Sunday September 18, 2011 Day 5 Finished Stadium of Light

Sunderland 4 - 0 Stoke City

  • Bramble 5’
  • Woodgate 11’ (o.g.)
  • Gardner 28’
  • Larsson 58’

No comments yet | Write your comment

  1. Sunderland thrash sorry Stoke

    Sunderland thrash sorry Stoke

    Sunderland stunned a sluggish Stoke City to claim a convincingly 4-0 win in their Premier League encounter at the Stadium of Light. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sunderland
    • Stoke City
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+5' The full-time whistle goes at the Stadium of Light, and Sunderland have completed a quite stunning performance to thrash Stoke City 4-0 with some of the pressure lifting off the underfire Steve Bruce! Thanks for joining us. Premier League table
    • 90+3' Wilson and Shawcross combine at the back, and Stoke just want this match to be over now.
    • 90+2' Whitehead challenges for a loose ball with Vaughan, and Sunderland have dominated the 50-50 encounters today.
    • 90+1' Pennant whips over a testing delivery into the box, and Richardson hamers a clearance out of play.
    • 89' Huth wins a towering header at the back for Stoke, and Sunderland are frustrated as they attack.
    • 88' Vaughan has also been superb today, and he beats Pennant to a loose ball to keep possession.
    • 87' Elmohamady drives a low shot on target, but Begovic is equal to it on this occasion.
    • 86' Whitehead battles hard with Gardner once more, and this time the Sunderland midfielder gets the benefit of the doubt.
    • 85' Nicklas Bendtner departs to a hero's ovation as Connor Wickham comes on in his place.
    • 84' Stoke continue to build patiently in their own half, but it is far too sluggish for Pulis's liking.
    • 83' Dong-Won Ji comes on to replace Stephane Sessegnon, and he receives a very fine ovation.
    • 81' Marc Wilson fouls Elmohamady, and Sunderland can now bide their time and regroup.
    • 80' Palacios hauls down Sessegnon, who continues to thrive in his forward role for Sunderland today.
    • 79' Pulis is again out on the touchline, bawling out his defenders for stepping up too slowly following a free kick.
    • 77' Whitehead and Gardner clash in midfield as the pair continue their tussle on halfway, and eventually Stoke get the free kick.
    • 75' Woodgate scampers across to head upfield under real pressure from Bendtner, and Sunderland continue to press.
    • 74' Huth rises high to make a towering header at the back for Stoke, and Bendtner cannot hold the ball up.
    • 73' Begovic hurtles off his line to gather a loose ball inside the Stoke box, and Sessegnon continues to cause havoc, while Larsson comes off with Jack Colback introduced.
    • 71' Wilson Palacios comes on to replace Rory Delap, and Stoke use their third and final substitution.
    • 70' Sessegnon unleashes a fierce shot on target, and Begovic makes a very fine sprawling save down low to his left!
    • 68' Crouch continues to drop off the Sunderland back four and go in search of the ball, and the long balls do not subsequently find him in position.
    • 66' Mignolet is down again, nursing his ankle, and he will surely have to come off if he cannot recover once more.
    • 65' Matty Etherington is replaced by Jermaine Pennant, and Pulis makes another change to throw on fresh legs.
    • 63' Jones puts Mignolet under a great deal of pressure as he harries the Sunderland keeper following a through ball.
    • 61' Cameron Jerome trots off despondently as Kenwyne Jones comes on in his place, and Pulis looks to shake things up.
    • 59' GOAL!!!!!! LARSSON MAKES IT FOUR! The Sunderland winger curls a sublime free kick into the far corner of the net, and Begovic is beaten on his own side of the goal with the wall stood helpless!
    • 58' Sunderland win a very dangerous free kick as Sessegnon is hauled down by Whitehead on the edge of the box.
    • 57' Gardner is shown the yellow card for a late tackle on Jerome, and he is punished.
    • 56' Bruce and Pulis are both out on the touchline now, and the Stoke boss remains absolutely furious.
    • 55' Mignolet is down injured after an aerial clash amid a crowd of bodies, but he gets to his feet very gingerly.
    • 53' Marc Wilson concedes another corner, and Sunderland are able to pile bodies into the box once more.
    • 51' Sunderland win a corner kick which Larsson will whip over, and this will inevitably be dangerous for Stoke...
    • 50' Jerome chases down a long ball from Begovic to put Brown under the cosh, but the former United defender does very well.
    • 48' Bramble is put under enormous pressure by Jerome, but O'Shea is swiftly across to help out.
    • 46' The second half is underway at the Stadium of Light, and Stoke City will need to play a great deal better after the restart if they are to peg Sunderland back.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at the Stadium of Light, and Sunderland, astonishingly, lead 3-0 courtesy of goals from Bramble and Gardner, and an own goal from Woodgate! What a half for the Black Cats, while Tony Pulis will be fuming... What was your assessment? Let me know...
    • 45' Just one minute will be added at the end of this first half as Delap hurls another long throw into the box.
    • 43' Stoke are getting incredibly impatient and frustrated out there, and Crouch has had no service.
    • 42' O'Shea hurls a long throw into the Stoke box, and Sessegnon is causing havoc with his movement.
    • 41' Brown heads back to Mignolet, and Sunderland's defending has been very assured indeed.
