Wednesday February 1, 2012 Day 23 Finished Stadium of Light

Sunderland 3 - 0 Norwich City

  • Campbell 21’
  • Sessegnon 28’
  • Ayala 53’ (o.g.)

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  1. Sunderland ease past Norwich

    Sunderland ease past Norwich

    Sunderland climbed into the top half of the Premier League table with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Norwich City at the Stadium of Light. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sunderland
    • Norwich City
    • 90+3' Full-time: Sunderland 3-0 Norwich City. Brilliant performance from the Black Cats.
    • 90' Kyle Naughton booked for a poor challenge on Dong-Won Ji.
    • 88' Even this late into the game the Sunderland players are tearing around the pitch, closing down and winning tackles.
    • 86' CHANCE! Aaron Wilbraham strikes a curling effort into the hands of Simon Mignolet.
    • 85' 810 Norwich fans here tonight... Got to give them credit.
    • 82' Double change made by Martin O'Neill. Kieran Richardson makes way for debutant Wayne Bridge and David Meyler replaces Stephane Sessegnon.
    • 82' Another wild shot from Norwich City, this time from Anthony Pilkington, finds the stand behind the Sunderland goal.
    • 79' Ambitious shot from Steve Morison flies over the bar.
    • 78' Aaron Wilbraham comes on for Norwich captain Grant Holt.
    • 76' With Sunderland three goals to the good, the game has fallen rather flat.
    • 74' Dong-Won Ji replaces Fraizer Campbell.
    • 73' Thumping tackle from Kieran Richardson on Elliott Bennett.
    • 69' Stoppage in play for Seb Larsson to receive treatment for a knock.
    • 68' Sunderland in total control here. Norwich well and truly beaten. Maybe a chance for Martin O'Neill to make a few changes and give his players a breather.
    • 65' CHANCE! Long distance effort from Craig Gardner swerves wide of the right hand post.
    • 63' CHANCE! Almost an instant impact from Anthony Pilkington. The winger's cross is headed just wide by Steve Morison.
    • 62' Double substitution for Norwich... Wesley Hoolahan makes way for Antony Pilkington and Bradley Johnson is replaced by Elliott Bennett.
    • 59' CHANCE! Fraizer Campbell so close to getting on the end of a Sebastian Larsson cross. Sunderland have been devastating on the breakaway. Newcastle might have to start looking over their shoulder....
    • 58' Their potency on the counter-attack has also been a telling factor. Martin O'Neill's impact has been incredible.
    • 56' Sunderland continuing to work their socks off - pressing and harassing when out of possession.
    • 54' GOAL! 3-0 to Sunderland. Fantastic move down the right wing ends with a cross from Phil Bardsley being turned into his own net by Daniel Ayala.
    • 53' Sunderland displaying all the quality at the moment.
    • 52' Michael Turner clatters Steve Morison with a late challenge. No free kick awarded.
    • 50' CHANCE! Fantastic counter-attack from Sunderland. Seb Larsson played Craig Gardner through on goal and he was denied by a firm save from Ruddy.
    • 50' Again Lambert is raging after Norwich waste a corner.
    • 49' After such a poor first half, Norwich need to really kick start their performance if they have any aspirations of getting back into this game.
    • 47' Paul Lambert furious with his players for giving the ball away too easily at the start of this second half.
    • 45' Sunderland get the second period started.
    • 45+1' Half-time: Sunderland 2-0 Norwich City. Two brilliant goals courtesy of Fraizer Campbell and Stephane Sessegnon seperate the sides at the interval.
    • 45' Another poor piece of control from Steve Morison. The Norwich striker hasn't been able to keep hold of the ball whenever it has been fed to him. In fairness, those occasions have been few and far between, but you'd expect better quality when he has been picked out.
    • 42' Surprisingly subdued atmosphere at the Stadium of Light given the scoreline and performance.
    • 40' CHANCE! An effort from Craig Gardner sails wide of the Norwich City goal. Ambitious, but with the way things are going for the Black Cats, you can't blame him of trying.
    • 39' Rocked by Sunderland's start, Norwich have struggled to find their rhythm. They keep giving possession away cheaply and haven't been able to get the ball forward to their strikers.
    • 38' Sunderland have pressed Norwich in possession and got the ball out wide to their danger men swiftly and accurately. Paul Lambert is going to have to come up with a game plan to counter this in the second half.
    • 35' Fraizer Campbell crashes another effort against the post. It was offside, so it wouldn't have counted, but Campbell is proving to be a real livewire tonight.
    • 32' Craig Gardner has been immense so far. Box-to-box, making crunching tackles and intelligent passes.
    • 31' Sunderland full of confidence and in total control now. Norwich have no answers.
    • 28' GOAL! 2-0 to Sunderland. What a goal from Stephane Sessegnon! The former PSG man drove down the heart of the pitch, fed the ball out wide to Fraizer Campbell on the right wing, who whipped in a fantastic cross to the arriving Sessegnon and the man from Benin planted a headed into the back of the net.
    • 25' He came off the bench against Middlesbrough on Sunday to grab an equaliser in the FA Cup and now he's given the Black Cats the lead against Norwich City in the Premier League with a wonder goal.
    • 23' What a return to first team football it's been for Fraizer Campbell. Two goals in two games for the former Manchester Uniter striker.
    • 22' Sorry, missed that Craig Gardner was booked in the 19th minute for a late challenge.
    • 21' GOAL! What a goal from Fraizer Campbell. Quick throw from Sunderland catches Norwich on the back foot. McClean works the ball to Campbell, who takes one touch before unleashing a viciously dipping and swerving volley over a helpless Ruddy and into the top right hand corner.
    • 20' Yet again James McClean runs at the Norwich defence and manages to get a cross into the box. It wasn't the greatest delivery, but his direct play and confidence are a constant threat.
    • 18' Norwich starting to play their football and control the midfield.
    • 16' Grant Holt's effort has given Norwich a bit more belief, as they start to come back into this game.
    • 13' CHANCE! Sunderland almost caught out following a lapse in concentration. Ball into the box flicked on by Steve Morison to Grant Holt and the Norwich City captain tested Simon Mignolet with a first time volley. Rebound ping-ponged around the box, before Andrew Surrman thrashed a volley wide of the post.
    • 11' Norwich City not so much stuck in first gear, but rooted to the spot with the handbrake on.
    • 9' Another direct run from James McClean, but this time he miscues his cross into the stands.
    • 7' CHANCE! Sessegnon finds Larsson in the box and the Swede drags a shot wide of the Norwich goal.
    • 7' Sunderland dominating the opening exchanges. The home side are getting the ball out wide early and attacking Norwich's full-backs.
    • 5' CHANCE! Quality delivery from James McClean found Fraizer Campbell lurking in the box, who guided a header goalwards, but John Ruddy was in the right place to palm the ball away.
    • 4' Sebastian Larsson's delivery misses every one out and Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy claims without too much fuss.
    • 3' Direct run from James McClean draws a foul from a Norwich player out wide on the left wing.
    • 1' Long ball forward from Phil Bardsley found Fraizer Campbell, who controlled the ball well and took aim from 20 yards, but the sting was taken out of his shot by a Norwich defender.
    • 1' Norwich get the action under way at the Stadium of Light...
    • 19:59 With 41 per cent of their goals coming from headers, no team has a greater aerial prowess in the top flight than Norwich.
    • 19:56 Martin O'Neill has overseen 99 Premier League draws during his time as manager at Leicester, Aston Villa and Sunderland. Only Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Harry Redknapp and David Moyes have previously reached a century.
    • 19:52 This is Fraizer Campbell's first Premier League start since August 2010.
    • 19:51 The Black Cats are unbeaten in four home matches since Martin O'Neill took over and have lost just one of their last nine matches at the Stadium of Light (W4 D4 L1).
    • 19:50 Eleven of the last 14 league meetings between Norwich and Sunderland have been won by a one-goal margin, with the other three ending as draws.
    • 19:41 Goalkeeper John Ruddy, striker Steve Morison, midfielders Bradley Johnson and Andrew Surman and on-loan Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton all return to Norwich's starting line-up after they were rested for the FA Cup win at West Brom.
    • 19:38 After making a scoring return to action after 17 months on the sidelines, Fraizer Campbell starts tonight for Sunderland.
    • 19:36 Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is without the injured Wes Brown, Titus Bramble, Matt Kilgallon and Lee Cattermole.
    • 19:32 Sunderland's new signing Wayne Bridge is named on the bench for the Black Cats. The 31-year-old full-back has not played a competitive game since September.
    • 19:27 NORWICH: Ruddy, Martin, Naughton, Whitbread, Ayala, Crofts, Surman, Johnson, Hoolahan, Holt (C), Morison. Subs: Jackson, Pilkington, Fox, Bennett, Wilbraham, Ward, Steer.
    • 19:27 The teams are on.... SUNDERLAND: Mignolet, Bardsley, Richardson, Turner, O'Shea (C), Larsson, McClean, Colback, Gardner, Sessegnon, Campbell. Subs: Bridge, Wickham, Dong-won, Meyler, Elmohamady, Lynch, Westwood.
    • 19:24 Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the Premier League clash between Sunderland and Norwich City at the Stadium of Light.
  • Summary

