Saturday April 23, 2011 Day 34 Finished Stadium of Light

Sunderland 4 - 2 Wigan Athletic

  • Gyan 55’
  • Henderson 67’, 77’
  • Sessegnon 73’ (pen.)
  • Diamé 52’
  • Di Santo 90’

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  1. Henderson brace downs Wigan

    Henderson brace downs Wigan

    Jordan Henderson scored twice as Sunderland came from behind to beat Wigan 4-2 in their Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sunderland
    • Wigan Athletic
    • 90'+4 And there's the whistle!! An amazing second half has yielded six goals, but it's relief for Steve Bruce and Sunderland who have beaten Wigan 4-2!! Thanks for joining us!
    • 90'+4 Last few seconds. Moses rushes forward but again it's thumped towards the Wigan corner flag and that'll be a long chase for the down and out visitors.
    • 90'+2 Sunderland are content to play out time as they juggle the ball around the corner flag.
    • 90'+1 And there'll be four minutes of added time!
    • 90' GOAL WIGAN!! Moses drills the ball across the goal and there's the sliding Di Santo to pull a goal back for the Latics!! Sunderland 4 Wigan 2!!
    • 88' Good run across the box by Cleverley!! Well wide and into the Wigan fans!
    • 87' Watson takes the free-kick! No real power and Mignolet will clutch that to his midriff and safety.
    • 86' Foul by Cattermole as he launches into a tackle on Steve Gohouri. Looked like he might have got a bit of the ball but that'll be a yellow card!
    • 84' Sub for Wigan. N'Zogbia is off and on comes Franco Di Santo.
    • 82' Bit of respite for Wigan as Malbranque hits the deck. Sunderland have made all three substitutions here already! Caught his boot in the turf.
    • 80' Cleared by Sunderland and Sessegnon breaks away again. The Wigan defence is looking like a Swiss cheese as Muntari lashes wide!!
    • 79' Free-kick to Wigan. Deep delivery and Mignolet takes no chances and tips the ball over the bar.
    • 78' Wigan haven't quite given up as Moses drives the ball across the box. Too fast for the onrushing Rodallega.
    • 76' GOAL SUNDERLAND!! It's a nightmare for Wigan!! Sessegnon has time and space to pick out two unmarked Sunderland players in the box and it's Henderson who strokes the ball past Al-Habsi!! 4-1 Sunderland!!
    • 75' Sub for Wigan. Boyce is off and on comes Ronnie Stam.
    • 74' That must surely be game over! It doesn't look like Wigan have another two goals in them here!
    • 73' Sessegnon steps up!! GOAL SUNDERLAND!! Rolls the ball into the bottom left corner as Al-Habsi dives the wrong way!! Sunderland lead 3-1!!
    • 72' Penalty to Sunderland!! Alcaraz on Sessegnon!! The Wigan man complains and gets a yellow card for his troubles!!
    • 71' N'ZOGBIA!! Straight at Mignolet at the near post!!
    • 70' Free-kick to Wigan courtesy of Ferdinand's illegal challenge. Good position for the Latics on the corner of the box.
    • 69' Moses instantly!! Probably TOO soon as he drags a shot wide of Mignolet's goal seconds after coming on!!
    • 68' And it's James McCarthy who makes way.
    • 67' Martinez is planning an instant response. Victor Moses is about to come on.
    • 66' GOAL SUNDERLAND!! Relief for Bruce! Muntari dinks the ball into the box, Henderson chests the ball down and cracks the ball into the net with his left foot!! Sunderland 2 Wigan 1!!
    • 65' Play resumes with Cleverley. Looks like Sessegnon will go up front.
    • 63' Gyan is carried off and it's Sulley Muntari to try and fill the gap for Sunderland.
    • 61' Quick distribution by the keeper for Gyan to race on to!! Oooh! Gyan has pulled up and that looks like a hamstring! That may be his season over! Steve Bruxce must have walked under ladders with his luck today!!