    • 39' Stoke are really struggling to get into this match, and Sunderland are dominating the midfield with ease.
    • 37' Richardson takes the ball down the left at pace for Sunderland once more, but this time his cross leaves a lot to be desired.
    • 36' Huth stands his ground well to frustrate Bendtner, who wins a throw in deep inside the Stoke half.
    • 35' Richardson is tripped up by Walters, and now Sunderland have another opportunity to clear upfield.
    • 33' Delap hurls a huge throw into the Sunderland box, but again it is the excellent Bramble on hand to clear.
    • 32' Crouch is being marshalled very effectively by Bramble and O'Shea, who are keeping their shape and battling very hard.
    • 31' Larsson applauds the movement of Sessegnon as he almost picks out the forward with a raking pass.
    • 30' Stoke look utterly shell-shocked, and this is not a start they expected to confront.
    • 28' GOAL!!!!! GARDNER MAKES IT THREE! Stoke are having a woeful afternoon as Gardner drives a low shot which takes a vicious deflection off Shawcross and it loops over Begovic!
    • 27' Larsson and Bendtner combine with a string of neat touches, and Sunderland keep possession.
    • 25' A huge roar goes up as Whitehead blasts a wild shot over the crossbar, and Sunderland are loving this.
    • 24' The set piece is wasted by Etherington, and Sunderland finally alleviate the pressure.
    • 23' Crouch wins a free kick with a tidy piece of footwork out on the right, and this could be dangerous with Stoke's aerial presence.
    • 21' Bendtner apologises to his team-mates after drilling a low cross into the box but far too early.
    • 19' Mignolet stays down and there is a slight delay, but he gets gingerly to his feet and is okay to continue.
    • 18' Mignolet continues to excel himself as he dives to pounce on a loose ball in his own box with real bravery.
    • 17' What a save! Etherington whips over a majestic free kick which beats the Sunderland wall, but Mignolet produces a very fine diving save to parry the ball wide.
    • 15' Stoke win a free kick on the edge of the Sunderland box, and this could be very dangerous...
    • 14' Etherington crosses into the Sunderland box, and O'Shea deals with the loose ball at the second attempt.
    • 13' What an astonishing start this is from Sunderland, and Stoke are firmly under the cosh now.
    • 11' GOAL!!!! WOODGATE SCORES AN OWN GOAL! What a start this is from Sunderland, as a delightful deep cross from Larsson sees Bendtner challenge with Woodgate, who gets there first but heads past his own keeper Begovic!
    • 10' Woodgate brings the ball out from the back for Stoke, but his long ball does not pick out Walters.
    • 9' Shawcross has to race across to intervene as Sunderland break in threatening fashion again, and Sessegnon was very nearly in on goal there.
    • 7' Sunderland have started superbly in this match, and Stoke are again forced back in their half.
    • 5' GOAL!!!!! BRAMBLE PUTS SUNDERLAND IN FRONT! What a start for the hosts as Larsson's corner is half cleared into the path of Bramble, whose shot inexplicably slips through Begovic's grasp - poor keeping!
    • 4' Woodgate clears the first corner away, and now Sunderland will have a second corner...
    • 3' Sunderland win a corner out on the right which Larsson will deliver into the box, but Stoke hardly lack height in there...
    • 2' Whitehead and Gardner have a few early tussles, and that pair look set to have a real ding-dong battle throughout the afternoon.
    • 1' The first half is underway at the Stadium of Light, and Stoke are in their change strip as they kick us off...
    • 14:55 Right, we're all set for kick off... Who do you fancy to win this afternoon's clash, and what is your predicted scoreline? Get in touch and let me know!
    • 14:50 Sunderland boss Steve Bruce admits he cannot take his good relationship with the club's top brass for granted and his players must turn their season around. Bruce says he is the current "whipping boy" among Premier League managers, with the Black Cats yet to win this season and having been on the end of a damaging home defeat by Newcastle already. Read more
    • 14:45 Meanwhile, Tony Pulis is going with Crouch and Jerome in attack today. He said: "We are hoping to get 10 to 15 goals from Cameron (Jerome) this season. I was really pleased with him (in the 1-1 draw with Dynamo Kiev) , but he wasn't the only one. I thought Kenwyne Jones alongside him was outstanding at times."
    • 14:40 Steve Bruce has been under huge pressure of late, this is what he has had to say: "Given a bit of time and a couple of results we'll be fine because I've got a great belief in this squad that we've got. They're genuine, they're honest and we've got some good players. We just need them now to settle in and play the sort of football that we know we're capable of and, above all else, get a result. That's the most important thing we need."
    • 14:35 THE TEAMS ARE IN! Sunderland: Mignolet, O'Shea, Bramble, Brown, Richardson, Elmohamady, Gardner, Vaughan, Larsson, Sessegnon, Bendtner. Subs: Westwood, Turner, Cattermole, Wickham, Colback, Ji, McClean /// Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Jerome, Delap, Whitehead, Etherington, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Whelan, Jones, Pennant, Upson, Wilkinson, Palacios
    • 14:30 Sunderland look to arrest an alarming early-season slump in their Premier League clash against Stoke City at the Stadium of Light.
  • Summary

