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  • Date:17 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:43,905
  • Kasami (51)
Goal!

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94:39 +4.39

Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

94:36 +4.36

Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

94:05 +4.05

Unfair challenge on Emanuele Giaccherini by Sascha Riether results in a free kick.

93:33 +3.33

Free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.

92:45 +2.45

Clearance by Sebastian Larsson.

92:37 +2.37

Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

92:15 +2.15

Booking for Damien Duff for unsporting behaviour.

92:09 +2.09

Damien Duff challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:40 +0.40

Sascha Riether manages to make a clearance.

89:36

Header at goal by Dong-Won Ji misses left of the target.

89:21

Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

87:07

The ball is crossed by Jack Colback.

86:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pajtim Kasami on Valentin Roberge.

85:15

Ondrej Celustka goes off and Connor Wickham comes on.

84:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Dimitar Berbatov.

84:04

Matthew Briggs restarts play with the free kick.

83:39

Unfair challenge on Matthew Briggs by Ondrej Celustka results in a free kick.

81:08

Matthew Briggs makes a clearance.

78:27

Free kick taken by Giorgos Karagounis.

78:27

Clearance made by Emanuele Giaccherini.

78:06

Dong-Won Ji concedes a free kick for a foul on Dimitar Berbatov.

75:49

Ondrej Celustka manages to make a clearance.

75:04

David Stockdale on for Maarten Stekelenburg.

72:43

Emanuele Giaccherini takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.

71:46

Dimitar Berbatov makes a clearance.

71:03

Dong-Won Ji joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephane Sessegnon.

70:18

Maarten Stekelenburg takes the free kick.

68:39

Steve Sidwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Adilson Cabral.

67:45

Valentin Roberge manages to make a clearance.

65:58

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

65:38

Jozy Altidore takes a shot. Blocked by Sascha Riether.

65:25

Matthew Briggs takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sebastian Larsson gets a block in.

64:34

Derek Boateng is substituted.

64:34

Derek Boateng leaves the field to be replaced by Giorgos Karagounis.

62:46

Matthew Briggs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ondrej Celustka.

62:12

Maarten Stekelenburg takes the free kick.

61:40

Shot comes in from Adam Johnson from the free kick. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.

58:58

Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

58:02

The ball is crossed by Ondrej Celustka.

57:13

Ondrej Celustka manages to make a clearance.

56:46

Adam Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

56:43

Clearance by Aaron Hughes.

54:42

Adilson Cabral takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

54:13

Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

53:08

Emanuele Giaccherini manages to make a clearance.

51:52

Corner taken by Damien Duff. Pajtim Kasami scores with a header. Sunderland 0-1 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Damien Duff.

51:10

Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.

50:56

Foul by Ondrej Celustka on Steve Sidwell, free kick awarded.

50:27

Adam Johnson takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

48:37

Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

48:12

Pajtim Kasami concedes a free kick for a foul on Ondrej Celustka.

47:56

Maarten Stekelenburg restarts play with the free kick.

46:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jozy Altidore on Aaron Hughes.

46:03

The ball is crossed by Emanuele Giaccherini.

45:47 +0.47

Adel Taarabt sends in a cross.

45:32 +0.32

Ondrej Celustka manages to make a clearance.

45:09

Unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Jack Colback results in a free kick.

44:45

Adel Taarabt produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Sebastian Larsson gets a block in.

43:57

Adilson Cabral gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt.

42:29

Derek Boateng restarts play with the free kick.

42:19

Adilson Cabral concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Sidwell.

41:43

Header by Adilson Cabral misses to the right of the target.

41:06

Sascha Riether makes a clearance.

39:16

A cross is delivered by Adam Johnson.

38:10

Foul by Jack Colback on Dimitar Berbatov, free kick awarded.

37:01

Matthew Briggs challenges Stephane Sessegnon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

36:45

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

36:20

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.

35:49

Shot by Emanuele Giaccherini missed to the left of the net.

35:10

Ondrej Celustka takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Maarten Stekelenburg parries the ball away.

33:03

Shot by Emanuele Giaccherini. Maarten Stekelenburg catches the ball.

29:56

Pajtim Kasami makes a clearance.

29:33

Clearance by Brede Hangeland.

26:06

Derek Boateng gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon.

26:02

Shot by Steve Sidwell. Sebastian Larsson gets a block in.

26:00

Derek Boateng restarts play with the free kick.

24:59

Shot by Adilson Cabral missed to the left of the target.

24:17

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line.

23:45

A cross is delivered by Sebastian Larsson.

