Saturday October 1, 2011 Day 7 Finished Stadium of Light

Sunderland 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion

  • Bendtner 24’
  • Al-Muhamadi 26’
  • Morrison 4’
  • Long 5’

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  1. Sunderland fight back for point

    Sunderland fight back for point

    Sunderland scored two goals in two minutes to salvage a 2-2 draw against West Brom at the Stadium of Light. More

  • Live Commentary

    • Sunderland
    • West Bromwich Albion
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    • 90' FULL TIME! The referee calls time on an entertaining game that ends 2-2.
    • 88' Things are winding down here as both sides seem happy to settle for a point. But there's still time for a winner...
    • 86' West Brom sub: Thomas on, Dorrans off
    • 83' Steve Bruce is going for the win by bringing on Ji, another striker, but West Brom are not done here and are keeping the home side pinned back.
    • 80' Sunderland sub: Ji on, Elmohamady off
    • 77' Sessegnon has been one of the best performers this afternoon and his driving run into the box wins his side another corner.
    • 75' West Brom sub: Scharner on, Mulumbu off
    • 72' Steve Bruce does the sensible thing and withdraws Cattermole, who should have been sent off moments before.
    • 70' Sunderland substitution: Colback on, Cattermole off
    • 67' Odemwingie collects Brunt's lifted through ball but takes a heavy touch and allows Mignolet to gather. Another big chance goes begging.
    • 65' Cattermole, already on a yellow card, clatters into Reid and should have been shown a second yellow. But Lee Mason decides to keep his cards in his pocket. Cattermole is a very lucky man.
    • 63' All Sunderland in the last few minutes, but they are struggling with their final ball and West Brom remain in this as Odemwingie takes a tumble in the box. No penalty given.
    • 61' West Brom are probing the gap between O'Shea and Turner, which is proving to be a weak area for Sunderland. Still very wide open, this game.
    • 59' Sessegnon leads a pacy Sunderland counter attack and rolls the ball into the path of Elmohamady, who fires first time at Foster.
    • 56' Sunderland are using Elmohamady as their main outlet in wide areas and West Brom are struggling to pick him up. West Brom hanging in there at the moment.
    • 53' Sunderland pressing hard and Elmohamady finds Sessegnon in the box, but he fails to control the ball and the chance slips away.
    • 50' The start of the second half has been littered with fouls as both try to establish an early advantage.
    • 48' Big miss by Wes Brown... Larsson's free-kick from the left picks out Brown at the far post but he seems surprised when the ball comes to him and fails to make a good connection with his head.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
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    • 45' HALF TIME. What an entertaining half that was. It ends Sunderland 2-2 West Brom.
    • 44' Gardner fires a hopeful effort wide for Sunderland. And that could be that for the first half...
    • 42' Odemwingie bursts forward and wins a corner off Wes Brown; sustained late pressure from West Brom here.
    • 40' Great breakaway from Sunderland led by Sessegnon. His perfectly-weighted ball finds Bendtner, who tries to caress the ball in with his right foot but the effort is tame and Foster saves easily.
    • 39' Wide open, this one.
    • 38' Brunt whips in a devilish corner from the fright but McAuley heads wide at the far post.
    • 36' Cattermole picks up a yellow card for a late tackle on Reid. His 47th yellow since 2005.
    • 35' Odemwingie leads the counter-attack for West Brom but, with Dorrans in a great position on the left, Odemwingie fails to pick him out.
    • 33' Sessegnon teases Reid on the left before overhitting his cross towards Bendtner.
    • 31' Bendtner collides with Ben Foster as he stretches for Elmohamady's teasing cross from the right.
    • 29' It may be obvious, but goals change games and now it's Sunderland pressing for a third. West Brom are now the side looking short in confidence and unable to keep hold of the ball.
    • 27' It's Sunderland's turn to score twice in a minute! Bendtner whips in a beautiful cross from the left right onto the head of Elmohamady, who glances a header inside the far post. Game on!
    • 26' GOAL! Sunderland score again!
    • 25' Sunderland may not deserve it but Bendtner has given them a route back into this - and what a lovely goal it was. Sessegnon drives forward and finds Larsson in the box, who rolls a delightful back heel to Bendtner, who fires beyond Foster with the help of a slight deflection.
    • 24' GOAL! Sunderland score!
