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  • Date:14 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:37,476
Goal!

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90:28 +0.28

Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraizer Campbell. Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson, Stephen Ward makes a clearance.

89:53

The ball is delivered by Michael Turner, James McClean takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

88:09

Stephane Sessegnon takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Shot from inside the area by Sebastian Larsson clears the bar. Shot from just outside the box by David Edwards misses to the left of the goal.

85:53

Richard Stearman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Richard Stearman goes into the referee's book. Kieran Richardson restarts play with the free kick.

85:18

The ball is crossed by Fraizer Campbell, save by Wayne Hennessey.

82:58

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.

81:39

Kevin Foley leaves the field to be replaced by Ronald Zubar.

80:37

The ball is sent over by Matthew Jarvis, Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Fantastic save by Simon Mignolet.

80:13

David Edwards crosses the ball, clearance made by Michael Turner.

79:08

Unfair challenge on Kieran Richardson by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake results in a free kick. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

78:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McClean on David Edwards. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

77:13

Craig Gardner leaves the field to be replaced by Fraizer Campbell.

75:38

Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, Phillip Bardsley gets a block in. Michael Kightly goes off and David Edwards comes on. Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, Phillip Bardsley manages to make a clearance. Corner from left by-line taken by Matthew Jarvis. David Edwards produces a cross, save by Simon Mignolet.

74:12

The ball is sent over by Karl Henry.

73:30

A cross is delivered by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, clearance made by Matthew Kilgallon.

72:46

The ball is swung over by Craig Gardner, James McClean takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey. Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Phillip Bardsley gets a block in.

71:23

The ball is sent over by Michael Kightly, clearance by Michael Turner.

70:57

Kevin Foley produces a cross.

69:40

The assistant referee flags for offside against Steven Fletcher. Indirect free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.

68:23

The ball is crossed by James McClean, Headed effort from inside the area by Nicklas Bendtner misses to the right of the goal.

67:15

Nicklas Bendtner fouled by Richard Stearman, the ref awards a free kick. Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Kevin Foley manages to make a clearance.

64:53

Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Henry. Free kick taken by Karl Henry. Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

62:48

Michael Kightly crosses the ball, save made by Simon Mignolet.

62:10

A cross is delivered by Stephen Ward, Header by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

60:14

Effort from inside the area by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake misses to the right of the target. (Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Matthew Jarvis coming on for Anthony Forde.

59:33

Karl Henry takes a shot. Craig Gardner gets a block in.

58:48

The official flags Nicklas Bendtner offside. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

58:18

Anthony Forde takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Simon Mignolet.

58:00

Centre by James McClean, clearance by Wayne Hennessey.

57:48

The ball is swung over by Stephane Sessegnon, Kevin Foley makes a clearance.

56:00

Foul by Matthew Kilgallon on Richard Stearman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

55:14

Michael Kightly challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Colback takes the indirect free kick. The ball is sent over by James McClean, blocked by Richard Stearman. Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

54:20

Sebastian Larsson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Christophe Berra. Phillip Bardsley produces a cross, clearance by Karl Henry.

52:27

The ball is delivered by Stephen Ward, Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.

50:52

David Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Gardner. Michael Turner restarts play with the free kick.

49:22

The ball is sent over by Phillip Bardsley, Kevin Foley manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, clearance made by Steven Fletcher.

49:05

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in.

48:51

David Davis delivers the ball, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

47:43

James McClean takes a corner.

47:35

A cross is delivered by Stephane Sessegnon, clearance made by Christophe Berra.

45:25

The ball is swung over by James McClean, clearance made by Stephen Ward.

43:38

Phillip Bardsley has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

42:27

Kieran Richardson delivers the ball, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

41:56

Phillip Bardsley delivers the ball, clearance by Richard Stearman.

39:39

Unfair challenge on Michael Kightly by Sebastian Larsson results in a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.

39:12

The ball is sent over by Phillip Bardsley, clearance made by Kevin Foley.

37:02

Phillip Bardsley takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

35:30

Christophe Berra challenges Nicklas Bendtner unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, Steven Fletcher makes a clearance.

34:35

Effort on goal by James McClean from just inside the area clears the bar.

34:07

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake challenges Michael Turner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

33:30

Michael Kightly takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in.

30:49

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey. Inswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.

26:41

James McClean takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

23:56

Anthony Forde crosses the ball.

23:42

David Davis crosses the ball.

20:55

Richard Stearman challenges Stephane Sessegnon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sebastian Larsson shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

19:57

Centre by Phillip Bardsley, Header by Craig Gardner from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

19:45

The ball is crossed by Sebastian Larsson. A cross is delivered by Kieran Richardson, clearance by Richard Stearman.