    • 60' And that'll be another free-kick to Wigan. Watson is over it. Strikes it!! Straight at Mignolet!!
    • 58' Cleared and Sunderland break! Lofted long for Gyan. He tries to cut in but he's on his own and eventually crowded out by four Wigan defenders.
    • 57' Cattermole is penalised for a tackle on Watson. Harsh, but Wigan have a free-kick just inside the Sunderland half.
    • 56' After a dull first half, the second period has sprung into life! Wigan's lead lasted just four minutes!
    • 55' GOAL SUNDERLAND!! The ball is played wide to Malbranque, he plays a superb cross into the edge of the six-yard box and Gyan powers a header home!! Sunderland 1 Wigan 1!! Game on!!
    • 54' Poor free-kick by Henderson. Tries a short one and that's a waste.
    • 53' Yellow card for Gary Caldwell as he bundles Gyan to the deck. Looked a little harsh! Free-kick on the edge of the box.
    • 51' GOAL WIGAN!! Out of nothing!! N'Zogbia plays in Diame, he cuts inside and lets fly from some 25 yards out and it whistles past Mignolet!! Sunderland 0 Wigan 1!!
    • 50' Corner comes in. There's a lot of bodies in there and Al-Habsi flaps at it, Onuoha tries to get on the end of it, but it's bundled to safety.
    • 49' The ball pops out to Ferdinand out wide. Great left-footed cross and ELMOHAMADY!! Strikes from distance but that takes another deflection. Sunderland corner again!
    • 48' In it comes! In to the far post, Gyan climbs highest heads it into the air and Al-Habsi has to tip the dipping ball over the bar!!
    • 47' Gyan wins a throw for Sunderland deep in Wigan territory. Sessegnon holds off Watson. Falls to GYAN!! Turns and tries a shot but that's deflected away for a Sunderland corner.
    • 46' We're underway again. No further changes at the break.
    • 46' And the teams are back out. The good news is is that Phil Bardsley has been checked out in hospital and is OK.
    • 45'+6 And there's the half time whistle! It's Sunderland 0-0 Wigan at the break with chances few and far between at the moment!
    • 45'+5 Cattermole to Colback. Sessegnon to Elmohamady. Good early ball in! Just needs a red and white shirt to get on the end of it! Colback is nearest but not near enough! Great delivery from the Egyptian!
    • 45'+3 Boyce tries to beat Ferdinand. Good play by N'Zogbia who jinks into the box, looks for the return pass but it's too heavy and a grateful Mignolet will rush out to take the loose ball.
    • 45'+2 Elmohamady uses Cattermole as a bridge to make a towering header. Rodallega looks for a foul against Michael Turner. Doesn't get anything as play continues.
    • 45' And there'll be six minutes of time added on for Phil Bardsley's injury.
    • 44' Al-Habsi palms another Jack Colbeck cross out for a corner and then takes the resulting corner clean as a whistle! Great claim.
    • 43' We're moving to the last few minutes of normal time but there'll be a lot of minutes to add on.
    • 41' Into the near post. There's Ben Watson to head away. Watson will chase the return and there's Cattermole with another great tackle. That'll go down as another reducer!
    • 40' No way through a black wall, but again Wigan give possession away cheaply. Sessegnon has it, out-muscled by Watson but Diame clatters Sessegnon and Sunderland have a free-kick that Henderson will loft into the box.
    • 39' Diame now for Wigan. Cleverley and N'Zogbia link up. Good break by Sunderland with Henderson. Ball comes in and that'll be knocked away for a Sunderland throw.
    • 38' Steve Bruce is animated in the technical area. Urging his team forward again as Gyan shows another deft touch, but Wigan are quick to close on the loose ball.
