home!! Surely the points are Sunderland's now!!
    • 86' RICHARDSON!! Cuts in and tries to curl the ball but that's wide of Begovic's post!!
    • 84' Straight into the wall. Poor effort!!
    • 82' Welbeck goes down under Shawcross' challenge and the Stoke man is off!!! That looked harsh!!
    • 81' ZENDEN!!! Ooooh!! So close!! The Stoke defence sit off him and he drives a shot narrowly wide of Begovic's right hand post!
    • 79' Gyan with a snapshot! That's no problem fpr Begovic. We haven't heard too much from the record signing lately, but he has the only goal of the game so far!
    • 74' In comes the corner after numerous protests are waved away!! Jones rises! Bardsley off the line, legally this time!! It's all happening but Stoke should surely be level!!
    • 72' The ref hasn't given it!! But that was either in or definitely a handball by Cattermole!! But Stoke only have a corner!
    • 71' Jones with the header!! It's in!! NO!! Handball on the line surely!!
    • 66' Jones and Fuller combine. Fuller with the shot!! Sails way over the bar!!
    • 65' JONES!! Makes space on the edge of the box, CRACKS IT!! Over the upright! Great chance!
    • 49' ETHERINGTON AGAIN IN SPACE!! Poor shot!! Drags that one well wide of Mignolet's goal!!
    • 48' Huth takes it, headed on and it falls to ETHERINGTON!! Great strike! But it's blocked and the ball rebounds to safety.
    • 43' Begovic comes for this one. Doesn't make it through a sea of bodies and is relieved to see the ball drift out for a goal kick!
    • 41' Headed away and Sunderland break! Shawcross can't quite make the header, falls to MALBRANQUE!!! Deflected wide for a corner!! Great effort!!
    • 28' Malbranque wil take it!! SAVED BY BEGOVIC!!! Dives to his left to deny the Black cats a second!!
    • 27' Throw to Sunderland. Steed Malbranque rolls the ball into the box. Gyan is down, PENALTY!!
    • 12' End to end stuff here!! Danny Welbeck is racing in on goal, bundled over by Abdoulaye Faye!! No penalty says the ref!! It's all happening!!
    • 11' Sunderland again on the attack. Stoke win it back and counter with Matthew Etherington, finds JONES!! He's in!! Great stop by MIgnolet!!
    • 9' GOAL SUNDERLAND!! Would you believe it!! Onuoha's strike is parried by Begovic but only as far as Gyan who stabs home!! Sunderland lead 1-0!!
    • 2' Finds TUNCAY!! Shoots and that flies over the bar!! Good sighter!!
    • 14:25 And the Stoke XI: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Walters, Whitehead, Wilson, Etherington, Sanli, Jones. Subs: Sorensen, Higginbotham, Whelan, Fuller, Pennant, Delap, Wilkinson.
    • 14:24 And the teams are in! Sunderland line up as: Mignolet, Onuoha, Turner, Mensah, Bardsley, Elmohamady, Henderson, Cattermole, Malbranque, Welbeck, Gyan. Subs: Gordon, Richardson, Zenden, Angeleri, Da Silva, Riveros, Ferdinand.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • S. Mignolet
      • N. Onuoha
      • M. Turner
      • J. Mensah Substitution Out (67′)
      • P. Bardsley
      • J. Henderson
      • L. Cattermole
      • A. Al-Muhamadi Substitution Out (75′)
      • S. Malbranque Substitution Out (61′)
      • D. Welbeck
      • A. Gyan Goals×2

      Subs

      • A. Ferdinand Substitution In67′
      • K. Richardson Substitution In61′
      • C. Gordon
      • M. Angeleri
      • C. Riveros
      • P. da Silva
      • B. Zenden Substitution In75′
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Begovic
      • R. Huth Yellow Card
      • R. Shawcross Red Card
      • A. Diagne-Faye Yellow Card
      • D. Collins
      • D. Whitehead Substitution Out (75′)
      • M. Wilson
      • J. Walters Yellow Card Substitution Out (58′)
      • M. Etherington
      • T. Sanli
      • K. Jones

      Subs

      • T. Sørensen
      • J. Pennant
      • D. Higginbotham
      • R. Delap Substitution In75′
      • R. Fuller Substitution In58′ Yellow Card
      • G. Whelan
      • A. Wilkinson
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