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22 Feb 2013 13:02:02

Backtrack - Black Cats Hammer Millers

Sunderland's on this day record for 22nd February 22nd February

2005 CHMP ROTHERHAM UNITED H W 4-1 2003 PREM MIDDLESBROUGH H L 1-3  1997 PREM LEEDS UNITED H L 0-1     1994 LD1 Charlton Athletic A D 0-0      1992 DIV2 Southend United A L 0-2      1977 DIV1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION H W 6-1        1975 DIV2 FULHAM H L 1-2    1969 DIV1 Chelsea A L 1-5     1966 DIV1 Chelsea A L 2-3 1964 DIV2 DERBY COUNTY H W 3-0       1961 DIV2 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE H W 2-1        1958 DIV1 BURNLEY H L 2-3       1936 DIV1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H W 3-1      1933 DIV1 Leeds United A W 3-2       1930 DIV1 Newcastle United A L 0-3       1908 DIV1 SHEFFIELD UNITED H W 4-1     1898 DIV1 BOLTON WANDERERS H W 2-0       1896 DIV1 EVERTON H W 3-0Overall playing record for 22nd

Footymad Historical Football ResultsTuesday, 22nd February 2005

UEFA Champions League

  BAYERN MUNICH (GER) (1)  3 ARSENAL (0)  1 59,000         LIVERPOOL (2)  3 BAYER LEVERKUSEN (GER) (0)  1 40,942  

  PSV EINDHOVEN (HOL) (1)  1 MONACO (FRA) (0)  0 32,000            REAL MADRID (SPA) (1)  1 JUVENTUS (ITA) (0)  0 78,000          Barclays Premiership

  WEST BROMWICH ALBION (0)  0 SOUTHAMPTON (0)  0 25,865             Coca-Cola Championship

  CARDIFF CITY (0)  0 MILLWALL (1)  1 11,424  

  CREWE ALEXANDRA (1)  1 READING (0)  1 5,703          GILLINGHAM (0)  0 WEST HAM UNITED (1)  1 9,510          IPSWICH TOWN (0)  1 WATFORD (1)  2 23,993          PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (1)  3 SHEFFIELD UNITED (0)  0 13,953            QUEENS PARK RANGERS (1)  1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (0)  1 15,029          STOKE CITY (2)  3 LEICESTER CITY (1)  2 14,076          SUNDERLAND (2)  4 ROTHERHAM UNITED (0)  1 22,267    

2004/5 Sunderland 4 Rotherham United 1 

41 Thomas Myhre  7 5 Garry Breen  7 3 George McCartney  7 2 Stephen Wright (Bridges 74) 7 6 Steven Caldwell  7 4 Carl Robinson  7 8 Jeff Whitley  6 33 Julio Arca (Thornton 33) 6 14 Dean Whitehead  7 19 Stephen Elliott (Brown 46) 6 10 Marcus Stewart  6 Substitutes 30 Ben Alnwick   15 Sean Thornton (Arca 33) 8 39 Danny Collins   38 Michael Bridges (Wright 74)  20 Chris Brown (Elliott 46) 6

Substitute Sean Thornton (pictured right) inspired Sunderland to a convincing victory over a hapless Rotherham side doomed for relegation.

A snowstorm during the half-time interval proved a bigger threat to the Black Cats collecting three points and closing the gap on the top two in the chase for automatic promotion.

Thornton, on for the influential Julio Arca after just half an hour, scored two cracking goals from 25-yard free-kicks, but goalkeeper Mike Pollitt gifted the Black Cats the other two goals.

Andy Monkhouse pulled a goal back in the 77th minute with a sweetly struck low drive, but it was much too little, too late to stop the home side's push for promotion.

Despite Rotherham making a bright start, forcing four corners in the first six minutes, they were rarely seen as an attacking force as the home side gradually took control.

After Stephen Elliott had fired straight at Pollitt, the keeper gifted the Black Cats the softest of goals in the 13th minute. Arca linked up with George McCartney down the left flank and the ball was moved on for Marcus Stewart to centre.

Dean Whitehead's header should have been a routine save for Pollitt, only for the keeper to allow the ball to slip through from his grasp and through his legs.

Elliott was guilty of missing a sitter before Thornton increased the lead in the 35th minute after Jamal Campbell-Ryce had handled.

Stephen Wright rattled the top of the bar immediately after the break but from Thornton's corner, Gary Breen's downward header again went through Pollitt's legs.

Pollitt partially redeemed himself with fine saves from Thornton and McCartney, but was again well beaten from a Thornton free-kick in the 73rd minute.

To their credit the Millers stuck to their task and Monkhouse's well-taken goal was just reward for their spirited efforts.

 

 

 

 

Source: Sunderland-Mad


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