    • 37' Gyan again. Twisting and turning on the edge of the box. Caldwell again with a thumping tackle! The Sunderland crowd howls for a free-kick. Play on says the ref.
    • 36' GYAN!! Picks up the ball on the edge of the box! Shot looks on but he seems to stumble and Gary Caldwell is there to clean up. Did the Ghanaian take one touch too many there?
    • 34' But that's a waste! Fired into the far post and there's not a Wigan man in sight. Mignolet leisurely watches it drift out.
    • 33' Thumped long by Al-Habsi and the bustling Rodallega wins an instant corner for the visitors.
    • 32' Sunderland break and it's with Henderson on the edge of the box. In comes the cross but that'll go out for a Wigan goal kick.
    • 30' That's better!! Cattermole gives the ball away in a dangerous position!! Rodallega picks it up and drives from outside the box, Mignolet is there to push the ball to safety. Best effort of the match!!
    • 29' As we approach the 30 minute mark, neither keeper has had a shot to save yet. There have been a lot of disruptions but the game badly needs a spark!
    • 28' Hefty back pass for Simon Mignolet to deal with. He slides in to hook it clear. Wigan fans asking for the corner. Nothing doing says ref Lee Probert.
    • 27' A bit of keep-ball between Alcaraz and Al-Habsi. The ball is finally pushed forward. Watson looks for Boyce on the right. Beats three of four lacklustre tackles and then prods the ball out of play as Mohamed Diame misreads his intentions.
    • 25' And it's the luckless Danny Welbeck who's coming off. He passed a fitness test this morning but he's only lasted a quarter of the match. Steed Malbranque takes over.
    • 24' Elmohamady with a near post cross, finds GYAN!! Can't get round it and the header flies wide!
    • 23' We're halfway through the match and it looks like Sunderland may be lining up another sub!
    • 22' Good delivery by Jordan Henderson, Ali Al-Habsi punches it away from under the bar and the ball is thumped back way into row Z behind Al-Habsi's goal.
    • 21' Henderson for Sunderland. Looks for Gyan. In comes the cross and that's a good defensive header from Alcaraz to concede a corner!
    • 20' Cattermole again. To Sessegnon out wide. Blasted away by the Wigan defence. Rodallega is on the end of it, tries to knock it down for Cleverley but he can't bring it under control.
    • 19' Comes to nothing as Cattermole thumps Cleverley with another hefty but legal challenge.
    • 18' Good play by james McCarthy for Wigan. Watson with time and space - feeds Alcaraz. This is good possession and Elmohamady concedes the free-kick.
    • 17' Lee Cattermole launches into a thumping tackle. It's fair to say he's a combative player!
    • 16' Sessegon tries to take on Boyce. Looks to get down the Wigan right but Boyce shepherds the ball to safety. Good defending.
    • 14' The giant Steve Gohouri decides to dribble forward with some success. Rodallega looks to get on the end of a lofted ball but there's too much on that.
    • 13' In it comes, free header for Michael Turner and he's misjudged the contact completely. Looks like he was put off by Emmerson Boyce in front of him!
    • 12' Ball into the corner for Welbeck. Marked by Antolin Alcaraz but Welbeck wns the corner!
    • 11' And we're back underway at The Stadium of Light.
    • 10' Ferdinand is on for Bardsley. He goes straight to left back.
    • 9' Bardsley has been strapped into the stretcher and there's a standing ovation from all four corners of the ground for the stricken Sunderland man as he is carried off.
    • 7' And Bardsley's game is over. Anton Ferdinand is set to come on. The medical staff are understandably taking great care here.