    • 70' Sessegnon unleashes a fierce shot on target, and Begovic makes a very fine sprawling save down low to his left!
    • 59' GOAL!!!!!! LARSSON MAKES IT FOUR! The Sunderland winger curls a sublime free kick into the far corner of the net, and Begovic is beaten on his own side of the goal with the wall stood helpless!
    • 28' GOAL!!!!! GARDNER MAKES IT THREE! Stoke are having a woeful afternoon as Gardner drives a low shot which takes a vicious deflection off Shawcross and it loops over Begovic!
    • 17' What a save! Etherington whips over a majestic free kick which beats the Sunderland wall, but Mignolet produces a very fine diving save to parry the ball wide.
    • 11' GOAL!!!! WOODGATE SCORES AN OWN GOAL! What a start this is from Sunderland, as a delightful deep cross from Larsson sees Bendtner challenge with Woodgate, who gets there first but heads past his own keeper Begovic!
    • 9' Shawcross has to race across to intervene as Sunderland break in threatening fashion again, and Sessegnon was very nearly in on goal there.
    • 5' GOAL!!!!! BRAMBLE PUTS SUNDERLAND IN FRONT! What a start for the hosts as Larsson's corner is half cleared into the path of Bramble, whose shot inexplicably slips through Begovic's grasp - poor keeping!
    • 14:35 THE TEAMS ARE IN! Sunderland: Mignolet, O'Shea, Bramble, Brown, Richardson, Elmohamady, Gardner, Vaughan, Larsson, Sessegnon, Bendtner. Subs: Westwood, Turner, Cattermole, Wickham, Colback, Ji, McClean /// Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Jerome, Delap, Whitehead, Etherington, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Whelan, Jones, Pennant, Upson, Wilkinson, Palacios

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

  • Rate Players

    Rate Players

    Please to rate the players.

    Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account.

    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      5.9 -
      Defenders
      7.1 -
      Goal 7.1 -
      8 -
      6 -
      Midfielders
      Goal Yellow Card 5.7 -
      5 -
      5.6 -
      Goal Substitution Out63′ 7.2 -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out81′ 7.5 -
      Substitution Out86′ 6.3 -
      Subs
      Substitution In63′ 6.8 -
      Substitution In86′ 6.8 -
      Substitution In81′ 3.8 -
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      4.6 -
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 6.4 -
      5.7 -
      Own Goal 6.6 -
      5.6 -
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out71′ 5.4 -
      5.1 -
      5 -
      Substitution Out65′ 5.5 -
      Strikers
      Substitution Out61′ 4.8 -
      Yellow Card 5.2 -
      Subs
      Substitution In65′ 6 -
      Substitution In61′ 7 -
      Substitution In71′ 6.6 -

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account