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  • Date:13 Sep 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:40,799
  • Johnson (3)
    Harry Kane - og (81)
  • Chadli (1) Eriksen (47)
Goal!

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The match has reached full-time.

89:44

Connor Wickham is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

89:10

Aaron Lennon replaces Christian Eriksen.

87:09

Santiago Vergini is given a yellow card.

84:30

Caution for Patrick Van Aanholt.

83:27

Clearance by Emanuele Giaccherini.

83:17

Etienne Capoue restarts play with the free kick.

82:53

Etienne Capoue fouled by Lee Cattermole, the ref awards a free kick.

81:49

Harry Kane concedes an unfortunate own goal. Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur.

81:45

Jordi Gomez crosses the ball in from the free kick.

81:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Etienne Capoue on Jordi Gomez.

79:44

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

79:12

Vito Mannone takes the free kick.

79:06

Jordi Gomez comes on in place of Jack Rodwell.

78:57

Harry Kane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emmanuel Adebayor.

78:13

Mousa Dembele challenges Will Buckley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:00

The ball is crossed by Christian Eriksen.

76:19

Short corner worked by Christian Eriksen.

76:04

Erik Lamela has an effort at goal. John O'Shea gets a block in.

74:44

Clearance made by Santiago Vergini.

74:36

Erik Lamela takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the bar.

72:32

Will Buckley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eric Dier.

71:08

Vito Mannone makes a clearance.

69:41

(Tottenham Hotspur) makes a substitution, with Benjamin Stambouli coming on for Nacer Chadli.

68:10

Vlad Chiriches gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Connor Wickham.

67:21

Shot by Adam Johnson went wide right of the target.

66:50

Lee Cattermole manages to make a clearance.

64:40

(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Will Buckley coming on for Ricardo Alvarez.

64:28

Emanuele Giaccherini comes on in place of Sebastian Larsson.

63:22

Shot by Connor Wickham. Blocked by Etienne Capoue.

61:37

The ball is delivered by Christian Eriksen.

60:17

Eric Dier challenges Ricardo Alvarez unfairly and gives away a free kick.

58:59

Wes Brown makes a clearance.

57:08

Shot by Christian Eriksen. Blocked by Jack Rodwell.

56:32

Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.

55:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Erik Lamela on Lee Cattermole.

54:14

Jack Rodwell has an effort at goal. Blocked by Younes Kaboul.

53:54

Ricardo Alvarez sends in a cross.

53:17

Clearance by Eric Dier.

52:39

Hugo Lloris restarts play with the free kick.

52:15

Foul by Jack Rodwell on Younes Kaboul, free kick awarded.

52:14

Sebastian Larsson sends in a cross.

51:11

Lee Cattermole produces a cross.

50:19

Etienne Capoue takes the free kick.

49:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Santiago Vergini on Danny Rose.

48:53

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

48:22

Connor Wickham produces a cross.

48:13

Clearance made by Eric Dier.

46:20

Clearance made by Vlad Chiriches.

The referee gets the second half started.

The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0.57

Sebastian Larsson fouled by Eric Dier, the ref awards a free kick.

45:00 +0.40

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Brown.

43:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mousa Dembele on Jack Rodwell.

40:54

Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.

39:47

Foul by Connor Wickham on Vlad Chiriches, free kick awarded.

37:59

A cross is delivered by Ricardo Alvarez.

36:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on Vlad Chiriches.

34:46

Patrick Van Aanholt manages to make a clearance.

28:57

Christian Eriksen takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Wes Brown.

26:48

Erik Lamela fouled by Lee Cattermole, the ref awards a free kick.

26:30

Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

25:35

Vito Mannone fouled by Younes Kaboul, the ref awards a free kick.

25:32

Jack Rodwell manages to make a clearance.

25:29

Corner taken by Christian Eriksen.

24:59

A cross is delivered by Nacer Chadli.

23:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastian Larsson on Danny Rose.

21:58

Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Mousa Dembele.

21:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson by Mousa Dembele.

20:59

Free kick taken by Lee Cattermole.

20:29

Emmanuel Adebayor is ruled offside.

17:07

Emmanuel Adebayor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson.

16:01

Connor Wickham has an effort at goal. Vlad Chiriches gets a block in.

15:56

Shot by Patrick Van Aanholt went wide of the right-hand upright.

14:48

Emmanuel Adebayor has an effort at goal.

14:04

The ball is sent over by Patrick Van Aanholt.

13:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vlad Chiriches on Connor Wickham.

12:39

Foul by Jack Rodwell on Mousa Dembele, free kick awarded.

10:45

Vito Mannone makes a clearance.

8:02

Younes Kaboul challenges Connor Wickham unfairly and gives away a free kick.

6:21

Clearance made by Jack Rodwell.

5:52

Corner taken by Erik Lamela.

5:21

Shot by Emmanuel Adebayor. A parry by Vito Mannone prevents the goal.

4:15

Clearance by Younes Kaboul.

3:04

Adam Johnson scores a right footed goal. Sunderland 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur.The assist for the goal came from Sebastian Larsson.