    • 4' Clash of heads between Nedum Onuoha and Phil Bardsley. Onuoha is up but Bardsley is still down and receiving oxygen. This is a worry for Bruce and Sunderland!
    • 3' Tom Cleverley and Ben Watson link up for Wigan. Charles N'Zogbia looks to jink into the box. No help though and he's crowded out.
    • 2' Chance for Sunderland!! Stephane Sessegone finds Danny Welbeck but the striker is off-balance and puts the half-chance wide!!
    • 1' Early throw for the hosts. Launched by Ahmed Elmohamady. Mopped up by the Wigan backline.
    • 1' And it's Sunderland who get us underway!
    • 14:58 Well, ref Lee Probert is smiling at the moment!
    • 14:55 And here come the teams! Sunderland in their traditional red and white, Wigan in all black.
    • 14:53 Some pensive faces in the crowd from both camps. Not surprising since a Wigan win would see the Latics close to within a point of Sunderland!
    • 14:50 So we're waiting for the teams as the sun returns to Wearside.
    • 14:45 Sunderland Ladies have just been presented with the Premier League trophy, which they won in some style. Can the men get back on track today?
    • 14:33 Gaz of the Toon reckons Wigan to edge it 1-0 or 2-1. Sean A reckons it'll be a 'hands down Sunderland victory'.
    • 14:28 Meanwhile, Roberto Martinez keeps faith with the same starting eleven that beat Blackpool. Chris Kirkland replaces Mike Pollitt on the bench.
    • 14:27 So with Danny Welbeck shaking off a hamstring problem, Bruce names an unchanged side. Sulley Muntari and Anton Ferdinand are on the bench, while Trevor Carson is the stand-in keeper following Craig Gordon's operation.
    • 14:26 And the Wigan XI: Al Habsi; Boyce, G. Caldwell, Alcaraz, Gohouri, Watson, Diame, McCarthy, N'Zogbia, Cleverley, Rodallega. Subs: Kirkland, Stam, Thomas, Gomez, Di Santo, Moses, Sammon.
    • 14:25 And the teams are in! Sunderland line up as: Mignolet, Elmohamady, Bardsley, Turner, Onuoha, Henderson, Sessegnon, Cattermole, Colback, Gyan, Welbeck. Subs: Carson, Zenden, Malbranque, Riveros, Muntari, Meyler, Ferdinand.
    • 14:24 The match at the DW in September ended in a 1-1 draw. Ex-Wigan man Lee Cattermole saw red for Sunderland in the 21st minute, but the 10 men took the lead through Asamoah Gyan, only for Antolin Alcaraz to grab a point with four minutes remaining.
    • 14:23 Should Wigan win today, it'll be the first time they've won back to back away matches since November 2006.
    • 14:22 Wigan's lack of goals has cost them dear this season. The Latics have netted 32 times this campaign, the worst record in the Premier League. Five of the seven matches they've won include goals from talisman Hugo Rodallega.
    • 14:21 Another defeat today would be the club’s longest run of consecutive defeats in five years since six in a row from February to March 2006.
    • 14:20 While Wigan have had a long flirtation with relegation this season. Sunderland were a top six side as recently as February. Since then, they've taken one point from their last 27 and have failed to win in their last nine.
    • 14:19 The last time Sunderland took all the points was in February 2009 when they won 2-0.
    • 14:18 The Lancashire side have the edge in total. In 15 league meetings, Wigan have come out on top in five, Sunderland in three and there have been seven draws.
    • 14:16 Twice Wigan manager, Steve Bruce, has never beaten the Latics since taking over at Sunderland. And the Black Cats have won only one of their nine Premier League fixtures against Bruce's former club.
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE text coverage of this afternoon's vital Premier League clash between Sunderland and Wigan from The Stadium of Light.
  • Summary

