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  • Date:17 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:38,625
  • Gardner - pen (39)
  • Hoolahan (25)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:02 +3.02

Unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Michael Turner results in a free kick. Sebastian Larsson sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by John O'Shea from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

91:36 +1.36

Caution for Lee Camp.

88:46

Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Howson. Sebastian Larsson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Russell Martin restarts play with the free kick.

87:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McClean by Russell Martin. (Norwich) makes a substitution, with Steven Whittaker coming on for Robert Snodgrass. Danny Rose restarts play with the free kick.

86:26

Shot by Stephane Sessegnon from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

85:10

Steven Fletcher challenges Jonathan Howson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Javier Garrido takes the free kick.

83:20

Connor Wickham replaces Adam Johnson.

80:29

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Johnson. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

78:55

Corner taken short by Sebastian Larsson. Adam Johnson takes a shot. Robert Snodgrass gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line to the near post, Jonathan Howson makes a clearance.

78:06

Steven Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Javier Garrido.

76:47

Robert Snodgrass fouled by David Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Elliott Bennett from the free kick.

75:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by John O'Shea on Grant Holt. Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Titus Bramble fouled by Michael Turner, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

73:57

Adam Johnson delivers the ball. (Sunderland) makes a substitution, with James McClean coming on for Danny Graham.

71:42

Foul by Grant Holt on Simon Mignolet, free kick awarded. Grant Holt receives a caution. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

70:35

Shot from long distance by Jonathan Howson goes wide of the left-hand post.

68:34

A cross is delivered by Russell Martin, blocked by Danny Rose. Danny Rose is adjudged to have handled the ball. Titus Bramble replaces Carlos Cuellar. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sebastian Larsson, clearance made by Danny Rose.

67:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, save by Simon Mignolet.

65:42

Grant Holt challenges Danny Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

63:53

(Norwich) makes a substitution, with Grant Holt coming on for Kei Kamara.

60:53

Adam Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.

58:53

Adam Johnson sends in a cross.

58:05

Craig Gardner takes a shot from 18 yards. Save made by Lee Camp. Adam Johnson takes the inswinging corner, Jonathan Howson makes a clearance.

57:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Craig Gardner.

56:29

Unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Sebastian Larsson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

55:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on Kei Kamara. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by John O'Shea.

54:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by David Vaughan. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

53:56

Elliott Bennett produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

53:02

Craig Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong. Craig Gardner takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a comfortable save.

52:50

Adam Johnson sends in a cross, Sebastien Bassong makes a clearance.

50:24

The ball is swung over by Craig Gardner, clearance made by Russell Martin.

48:08 +3.08

Danny Rose produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and strikes the post.

46:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Javier Garrido by Stephane Sessegnon. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

44:40

The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

41:17

Shot from 25 yards by Sebastian Larsson. Save by Lee Camp. Danny Graham produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

37:44

Sebastien Bassong handles the ball and concedes a . Robert Snodgrass is shown a yellow card for dissent. Penalty taken right-footed by Craig Gardner and scored. Sunderland 1-1 Norwich.John O'Shea provided the assist for the goal.

37:10

Danny Rose crosses the ball, clearance by Robert Snodgrass.

36:58

A cross is delivered by Danny Rose, Michael Turner makes a clearance.

36:44

Centre by Craig Gardner, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

35:10

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, Simon Mignolet makes a save. Shot from just outside the box by Elliott Bennett goes over the bar.

33:05

Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Robert Snodgrass results in a free kick. Craig Gardner takes the free kick.

29:05

The referee penalises Mark Bunn for handball. Mark Bunn sent from the field by the ref for deliberate handball. Lee Camp is brought on as a substitute for Wesley Hoolahan. Craig Gardner has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

28:20

Effort on goal by Danny Rose from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

27:30

Jonathan Howson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Vaughan. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

26:45

Sebastien Bassong challenges Steven Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Kei Kamara manages to make a clearance.

24:36

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Kei Kamara takes a shot. Wesley Hoolahan scores a headed goal from close range. Sunderland 0-1 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Kei Kamara.

23:57

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, Steven Fletcher manages to make a clearance.

23:05

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

21:23

Stephane Sessegnon produces a mishit left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

19:41

The offside flag is raised against Kei Kamara. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

18:08

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by John O'Shea.

16:19

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Bunn.

14:16

Foul by Javier Garrido on Danny Graham, free kick awarded. Adam Johnson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong. Adam Johnson takes the inswinging corner, John O'Shea produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

12:11

Jonathan Howson fouled by David Vaughan, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Turner.

11:22

The referee blows for offside against Danny Graham. Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.

8:12

Michael Turner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Shot comes in from Sebastian Larsson from the free kick.

5:23

Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn.

4:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Stephane Sessegnon. Craig Gardner takes the direct free kick.

4:05

Unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Sebastian Larsson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Javier Garrido from left wing, clearance by Danny Rose.

3:22

Robert Snodgrass takes a outswinging corner.

3:04

Sebastien Bassong takes a shot. Craig Gardner gets a block in.

2:39

Robert Snodgrass decides to take a short corner.