    • 23' Morrison is looking lively at the moment and he tries his luck from the edge of the box, but Mignolet palms the ball away.
    • 21' Sunderland have the ball in the net but Larsson is flagged offside. Sessegnon decides to play the ball to Larsson at the far post rather than shooting, but Larsson was a yard off as the pass was made.
    • 19' West Brom are playing route one to Long and Odemwingie but you can't blame them. Sunderland looking vulnerable on high balls and West Brom are exploiting that.
    • 17' Brunt fires just wide after collecting a corner on the edge of the box. West Brom could be three or four up already.
    • 15' Ben Foster's long punt down field goes all the way through to Shane Long who would have made it three but for a crucial block by Brown. Sunderland's defending is embarrassing at the moment.
    • 14' Speaking of Sessegnon, he has Sunderland's first chance at goal. Collecting Bendtner's nod down from a long ball Sessegnon fires just wide from the edge of the box.
    • 13' Sunderland still look shocked from that extraordinary start, but they're slowly finding their feet here. Sessegnon and Cattermole are beginning to hold their own in midfield.
    • 11' Seb Larsson tries to get Sunderland going but his cross from the left sails straight out of play.
    • 10' Sunderland make a meal of clearing that corner but they get it away - eventually.
    • 9' Sunderland are all over the place. Morrison fires from distance and the ball flicks off a Sunderland heel for a West Brom corner.
    • 8' The home fans are making their displeasure heard here.
    • 7' Incredible stuff at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland lose possession in the middle of the field and the loose ball breaks to Shane Long who drives forward and finishes beyond Mignolet after a one-on-one. 69 seconds separate the two goals!
    • 6' GOAL! West Brom score again!
    • 5' Morrison gives West Brom the lead, getting ahead of Wes Brom to flick in Brunt's free-kick.
    • 4' GOAL! West Brom score!
    • 4' But West Brom clear. Both sides seeing the ball in the early stages.
    • 3' Bendtner almost gets on the end of Elmohamady's cross from the right. Flicked out for a Sunderland corner...
    • 2' It's a glorious sunny day here today and the Stadium of Light is living up to it's name. Perfect conditions.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 14.55 Manager Roy Hodgson is unbeaten in his last four PL matches against Sunderland, losing only two of his seven in total. Can he continue that record today? We are fast approaching kick off at the Stadium of Light...
    • 14.50 Nicklas Bendtner, who starts today, has scored twice in three Premier League matches against West Brom – netting both in Arsenal’s 3-1 victory at The Hawthorns in March 2009.
    • 14.45 Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has never won any of his six previous Premier League head-to-head meetings with Roy Hodgson – 3 draws, 3 defeats.
    • 14.40 Sunderland have won only two of their last six home league matches against West Brom.
    • 14.35 This is West Brom’s longest run of victories over another club in the Premier League era and longest in the top flight since beating Luton Town three times in a row from May to December 1984.
    • 14.30 The stats suggest this could be West Brom's day, with the Baggies having won their last three Premier League matches against Sunderland.
    • 14.25 SUNDERLAND: Mignolet, O'Shea, Brown, Turner, Richardson, Elmohamady, Gardner, Cattermole, Larsson, Sessegnon, Bendtner. Subs: Westwood, Colback, Ji, Meyler, McClean, Cook, Laing. WEST BROM: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Morrison, Odemwingie, Long. Subs: Fulop, Tchoyi, Thomas, Jones, Tamas, Cox, Scharner.
    • 14.20 Hello everyone. Welcome to live coverage of Sunderland vs West Brom at the Stadium of Light.
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  • Summary

    • 21' Sunderland have the ball in the net but Larsson is flagged offside. Sessegnon decides to play the ball to Larsson at the far post rather than shooting, but Larsson was a yard off as the pass was made.

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      6.2 7
      5.7 4
      7.1 6
      6.3 4
      5.9 4
      Substitution Out90′ 5.9 5
      Yellow Card Substitution Out70′ 6.2 6
      Goal Substitution Out82′ 7.6 7
      Yellow Card 6.1 7
      7 8
      Goal 6.1 7
      Substitution In90′ 7.1 5
      Substitution In70′ 7.2 5
      Substitution In82′ 3.6 5
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      5.6 6
      6.4 6
      6.9 6
      6.9 6
      Substitution Out74′ 6.3 5
      Substitution Out88′ 6 6
      7.2 7
      Goal 6.6 7
      Goal 6.8 7
      6.1 6
      Substitution In74′ 7 5
      Substitution In88′ 5.5 5

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