Sunderland Paper View

15 August 2010 08:25
How some of the broadsheets are reporting on Blues' Premier League away game at Sunderland. The Independent Sunderland fail to cash in after Carr's clangers New season, same old Sunderland failings. Stadium of Light regulars lost count of the number of points frittered away last season courtesy of late capitulations, and another two slipped through the fingers in the final 13 minutes as Birmingham rallied to claim a deserved share of the spoils. Read Full Report The Guardian Liam Ridgewell completes Birmingham comeback against 10-man Sunderland Who needs Lee Cattermole? Who needs 11 men? Sunderland certainly did. Steve Bruce's side were coasting to victory when Cattermole, newly anointed as team captain, was controversially sent off on the verge of half-time, but ended the afternoon relieved to escape with a draw. Read Full Report The Telegraph Sunderland 2 Birmingham City 2 The rival skippers put on a collective display of real ineptitude in an error-strewn sub-plot as Birmingham City gamely battled back from a two-goal deficit to show up the kind of defensive frailties which Sunderland manager Steve Bruce no doubt hoped he had seen the back of Read Full Report The Mail Lee Cattermole and Stephen Carr hit by captain's curse At least Stephen Carr had the consolation of a late equaliser to spare his blushes in this sorry tale of two calamitous captains. For Lee Cattermole there was no such luxury. Sunderland manager Steve Bruce will be grateful his players ignored the example set by Cattermole, wearing the armband for the first time Read Full Report