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  • Date:07 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:39,335
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94:38 +4.38

Jermain Defoe is caught offside. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.

94:11 +4.11

Luka Modric produces a cross, clearance made by Michael Turner.

93:40 +3.40

Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the left by-line, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.

92:49 +2.49

David Vaughan concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Lennon. David Vaughan goes into the book. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luka Modric, Matthew Kilgallon makes a clearance.

88:06

Benoit Assou-Ekotto gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Benoit Assou-Ekotto receives a yellow card. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, William Gallas makes a clearance.

87:01

Sebastian Larsson is shown a yellow card.

84:33

Sebastian Larsson takes a inswinging corner.

83:26

Kyle Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McClean. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from own half, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

82:27

Jermain Defoe comes on in place of Rafael Van der Vaart.

79:34

Kieran Richardson comes on in place of Phillip Bardsley.

79:06

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.

78:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Luka Modric. Free kick crossed left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart.

77:33

Centre by Stephane Sessegnon, Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

76:57

Louis Saha replaces Emmanuel Adebayor.

75:50

Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.

75:27

David Vaughan is brought on as a substitute for Lee Cattermole.

75:09

James McClean sends in a cross, Kyle Walker gets a block in.

74:59

Phillip Bardsley crosses the ball, Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.

74:19

The ball is sent over by Phillip Bardsley, William Gallas manages to make a clearance.

72:51

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.

70:11

Phillip Bardsley produces a cross.

69:20

Kyle Walker delivers the ball, save by Simon Mignolet.

65:41

Luka Modric takes a shot. Lee Cattermole gets a block in.

65:35

Aaron Lennon crosses the ball, Craig Gardner manages to make a clearance.

65:07

Foul by Nicklas Bendtner on Kyle Walker, free kick awarded. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.

64:11

Aaron Lennon is brought on as a substitute for Raniere Sandro.

63:11

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Matthew Kilgallon gets a block in.

61:08

Unfair challenge on Matthew Kilgallon by Raniere Sandro results in a free kick. Raniere Sandro receives a caution. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

60:47

Phillip Bardsley takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

59:31

Inswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.

59:22

The ball is swung over by Sebastian Larsson, clearance made by Kyle Walker.

58:51

The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gareth Bale goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

58:38

A cross is delivered by Kyle Walker, Michael Turner makes a clearance.

56:36

Emmanuel Adebayor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

54:34

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

52:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner by William Gallas. Phillip Bardsley takes the free kick.

51:41

Raniere Sandro takes a shot. Craig Gardner gets a block in.

51:34

Centre by Luka Modric, clearance made by Matthew Kilgallon.

49:56

Corner from right by-line taken by James McClean.

46:11

Unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Sebastian Larsson results in a free kick. Luka Modric takes the free kick.

45:56 +0.56

The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.

45:51 +0.51

Benoit Assou-Ekotto crosses the ball, blocked by Rafael Van der Vaart.

45:43

James McClean crosses the ball, Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. William Gallas gets a block in.

45:02 +0.02

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Cattermole.

43:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicklas Bendtner. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

43:10

Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Matthew Kilgallon gets a block in.

42:41

A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Michael Turner makes a clearance.

40:50

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson played to the near post, Nicklas Bendtner has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

39:45

Stephane Sessegnon fouled by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Sebastian Larsson, Michael Turner takes a shot. Emmanuel Adebayor gets a block in.

39:08

James McClean produces a cross.

38:29

Craig Gardner concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmanuel Adebayor. Emmanuel Adebayor restarts play with the free kick.

37:18

Stephane Sessegnon fouled by Scott Parker, the ref awards a free kick. Stephane Sessegnon takes the free kick.

36:34

Raniere Sandro sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Turner.

35:53

Foul by Craig Gardner on Luka Modric, free kick awarded. Luka Modric crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Nicklas Bendtner.

35:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro by Jack Colback. Rafael Van der Vaart restarts play with the free kick.

33:43

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, Craig Gardner takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

33:09

Matthew Kilgallon takes a shot. Nicklas Bendtner gets a block in. Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Scott Parker gets a block in.

32:40

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James McClean from the right by-line, Kyle Walker makes a clearance.

32:20

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the right by-line, clearance made by Emmanuel Adebayor.

32:16

Nicklas Bendtner delivers the ball, clearance made by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

31:25

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, Phillip Bardsley makes a clearance.

30:20

Lee Cattermole challenges Raniere Sandro unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from right channel, Craig Gardner makes a clearance.

29:01

Foul by Raniere Sandro on Stephane Sessegnon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jack Colback.

28:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cattermole on Gareth Bale. Direct free kick taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

27:09

Emmanuel Adebayor is penalised for a handball. Matthew Kilgallon restarts play with the free kick.

26:10

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart from the right by-line, save by Simon Mignolet.

25:44

Scott Parker takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in.

24:56

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sebastian Larsson, Kyle Walker manages to make a clearance.

24:42

Inswinging corner taken by James McClean from the right by-line, clearance by Raniere Sandro.

23:37

James McClean fouled by Kyle Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Sebastian Larsson, Craig Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Raniere Sandro.

22:32

Foul by Younes Kaboul on Nicklas Bendtner, free kick awarded. Matthew Kilgallon restarts play with the free kick.

22:11

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.

21:06

Nicklas Bendtner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball in from the free kick, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.