    • 90' GOAL WIGAN!! Moses drills the ball across the goal and there's the sliding Di Santo to pull a goal back for the Latics!! Sunderland 4 Wigan 2!!
    • 88' Good run across the box by Cleverley!! Well wide and into the Wigan fans!
    • 87' Watson takes the free-kick! No real power and Mignolet will clutch that to his midriff and safety.
    • 80' Cleared by Sunderland and Sessegnon breaks away again. The Wigan defence is looking like a Swiss cheese as Muntari lashes wide!!
    • 76' GOAL SUNDERLAND!! It's a nightmare for Wigan!! Sessegnon has time and space to pick out two unmarked Sunderland players in the box and it's Henderson who strokes the ball past Al-Habsi!! 4-1 Sunderland!!
    • 73' Sessegnon steps up!! GOAL SUNDERLAND!! Rolls the ball into the bottom left corner as Al-Habsi dives the wrong way!! Sunderland lead 3-1!!
    • 71' N'ZOGBIA!! Straight at Mignolet at the near post!!
    • 69' Moses instantly!! Probably TOO soon as he drags a shot wide of Mignolet's goal seconds after coming on!!
    • 66' GOAL SUNDERLAND!! Relief for Bruce! Muntari dinks the ball into the box, Henderson chests the ball down and cracks the ball into the net with his left foot!! Sunderland 2 Wigan 1!!
    • 60' And that'll be another free-kick to Wigan. Watson is over it. Strikes it!! Straight at Mignolet!!
    • 55' GOAL SUNDERLAND!! The ball is played wide to Malbranque, he plays a superb cross into the edge of the six-yard box and Gyan powers a header home!! Sunderland 1 Wigan 1!! Game on!!
    • 51' GOAL WIGAN!! Out of nothing!! N'Zogbia plays in Diame, he cuts inside and lets fly from some 25 yards out and it whistles past Mignolet!! Sunderland 0 Wigan 1!!
    • 50' Corner comes in. There's a lot of bodies in there and Al-Habsi flaps at it, Onuoha tries to get on the end of it, but it's bundled to safety.
    • 49' The ball pops out to Ferdinand out wide. Great left-footed cross and ELMOHAMADY!! Strikes from distance but that takes another deflection. Sunderland corner again!
    • 48' In it comes! In to the far post, Gyan climbs highest heads it into the air and Al-Habsi has to tip the dipping ball over the bar!!
    • 45'+5 Cattermole to Colback. Sessegnon to Elmohamady. Good early ball in! Just needs a red and white shirt to get on the end of it! Colback is nearest but not near enough! Great delivery from the Egyptian!
    • 37' Gyan again. Twisting and turning on the edge of the box. Caldwell again with a thumping tackle! The Sunderland crowd howls for a free-kick. Play on says the ref.
    • 36' GYAN!! Picks up the ball on the edge of the box! Shot looks on but he seems to stumble and Gary Caldwell is there to clean up. Did the Ghanaian take one touch too many there?
    • 30' That's better!! Cattermole gives the ball away in a dangerous position!! Rodallega picks it up and drives from outside the box, Mignolet is there to push the ball to safety. Best effort of the match!!
    • 24' Elmohamady with a near post cross, finds GYAN!! Can't get round it and the header flies wide!
    • 13' In it comes, free header for Michael Turner and he's misjudged the contact completely. Looks like he was put off by Emmerson Boyce in front of him!
    • 2' Chance for Sunderland!! Stephane Sessegone finds Danny Welbeck but the striker is off-balance and puts the half-chance wide!!
    • 14:26 And the Wigan XI: Al Habsi; Boyce, G. Caldwell, Alcaraz, Gohouri, Watson, Diame, McCarthy, N'Zogbia, Cleverley, Rodallega. Subs: Kirkland, Stam, Thomas, Gomez, Di Santo, Moses, Sammon.
    • 14:25 And the teams are in! Sunderland line up as: Mignolet, Elmohamady, Bardsley, Turner, Onuoha, Henderson, Sessegnon, Cattermole, Colback, Gyan, Welbeck. Subs: Carson, Zenden, Malbranque, Riveros, Muntari, Meyler, Ferdinand.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • S. Mignolet
      • A. Al-Muhamadi
      • N. Onuoha
      • M. Turner
      • P. Bardsley Substitution Out (10′)
      • L. Cattermole Yellow Card
      • J. Colback
      • J. Henderson Goals×2
      • S. Sessegnon Goal
      • A. Gyan Goal Substitution Out (64′)
      • D. Welbeck Substitution Out (26′)

      Subs

      • S. Malbranque Substitution In26′
      • A. Ferdinand Substitution In10′
      • S. Muntari Substitution In64′
      • T. Carson
      • C. Riveros
      • D. Meyler
      • B. Zenden
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Al Habsi
      • E. Boyce Substitution Out (75′)
      • G. Caldwell Yellow Card
      • A. Alcaraz Yellow Card
      • S. Gohouri
      • B. Watson
      • J. McCarthy Substitution Out (68′)
      • M. Diamé Goal
      • C. N'Zogbia Substitution Out (83′)
      • T. Cleverley
      • H. Rodallega

      Subs

      • C. Kirkland
      • J. Gómez
      • V. Moses Substitution In68′
      • H. Thomas
      • R. Stam Substitution In75′
      • C. Sammon
      • F. Di Santo Substitution In83′ Goal
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