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  • Date:15 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:41,997
  • Fletcher (28)
  • Suarez (70)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Inswinging corner taken by Stewart Downing, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Glen Johnson misses to the right of the target.

93mins

Unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Stephane Sessegnon results in a free kick. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Louis Saha goes wide left of the goal.

91mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Raheem Sterling. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Stephane Sessegnon. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Gerrard from left wing, clearance by Fraizer Campbell.

86mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Raheem Sterling. Louis Saha comes on in place of Steven Fletcher. Glen Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gerrard. Steven Gerrard takes the direct free kick.

81mins

Sebastian Larsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling. Sebastian Larsson receives a yellow card. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

80mins

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet. Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Luis Suarez goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

78mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luis Suarez.

78mins

Corner taken short by Stewart Downing.

76mins

Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the left by-line to the near post, Craig Gardner manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Martin Kelly fouled by James McClean, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

Fraizer Campbell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Rose.

71mins

Luis Suarez scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 1-1 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Raheem Sterling.

70mins

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

67mins

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Raheem Sterling produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

65mins

Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Martin Skrtel takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

65mins

Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing.

64mins

Fabio Borini leaves the field to be replaced by Stewart Downing.

63mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Martin Skrtel. The referee books Martin Skrtel for unsporting behaviour. Titus Bramble takes the free kick.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Danny Rose. Jose Reina takes the free kick.

61mins

Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal from just outside the area that bounces off the post.

60mins

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Agger.

59mins

Shot from just outside the box by Jack Colback goes over the bar.

58mins

Steven Fletcher is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.

56mins

Jack Colback takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Martin Skrtel. Craig Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Kelly.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by John O'Shea. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Gerrard from right wing, clearance by John O'Shea.

53mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Fabio Borini misses to the left of the target.

51mins

Glen Johnson produces a curled right-footed shot from 20 yards.

50mins

Foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Joe Allen, free kick awarded. Joe Allen restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Glen Johnson crosses the ball.

49mins

Foul by Sebastian Larsson on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Allen.

48mins

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Steven Fletcher.

47mins

Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

46mins

Martin Skrtel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Titus Bramble replaces Carlos Cuellar.

45mins

Jack Colback gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

44mins

Lee Cattermole fouled by Jonjo Shelvey, the ref awards a free kick. John O'Shea restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Luis Suarez. Glen Johnson takes the free kick.

41mins

Jonjo Shelvey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

39mins

The referee blows for offside against Raheem Sterling. Free kick taken by Danny Rose.

37mins

Luis Suarez goes into the referee's book.

36mins

Foul by Danny Rose on Raheem Sterling, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.

36mins

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard.

34mins

Danny Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling. Strike comes in from Luis Suarez from the free kick.

32mins

Fabio Borini fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Corner taken left-footed by Jack Colback.

29mins

Steven Fletcher finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 1-0 Liverpool.Assist by Craig Gardner.

28mins

Shot from just outside the box by Steven Gerrard goes over the bar.

27mins

Raheem Sterling takes a shot. Craig Gardner gets a block in.

25mins

Fabio Borini takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

22mins

Danny Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling. Steven Gerrard delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Steven Fletcher makes a clearance.

21mins

Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gerrard. Direct free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.

19mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Jonjo Shelvey goes wide of the right-hand upright. Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Daniel Agger results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

19mins

Fabio Borini takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

14mins

The ball is delivered by Fabio Borini, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

11mins

Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

11mins

Foul by Lee Cattermole on Fabio Borini, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.

8mins

Martin Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Rose. Free kick taken by Danny Rose.

7mins

Unfair challenge on James McClean by Martin Kelly results in a free kick. Danny Rose restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Martin Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Jonjo Shelvey produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

2mins

Foul by Martin Kelly on Danny Rose, free kick awarded. Danny Rose takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

O'Neill: Rodgers can make his mark Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has backed Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers to run the club his own way after a turbulent start to the season. The two Ulstermen will go head to head at the Stadium of Light tomorrow evening three days after Rodgers' problems at Anfield were put into perspective by an independent report into the deaths of 96 of the Reds' supporters at Hillsborough in 1989. It is certain to be an emotional occasion on Wearside, but once the whistle blows, the only concentration for the men on the field will be the three Barclays Premier League points at stake. Rodgers' men currently sit in 18th place in the table having taken just one point from their three games to date, albeit from reigning champions Manchester City and with their new manager coming under pressure in some quarters with the Andy Carroll debacle still a topic for debate. But O'Neill said: "Brendan obviously has his style, which he brought to Swansea - I say brought to Swansea, it might have been there in the first place, but he certainly enhanced it. "If I say so, their start to the season under [Michael] Laudrup now is maybe a continuation of that work. "People can tinker with it whatever way they want, but it's worked very well. "On the back of that, he has gone to Liverpool and obviously wants to stamp his authority - or his mark, rather than authority, perhaps - on Liverpool Football Club. Obviously, that's what you want to do as a manager. "But I don't think he's going into it with eyes closed. He would have had a number of meetings there with the owners of the football club. He must have agreed to the way in which they want to work. "I believe there's a fly-on-the-wall documentary - I haven't seen it, so I really can't comment on it other than some of the reviews that people have made about it in the newspapers. It couldn't, maybe, have been done without his consent. "But whatever way he is doing it, it's entirely up to him." Winger Adam Johnson is battling to be fit after returning early from England duty with a thigh problem, but fellow midfielder David Meyler will hope for an opportunity after confirming his return from two serious knee injuries by making his first start for the Republic of Ireland against Oman in midweek. Rodgers, meanwhile, is confident teenager Raheem Sterling can handle his meteoric rise and believes it sets an example to the club's other youngsters. The 17-year-old received a surprise call-up for England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine earlier this week after a number of good performances for his club. Rodgers had voiced his concerns previously about over-exposing the youngster but believes Sterling can cope with the additional focus. "I got the call from Roy (Hodgson) and he explained the reasons for it," said the Reds boss. "He feels he is one for the future and it was an opportunity for Raheem to get a sense of what he can achieve in the next few years. "He knows how much work he has to do to get to that level on a consistent basis but the strides he has made for a 17-year-old have been fantastic. "We have to keep it in perspective and focus on his development and hopefully in the years to come he can progress and become a very good player for England. "He is very level-headed and I have been really impressed by his mentality and it is the job of people who surround him just to support him. "As soon as he got the call-up I rang his agent straight away and said 'Make sure you're not coming up here in a hurry'. "There is a plan mapped out for him and I think people know he is in a good place here. "The job for the manager is to pick the right opportunity and he has come in and done very well but taking them out at the right time is as important as putting them in." Left-back Jose Enrique's knee injury will be assessed ahead of the trip. The Spaniard has been training this week after the recurrence of a problem which has dogged him since the start of the season. Midfielder Joe Allen has recovered from illness which disrupted his international duty while Rodgers is confident Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates will be fine after international duty having travelled back from South America.

Formation:4411Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Craig Gardner
  • Carlos Cuellar
  • John O'Shea
  • Danny Rose
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Jack Colback
  • Lee Cattermole
  • James McClean
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • Steven Fletcher
  • SUBS
  • Keiren Westwood
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • Dong-Won Ji
  • David Meyler
  • Titus Bramble
  • Louis Saha

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DD
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • LDL

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 10/03/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 13/08/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 20/03/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 25/09/2010
  • Liverpool
  • 3 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 28/03/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • Liverpool
  • 17/10/2009

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 2

Liverpool

  • M Skrtel 1
  • L Suarez 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 4
    • Goals per game 2
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 4
    • Goals per game 2
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

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