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  • Date:07 May 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:45,181
  • Colback (12) Borini (30)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee signals the end of the game.

92:39 +2.39

Foul by Chris Brunt on Jozy Altidore, free kick awarded.

91:48 +1.48

Centre by Chris Brunt.

91:38 +1.38

Victor Anichebe takes a shot. Wes Brown gets a block in.

91:03 +1.03

Victor Anichebe takes the free kick.

90:57 +0.57

Santiago Vergini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe.

89:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Graham Dorrans.

88:51

Shot by James Morrison. Vito Mannone catches the ball.

87:57

Clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

87:28

Emanuele Giaccherini is brought on as a substitute for Lee Cattermole.

85:41

The referee blows for offside against Matej Vydra.

84:58

Wes Brown manages to make a clearance.

82:43

Lee Cattermole takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Gareth McAuley gets a block in.

81:19

Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

80:40

Youssouf Mulumbu sends in a cross.

80:16

Chris Brunt fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Fabio Borini.

79:23

James Morrison fouled by John O'Shea, the ref awards a free kick.

79:09

Youssouf Mulumbu restarts play with the free kick.

79:04

Fabio Borini challenges Diego Lugano unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:11

The ball is swung over by Craig Dawson.

77:27

Saido Berahino leaves the field to be replaced by Matej Vydra.

76:17

Craig Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcos Alonso.

74:47

Stephane Sessegnon takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

74:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth McAuley by Jozy Altidore.

73:10

Clearance made by Wes Brown.

73:08

Clearance by Gareth McAuley.

71:33

Free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

70:49

Unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Chris Brunt results in a free kick.

70:15

Graham Dorrans produces a cross.

68:47

Shot by Santiago Vergini missed to the left of goal.

68:13

Shot by Sebastian Larsson. Diego Lugano gets a block in.

67:34

James Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bridcutt.

66:48

Shot by Craig Dawson. Blocked by Marcos Alonso.

65:05

Fabio Borini is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

64:22

Jozy Altidore takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

64:21

The offside flag is raised against Jozy Altidore.

63:03

Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

62:37

Unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by Youssouf Mulumbu results in a free kick.

62:03

Stephane Sessegnon takes a weak shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

61:40

Clearance made by Santiago Vergini.

60:47

Connor Wickham leaves the field to be replaced by Jozy Altidore.

60:35

(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Liam Bridcutt coming on for Adam Johnson.

59:49

Saido Berahino takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

59:26

Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Sebastian Larsson results in a free kick.

58:29

Youssouf Mulumbu takes a weak shot. Vito Mannone makes a block.

57:26

Connor Wickham challenges Gareth McAuley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

55:45

Clearance made by Jack Colback.

55:06

Clearance made by Marcos Alonso.

53:55

Chris Brunt sends in a cross.

50:44

The ball is crossed by Stephane Sessegnon.

48:19

Graham Dorrans fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick.

The second half kicks off.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

47:00 +2.00

Marcos Alonso delivers the ball.

46:33

Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.

45:52

A cross is delivered by Chris Brunt.

45:28

Saido Berahino sends in a cross.

45:01

Steven Reid leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Dawson.

45:01

(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Youssouf Mulumbu coming on for Claudio Yacob.

44:00

Fabio Borini has an effort at goal. Ben Foster blocks the ball.

43:49

Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.

43:13

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Vito Mannone parries the ball away.

41:49

Fabio Borini fouled by Graham Dorrans, the ref awards a free kick.

41:32

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Blocked by John O'Shea.

41:09

Clearance by John O'Shea.

40:41

Lee Cattermole challenges Victor Anichebe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

40:12

Connor Wickham takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Victor Anichebe.

40:11

Corner taken by Adam Johnson.

36:59

Chris Brunt takes the free kick.

36:29

Clearance made by Claudio Yacob.

36:29

Foul by Sebastian Larsson on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded.

34:04

James Morrison sends in a cross.

33:09

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

32:37

Chris Brunt makes a clearance.

31:44

Saido Berahino challenges Sebastian Larsson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

30:32

Fabio Borini scores a right footed goal. Sunderland 2-0 West Brom.Sebastian Larsson provided the assist for the goal.

29:26

Free kick taken by Marcos Alonso.

29:07

Victor Anichebe challenges Fabio Borini unfairly and gives away a free kick.

27:48

Clearance by Steven Reid.

25:33

Connor Wickham takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

24:44

Unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Stephane Sessegnon results in a free kick.

23:37

Claudio Yacob fouled by Santiago Vergini, the ref awards a free kick.

23:30

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

22:18

Ben Foster takes the free kick.

21:55

Unfair challenge on Claudio Yacob by Sebastian Larsson results in a free kick.

20:04

Diego Lugano makes a clearance.

17:46

Graham Dorrans fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick.

14:40

Lee Cattermole restarts play with the free kick.

14:20

Foul by James Morrison on Lee Cattermole, free kick awarded.

13:12

Clearance by Steven Reid.

12:03

Jack Colback slots the ball right footed into the goal. Sunderland 1-0 West Brom.Marcos Alonso provided the assist for the goal.

10:30

Clearance by Steven Reid.

9:25

James Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabio Borini.

7:18

Fabio Borini takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Foster parries the effort to safety.

6:07

The ball is delivered by Saido Berahino.

