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  • Date:01 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:34,476
  • Campbell (20) Sessegnon (27)
    Daniel Ayala - og (53)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:09 +1.09

Dong-Won Ji is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

90:27 +0.27

Craig Gardner is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Zak Whitbread.

89:35

Kyle Naughton concedes a free kick for a foul on Dong-Won Ji. Booking for Kyle Naughton. Wayne Bridge takes the direct free kick.

89:10

Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman from the right by-line, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.

88:37

Corner taken by Andrew Surman, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

86:43

Andrew Surman takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

85:09

Aaron Wilbraham takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.

84:28

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

81:37

David Meyler replaces Stephane Sessegnon. Wayne Bridge comes on in place of Kieran Richardson.

81:06

Shot on goal by Anthony Pilkington from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

80:05

Phillip Bardsley sends in a cross, Daniel Ayala manages to make a clearance.

78:34

Shot by Steve Morison cleared the target.

77:08

Grant Holt goes off and Aaron Wilbraham comes on.

76:37

Jack Colback takes a shot. Comfortable save by John Ruddy.

75:43

Elliott Bennett challenges James McClean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

75:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dong-Won Ji by Grant Holt. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

73:38

Fraizer Campbell goes off and Dong-Won Ji comes on.

73:03

Corner taken by Andrew Surman from the right by-line, clearance made by Kieran Richardson.

72:54

A cross is delivered by Elliott Bennett, blocked by Kieran Richardson.

64:05

Craig Gardner has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

63:03

Header from close range by Steve Morison misses to the right of the goal.

61:13

Anthony Pilkington on for Wesley Hoolahan. (Norwich) makes a substitution, with Elliott Bennett coming on for Bradley Johnson.

60:46

Kyle Naughton produces a cross, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

58:59

Phillip Bardsley delivers the ball.

58:09

Corner taken by Andrew Surman, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

57:39

Fraizer Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Crofts. Andrew Surman crosses the ball in from the free kick, Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.

54:51

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Kyle Naughton results in a free kick. Craig Gardner restarts play with the free kick.

53:44

Daniel Ayala concedes an own goal. Sunderland 3-0 Norwich.Assist by Phillip Bardsley.

53:41

Centre by Phillip Bardsley.

52:36

Michael Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Morison. Andrew Surman crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.

50:08

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, clearance by Zak Whitbread.

49:45

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

49:02

Short corner worked by Andrew Surman.

47:52

The ball is crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

46:26 +1.26

Foul by Grant Holt on John O'Shea, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

44:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Crofts on Jack Colback. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kieran Richardson from left wing.

40:44

Russell Martin takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner. Russell Martin has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

39:22

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Craig Gardner misses to the left of the target.

38:16

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.

35:46

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by John O'Shea.

35:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Fraizer Campbell. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

35:00

Centre by Kieran Richardson, clearance by Daniel Ayala.

33:03

Corner taken left-footed by James McClean from the right by-line to the near post, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.

32:34

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James McClean, Steve Morison manages to make a clearance.

32:26

The ball is crossed by Sebastian Larsson, clearance made by Daniel Ayala.

31:52

Kieran Richardson has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Russell Martin gets a block in.

31:20

Wesley Hoolahan challenges Craig Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

30:58

Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball, John Ruddy makes a comfortable save.

30:03

Header by Steve Morison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

29:05

Corner taken by Andrew Surman from the right by-line, Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.

27:41

The ball is delivered by Fraizer Campbell, Stephane Sessegnon finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Sunderland 2-0 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Fraizer Campbell.

26:03

James McClean fouled by Russell Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Zak Whitbread.

25:23

Andrew Surman concedes a free kick for a foul on Phillip Bardsley. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

24:18

Phillip Bardsley sends in a cross, John Ruddy makes a comfortable save.

21:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Crofts by Jack Colback. Bradley Johnson crosses the ball, Close range header by Zak Whitbread goes wide of the left-hand post.

20:05

A goal is scored by Fraizer Campbell from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Sunderland 1-0 Norwich.James McClean provided the assist for the goal.

19:30

James McClean sends in a cross, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.

19:00

The ball is crossed by Andrew Crofts, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

17:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zak Whitbread by Craig Gardner. Craig Gardner receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.

14:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Stephane Sessegnon. Jack Colback delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

13:35

Effort on goal by Andrew Surman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

12:13

Unfair challenge on Andrew Surman by Phillip Bardsley results in a free kick. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick. Grant Holt has an effort at goal. Save by Simon Mignolet.

