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  • Date:11 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:37,723
  • McClean (2) McClean (2)
    Fletcher (27) Sessegnon (90)
Goal!

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95mins

James McClean takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

95mins

Centre by Shaun Cummings, Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.

94mins

Goal scored by Stephane Sessegnon from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 3-0 Reading.The assist for the goal came from Carlos Cuellar.

93mins

Short corner taken by James McClean.

92mins

Jay Tabb concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Gardner. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Inswinging corner taken by Shaun Cummings, clearance by Titus Bramble.

91mins

The ball is swung over by Noel Hunt, clearance by Titus Bramble.

90mins

Foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Jay Tabb, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.

90mins

The ball is sent over by Shaun Cummings, clearance made by Jack Colback.

89mins

Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Cummings, clearance made by Steven Fletcher.

89mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Nicky Shorey. The ball is crossed by Jay Tabb, Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.

88mins

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Shorey from the right by-line played to the near post, Noel Hunt takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

88mins

Jobi McAnuff produces a cross, David Vaughan makes a clearance.

86mins

The ball is sent over by Nicky Shorey, Adam Le Fondre has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

85mins

Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Jobi McAnuff restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

James McClean delivers the ball, save by Adam Federici.

82mins

Effort from 20 yards by Craig Gardner. Adam Federici makes a save.

82mins

Nicky Shorey sends in a cross, clearance made by Titus Bramble.

81mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Craig Gardner. Direct free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.

79mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against James McClean. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

78mins

James McClean takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

77mins

The referee blows for offside against Stephane Sessegnon. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Shorey on Stephane Sessegnon. Titus Bramble is brought on as a substitute for Phil Bardsley. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, Noel Hunt makes a clearance. Titus Bramble takes a shot. Nicky Shorey manages to make a clearance.

72mins

The referee blows for offside against Steven Fletcher. Steven Fletcher is given a yellow card. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

72mins

Adam Le Fondre concedes a free kick for a foul on David Vaughan. Dominic Samuel is brought on as a substitute for Garath McCleary. Direct free kick taken by Jack Colback.

69mins

David Vaughan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Rose.

69mins

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Noel Hunt. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, save by Simon Mignolet.

66mins

Inswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, Mikele Leigertwood makes a clearance.

65mins

The ball is delivered by Danny Rose, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

64mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Garath McCleary. Carlos Cuellar takes the free kick.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Jack Colback. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Cuellar.

63mins

Danny Rose delivers the ball, clearance made by Garath McCleary.

60mins

A cross is delivered by Garath McCleary.

60mins

The ball is delivered by Jay Tabb, save made by Simon Mignolet.

59mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by Stephane Sessegnon. Free kick crossed by Nicky Shorey, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

56mins

The ball is delivered by Steven Fletcher.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey played to the near post, Adrian Mariappa produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53mins

Foul by Danny Rose on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Danny Rose goes into the book. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Nicky Shorey, save by Simon Mignolet.

52mins

Nicky Shorey takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Phil Bardsley manages to make a clearance.

52mins

The ball is swung over by Sebastian Larsson, Adam Federici makes a save.

51mins

The ball is swung over by James McClean.

49mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Noel Hunt goes over the bar.

48mins

Noel Hunt crosses the ball, Header by Jobi McAnuff from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

48mins

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Rose.

47mins

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Fletcher.

47mins

Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey from the right by-line, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Garath McCleary.

46mins

Phil Bardsley is brought on as a substitute for Adam Johnson.

44mins

The ball is delivered by Jack Colback, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

43mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line to the near post, Header from close in by Steven Fletcher misses to the right of the target.

39mins

Foul by Jobi McAnuff on Adam Johnson, free kick awarded. Craig Gardner takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Craig Gardner challenges Adam Le Fondre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, James McClean makes a clearance.

37mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, save made by Adam Federici.

37mins

James McClean takes a shot. Shaun Cummings gets a block in.

33mins

The ball is delivered by Garath McCleary, clearance made by John O'Shea. Jay Tabb takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

31mins

Jobi McAnuff produces a cross, clearance by Carlos Cuellar.

31mins

The ball is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by Carlos Cuellar.

28mins

Goal scored by Steven Fletcher from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sunderland 2-0 Reading.Danny Rose provided the assist for the goal.

28mins

A cross is delivered by Stephane Sessegnon, Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

26mins

Noel Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Gardner. Direct free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

23mins

James McClean sends in a cross.

22mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Stephane Sessegnon goes wide of the right-hand upright.

22mins

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Pearce.

22mins

Noel Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Cuellar. Carlos Cuellar takes the free kick.

21mins

Steven Fletcher is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Nicky Shorey.

20mins

Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball.

19mins

A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, clearance made by John O'Shea.

18mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on Noel Hunt. Jobi McAnuff crosses the ball in from the free kick, Carlos Cuellar makes a clearance.