5:23

Free kick taken by Stephane Sessegnon.

5:19

Lee Cattermole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon.

1:11

The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson.

The referee gets the match started.

Match Preview

Poyet eyes survival celebration Gus Poyet admits it will feel like he has guided Sunderland to a trophy if they manage to complete their great escape. The Black Cats will be guaranteed another season of Barclays Premier League football if they beat West Brom at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday evening, and even a point is likely to be enough to keep them up regardless of what Norwich do against Arsenal on Sunday because of their superior goal difference. For head coach Poyet, who took over in October last year with his side having collected just a single point from their opening seven league fixtures, that would represent a major achievement. Asked if it would feel like winning something, the 46-year-old Uruguayan said: "Nearly, yes, it's a good shout. Probably. "Normally you don't celebrate when you finish 16th or 15th in the league. We will. It's true, we will." Sunderland, of course, came within 35 minutes of genuine glory on March 2 when they led Manchester City 1-0 in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley before eventually going down 3-1. However, their next six league games yielded just one draw and as they slipped seven points adrift of safety, they looked to be destined for the Sky Bet Championship until they embarked upon an unlikely run of results. Few commentators expected the Black Cats to improve their situation to any meaningful degree as they headed for City, Chelsea and Manchester United either side of a home game against Cardiff. But a surprise draw at the Etihad Stadium - but for a late error by keeper Vito Mannone, they might have won there too - heralded a run of three successive victories, two of them famously at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford, which have lifted them to the brink of salvation. Poyet said: "The problem is if you use the word 'surprised', it looks like you cannot believe it. "I was getting close to wondering what we needed to do to win a football game because we were, in my understanding, performing better even at home, but there was always something happening that meant we couldn't go on and achieve the results. "Maybe the first goal at Manchester City after two minutes gave the team something that was missing to go on and start performing and winning. "We are on a run now and we don't want to stop. We want to keep playing and winning." West Brom head coach Pepe Mel has vowed to fight his corner ahead of next week's talks with chairman Jeremy Peace. Following his arrival in early January as successor to the sacked Steve Clarke, Mel has upheld his side of the bargain by keeping the Baggies in the Barclays Premier League. Although Albion are three points above the relegation zone, their vastly superior goal difference over Norwich means they are safe barring the most astonishing sequence of results. With two games remaining Spaniard Mel can face Peace, along with sporting and technical director Richard Garlick, pointing to the fact he has done all that was asked. Whether Mel has done enough to convince them he deserves a new deal remains to be seen, especially given the rumours of unrest behind the scenes. But then whatever Peace says when it comes to cash for the summer and the club's transfer policy may not be music to the ears of Mel, who signed an initial 18-month deal with a break clause inserted after the first six. With talks planned for next Monday, Mel said: "When a manager comes in mid-season it means a club is having some difficulties. "The most important thing from my tenure here was to get the team out of trouble. "So my ambition, when I first came here, was that come the 12th of May West Brom would be in the Premier League, so I have achieved my maximum ambition. "Now I have a different ambition. What I want to carry on is (for the club) to keep on improving. That's how I want to move forward in the future. "Now I need to listen to what the chairman has to say. I want to know what he has in mind for the future of this club, what are his plans. "But I also want you to understand I'm an ambitious person and I want to be able to put forward my own arguments to take this club forward." Albion can at least afford to relax a little against a Sunderland side who have won their last three games to virtually secure their own place in the top flight for next season. Despite that, Mel said: "What they've done is completely unexpected. "No one thought Sunderland would be able to do that, but they have shown they've great mental strength. They fully deserve to stay up. "For us, this is still a massively important game. We want to show our respect to the competition, the oppostion, so our only focus will be to win." Mel has a doubt surrounding defender Steven Reid, who missed Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Arsenal with a groin injury.

Formation:433Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Sunderland

Formation: 4231Manager: Pepe Mel

West Brom

  • Vito Mannone
  • Santiago Vergini
  • John O'Shea
  • Wes Brown
  • Marcos Alonso
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Jack Colback
  • Adam Johnson
  • Connor Wickham
  • Fabio Borini
  • SUBS
  • Phil Bardsley
  • Jozy Altidore
  • El-Hadji Ba
  • Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Liam Bridcutt
  • Ignacio Scocco
  • Oscar Ustari

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLDWWW
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • DWDLWL

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 3 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 21/09/2013
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 23/02/2013
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 4
  • West Brom
  • 24/11/2012
  • West Brom
  • 4 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 25/02/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 01/10/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 3
  • West Brom
  • 09/04/2011

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • A Johnson 7
  • C Wickham 5
  • E Giaccherini 4
  • S Fletcher 3
  • P Bardsley 2
  • S Ki 2
  • J Colback 2
  • F Borini 2
  • J O'Shea 1
  • C Gardner 1
  • L Cattermole 1
  • S Larsson 1
  • J Altidore 1

West Brom

  • S Sessegnon 4
  • M Amalfitano 4
  • S Berahino 4
  • C Brunt 3
  • V Anichebe 3
  • M Vydra 3
  • G McAuley 2
  • G Dorrans 2
  • Y Mulumbu 2
  • KG Thievy 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • DA Lugano 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • C Yacob 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 95
    • Goals per game 38
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 99
    • Goals per game 42
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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