20:35

Kyle Walker delivers the ball.

19:01

A cross is delivered by Phillip Bardsley, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Stephane Sessegnon goes wide right of the target.

18:44

Centre by Craig Gardner, William Gallas makes a clearance.

17:27

Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

17:20

Raniere Sandro sends in a cross, Craig Gardner gets a block in.

15:20

Inswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, save made by Brad Friedel.

15:13

James McClean takes a shot. Blocked by William Gallas.

13:09

Effort from just outside the area by Benoit Assou-Ekotto goes over the bar.

12:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McClean on Kyle Walker. A cross is delivered by Rafael Van der Vaart, Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Phillip Bardsley gets a block in.

11:11

The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, Phillip Bardsley gets a block in.

10:14

Effort from 18 yards by Luka Modric. Save by Simon Mignolet.

7:54

Phillip Bardsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

7:37

The ball is crossed by James McClean.

6:57

Craig Gardner has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

3:47

Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.

0:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Rafael Van der Vaart. Free kick taken by Jack Colback.

Match Preview

Sunderland buzzing ahead of Spurs clash Last week`s draw with Manchester City has left Sunderland full of confidence ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash with Tottenham, according to manager Martin O`Neill. The Black Cats were unable to prevent a late fightback from Roberto Mancini's side at the Etihad as they scored two late goals to salvage a 3-3 draw and keep their title bid alive. Sunderland were later charged by the Football Association with failing to control their players during the game following an incident when refereed Phil Dowd awarded a penalty in the 43rd minute. O'Neill was remaining tight-lipped about the charge, although he did admit the club would be "sending a response very shortly". However, he admitted his side's belief is sky high in the wake of the match and, believes their performances are much improved from when they met Tottenham in his second game in charge in December. "Particularly after the performance against Manchester City, we've got to approach this game full of confidence," O'Neill said. "I think we're a better side now. Certainly we've got a bit more confidence about ourselves. "Tottenham have been excellent all season. People talk about a bit of a blip or something like that but they certainly recovered against Swansea (when they won 3-1). "I don't remember them going through a bad period in terms of performances but like everything else, sometimes you need the results to go along with it. "It's been a great season from their viewpoint but for ourselves, it's a matter of trying to continue where we left off from Manchester City." Sunderland will be without defender John O'Shea for the game as he continues to recover from a calf injury, while midfielder Lee Cattermole will face a late injury test due to a knee problem. Wayne Bridge is set to make a return after he missed out last weekend due to the terms of his loan agreement with parent club Manchester City. Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp does not know whether he will be allowed to keep Emmanuel Adebayor at Tottenham beyond the end of the season. When Adebayor arrived at White Hart Lane on loan from Manchester City last summer, there were serious doubts about his temperament, but he has defied the critics to become a key player for Spurs. The Togo striker has scored 14 goals and his physical presence up front has allowed the likes of Rafael van der Vaart, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to prosper in midfield. The 28-year-old wants to stay at Tottenham, but his reported wage packet of #170,000 a week will prove to be a big stumbling block in any negotiations. Redknapp would love to keep the former Arsenal striker, but is unsure whether a deal can be agreed. The Tottenham manager said: "He scored two goals last week against Swansea and he has been excellent, but whether it's possible to do a deal, I wouldn't be sure. "Manu is on loan at the moment and that's where we're at. "The chairman will deal with (any negotiations) at the end of this season. I wouldn't have a clue whether (a permanent transfer) is a possibility or not." On Sunderland, O'Neill added: "Martin has come in, and as Martin always does he has got them up and going straight away and has done a great job there," Redknapp said. "They are a difficult team to play against. "He is full of enthusiasm still and it's good to see him back in management again. He is a great character and a top manager. "They had a great result drawing at Manchester City last weekend and it will be a difficult game but we have to keep going." Ledley King (knee) will have a test to see if he is fit enough to play while Aaron Lennon (hamstring) may make his first start in a month after coming off the bench against the Swans.

Formation:442Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

Formation: 451Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Phillip Bardsley
  • Michael Turner
  • Matthew Kilgallon
  • Jack Colback
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Craig Gardner
  • Lee Cattermole
  • James McClean
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • Nicklas Bendtner
  • SUBS
  • Keiren Westwood
  • Wayne Bridge
  • Kieran Richardson
  • David Vaughan
  • Dong-Won Ji
  • David Meyler
  • Sotirios Kyrgiakos

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Form Guide

    LDWLWD
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Tottenham
  • LLLDDW

Last Meetings

  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 18/12/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 12/02/2011
  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 09/11/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 3 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 03/04/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 07/11/2009
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 07/03/2009

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • S Sessegnon 7
  • S Larsson 7
  • N Bendtner 6
  • J McClean 4
  • C Gardner 3
  • DO Vaughan 2
  • K Richardson 2
  • D Ji 2
  • W Brown 1
  • T Bramble 1
  • F Campbell 1
  • J Colback 1
  • C Wickham 1
  • A Elmohamady 1

Tottenham

  • E Adebayor 11
  • J Defoe 9
  • G Bale 9
  • R Van der Vaart 8
  • L Saha 3
  • A Lennon 3
  • L Modric 3
  • B Assou-Ekotto 2
  • N Kranjcar 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • K Walker 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 42
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham

    • Total goals 93
    • Goals per game 56
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 13 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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