1:52

Nacer Chadli scores with a right foot finish. Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur.

1:48

Emmanuel Adebayor takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Vito Mannone parries the ball but the danger is not over.

1:15

Sebastian Larsson manages to make a clearance.

1:13

Corner taken by Erik Lamela.

0:49

Danny Rose has an effort at goal. Vito Mannone parries the ball but the danger is not over.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Poyet lauds inherited "new signing" Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is hoping one of the men he inherited can be his most important "new signing". Italy international Emanuele Giaccherini was already at the Stadium of Light in October last year when Poyet was parachuted in and charged with the task of dragging the Black Cats out of desperate relegation trouble. However, the B#6.5million signing from Juventus struggled to command a place in the Uruguayan's team as he gradually plotted a route to Barclays Premier League safety. But far from sulk and look for a way out of Wearside, Giaccherini has returned and redoubled his efforts to catch the head coach's eye, and has done just that. Poyet said: "I see him as a new player, a totally new player. It was difficult for him to play with us last year for different reasons, not only because of him, me picking the team in a certain way, not finding that position for him in the team regularly. "He did well for a period in November, December when he was playing wide, but he didn't score and we needed something else, and it didn't work. "Then he came back in pre-season in an incredible way - he was outstanding, one of the top three players in everything. He was playing well, he was pushing for a start, and he got injured. "Then he came back sooner than expected. He has played two 90 minutes with Italy, which is very difficult - only 11 players can start for Italy, a great national team, and he is one of them, which is fantastic. "The idea is to use him and to make sure that if he picks himself, that will be to the benefit of the team. I am very happy with Giaccherini, he looks like a totally new player." Sunderland remain a work in progress after yet another significant rebuilding programme with nine new faces having arrived during the summer transfer window and by Poyet's own admission, gaps still to plug. In the circumstances, he is still working to forge a coherent method with his new-look team, although he insists there is nothing complicated about the bottom line. He said: "It's quite simple: the goalkeeper needs to make saves and if he saves every ball, we don't concede; and the striker, if he puts the ball in the net, we are going to win plenty of games. "Those two roles are clear. They are unfair, sometimes - the goalkeeper saves every single ball, but makes one mistake and it's a bad one, and the striker, the opposite - but it's simple. "The rest, they have got different responsibilities. It's a great challenge for the offensive players at this club to become the top scorer, the one who is going to score double figures and is going to be the important one week in, week out." Sebastian Coates and Ricky Alvarez will hope to make their Sunderland debuts. Liverpool defender Coates and Inter Milan midfielder Alvarez both joined the club on season-long loan deals on deadline day and are both included in the squad for the first time this weekend. Mauricio Pochettino is hoping that Tottenham's defeat to Liverpool before the international break can serve as a lesson for the next time his club come up against one of the Premier League elite. Following an impressive start to his reign at White Hart Lane, ex-Southampton boss Pochettino saw Spurs beaten 3-0 at home to a rampant Liverpool. It continues Liverpool's impressive run against Tottenham, with Brendan Rodgers' side dishing out 4-0 and 5-0 thrashings in the league last year. In fact, Spurs only managed to take one point against last season's top four sides, with Manchester City and Chelsea also recording big wins at their expense. But Pochettino, who oversaw victories over West Ham and QPR in his opening two league games, wants his players to take the positives from their latest defeat - with a tricky trip to Sunderland coming on Saturday. "We need to learn and we need to improve," he said. "We need to build a strong team, a confident team and a solid team. In the 90 minutes, 3-0 is impossible to put forward an excuse, but when you analyse the game we get a lot of situations to improve on. "In the future this is a good game to learn from for us when we need to compete with a big team and we need to improve our game. The fans watch and see that we need to improve and the changes from the past two months. "You always need time and you need passion. You also need results and I think we are heading in the right way." Tottenham new boys Federico Fazio and Benjamin Stambouli could be in line to play some part against Sunderland. Both could make their debuts at the Stadium of Light after Pochettino confirmed he expects them to travel following their arrivals towards the end of the transfer window. Roberto Soldado (neck) and Kyle Walker (hip) will definitely miss out and, while no Spurs players came back injured from international duty, Nabil Bentaleb is unlikely to feature having only returned to London late on Thursday.

Formation:4141Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Sunderland

Formation: 4231Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Vito Mannone
  • Santiago Vergini
  • John O'Shea
  • Wes Brown
  • Patrick Van Aanholt
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Ricardo Alvarez
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Adam Johnson
  • Connor Wickham
  • SUBS
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Billy Jones
  • Liam Bridcutt
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Jozy Altidore
  • Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Will Buckley

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DDL
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • WWL

Last Meetings

  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • 5 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 07/04/2014
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 2
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • 07/12/2013
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 19/05/2013
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 2
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • 29/12/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • 07/04/2012
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 18/12/2011

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • L Cattermole 1
  • S Larsson 1
  • J Rodwell 1

Tottenham Hotspur

  • N Chadli 2
  • EJ Dier 2
  • E Adebayor 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 7
    • Goals per game 3
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham Hotspur

    • Total goals 9
    • Goals per game 5
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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