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  • Date:15 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:16,777
  • Gardner (48)
Goal!

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The final whistle is blown by the referee.

93:10 +3.10

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Nathaniel Clyne results in a free kick.

91:53 +1.53

Luke Shaw delivers the ball.

90:18 +0.18

Clearance made by Steven Davis.

90:12 +0.12

Emanuele Giaccherini takes a short corner.

89:28

Connor Wickham takes a shot. Blocked by Victor Wanyama.

88:10

Fabio Borini takes a shot.

86:46

Luke Shaw takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

85:54

Jos Hooiveld takes a shot. Oscar Ustari blocks the ball.

85:05

Connor Wickham takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

84:29

Clearance made by Sebastian Larsson.

83:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Victor Wanyama.

82:29

John O'Shea makes a clearance.

82:07

Jack Colback on for Craig Gardner.

81:39

(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Sam McQueen coming on for Adam Lallana.

81:01

Shot by Rickie Lambert went over the net.

80:59

The ball is sent over by Nathaniel Clyne.

80:30

Nathaniel Clyne takes the free kick.

79:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Maya Yoshida on Connor Wickham.

78:59

Shot by Adam Lallana went wide of the right-hand post.

78:57

The ball is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne.

76:44

Andrea Dossena leaves the field to be replaced by Marcos Alonso.

75:29

Luke Shaw delivers the ball.

74:54

Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Kelvin Davis safely holds on.

73:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Sebastian Larsson.

73:03

Connor Wickham has an effort at goal.

71:46

A cross is delivered by Luke Shaw.

70:38

Shot by Fabio Borini missed to the left of the net.

68:17

Connor Wickham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ignacio Scocco.

66:01

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

65:32

Jay Rodriguez makes a clearance.

63:53

Nathaniel Clyne concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabio Borini.

62:55

Clearance made by Jos Hooiveld.

62:54

Santiago Vergini restarts play with the free kick.

61:49

Morgan Schneiderlin on for James Ward-Prowse.

61:33

Jay Rodriguez replaces Guly Do Prado.

61:00

Luke Shaw has an effort at goal. Blocked by Santiago Vergini.

56:53

Victor Wanyama fouled by Sebastian Larsson, the ref awards a free kick.

56:17

Foul by Guly Do Prado on Ondrej Celustka, free kick awarded.

52:51

Maya Yoshida takes the free kick.

52:41

Craig Gardner is ruled offside.

50:57

Clearance made by John O'Shea.

50:51

James Ward-Prowse takes a short corner.

48:59

Craig Gardner scores a right footed goal. Sunderland 1-0 Southampton.

48:55

Jos Hooiveld makes a clearance.

47:25

Nathaniel Clyne takes the free kick.

46:23

Maya Yoshida takes the free kick.

The second half begins.

The half-time whistle blows.

45:59 +0.59

Free kick taken by Andrea Dossena.

45:58

Fabio Borini is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

45:47 +0.47

Maya Yoshida challenges Ignacio Scocco unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:34 +0.34

Clearance by John O'Shea.

45:33 +0.33

A cross is delivered by James Ward-Prowse.

44:30

Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

43:29

Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick.

42:15

The referee cautions Steven Davis for unsporting behaviour.

41:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Victor Wanyama.

40:14

Clearance made by Ondrej Celustka.

39:35

Handball by Sebastian Larsson.

38:03

Clearance by Santiago Vergini.

37:58

Corner taken by James Ward-Prowse from the left by-line.

36:30

Luke Shaw manages to make a clearance.

35:52

Craig Gardner takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Victor Wanyama gets a block in.

35:51

Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick.

35:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Shaw on Ignacio Scocco.

33:11

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

32:38

James Ward-Prowse concedes a free kick for a foul on Emanuele Giaccherini.

31:40

Nathaniel Clyne produces a cross.

31:35

Short corner taken by James Ward-Prowse from the right by-line.

30:24

Maya Yoshida makes a clearance.

30:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Guly Do Prado.

29:08

Unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Adam Lallana results in a free kick.

29:00

Free kick taken by Oscar Ustari.

27:54

The ball is delivered by Luke Shaw.

26:39

The ball is swung over by Rickie Lambert.

24:45

Booking for Maya Yoshida for unsporting behaviour.

24:34

Unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Maya Yoshida results in a free kick.

