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  • Date:06 May 2013
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:38,130
  • O'Shea (62)
  • Walters (8) Walters (8)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Shot by Steven Nzonzi from 25 yards. John O'Shea gets a block in. Adam Johnson goes off and Phil Bardsley comes on.

91mins

Peter Crouch goes off and Kenwyne Jones comes on.

89mins

Shot from just outside the box by David Vaughan misses to the right of the goal.

87mins

James McClean takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in. Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Jonathan Walters results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Adam Johnson.

87mins

Adam Johnson produces a cross, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line to the near post, Close range shot by Steven Nzonzi goes over the bar. (Sunderland) makes a substitution, with David Vaughan coming on for Sebastian Larsson.

84mins

Matthew Etherington takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Danny Graham.

84mins

The ball is sent over by Geoff Cameron, Sebastian Larsson manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Adam Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Shotton. Matthew Etherington comes on in place of Charlie Adam. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

82mins

The ball is swung over by Charlie Adam, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

81mins

Adam Johnson crosses the ball.

80mins

Danny Rose produces a drilled shot from just outside the box that bounces off the post.

79mins

Charlie Adam has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

78mins

The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam, John O'Shea gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, save by Simon Mignolet.

76mins

Geoff Cameron crosses the ball, Alfred N'Diaye makes a clearance.

75mins

Charlie Adam has an effort at goal. Save by Simon Mignolet.

75mins

Dean Whitehead takes a shot from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Simon Mignolet.

73mins

Dean Whitehead concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Johnson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Adam Johnson from right channel.

72mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Cameron Jerome. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.

70mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Adam, Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.

69mins

Steven Nzonzi challenges James McClean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Rose restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson, Goal scored by John O'Shea from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 1-1 Stoke.Assist by Sebastian Larsson.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by James McClean. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

61mins

The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson, Jonathan Walters manages to make a clearance.

61mins

Effort on goal by Steven Nzonzi from 20 yards. Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.

60mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sebastian Larsson, John O'Shea takes a shot. Dean Whitehead manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Cameron Jerome takes a shot. Blocked by John O'Shea.

58mins

A cross is delivered by Charlie Adam. The offside flag is raised against Peter Crouch. John O'Shea takes the free kick.

55mins

Shot by Adam Johnson from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Asmir Begovic.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Dean Whitehead results in a free kick. Adam Johnson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

47mins

Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line.

47mins

Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Steven Nzonzi gets a block in.

47mins

A cross is delivered by James McClean, clearance made by Ryan Shotton.

46mins

A cross is delivered by Charlie Adam, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Cameron Jerome misses to the right of the target.

46mins

Geoff Cameron comes on in place of Marc Wilson.

44mins

The referee blows for offside against Peter Crouch. Indirect free kick taken by John O'Shea.

44mins

Danny Rose produces a cross, Asmir Begovic makes a comfortable save.

43mins

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Colback. Unfair challenge on Alfred N'Diaye by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick. Steven Nzonzi booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Jack Colback.

41mins

Alfred N'Diaye takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Steven Nzonzi.

39mins

Sebastian Larsson challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Shawcross restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

The ball is sent over by Alfred N'Diaye, Asmir Begovic makes a comfortable save.

33mins

Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Craig Gardner results in a free kick. The referee sends off Craig Gardner for professional foul. Sebastian Larsson shown a yellow card. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

32mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cameron Jerome by Carlos Cuellar. Carlos Cuellar receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.

31mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Cameron Jerome results in a free kick. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Cameron Jerome crosses the ball, Carlos Cuellar manages to make a clearance.

29mins

Craig Gardner sends in a cross.

29mins

The ball is swung over by Craig Gardner, Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

28mins

Unfair challenge on James McClean by Charlie Adam results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.

27mins

Jonathan Walters challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Rose restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

James McClean has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

25mins

Charlie Adam crosses the ball, Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.

24mins

James McClean challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Adam from left wing, James McClean manages to make a clearance.

22mins

Adam Johnson has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

21mins

Corner taken by Dean Whitehead, save by Simon Mignolet.

18mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McClean by Charlie Adam. Adam Johnson crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Steven Nzonzi.

18mins

Craig Gardner fouled by Cameron Jerome, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Cuellar.

14mins

The ball is swung over by James McClean, comfortable save by Asmir Begovic.

12mins

Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson. Booking for Dean Whitehead for unsporting behaviour. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Craig Gardner.

11mins

James McClean takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Whitehead. Corner taken by Adam Johnson, Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

11mins

Robert Huth challenges James McClean unfairly and gives away a free kick. John O'Shea takes the free kick.

8mins

Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam, Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Clearance by Danny Graham. Jonathan Walters finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Sunderland 0-1 Stoke.Assist on the goal came from Charlie Adam.

5mins

The ball is crossed by Danny Graham, clearance by Robert Huth. Corner taken by Adam Johnson. Sebastian Larsson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

4mins

A cross is delivered by Charlie Adam, clearance made by Danny Rose.

4mins

A cross is delivered by Marc Wilson, clearance made by Carlos Cuellar.