16mins

Steven Fletcher is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

16mins

Drilled left-footed shot by Adam Le Fondre. Blocked by John O'Shea.

15mins

The ball is delivered by Nicky Shorey, clearance made by Craig Gardner.

13mins

Foul by Adrian Mariappa on Steven Fletcher, free kick awarded. Adrian Mariappa goes into the referee's book. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Adam Johnson.

12mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Noel Hunt. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

12mins

Left-footed shot by Adam Johnson.

11mins

Unfair challenge on Craig Gardner by Jobi McAnuff results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Gardner.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Rose on Garath McCleary. Nicky Shorey produces a cross, Alex Pearce has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.

7mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Adam Johnson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

7mins

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

6mins

Sebastian Larsson takes the inswinging corner, Noel Hunt makes a clearance.

5mins

Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

4mins

Nicky Shorey takes a shot. Blocked by John O'Shea. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by John O'Shea.

3mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, save made by Adam Federici. Goal scored by James McClean from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sunderland 1-0 Reading.Assist on the goal came from Adam Johnson.

2mins

The referee gives a free kick against Adam Le Fondre for handball. Carlos Cuellar takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

O'Neill: I'm the only man for Sunderland A defiant Martin O'Neill has insisted ahead of the crunch clash with Reading that he is not just the best man for the Sunderland job, but the only one. The 60-year-old arrived on Wearside to overwhelming popular acclaim 12 months ago, sparking a revival which hauled the Black Cats away from the Barclays Premier League relegation zone and to safety long before even he had expected to accomplish the first phase of his mission. A year on, O'Neill's men find themselves in the bottom three as a result of claiming only two victories in their last 23 league games, and he heads into Tuesday night's re-arranged clash against fellow strugglers the Royals with former England and Newcastle skipper Alan Shearer having used his newspaper column to suggest anything but three points could prove fatal for the Ulsterman. However, the former Aston Villa manager continues to enjoy the support of owner and chairman Ellis Short and remains confident he can turn things around at the Stadium of Light. O'Neill said: "So what do you do then? So you go and put someone else in charge, he gets a group of 12, 13 games and can't win any matches? It's the same thing. "I don't want to sound wildly boastful, but not only am I the best man for the job, I am actually the only man for the job. "We will steer it through, we will get calmer waters ahead - it might take us a few months to do that - and then we will see. "If we are continuing for the next couple of years to be in this position, then I will certainly question it then." O'Neill is likely to be without striker Steven Fletcher once again. The Scotland international missed Saturday's 3-1 defeat by Chelsea with an ankle problem and, although he is making progress, the game is expected to come too soon for him. Defender John O'Shea managed to play the full 90 minutes at the weekend on his return from a calf problem and did not suffer a reaction, but skipper Lee Cattermole (knee ligaments) is out for up to two months. Reading manager Brian McDermott expects a more complete performance from his side as they look to end a run of four successive defeats at fellow strugglers Sunderland. Since securing their solitary Premier League win against Everton in mid-November, the Royals have failed to pick up a point. Defeats to Wigan, Aston Villa and Manchester United were compounded on Saturday by a 1-0 defeat at Southampton, leaving them 19th in the standings and six points adrift of safety. Last season's npower Championship winners will attempt to end that run against the side directly above them, although McDermott knows his side will need to put in an improved display in the north east. "You look at the four defeats and we definitely should have got something from the games that we've played," the Reading boss said ahead of the rearranged match. "The Manchester United game last week we played really, really well but weren't solid enough. I thought our shape was much, much better against Southampton, but with the ball we weren't as good as we needed to be. "We need to combine it all. Everything needs to come together. We're looking at the next game. That's the only thing that matters." McDermott cut a particularly disappointed figure after the defeat at Southampton, where Jason Puncheon's second-half strike proved the difference. Reading never really looked much like levelling things up at St Mary's after falling behind - something that frustrated McDermott. "What happened at Southampton has gone," he said. "There is nothing we can do about that. "We're disappointed about that. It is very unusual from us that we went one goal behind and didn't respond the way we normally would do. "The last three years I have always had great responses from the players and I didn't get that against Southampton so that was disappointing. "I think the first goal was really important, for obvious reasons. We hit the post in the first half and if we could have got that then the game is different."

Formation:4411Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

Formation: 4411Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWLDLL
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Reading
  • DWLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 2 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 22/12/2007
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 15/09/2007

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 6
  • A Johnson 2
  • C Gardner 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • CJ Cuellar 1

Reading

  • H Robson-Kanu 3
  • P Pogrebnyak 2
  • N Hunt 2
  • A Le Fondre 2
  • S Morrison 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • K Gorkss 1
  • JB Kebe 1
  • D Guthrie 1
  • G McCleary 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 19
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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