10:27

Bradley Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon. Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Russell Martin.

8:48

Centre by James McClean.

8:02

The ball is swung over by Phillip Bardsley, clearance made by Russell Martin.

6:25

Sebastian Larsson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

4:58

Bradley Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Gardner. Kieran Richardson takes the free kick.

4:30

Centre by James McClean, Fraizer Campbell takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

2:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McClean by Andrew Crofts. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, save made by John Ruddy.

1:13

Phillip Bardsley fouled by Steve Morison, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

0:39

Fraizer Campbell takes a shot. Zak Whitbread gets a block in.

Match Preview

Bridge available for Black Cats Wayne Bridge has gone straight into the Sunderland squad for their Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich after completing a loan move from Manchester City. The 31-year-old full-back, who has not played a competitive game since September, is included in the midst of an injury crisis which has robbed manager Martin O'Neill of defenders Wes Brown (medial ligament), Titus Bramble (Achilles/foot) and Matt Kilgallon (ankle). Midfielder David Vaughan (ankle ligaments) is likely to be sidelined for several weeks while skipper Lee Cattermole (hamstring) remains a doubt, and the manager will hope Fraizer Campbell has had no reaction to his first senior appearance in 17 months at the weekend following two serious knee injuries as Nicklas Bendtner recovers from a fractured nose. Norwich boss Paul Lambert played under O'Neill during their time together at Celtic, and indeed, was given time to study for his coaching badges in Germany by him as he started to consider where his future career would take him. Lambert is one of a series of men to have worked with O'Neill who have since joined him among the managerial ranks, and the Black Cats boss is delighted to see them thriving. He said: "It's particularly nice to see some people like Paul, Neil Lennon, Simon Grayson, who I have had as players, it's pleasing to see them doing so well. "I had Paul in the latter stages of his career, but he was far from finished. He went on to win some big matches for us and some big games with us. "But it was just in his final year there when it looked as if he was going to be looking at either coaching or managing that he asked me if he could take his coaching badges in Germany, where he had a great affinity with them in his time with Dortmund. So I said `yes, absolutely, go and do it'. "He went over there, did the badges and then I realised this was what he wanted to do, coaching or managing, so he stepped into it and I think he has taken to it very, very well indeed, as results would suggest, and well done him." Lambert began his managerial career in Scotland with Livingston, but headed south of the border to join Wycombe in June 2006 with a warm recommendation from one of the club's former incumbents. O'Neill said: "I think deep down I said to the owner of the club that I thought he might be worth having a little look at, and they did so, and he did very, very well indeed, very well. "I don't really know what happened at the end, but I know that by the time he did leave, he had taken Wycombe into the semi-final of the League Cup, where they played Chelsea in a two-legged semi-final, and went very, very close to getting into the play-offs, so from that viewpoint, it was fine. "What he has done at Norwich has been remarkable." Norwich have no fresh injury worries ahead. Goalkeeper John Ruddy, Wales striker Steve Morison and midfielders Bradley Johnson and Andrew Surman were all rested for the FA Cup win at West Brom and will come back into contention, along with on-loan Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton, who was ineligible. Striker James Vaughan has recovered from his long-term knee injury but is expected to need more time to get fully match fit, as is defender Elliott Ward. Lambert has often been compared to his former manager, who like the Scotsman had spells in charge of Wycombe and, albeit briefly, Norwich. And the 42-year-old feels if he can emulate O'Neill's achievements, it will be a job well done. "My five years at Celtic under him was a major part of my career and you learn a lot," Lambert said. "He is brilliant at getting the best out of people, playing with confidence. I loved playing under him. It was terrific. "Whenever I needed advice, I knew I could pick up the phone to him. I would never call him by his first name in case I get fined still. I have too much respect for him and what he has done."