2mins

Craig Gardner sends in a cross, Asmir Begovic makes a comfortable save.

1mins

Craig Gardner delivers the ball, clearance made by Robert Huth.

Match Preview

Larsson keen to make amends Sebastian Larsson will use the embarrassment of Sunderland's humiliation at Aston Villa to fuel his bid to help them escape relegation trouble. The 27-year-old Sweden international admitted he left the pitch at Villa Park last Monday evening suffering the same emotions as the travelling fans who witnessed the 6-1 horror show. However, he will channel all that into Monday night's home clash with Stoke as he and his team-mates attempt to secure the win manager Paolo Di Canio believed heading into the weekend would end their fears of being sucked back into the fight to avoid the drop. Asked how they ensured a black night in the midlands represented nothing more than a blip, Larsson said: "By making sure you feel that pain and how bad it feels. "As for the fans, we probably feel the same. It's that sickening feeling and embarrassing feeling. "It is embarrassing to lose 6-1, and we have got to use that. We have gone through the game very clearly and we have got to focus really hard and make sure we come out fighting. "It's got to hurt a lot after a performance like this - and it does, trust me - but we have also got to remember the positives, what we had done in the previous weeks and what we can do and how solid we were. "We looked very good and there's no reason why we can't get back to that. We have got to try to focus on our own performance. "Yes, you do know how many points, you look for other scores, but at the end of the day, we have got it in our own hands to get to where we want to get to and if we do that, we don't have to worry about the rest." The Black Cats go into the game sitting just two points above the drop zone in the wake of 18th-placed Wigan's 3-2 victory at West Brom on Saturday. Villa dragged themselves closer to safety with a 2-1 win at Norwich, while Newcastle collected a point from their 0-0 draw at West Ham to leave the Black Cats hovering anxiously above the bottom three. In the circumstances, Sunderland need to take something, and ideally all three points, against Stoke in the latest of a series of fixtures labelled as "cup finals" by Di Canio. Larsson said: "The gaffer said that when he came in. We had six or seven games and they are all cup finals until we get to where we have to. "Hopefully that will be on Monday night - but nothing is guaranteed, we have seen that. "We have put in some terrific displays - we beat Newcastle away, we beat a very strong Everton side at home, and then on the other side, we go and lose to Aston Villa 6-1. "If you don't turn up, you are going to struggle." Striker Stephane Sessegnon will miss out against Stoke after failing in his appeal against a three-match ban. Connor Wickham (calf) is expected to miss out once again, while leading scorer Steven Fletcher (ankle) and skipper Lee Cattermole (knee) were ruled out of the run-in several weeks ago. Stoke have concerns over defenders Marc Wilson (hamstring) and Andy Wilkinson (back) and midfielder Glenn Whelan (groin). Stoke will celebrate their 150th anniversary next weekend but it was the memories of two more recent days that were on Tony Pulis' mind as he looked forward to Monday's clash with Sunderland. The Potters are all but certain to be playing a sixth consecutive season of Premier League football after reaching 40 points with wins over QPR and Norwich. Ten years ago, not long after Pulis took over, Stoke staged a great escape when relegation to League One loomed, with Ade Akinbiyi securing victory on the final day of the season over Reading. Pulis had a difficult relationship with the club's Icelandic owners and was sacked in 2005 but returned a year later following a takeover by current chairman Peter Coates. And five years ago virtually to the day a goalless draw with Leicester was enough to earn Stoke promotion to the Premier League. Speaking at the club's impressive training ground, Pulis allowed himself a moment of reflection. He said: "Those were two monumental games for this football club. To drop out of the Championship into League One would have been an absolute disaster. "I don't think people realise how big and how important that game was. And obviously the Leicester game has taken us to where we are now. "I'm very proud. I've just been for a walk around the training ground to have a look at the Academy pitches and it's just lovely to be out there."

Formation:4411Manager: Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Jack Colback
  • Carlos Cuellar
  • John O'Shea
  • Danny Rose
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Craig Gardner
  • Alfred N'Diaye
  • James McClean
  • Adam Johnson
  • Danny Graham
  • SUBS
  • Keiren Westwood
  • Phil Bardsley
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • David Vaughan
  • Kader Mangane
  • Liam Marrs
  • Mikael Mandron

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Form Guide

    DLLWWL
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • DLLLWW

Last Meetings

  • Stoke
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 27/10/2012
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 04/02/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 4 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 18/09/2011
  • Stoke
  • 3 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 05/02/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 06/11/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 01/02/2010

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 11
  • S Sessegnon 7
  • A Johnson 5
  • J McClean 2
  • C Gardner 2
  • J O'Shea 1
  • DO Vaughan 1
  • CJ Cuellar 1
  • S Larsson 1
  • D Rose 1

Stoke

  • P Crouch 6
  • J Walters 4
  • M Kightly 3
  • C Adam 3
  • K Jones 3
  • C Jerome 3
  • M Owen 1
  • D Whitehead 1
  • R Huth 1
  • R Shawcross 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 39
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 31
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 12 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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