23:42

Shot comes in from Sebastian Larsson from the free kick. Blocked by Adel Taarabt.

22:38

Derek Boateng challenges Emanuele Giaccherini unfairly and gives away a free kick.

22:31

Damien Duff manages to make a clearance.

21:57

Clearance made by Aaron Hughes.

20:23

Adilson Cabral takes a shot. Blocked by Damien Duff.

19:35

Clearance by Sascha Riether.

19:08

Kieran Richardson goes off and Matthew Briggs comes on.

17:24

Stephane Sessegnon has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

17:03

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Derek Boateng results in a free kick.

16:29

Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick.

16:11

Jozy Altidore fouled by Derek Boateng, the ref awards a free kick.

13:10

John O'Shea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pajtim Kasami.

11:50

Clearance by Jozy Altidore.

10:25

The ball is delivered by Damien Duff.

10:06

Free kick crossed by Adel Taarabt.

8:49

Pajtim Kasami takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Valentin Roberge.

8:44

The ball is sent over by Kieran Richardson.

8:23

Valentin Roberge manages to make a clearance.

7:16

Pajtim Kasami gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback.

7:05

Clearance made by Sebastian Larsson.

5:47

Adilson Cabral takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

5:11

Free kick taken by Maarten Stekelenburg.

0:55

Shot by Jozy Altidore. Blocked by Steve Sidwell.

Match Preview

Sunderland must match fans' passion Paolo Di Canio has warned his Sunderland new boys to beware a mighty shock to the system when they step out to launch the Italian's Stadium of Light revolution against Fulham. Di Canio is concerned a number of his recent signings may have underestimated the passion for the game in the region which he believes is crucial to realising his ambitious long-term plans. Most of the 10 summer arrivals are expected to feature against Martin Jol's men, including B#6.5million ItalianEmanuele Giaccherini and Jozy Altidore, who scored a hat-trick for the US in midweek. Di Canio said: "It was well known about the atmosphere in the north-east of England but once I moved here I was surprised a bit because I couldn't imagine the passion of the people every day. "It is something amazing. Everybody is talking about what reception they will have but in my opinion three or four players don't understand exactly. It is something magic and will come as a positive surprise. "We don't have the history of Liverpool, Manchester United or Arsenal but in terms of potential we are a massive club. They (the players) are starting to realise the potential we have and what we can build for the future." Di Canio's summer revolution, during which he has introduced all-day training sessions and banned players having single rooms on away trips in order to foster a better team spirit, is still not over as he hunts for two more new faces. On-loan Turk Ondrej Celustka is expected to assume the problematic left-back berth against the Cottagers while Di Canio concedes he is still short of a talismanic midfield influence to make his summer dealing complete. Despite an encouraging pre-season campaign, defender Wes Brown will definitely miss the season opener with a slight recurrence of a knee injury, although Di Canio stressed Brown's absence would be mainly a precautionary measure. Fulham meanwhile have signed Darren Bent on a season-long loan from Aston Villa. Bent, 29, was Villa's record signing when arrived from Sunderland in January 2011 but he slipped behind Christian Benteke in the pecking order at Villa Park last season. Fulham manager Martin Jol signed Bent when he was in charge of Tottenham and is delighted to bring the England international to Craven Cottage. Jol said: "Darren Bent is a striker I have always admired. He has shown in the Barclays Premier League that he is composed and clinical in front of goal but, even if he is not scoring, he is involved in some good link-up play, creating opportunities for his team-mates. "I'm delighted that he has joined us, he gives us pace up front and I am confident that he will add to our goals scored tally this season." Press Association Sport understands the deal does not include an option to buy next summer, with the Cottagers paying a loan fee and Bent's wages in full for the duration of his stay in west London. Fulham midfielder Alexander Kacaniklic is a doubt for the long trip because of a hamstring injury. Goalkeeper David Stockdale is struggling with a thumb problem, but new signing Maarten Stekelenburg is the club's number one choice in the position. Adel Taarabt, a loan signing from QPR, is short of match fitness but will be included in the squad.

Formation:4411Manager: Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland

Formation: 4411Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

  • Keiren Westwood
  • Ondrej Celustka
  • John O'Shea
  • Valentin Roberge
  • Jack Colback
  • Adam Johnson
  • Adilson Cabral
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • Jozy Altidore
  • SUBS
  • Connor Wickham
  • David Moberg Karlsson
  • Modibo Diakite
  • El-Hadji Ba
  • Carlos Cuellar
  • Vito Mannone
  • Dong-Won Ji

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