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  • Date:07 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:37,963
  • Johnson (36) Johnson (36)
Goal!

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The match has reached full-time.

93:54 +3.54

Unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Lee Cattermole results in a free kick.

93:24 +3.24

Short corner worked by Andros Townsend.

92:59 +2.59

Shot by Andros Townsend. Vito Mannone parries the ball away.

91:35 +1.35

Header at goal by Phil Bardsley goes over the bar.

91:23 +1.23

Centre by Sebastian Larsson.

90:17 +0.17

Emanuele Giaccherini delivers the ball.

89:55

Joe Paulo Paulinho makes a clearance.

89:35

The ball is delivered by Fabio Borini.

88:36

Unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Sung-Yeung Ki results in a free kick.

88:01

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball.

87:21

Free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.

86:51

Jozy Altidore receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

86:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Jozy Altidore.

86:21

Clearance by Kyle Walker.

85:54

Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

85:34

Etienne Capoue gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emanuele Giaccherini.

83:40

(Spurs) makes a substitution, with Gylfi Sigurdsson coming on for Nacer Chadli.

81:25

Fabio Borini takes a shot. Hugo Lloris blocks the ball.

81:07

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.

80:14

Free kick taken by Wes Brown.

80:04

Unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Raniere Sandro results in a free kick.

78:45

Jermain Defoe takes a shot and hits the post.

78:18

Lewis Holtby leaves the field to be replaced by Andros Townsend.

77:19

Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

76:44

(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Emanuele Giaccherini coming on for Ondrej Celustka.

76:08

Aaron Lennon fouled by Phil Bardsley, the ref awards a free kick.

75:06

Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

74:34

Steven Fletcher is ruled offside.

73:53

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

73:00

Lewis Holtby takes a shot. Vito Mannone blocks the ball.

72:33

Mousa Dembele leaves the field to be replaced by Raniere Sandro.

70:07

Header by Steven Fletcher goes to the left of the goal.

70:06

Sebastian Larsson sends in a cross.

68:43

The ball is swung over by Ondrej Celustka.

66:35

Fabio Borini joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jack Colback.

66:10

Adam Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Cattermole.

65:38

Jermain Defoe takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

64:05

Phil Bardsley takes the free kick.

63:56

Lewis Holtby concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback.

63:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Phil Bardsley.

59:09

Aaron Lennon takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by John O'Shea.

58:11

Nacer Chadli takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Vito Mannone back into danger.

56:27

Header by Jermain Defoe strikes the woodwork.

56:22

Clearance by Jack Colback.

55:23

Lewis Holtby takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wes Brown gets a block in.

54:34

Phil Bardsley sends in a cross.

52:30

Clearance made by Michael Dawson.

52:27

Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

51:54

Unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Kyle Walker results in a free kick.

50:23

Joe Paulo Paulinho concedes a free kick for a foul on Sung-Yeung Ki.

47:44

Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

46:31

Clearance by Lewis Holtby.

46:29

Free kick crossed by Adam Johnson.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

46:03 +1.03

Joe Paulo Paulinho has an effort at goal. Blocked by Wes Brown.

45:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Dawson on Jack Colback.

45:34 +0.34

Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.

45:02 +0.02

Adam Johnson challenges Kyle Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick.

44:48

The ball is crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

44:43

Ondrej Celustka takes a shot. Hugo Lloris parries the ball but the danger is not over.

42:39

Kyle Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick.

42:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Jack Colback.

40:20

Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

39:56

Unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Michael Dawson results in a free kick.

39:22

Michael Dawson takes the free kick.

38:29

Foul by Ondrej Celustka on Kyle Naughton, free kick awarded.

38:12

The ball is swung over by Kyle Walker.

37:55

Mousa Dembele fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick.

36:43

Adam Johnson scores with their right foot. Sunderland 1-0 Spurs.

36:39

Ondrej Celustka produces a cross.

35:50

Lewis Holtby takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Phil Bardsley.

34:34

Etienne Capoue fouled by Jozy Altidore, the ref awards a free kick.

33:28

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Bardsley.

32:42

Nacer Chadli heads at goal. Vito Mannone safely holds on.

32:39

Corner taken by Lewis Holtby from the right by-line.

31:11

Mousa Dembele restarts play with the free kick.

31:08

Sung-Yeung Ki gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nacer Chadli.

28:31

Jozy Altidore sends in a cross.

27:47

Phil Bardsley takes a shot. Aaron Lennon gets a block in.

26:05

Jermain Defoe takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

22:08

Corner taken by Kyle Walker.

21:22

Joe Paulo Paulinho takes a shot. Wes Brown gets a block in.

19:21

Clearance made by Michael Dawson.

18:07

Unfair challenge on Joe Paulo Paulinho by Jozy Altidore results in a free kick.

17:12

Shot by Lewis Holtby went wide right of the post.

16:00

Wes Brown makes a clearance.

14:49

The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.

12:15

Shot by Joe Paulo Paulinho cleared the net.

11:50

Clearance made by Michael Dawson.

9:30

The ball is swung over by Nacer Chadli.

8:14

John O'Shea takes the free kick.

7:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nacer Chadli on Sung-Yeung Ki.

6:25

Wes Brown manages to make a clearance.

6:23

A cross is delivered by Kyle Walker.

5:45

John O'Shea restarts play with the free kick.

5:42

Mousa Dembele challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick.

5:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nacer Chadli by Ondrej Celustka.

4:57

Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

4:32

Jack Colback gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker.