21:32

Clearance by Maya Yoshida.

19:35

A cross is delivered by Ondrej Celustka.

16:34

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Gardner.

13:39

The assistant referee flags for offside against Fabio Borini.

10:24

James Ward-Prowse takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Oscar Ustari blocks the ball.

8:42

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

4:43

Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

4:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emanuele Giaccherini by James Ward-Prowse.

2:40

Luke Shaw manages to make a clearance.

1:04

Clearance by Nathaniel Clyne.

0:42

Steven Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Ignacio Scocco.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Poyet feeling the strain Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has admitted a replay is the last thing he wants from Saturday's FA Cup fifth round clash with Southampton. The Black Cats' progression in both domestic cup competitions - they will face Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley next month - and the postponement of their Barclays Premier League trip to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night means they face a potential scheduling nightmare as they attempt to preserve their top-flight status. Their home league clash with West Brom and the re-arranged trip to City are still outstanding, and the trip to Liverpool on March 10 would go if either side drew this weekend. That has left Poyet unable to plan with any certainty for the next few weeks, and that is a source of intense frustration. The 46-year-old said: "At the moment, it's all in the air, we don't know. And it depends on so many as well, it doesn't [only] depend on us. "The situation tomorrow is: if we win, we need to postpone Liverpool; if we lose and Liverpool win, we need to postpone Liverpool; if we both lose, then we play that day; if we draw, we don't know when we are going to play the replay and we don't know if we have to postpone Liverpool until we play the replay. "I'm sorry, it's not normal. It's impossible. We are talking about the next three weeks, we are not talking about three months' time, so it's not normal. "I don't even want to think about if Manchester City and Chelsea draw on Saturday, when they are going to play the replay. "Maybe they [City] will play on Saturday before playing on Sunday in the final. I don't know. "For me, it's embarrassing, not to know today when we have to play a replay if we have to play it. It's embarrassing." Poyet will send out a different team against the Saints than the one he would have if the game at the Etihad had gone ahead, and he is expecting opposite number Mauricio Pochettino to field a much stronger side than he did when the Black Cats won 2-1 at the Stadium of Light in the Capital One Cup fourth round in November. However, the Uruguayan, who will hand a debut to January signing Ignacio Scocco, admits a draw would be the worst possible result. He said: "Is it worse than losing? Yes. I don't know if it makes sense, but yes. You tell me when we would play and then I'll tell you why it's worse." Defender Wes Brown will belatedly start his suspension, while there will be a chance for midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini, but defender Carlos Cuellar (hip) will be given another week and frontman Steven Fletcher (Achilles) and goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (shoulder) remain on the sidelines. Southampton have no fresh injury concerns and assistant manager Jesus Perez suggests there will not be wholesale changes at the Stadium of Light. Steven Davis does not have many fond memories of the FA Cup and is "desperate" to put that right with Southampton this season. The Northern Ireland captain has certainly not gone wanting in terms of success during his career, winning three Scottish league titles and reaching the UEFA Cup final during his time at Rangers. Davis also won the Scottish Cup twice and Scottish League Cup three times at Ibrox - success he has got nowhere near to reaching the other side of the border in the FA Cup. The 29-year-old midfielder has never progressed past the last-16 juncture during spells at Aston Villa, Fulham and Southampton, but has the opportunity to do just that when the Saints travel to Sunderland this weekend. "I haven't had too many memorable memories about the competition, but I am desperate to change that this year," Davis, an FA Youth Cup winner with Villa, said. "Obviously I won a few cup competitions in Scotland and it is great to have success. There is no better feeling than lifting a trophy. "You need quality in the team, which we have, a bit of luck on the day and go out and perform. "That is what it ultimately comes down to and this season we've shown a good level of consistency overall, but cup competitions bring up their own different opportunities to go out and do things. "It is a good game to look forward to and one we're hoping to get through."

Formation:433Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Sunderland

Formation: 4231Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Southampton

  • Oscar Ustari
  • Ondrej Celustka
  • Santiago Vergini
  • John O'Shea
  • Andrea Dossena
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Craig Gardner
  • Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Ignacio Scocco
  • Fabio Borini
  • SUBS
  • Sung-Yeung Ki
  • Connor Wickham
  • Jack Colback
  • Vito Mannone
  • Marcos Alonso
  • Valentin Roberge
  • Charis Mavrias

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