    • 86' CHANCE! Aaron Wilbraham strikes a curling effort into the hands of Simon Mignolet.
    • 65' CHANCE! Long distance effort from Craig Gardner swerves wide of the right hand post.
    • 63' CHANCE! Almost an instant impact from Anthony Pilkington. The winger's cross is headed just wide by Steve Morison.
    • 59' CHANCE! Fraizer Campbell so close to getting on the end of a Sebastian Larsson cross. Sunderland have been devastating on the breakaway. Newcastle might have to start looking over their shoulder....
    • 54' GOAL! 3-0 to Sunderland. Fantastic move down the right wing ends with a cross from Phil Bardsley being turned into his own net by Daniel Ayala.
    • 50' CHANCE! Fantastic counter-attack from Sunderland. Seb Larsson played Craig Gardner through on goal and he was denied by a firm save from Ruddy.
    • 28' GOAL! 2-0 to Sunderland. What a goal from Stephane Sessegnon! The former PSG man drove down the heart of the pitch, fed the ball out wide to Fraizer Campbell on the right wing, who whipped in a fantastic cross to the arriving Sessegnon and the man from Benin planted a headed into the back of the net.
    • 21' GOAL! What a goal from Fraizer Campbell. Quick throw from Sunderland catches Norwich on the back foot. McClean works the ball to Campbell, who takes one touch before unleashing a viciously dipping and swerving volley over a helpless Ruddy and into the top right hand corner.
    • 13' CHANCE! Sunderland almost caught out following a lapse in concentration. Ball into the box flicked on by Steve Morison to Grant Holt and the Norwich City captain tested Simon Mignolet with a first time volley. Rebound ping-ponged around the box, before Andrew Surrman thrashed a volley wide of the post.
    • 7' CHANCE! Sessegnon finds Larsson in the box and the Swede drags a shot wide of the Norwich goal.
    • 5' CHANCE! Quality delivery from James McClean found Fraizer Campbell lurking in the box, who guided a header goalwards, but John Ruddy was in the right place to palm the ball away.

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