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Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Frimpong on James McClean. Sebastian Larsson takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Steve Sidwell.
Sascha Riether gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Booking for Sascha Riether for unsporting behaviour. Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Urby Emanuelson, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
Foul by Jack Colback on Dimitar Berbatov, free kick awarded. Sascha Riether takes the free kick.
Ashkan Dejagah leaves the field to be replaced by Hugo Rodallega.
Urby Emanuelson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback. Jack Colback takes the free kick.
Sebastian Larsson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dimitar Berbatov on Jack Colback. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Urby Emanuelson coming on for Damien Duff.
Adam Johnson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Emmanuel Frimpong.
Adam Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Emmanuel Frimpong.
Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
James McClean on for Danny Graham.
Unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Alfred N'Diaye results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Emmanuel Frimpong. Alfred N'Diaye receives a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson by Steve Sidwell. Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson. Steve Sidwell is cautioned.
Stephane Sessegnon scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sunderland 2-2 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Adam Johnson.
Shot by Dimitar Berbatov. Save by Simon Mignolet.
The referee blows for offside against Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Sascha Riether.
Giorgos Karagounis goes off and Emmanuel Frimpong comes on.
The official flags Danny Graham offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Brede Hangeland results in a free kick. Brede Hangeland receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Header from deep inside the area by Alfred N'Diaye goes over the bar.
Effort from just outside the area by Alfred N'Diaye goes over the target.
Effort on goal by Dimitar Berbatov from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by John Arne Riise. Free kick taken by Craig Gardner.
Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Shot by Craig Gardner from outside the box goes over the net.
Craig Gardner takes a shot. Danny Graham gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, Giorgos Karagounis makes a clearance.
Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Shot by John Arne Riise from outside the box goes over the net.
Giorgos Karagounis takes the inswinging corner, Sebastian Larsson manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Giorgos Karagounis from the left by-line, clearance by Danny Graham.
Steven Fletcher challenges Steve Sidwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Giorgos Karagounis takes the direct free kick.
Philippe Senderos gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham. Penalty taken right-footed by Craig Gardner and scored. Sunderland 1-2 Fulham.Danny Graham provided the assist for the goal.
Sascha Riether finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 0-2 Fulham.Assist by Ashkan Dejagah.
Ashkan Dejagah takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson, Dimitar Berbatov makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Sascha Riether results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from left wing, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Graham. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.
Steve Sidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Craig Gardner takes the direct free kick.
Ashkan Dejagah produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Foul by Brede Hangeland on Steven Fletcher, free kick awarded. Sebastian Larsson takes the direct free kick.
Brede Hangeland concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher. Free kick taken by John O'Shea.
Giorgos Karagounis fouled by Sebastian Larsson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Ashkan Dejagah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, clearance made by Sascha Riether.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Damien Duff. Craig Gardner restarts play with the free kick.
Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Bryan Ruiz. Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.
Foul by Sebastian Larsson on Bryan Ruiz, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Johnson, clearance by Brede Hangeland.
Assist on the goal came from Ashkan Dejagah.
Craig Gardner gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Ashkan Dejagah. Penalty taken right-footed by Dimitar Berbatov and scored. Sunderland 0-1 Fulham.
Sebastian Larsson decides to take a short corner.
Steve Sidwell fouled by Sebastian Larsson, the ref awards a free kick. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.
Steve Sidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham. Direct free kick taken by Titus Bramble.
Unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Stephane Sessegnon results in a free kick. John Arne Riise restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Adam Johnson, John O'Shea produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Cattermole facing up to absence
Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole is facing several weeks on the sidelines as he attempts to shake off a knee injury.
The 24-year-old midfielder will miss the Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham at the Stadium of Light after having an injection in the knee, with manager Martin O'Neill admitting surgery may be required if that does not solve the problem.
Full-back Danny Rose is expected to return to training next week after aggravating a hamstring strain which has been treated at parent club Tottenham.
O'Neill is desperate to tie-up keeper Simon Mignolet on a long-term contract.
The 24-year-old this week moved to reassure O'Neill that he was happy on Wearside after agent Guy Vandermissen hinted he may have to leave for a higher-profile club if he is to achieve his ambition of replacing Thibaut Courtois as Belgium's first-choice goalkeeper.
O'Neill, who celebrates his 61st birthday today, revealed talks over an extension at the Stadium of Light are under way despite Mignolet having two years of his existing deal still to run, and the Northern Irishman is determined to resolve that situation as quickly as possible.
He said: "We would really like to try to tie him down to a longer contract. There have been talks about that for some time, but I think we would really want to try to firm that up as soon as we could.
"I think he's receptive to it."
Mignolet has arguably been Sunderland's best player in a testing Premier League campaign to date, and the fact that he acted swiftly to silence the alarm bells will have come as a relief to O'Neill and the club's supporters alike, although the former was relaxed about the whole situation.
He said: "I hadn't been made aware of it at all and he came up to me to tell me that he thought there was something lost in translation.
"The agent who was working in the office had made some comment about it and really, if you think about what he said - I haven't seen it first hand and therefore, it's unfair of me to make a comment - but if the gist of it was that Atletico Madrid are a better side than Sunderland, well I am not so sure that too many people would disagree with that.
"I haven't a major problem with that. Our job is to try to make us at some time or another as good as them."
Fulham's Simon Davies has overcome a knee injury and could play his first game in almost a year.
Fellow midfielders Kerim Frei and Kieran Richardson have recovered from their respective pelvis and calf injuries but Mahamadou Diarra (knee) is out.
Young midfielder Buomesca Tue Na Banga and Ajax loanee Eyong Enoh are also available after knee injuries.
"Simon Davies is back, he is fit," boss Martin Jol said.
"I have to make a decision (on whether he features). I have a lot of players now but it may be about having him in the squad."
Davies is one of a number of Fulham players who are out of contract at the end of the season.
Jol has challenged the 33-year-old to prove that he deserves a new deal.
"We like players to be quite productive," the former Tottenham manager said.
"He was injured probably half of the time, maybe more, but hopefully he can stay fit now.
"I have an idea that he can still prove himself again because that is what he did in the past.
"In the past he was a big player for Fulham."
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