3:05

Clearance made by Kyle Walker.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Poyet: We need to take risks Gus Poyet is ready to gamble in a bid to drag Sunderland out of relegation trouble. The 46-year-old Uruguayan has enjoyed a measure of success since replacing Paolo Di Canio at the helm in September, and has increased the club's meagre points total from one to eight during the ensuing weeks. Performance levels have increased significantly too and the Black Cats emerged from Wednesday night's 4-3 defeat by title-chasing Chelsea with their heads held high. However, they did so empty-handed and will embark upon Saturday evening's home clash with Tottenham still sitting at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table and eight points adrift of safety. That is a situation Poyet knows has to change sooner rather than later if they are to maintain their top-flight status. He said: "Unfortunately, we still don't have enough points, we still look at the table and it's not great. We need to win football games. "That balance is slightly going one way. We need to start maybe taking a few more risks because we don't have enough points. "We are in a situation where it is difficult to catch the teams in front of us because we cannot put two wins together. Every time we make a step forward, the second step is flat or backwards and we cannot really get there. "The league is like that - everybody beats everybody, every game is difficult. All the teams are going to win football games and we haven't won enough." Despite their plight, Poyet has seen enough both on the training pitch and in games to believe his squad is equipped to mount a fightback. He said as much after the Chelsea game and had his view endorsed by opposite number Jose Mourinho after the final whistle. Asked what the Portuguese had said in the wake of the seven-goal thriller, Poyet revealed: "In different language, he said more or less the same: 'If you play like that, you won't go down'. "It's good that the players can see that as well because it is a compliment to the players. "For me, if we play seven or eight games like the other day and against Aston Villa and we don't win one, there is something that's incredible against this football club. "But it doesn't happen. If we perform like that for seven or eight games, you are going to win three or four, so that's what I am looking for. "I am looking forward to seeing if we can maintain that and find that balance. "We defended very, very well against Villa; we didn't score from two yards. We scored three against Chelsea and you should win, and we conceded four and we defended really badly. "Football is a complete game: you need to defend well and score your chances, and then you become a consistent team." Striker Jozy Altidore is likely to retain his place as Poyet's lone striker for the clash with another of the manager's former clubs after getting the nod over Scotland international Steven Fletcher in midweek. The United States frontman rewarded Poyet's faith in him with the opening goal, his first for the club in the league. The manager said: "I am sure that a few of them (the fans) were not happy with me before the game, and then they say, 'Maybe he was right'. "For decision to go right, you need the player. I can make 100 decisions, but it's up to the player then to make that decision right. "He needed to play, it was the time I needed to make a decision. He didn't play in the previous two or three and I thought it was the right game for him. I am happy that I was right." Lewis Holtby hopes to recreate his cringeworthy goal celebration double act with Kyle Walker at Sunderland. The Germany midfielder lashed in his first Barclays Premier League goal for Tottenham in Wednesday's 2-1 victory at Fulham. Spurs claimed their first league win in five games at Craven Cottage to ease the pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas. Close friends Holtby and Walker stuck to a light-hearted celebration pledge in the wake of the winning goal at Fulham. The duo ended up bundled onto the ground, with Holtby admitting he would be "ashamed" to watch it back on television. But not even that embarrassment would be enough to stop him and Walker reprising their unusual goal toast should either find the net on Wearside. Holtby said: "He is a very good friend and we said to each other that whenever we score and we are both on the pitch we will do a celebration. "So we got together, did our little handshake and did a rolling around the floor type of thing. "It looked weird but we had a great laugh. It was a fantastic thing to do with him." Holtby added: "Hopefully (we will do it) at Sunderland again. "He is such a funny guy. If I see it on television, I will be ashamed of myself but I am always up for good fun." Holtby may like to play the joker, but he is deadly serious about Tottenham's need for league points ahead of Christmas. Manager Villas-Boas has been forced to defend his Spurs record this term after bringing in a host of new faces to offset the summer loss of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. The new recruits are yet to hit their personal and collective stride at White Hart Lane, and Holtby believes Spurs must seize on that Fulham victory to make December their season turning point. He said: "The fixtures we have are very important now and there is a possibility of getting a lot of points. "There are games every three days in December so we have to be up for it every time." Jan Vertonghen suffered an ankle injury at Fulham and Villas-Boas has admitted the defender is a doubt for Saturday. Mousa Dembele's ongoing hip complaint ruled him out of the Fulham clash at the last minute, but after resting he could come back into contention at the Stadium of Light. Full-back Danny Rose has made a tentative return to training, but is not yet ready for a playing comeback.

Formation:442Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Sunderland

Formation: 4231Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs

  • Vito Mannone
  • Ondrej Celustka
  • John O'Shea
  • Wes Brown
  • Phil Bardsley
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Sung-Yeung Ki
  • Jack Colback
  • Adam Johnson
  • Jozy Altidore
  • Steven Fletcher
  • SUBS
  • Andrea Dossena
  • Craig Gardner
  • Jordan Pickford
  • Modibo Diakite
  • Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Fabio Borini
  • Lee Cattermole

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Form Guide

    WLWLDL
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Spurs
  • WDLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Spurs
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 19/05/2013
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 2
  • Spurs
  • 29/12/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Spurs
  • 07/04/2012
  • Spurs
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 18/12/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 2
  • Spurs
  • 12/02/2011
  • Spurs
  • 1 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 09/11/2010

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • P Bardsley 2
  • S Fletcher 2
  • E Giaccherini 2
  • J O'Shea 1
  • C Gardner 1
  • J Altidore 1
  • F Borini 1

Spurs

  • GT Sigurdsson 3
  • RR Soldado 1
  • JB Paulinho 1
  • A Townsend 1
  • K Walker 1
  • L Holtby 1
  • RG Sandro 1
  • V Chiriches 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 39
    • Goals per game 11
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Spurs

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

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