4 vs. 0
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Sunderland Yellow card

Sunderland

Cardiff

90'
FT Sunderland 4-0 Cardiff.
86'
 
GOAL! Wickham scores another for Sunderland! Giaccherini's corner is nodded in by the prolific Wickham at the near post for a 4-0 lead!
Sunderland Goal

Header - Bottom Left

Sunderland Substitution
Sunderland Substitution
83'
 
Sunderland sub: Gardner on, Johnson off.
Sunderland Yellow card

Sunderland

Cardiff

81'
Sunderland just keeping the ball now. Cardiff look utterly demoralised.
79'
 
Giaccherini was booked for ripping off his shirt as he celebrated the goal, by the way.
78'
That is game, set and match Sunderland and a huge boost in their hopes of survival.
77'
 
GOAL! Giaccherini scores! Sunderland catch Cardiff on the break. Borini slides it through to the Italian, who finishes with a first-time left-footed finish without breaking stride.
Sunderland Yellow card

Sunderland

Cardiff

76'
Wickham has plenty of confidence at the moment. He cuts inside Caulker but drills his effort just wide from 20 yards.
Sunderland Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

Cardiff City Substitution
74'
 
Cardiff sub: Bellamy on, Campbell off.
73'
 
Sunderland sub: Giaccherini on, Larsson off.
Sunderland Substitution
71'
ALmost a third for Sunderland as Borini throws himself at a cross from the left, but can't quite squeeze it in at the near post.
69'
Theophile makes a good diving block to deny Borini, who was lining one up from 20 yards.
67'
Since the introduction of Jones, Cardiff are playing with three forwards for the final 25 minutes.
66'
Close! Whittingham's free-kick clips off the wall and Mannone does very well to re-adjust his feet and palm the shot away.
65'
 
Cardiff sub: Jones on, Fabio off.
Cardiff City Substitution
64'
Cattermole fouls Mutch on the edge of the box and Cardiff have a chance from the free-kick here.
63'
Borini's having a bit of a shocker today, despite scoring the penalty. Colback drives forward and tees up Borini, who slices his shot hopelessly off target.
61'
Chance on the break for Sunderland as Johnson motors down the left, but his low cross is just too far ahead of Wickham.
59'
Chance for Cardiff! Whittingham's excellent corner is met by Mutch, who glances it wide when he must score! Big chance goes begging for the visitors.
58'
Zaha's first real involvement is a pacy run that results in a Cardiff corner.
57'
O'Shea was actually clattered by his own keeper, but he's ok now.
56'
O'Shea has gone down and is receiving treatment.
54'
Cardiff cannot afford to go down to nine men, that's for sure.
Sunderland Yellow card

Sunderland

Cardiff

53'
 
Fabio has been a very silly boy here. He shoves Larsson in the back and is shown a yellow.
Cardiff City Yellow card

Sunderland

Cardiff

52'
Theophile-Catherine's robust shoulder-to-shoulder challenge is enough to send Johnson sprawling in the box, but not enough for the ref to award Sunderland their second penalty of the match.
50'
Borini collects the ball on the edge of the box, shifts it onto his right foot, and bends a low shot just wide.
49'
The corner is aimed at Wickham, but Caulker is able to flick it away.
48'
Sunderland on the front foot straight away, as they force a corner early in the second half.
47'
 
One change at half time and it's for Cardiff: Zaha on, Cowie off.
46'
SECOND HALF. We're back underway.
Cardiff City Substitution
45'+3
HT Sunderland 2-0 Cardiff.
45'+2
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45'+1
 
GOAL! Borini slots home the penalty and Sunderland have a two goal lead! Cardiff in big trouble now.
Sunderland Penalty

Right Footed - Bottom Right

45'
 
RED CARD Cala is sent off for Cardiff! The defender tugs back Wickham and it's a PENALTY to Sunderland!
Cardiff City Red card

Sunderland

Cardiff

43'
Decent spell for Cardiff, but Solskjaer's team unable to create any real openings. Sunderland remain comfortable.
41'
Cardiff just looking to stay within touching distance of Sunderland at the moment. Keeping the ball without troubling Gus Poyet's side.
39'
 
Another booking. This time Medel is shown a card for a late one on Colback, who was bursting forward on the break.
Cardiff City Yellow card

Sunderland

Cardiff

38'
Mutch penalised for ANOTHER foul! This time he shoves over Wes Brown. Mutch should consider staying out of challenges at the moment.
37'
 
Mutch at the centre of the action at the moment, as he is fouled by Verghini, who is swiftly shown a yellow.
Sunderland Yellow card

Sunderland

Cardiff

36'
 
Yellow for Mutch, who gets a yellow for a silly foul on... Cattermole.
Cardiff City Yellow card

Sunderland

Cardiff

35'
Chance for Colback as the Cardiff defence opens up, but the Sunderland man drags wide from 25 yards.
33'
Handbags between Cattermole and Mutch. The Sunderland skipper just loves a scrap, doesn't he? The ref has a word.
32'
Almost a second for Sunderland as Alonso's long ball is teed up by Borini for Wickham, whose shot is very blocked by Caulker.
30'
Gone a little quiet here at the Stadium of Light. Have nerves replaced enthusiasm among the home supporters?
28'
That was a very good finish by Wickham, who still had a lot to do with an awkward bouncing ball. It's his fourth goal in his last three Premier League games, having not scored in the previous 37!
27'
 