Formation:4411Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

Formation: 41212Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Phillip Bardsley
  • Michael Turner
  • John O'Shea
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Craig Gardner
  • Jack Colback
  • James McClean
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • SUBS
  • Keiren Westwood
  • Wayne Bridge
  • Connor Wickham
  • Dong-Won Ji
  • David Meyler
  • Ahmed Elmohamady
  • Craig Lynch

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Match Report

Campbell at it again for Black Cats Fraizer Campbell scored for the second time in four days as Sunderland battered Norwich 3-0. The 24-year-old, who marked the end of his injury misery with a goal on his return to action on Sunday, needed just 21 minutes to double his tally for the season with a sumptuous volley which set the Black Cats on their way to a resounding Barclays Premier League victory. Stephane Sessegnon added a second seven minutes later and the points were safe nine minutes into the second half when Phil Bardsley's cross ended up in the back of the net with the help of deflections off defender Daniel Ayala and keeper John Ruddy. The win extended manager Martin O'Neill's run since he replaced Steve Bruce to just two defeats in 11 games in all competitions and extended his side's points tally to 30 - one more than tonight's visitors - to the delight of a crowd of 34,476. For City manager Paul Lambert, who played under the Ulsterman at Celtic, his night in the north-east proved a sobering experience as his men failed to scale the heights they have done for much of the campaign to date. O'Neill spent the final days of the transfer window frantically searching for a striker to bolster his depleted attacking resources, as well as defenders to shore up his team at the back. In the event, he was only partially successful as Wayne Bridge and Sotirios Kyrgiakos arrived on loan, but no frontman. He need not have worried. The game was effectively won inside the opening 28 minutes as Norwich, who had previously made such a good fist of their first season in the top flight, simply found Campbell and Sessegnon too hot to handle. Campbell, who ended his 17th-month fitness nightmare with a vital equaliser in his side's FA Cup fourth round draw with Middlesbrough, had already served warning of his intent, having forced Bradley Johnson to block a first-minute effort and then called upon Ruddy for the first time with a close-range header four minutes later. But the visitors did not heed the warnings and fell behind with 21 minutes gone, in spectacular style. Winger James McClean lifted the ball over full-back Russell Martin as he cut inside and although the defender managed to nudge it away from him, Campbell controlled before smashing a dipping volley over Ruddy and into the back of the net. But there was better to come just seven minutes later as Sunderland cut a swathe through the green shirts. Michael Turner's defensive header dropped to Sessegnon inside his own half, and he earned himself a cheer from the home fans when he cheekily pushed the ball through the hapless Johnson's legs. Not content with that, the Benin international slid a pass out to Campbell on the right and then continued his run into the box to meet the striker's cross with a downward header which Ruddy was powerless to keep out. Norwich had offered little as an attacking force, but they might have taken the lead themselves with 13 minutes gone. Steve Morison got up well to flick on Kyle Naughton's free-kick and Grant Holt sent in a volley which keeper Simon Mignolet could only parry. Turner blocked Morison's follow-up and Andrew Surman blasted the loose ball high and wide, but that scare was one of few O'Neill's side suffered during a first half which they largely dominated. The visitors showed little sign of reversing the trend in the opening stages of the second half, with only Naughton's intervention denying Campbell a free run at goal after McClean had robbed Wes Hoolahan and skipped past Ayala before finding Sessegnon. Ruddy had to pull off a fine 50th-minute save to keep out Craig Gardner's first-time shot with Sebastian Larsson the provider, and it seemed only a matter of time before the home side struck again. The third goal duly arrived within four minutes when full-back Bardsley burst into the box and drilled in a low cross which Ayala could only turn on to his keeper and into his own net. Campbell came agonisingly close to making it 4-0 when he only just failed to connect with Larsson's 59th-minute cross after leaving the Canaries defence in his wake. Morison headed substitute Anthony Pilkington's 64th-minute cross just wide, but Gardner went equally close from distance at the other end seconds later. Campbell departed to rapturous applause when he was replaced by Ji Dong-won with 16 minutes remaining having more than accomplished his task for the night, and O'Neill was able to hand Bridge a debut as a late substitute.

Form Guide

    WDWWLW
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • DLDWWD

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 26/09/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 15/12/1990
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 25/08/1990
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 3
  • Sunderland
  • 16/03/1985
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 13/10/1984
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 14/01/1984

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • S Sessegnon 5
  • S Larsson 5
  • C Gardner 3
  • N Bendtner 3
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • K Richardson 2
  • D Ji 2
  • W Brown 1
  • T Bramble 1
  • J McClean 1
  • J Colback 1
  • C Wickham 1
  • A Elmohamady 1

Norwich

  • S Morison 8
  • G Holt 6
  • A Pilkington 5
  • W Hoolahan 2
  • A Surman 2
  • R Martin 2
  • S Jackson 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • L Barnett 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 29
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 32
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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