0:45

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson, save by Mark Bunn.

0:24

The official flags Kei Kamara offside. John O'Shea takes the free kick.

Match Preview

O'Shea - No hiding John O'Shea has called upon his Sunderland team-mates to stand up and be counted as they attempt to avoid being dragged into the thick of a relegation scrap. The Black Cats remain six points clear of the Barclays Premier League basement battle despite having taken a paltry two points from their last six games. However, Sunday's clash with Norwich, who are three points better off, signals the end of a sequence of fixtures against sides in the lower reaches of the table and heralds the onset of a run of games which will see them face Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton either side of a derby trip to fast-improving Newcastle. In the circumstances, victory over Norwich would go a long way towards easing their fears of being sucked into the mire below with last weekend's conquerors QPR and Aston Villa in particular starting to rally. Asked if that piled the pressure on Sunderland's shoulders, 31-year-old O'Shea said: "As professionals, it shouldn't do. Why should it? "There are 90 minutes in a game of football - if it's 0-0 in the 75th minute, there's no problem. "We are more than capable of scoring goals in the last 10 minutes as well as the first 10 minutes. "It's going to be important on Sunday that the players stand up with bravery and composure and the attitude to come and take the ball, come and want to play, want to play football and not hide and shy away from the challenges that we face." Should the Black Cats fail to collect the three points on offer this weekend, they would be left looking uneasily over their shoulders and with a daunting series of matches ahead of them. However, just as O'Shea will take nothing for granted against Norwich, he refuses to accept that the Black Cats should write of the possibility of emerging from their clashes with United, Chelsea, Newcastle and Everton empty-handed. He said: "That's one of those things. If the Premier League worked like that, everyone would have their points worked out before the start of the season and we could all pack up and go on our holidays. "It never works like that in the Premier League, we have clearly seen that in the last few weeks - never mind the last few weeks, since the Premier League started. "Everyone likes to predict they can take points here or take points there, but it never works like that. "Every game has its own individual facts and bases to go from and that's what we will be doing on Sunday, and then you deal with one game at a time." Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill will make a late check on Danny Rose. The full-back returned to first-team action as a substitute in last weekend's 3-1 defeat at QPR and reported a little tightness in the hamstring which had sidelined him for the previous two games, although he is expected to be available. Striker Connor Wickham has returned from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday, but winger James McClean, who missed the game at Loftus Road through illness, remains a doubt. Norwich boss Chris Hughton has called for his side to quickly accumulate the points required to ensure Premier League survival. The Canaries have 33 points ahead of Sunday's match at Sunderland and, in a congested lower half of the table, Hughton hopes his side control their own fate in the final nine matches of the season. "It's about looking after your own business," Hughton said. "You hope that if you're able to get good enough results you don't have to worry so much about other results. "We're all in there fighting; everybody's desperate to get points. "It is a tough part of the season where you can get unexpected results. There is so much football to be played still. "Teams are striving to get out of the bottom three and teams not in the bottom three are striving to push further away. "Everybody has objectives at this stage of the season, and as the games are ticked off it's even more important you're in the position you want to be in." Norwich have just one win in 12 Premier League matches - against Everton last month - and one away success all season. The Canaries, who have kept nine clean sheets this term, to the delight of Hughton, have drawn four of their last six, including last week against Southampton when Grant Holt was unsuccessful with a late penalty. Hughton hopes to find a cutting edge and convert draws into wins to secure Norwich's future more quickly. "We've tried to address that of late, but we're striving to get balance," Hughton said. "We have had a lot of clean sheets, which is really pleasing, but we've also had a few games where we've let in a few goals. On three occasions we've let five goals in. "But I've been delighted with how we've been as a team defensively, but we've got to make sure going into these nine games we're giving ourselves an opportunity to win games. "There is that difference between drawing games and the three points you'll get from a win. We need to make sure we win enough games." Republic of Ireland forward Anthony Pilkington faces two to three weeks out with a hamstring injury and will miss out for Norwich. Pilkington came off in the first half of last weekend's 0-0 draw with Southampton and was forced out of Republic duty.

Formation:442Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

Formation: 4411Manager: Chris Hughton

Norwich

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Craig Gardner
  • John O'Shea
  • Carlos Cuellar
  • Danny Rose
  • Adam Johnson
  • David Vaughan
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • Steven Fletcher
  • Danny Graham
  • SUBS
  • Keiren Westwood
  • Phil Bardsley
  • Alfred N'Diaye
  • Connor Wickham
  • Jack Colback
  • Titus Bramble
  • James McClean

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLLLDL
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • DDDWLD

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 02/12/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 3 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 01/02/2012
  • 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

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 11
  • S Sessegnon 5
  • A Johnson 4
  • J McClean 2
  • C Gardner 2
  • J O'Shea 1
  • CJ Cuellar 1
  • S Larsson 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 5
  • R Snodgrass 4
  • A Pilkington 4
  • R Martin 3
  • S Bassong 3
  • W Hoolahan 2
  • S Whittaker 1
  • M Turner 1
  • S Jackson 1
  • B Johnson 1
  • K Kamara 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 32
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 27
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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