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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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94mins

The match has reached full-time.

94mins

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

94mins

Short corner worked by Andros Townsend.

93mins

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

92mins

Header at goal by Phil Bardsley goes over the bar.

92mins

Centre by Sebastian Larsson.

91mins

Emanuele Giaccherini delivers the ball.

90mins

Joe Paulo Paulinho makes a clearance.

90mins

The ball is delivered by Fabio Borini.

89mins

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

89mins

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball.

88mins

Free kick taken by Kyle Naughton.

87mins

Jozy Altidore receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

87mins

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

87mins

Clearance by Kyle Walker.

86mins

Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

86mins

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

84mins

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

82mins

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

82mins

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.

81mins

Free kick taken by Wes Brown.

81mins

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

79mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot and hits the post.

79mins

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

78mins

Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

77mins

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

77mins

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

76mins

Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Steven Fletcher is ruled offside.

74mins

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

73mins

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

73mins

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

71mins

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

71mins

Sebastian Larsson sends in a cross.

69mins

The ball is swung over by Ondrej Celustka.

67mins

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

67mins

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

66mins

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

65mins

Phil Bardsley takes the free kick.

64mins

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

64mins

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

60mins

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

59mins

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

57mins

Header by Jermain Defoe strikes the woodwork.

57mins

Clearance by Jack Colback.

56mins

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

55mins

Phil Bardsley sends in a cross.

53mins

Clearance made by Michael Dawson.

53mins

Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

52mins

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

51mins

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

48mins

Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

47mins

Clearance by Lewis Holtby.

47mins

Free kick crossed by Adam Johnson.

47mins

The referee starts the second half.

47mins

The referee calls an end to the first half.

47mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

Free kick taken by Hugo Lloris.

46mins

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

45mins

The ball is crossed by Sebastian Larsson.

45mins

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

43mins

Kyle Walker crosses the ball in from the free kick.

43mins

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

41mins

Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

40mins

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

40mins

Michael Dawson takes the free kick.

39mins

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

39mins

The ball is swung over by Kyle Walker.

38mins

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

37mins

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

37mins

Ondrej Celustka produces a cross.

36mins

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

35mins

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

34mins

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Bardsley.

33mins

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

33mins

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

32mins

Mousa Dembele restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

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

29mins

Jozy Altidore sends in a cross.

28mins

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

27mins

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

23mins

Corner taken by Kyle Walker.

22mins

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

20mins

Clearance made by Michael Dawson.

19mins

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

18mins

Shot by Lewis Holtby went wide right of the post.

16mins

Wes Brown makes a clearance.

15mins

The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.

13mins

Shot by Joe Paulo Paulinho cleared the net.

12mins

Clearance made by Michael Dawson.

10mins

The ball is swung over by Nacer Chadli.

9mins

John O'Shea takes the free kick.

8mins

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

7mins

Wes Brown manages to make a clearance.

7mins

A cross is delivered by Kyle Walker.

6mins

John O'Shea restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

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

6mins

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

5mins

Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

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

4mins

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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Match Report

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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