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  • Date:27 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance:27,005
Goal!

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97mins

Steven Nzonzi takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

97mins

Michael Kightly produces a cross.

96mins

Michael Kightly has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

94mins

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the left by-line, Robert Huth takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

89mins

Louis Saha on for Adam Johnson.

87mins

Matthew Etherington crosses the ball, save by Simon Mignolet.

86mins

The ball is crossed by Geoff Cameron.

86mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cattermole on Dean Whitehead. Ryan Shawcross takes the free kick.

84mins

Craig Gardner concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Wilkinson. Craig Gardner goes into the referee's book. A cross is delivered by Michael Kightly, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

83mins

Phil Bardsley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Rose.

81mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Peter Crouch. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Michael Owen comes on in place of Charlie Adam.

79mins

Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, Steven Nzonzi makes a clearance.

78mins

Robert Huth challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Johnson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

76mins

Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.

75mins

Foul by Jack Colback on Charlie Adam, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Adam, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

73mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Johnson, save by Asmir Begovic.

71mins

Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Rose. Direct free kick taken by Danny Rose. (Stoke) makes a substitution, with Matthew Etherington coming on for Jonathan Walters.

71mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Kightly on Adam Johnson. Free kick taken by John O'Shea.

70mins

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

70mins

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Jack Colback results in a free kick. Geoff Cameron takes the direct free kick.

69mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Peter Crouch. Peter Crouch receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Adam Johnson, Asmir Begovic makes a save.

66mins

Geoff Cameron produces a cross, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

65mins

Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

Peter Crouch takes a shot. Blocked by Carlos Cuellar.

64mins

Corner taken by Charlie Adam, Lee Cattermole manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Steven Nzonzi concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon. Craig Gardner takes the free kick.

61mins

Stephane Sessegnon on for Sebastian Larsson.

59mins

Shot from just outside the area by Michael Kightly goes over the bar.

58mins

Adam Johnson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

56mins

Dean Whitehead concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastian Larsson. Dean Whitehead booked. Adam Johnson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Michael Kightly makes a clearance.

53mins

Andy Wilkinson is brought on as a substitute for Marc Wilson.

48mins

A cross is delivered by Charlie Adam, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

47mins

Corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line.

46mins

Charlie Adam produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

39mins

Effort on goal by Marc Wilson from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

38mins

Charlie Adam takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Lee Cattermole.

34mins

Jack Colback fouled by Michael Kightly, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Colback.

33mins

The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Robert Huth.

31mins

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Carlos Cuellar misses to the right of the target.

31mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Dean Whitehead. Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

30mins

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line played to the near post.

29mins

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, save by Simon Mignolet.

29mins

Effort on goal by Michael Kightly from 12 yards. Carlos Cuellar gets a block in.

29mins

The ball is crossed by James McClean, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

27mins

Jack Colback produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

22mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Charlie Adam results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sebastian Larsson, blocked by Ryan Shawcross.

22mins

Ryan Shawcross takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

20mins

Danny Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Geoff Cameron. Danny Rose goes into the referee's book. Charlie Adam delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Simon Mignolet.

20mins

Marc Wilson fouled by Sebastian Larsson, the ref awards a free kick. Marc Wilson takes the free kick.

19mins

Craig Gardner delivers the ball, save made by Asmir Begovic.

17mins

Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, Peter Crouch makes a clearance.

17mins

Adam Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Huth.

14mins

Michael Kightly delivers the ball.

10mins

Peter Crouch is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the right by-line.

5mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Geoff Cameron results in a free kick. John O'Shea takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Robert Huth concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher. Free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.

Match Preview

Pulis wary of Fletcher Stoke boss Tony Pulis has targeted striker Steven Fletcher as Sunderland's danger man in their Barclays Premier League clash at the Britannia Stadium. Fletcher, who made the switch from Wolves to Wearside for a fee of #12 million this summer, has scored five of Sunderland's six league goals, the other an own goal by Newcastle's Demba Ba in last weekend's Wear-Tyne derby. Pulis admitted Fletcher had been one of the players he was interested in bringing to his club this summer, but while he admires the goalscoring form of the Scotland international, the Potters boss is aware Sunderland have a side that poses a threat from several areas of the pitch. "If you look at the records so far, with the goals he's scored, obviously he's going to be a danger," Pulis said of the on-form Fletcher. "We might have tried (to sign Fletcher) but we've tried with a lot of players. "But they've got good midfield players. If you look at Adam Johnson, (Sebastian) Larsson's very good off set plays. (James) McClean is good on the other side. (Stephane) Sessegnon can win games. "They've got experience at the back so they're a decent side." Stoke have only earned themselves eight points from their opening eight Premier League games this season, something which has disappointed Pulis despite the calibre of their opposition. The Potters have faced Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United in a tough start to their campaign but now face a less daunting sequence of fixtures where they are scheduled to play Sunderland, Norwich, QPR, West Ham and Fulham. Sunderland have also picked up eight points from their opening fixtures but still have a game in hand thanks to the postponement of their match against Reading. Pulis thinks Martin O'Neill's Sunderland are similar to his side as they need something to kick-start their season, with both sides only having one Premier League win to show so far. "They've got some very good players and he (O'Neill) has got the basis of a very decent squad there," Pulis said. "They're a bit like us. They need a couple of results and a couple of breaks just to get themselves moving. I see them as being, they are and will be, a very competitive Premier League side. "We've enjoyed the season so far. It's been a tough start. We've played five of the first eight games at home and two of our home games have been against Man City and Arsenal so it's been a very difficult start for us." Midfielder Glenn Whelan could be back in contention after he returned to training on Thursday following a hamstring problem suffered earlier this month against Liverpool. The return of skipper Lee Cattermole from his latest suspension and full-back Phil Bardsley's availability after missing the start of the season with an ankle injury, mean Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has options this weekend. Were Bardsley to be selected, that would free up emergency right-back Craig Gardner to return to the midfield role he prefers and allow the manager to reshuffle if he felt the need. Asked if he would consider taking one or more of his stuttering flair players out of the firing line, he replied: "Over the course of time, I will see, but we will certainly have to change the squad around a bit. "For instance, we played on Sunday, we play again on Saturday and then we have got a game against Middlesbrough coming up, so it is likely that the side would have to be changed around a little bit, bearing in mind, of course, the games are very, very important to us. "But in the scheme of things as we speak now at this minute, of course I would like our really good players to be playing a bit better, but it's not as major a concern at the moment to me as you would think." A trip to Stoke is never easy at the best of times, but with snow forecast this weekend, it could be even more testing, although having won 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium in February in similar conditions, Sunderland at least have experience to fall back on. O'Neill said: "The conditions at Stoke that day were really surreal. "They cleared some of the snow off the pitch early on, but then down came a flurry with 10 or 12 minutes to go and had that arrived let's say even 15 minutes earlier, there's no way the game would have been finished."

Formation:451Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 451Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Geoff Cameron
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Robert Huth
  • Marc Wilson
  • Michael Kightly
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Charlie Adam
  • Steven Nzonzi
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Peter Crouch
  • SUBS
  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • Michael Owen
  • Matthew Upson
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Andy Wilkinson
  • Wilson Palacios

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Form Guide

    DDLWDL
  • Stoke
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • DDDWLD

Last Meetings

  • Stoke
  • 0 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 04/02/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 4 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 18/09/2011
  • Stoke
  • 3 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 05/02/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 06/11/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 01/02/2010
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 29/08/2009

Top Scorers

Stoke

  • P Crouch 4
  • M Kightly 2

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 5

Goals

Stoke

    • Total goals 17
    • Goals per game 8
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 6
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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