GOAL! Wickham scores for Sunderland! Larsson's brilliant corner goes straight through to Wickham, who stoops to head well into the opposite top corner. 1-0 Sunderland.
Sunderland Goal

Header - Top Left

26'
But Sunderland maintain the pressure with a corner, won by Johnson.
25'
Sunderland putting Cardiff under real pressure again here as Johnson gets the the dead ball line but cannot quite pick out Wickham, who had made a good run to the near post.
23'
Cattermole catches Mucth with a rash late challenge. Lucky not to see yellow for that.
21'
Wickham does incredibly well to hold off two Cardiff defenders before feeding the ball to a teammate. Good hold up play by the youngster.
19'
Campbell goes down in the box after a slip by Wes Brown but, to Campbell's credit, he gets straight back to his feet and doesn't appeal for a penalty. Good to see.
17'
Half chance for Cardiff as Sunderland partially clear a Cardiff corner and the ball drops to Cowie, who lashes it well wide from the edge of the box.
15'
Cardiff beginning to frustrate Sunderland here. The visitors have taken the sting out of the game.
13'
But as the corner comes in, the whistle goes for a foul on Mannone.
12'
Strong break by Mutch, who exchanges passes with Daehli and wins a corner.
11.55
Sunderland have failed to score in five of their last eight Premier League home games...
11.50
Only Norwich City have taken fewer away points this season (eight) than Cardiff City (10)....
11.45
A few stats for you... Connor Wickham has scored three goals in his last two Premier League appearances after netting just one in his first 37...
11.40
Cardiff make one change from the side that drew 1-1 with Stoke last time out with Don Cowie coming in for Kim Bo-Kyung in midfield.
11.35
Sunderland are unchanged from the team that beat Chelsea last time out, with Connor Wickham and Fabio Borini up front.
11:30
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "If you look at the league table, it's just as big for both of us. It is still so tight down at the bottom that a win will be hugely needed for both us, while a draw is probably no good for either of us. I wouldn't be in football if I was nervous. You have to look forward to games. I used to do that as a player, and I do that now. "
11:25
Gus Poyet: "It's been a good week, yes, it's true. They are human beings, normal people who were very down because of the situation, and then in four days, everything changed. Now the idea is, with all respect, we have done something very special, but let's say half of the miracle. The other half, we still need to make."
11;20
Sunderland: Mannone; Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, Alonso; Cattermole; Johnson, Larsson, Colback, Borini; Wickham Subs: Bardsley, Gardner, Altidore, Giaccherini, Bridcutt, Scocco, Ustari /// Cardiff: Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Cala, Fabio,; Cowie, Medel, Whittingham, Dæhli; Mutch; Campbell. Subs: Lewis, Turner, Jones, Eikrem, Zaha, Bellamy, John
10'
Cardiff settling after a poor start. Medel's searching ball almost finds Campbell, but O'Shea calmly nods it back to Mannone.
8'
Sunderland break at speed. Wickham picks out the late run of Larsson, whose header is powerful but straight at Marshall.
7'
Cardiff enjoy their first decent spell of the game, but a patient move ends with Sunderland heading clear Daehli's cross from the right.
6'
Cardiff all over the shop defensively. They just cannot keep the ball away from their own goal in the early stages here.
5'
Johnson's inswinging corner clears everyone and Cardiff, playing in all blue today, can breathe a sigh of relief.
4'
Cardiff clear it but Sunderland keep up the pressure with another corner.
3'
Johnson's free kick into the box causes panic as Cardiff eventually hack it away - but only for a corner.
2'
A tremendous atmosphere at the Stadium of Light this afternoon. The home fans know their team would have a great chance of survival if they can pick up a win today.
1'
KICK OFF. We're underway at the Stadium of Light.
11:15
Welcome to our live coverage of this relegation six pointer at the Stadium of Light.

Starting Line-ups

Sunderland
Cardiff City
    • 25
      Mannone
    • Alonso
    • 5
      Brown
    • 16
      O'Shea
    • Vergini
    • Colback
    • 6
      Cattermole
    • 7
      Larsson
    • Borini
    • 10
      Wickham
    • 11
      Adam Johnson
Team Manager:  Dick Advocaat
    • Campbell
    • Cowie
    • Mutch
    • 7
      Whittingham
    • Möller Daehli
    • Medel
    • 28
      Théophile-Catherine
    • Caulker
    • Cala
    • 3
      Fabio
    • 1
      Marshall
Team Manager:  Russell Slade
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Mannone 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Alonso 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
W. Brown 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
J. O'Shea 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
S. Vergini 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Cattermole 0 0 0 39 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
J. Colback 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 84
S. Larsson 0 1 1 42 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 73
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Borini 1 1 2 38 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 90
C. Wickham 2 0 2 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 90
Adam Johnson 0 0 0 37 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 84
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Marshall 0 3 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
K. Théophile-Catherine 0 0 0 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. Caulker 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Fabio 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 64
Cala 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 45
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Medel 0 0 0 34 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 90
P. Whittingham 0 0 1 49 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Mutch 0 0 0 37 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 90
M. Möller Daehli 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
D. Cowie 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Campbell 0 0 0 19 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 74
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