19:18

Craig Gardner fouled by Karl Henry, the ref awards a free kick. Phillip Bardsley takes the direct free kick.

18:49

Anthony Forde sends in a cross, Michael Turner makes a clearance.

17:55

Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson, save made by Wayne Hennessey.

15:53

Effort from deep inside the area by James McClean misses to the left of the target.

14:27

Michael Kightly produces a cross. Christophe Berra sends in a cross.

13:15

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Kightly from the right by-line, clearance made by Nicklas Bendtner. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Anthony Forde, save by Simon Mignolet.

11:17

Michael Kightly has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

9:40

Shot by Anthony Forde from 25 yards. Save by Simon Mignolet.

8:19

Sebastian Larsson produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

5:07

The ball is delivered by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

2:43

Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball, Kevin Foley makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by James McClean from the right by-line, Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance. Sebastian Larsson takes a corner.

1:16

David Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon. Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson, Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

Match Preview

Gyan seems "unwilling" to return to Sunderland Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has hinted that record signing Asamoah Gyan is unlikely to return to the club. The #13million-plus Ghana international striker is currently with United Emirates side Al-Ain on a season-long loan deal after securing a shock move away from the Stadium of Light in September. That agreement was made three months before O'Neill succeeded Steve Bruce, the man who had signed the 26-year-old Gyan from French side Rennes barely 12 months earlier, and although there was talk of a return to Wearside in January, the lucrative agreement between the two clubs did not allow for that. However, Gyan has two years remaining on his contract and while any decision on his future is yet to be finalised, O'Neill has suggested it may not lie with him. He said: "The situation is, I believe it was a year-long loan for a start for which they had to pay us some money of the transfer fee which we paid in the first place, and that is still in existence. "There was some talk between all parties in January that didn't come to anything. I wasn't party to those conversations, although I was kept informed of them, of course. "I think it will be the end of the season before I can assess anything. "There has to be a willingness on behalf of all parties as well; you wouldn't really want somebody who is really unwilling to come back to the football club, if that's the case. "It's unfair of me to say that because it might not be the case, but it seems to be the message that's coming across." Sunderland might not have been in league action against Wolves this weekend had they managed to make the most of the FA Cup quarter-final replay they earned with a 1-1 draw at Everton, although a 2-0 defeat on Wearside ended their dreams for another season. O'Neill said: "I must admit, I look with a bit of envy at the match this weekend between Liverpool and Everton. "I know how far we have come ourselves, so I don't know whether to be spurred by that there or to be in a state of deathliness." Central defender John O'Shea (calf) and strikers Nicklas Bendtner (back and hamstring) and Fraizer Campbell (knee) could return to contention. Full-back Phil Bardsley (groin) and midfielder Lee Cattermole (knee) remain doubts. Terry Connor has no regrets about stepping out of the shadows to become interim manager at Wolves even though he accepts it could end his 13-year spell at Molineux. Connor has worked as an assistant and first-team coach under four different managers before he was given the chance to succeed the sacked Mick McCarthy until the end of the campaign. He is still searching for his first win, after eight games, but the 49-year-old said: "I knew what I was doing. I knew that (the danger of my future) when I took the challenge on. I knew that was the case. "It is kind of strange when people say your future rests on 13 games, after 13 years here, but I knew when I took over that would be the case and I welcome the challenge. "I've taken over until May 13. I'm a big boy, I know the score in football, I know what happens (if Wolves are relegated). I went in with my eyes wide open. "People ask if it was the biggest risk I've ever taken and I say 'no' because I think I can do the job. How I am judged after the 13 games is down to the club and what they want to do in the future. "I felt ready to take on that challenge and I've enjoyed every minute. Whether I still have a job, you will have to ask the club." On-loan defender Sebastien Bassong will be unavailable through suspension. The Tottenham player has to serve a one-game ban after being red-carded for bringing down Theo Walcott during the 3-0 midweek home defeat by Arsenal. Christophe Berra is likely to deputise if he recovers from an ankle knock. Connor will assess the fitness of midfielder Dave Edwards (hamstring) before finalising his line-up.

Formation:442Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

Formation: 451Manager: Terry Connor

Wolverhampton

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

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Form Guide

    WLWDDL
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Wolverhampton
  • LLLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 04/12/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 3
  • Wolverhampton
  • 14/05/2011
  • Wolverhampton
  • 3 - 2
  • Sunderland
  • 27/11/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 09/05/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 5 - 2
  • Wolverhampton
  • 27/09/2009
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 17/03/1984

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

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 10
  • M Jarvis 5
  • K Doyle 4
  • M Kightly 3
  • S Ward 3
  • J O'Hara 2
  • D Edwards 2
  • R Zubar 1
  • S Ebanks-Blake 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 83
    • 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) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 34
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 12 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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