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Backtrack - Halliday Hits Four To Stifle Pompey Chimes

18 Feb 2013 11:33:24

Backtrack - Halliday Hits Four To Stifle Pompey Chimes

Sunderland's on this day record for 18th February ... FEBRUARY 18th

2012 FAC ARSENAL H W 2-0  1995 LD1 PORTSMOUTH H D 2-2       1989 DIV2 Swindon Town A L 1-4    1984 DIV1 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H D 1-1     1953 DIV1 MANCHESTER UNITED H D 2-2        1950 DIV1 MANCHESTER UNITED H D 2-2      1939 DIV1 LEICESTER CITY H W 2-0       1931 DIV1 Aston Villa A L 2-4       1928 DIV1 Portsmouth A W 5-3     1922 DIV1 MIDDLESBROUGH H D 1-1      1911 DIV1 Nottingham Forest A W 3-1      1899 DIV1 The Wednesday A W 1-0      1896 DIV1 BURNLEY H W 3-1     

2011/12 SUNDERLAND 2 ARSENAL 0

SUNDERLAND: Mignolet, Bardsley, O'Shea, Turner, Richardson, Larsson, Cattermole, Gardner, Colback, McClean, Sessegnon (Campbell 88).Subs Not Used: Westwood, Bridge, Ji, Meyler, Kyrgiakos, Elmohamady.

ARSENAL:l Fabianski, Sagna, Djourou, Vermaelen, Coquelin (Squillaci 10), Song, Arteta, Gervinho, Ramsey (Walcott 53), Oxlade-Chamberlain, van Persie, Squillaci (Rosicky 53).Subs Not Used: Szczesny, Arshavin, Chamakh, Benayoun.

Att: 26, 042

Arsenal are almost certain to end a seventh successive season without a major trophy after crashing out of the FA Cup in the fifth round at Sunderland. 

The match came only three days after the Gunners' crushing 4-0 Champions League defeat against AC Milan and a week after their last-gasp Premier League win at the Stadium of Light.

Again it was Sunderland who took the lead through Kieran Richardson's volley five minutes before half-time but this time there was no way back for Arsene Wenger's side and the result was sealed by an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain own goal in the 78th minute.

Wenger threw Gervinho straight back into the team on his return from the African Nations Cup while Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukasz Fabianski were also among five changes from the Milan drubbing.

What Wenger did not need after losing Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker in the past week was more defensive injuries but he was forced into a change after less than 10 minutes when Francis Coquelin appeared to suffer a hamstring problem and Sebastien Squillaci came on.

The Gunners had already gone close through Mikel Arteta's free-kick that curled narrowly wide, while Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon also drilled a shot just off target.

Last weekend's loss, inflicted by Thierry Henry's injury-time goal, was Martin O'Neill's first at home, and the Black Cats boss had goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to thank for a smart stop to deny Gervinho in the 28th minute.

Arsenal wanted a penalty when Robin van Persie went down under a challenge from John O'Shea, and the striker certainly had a case with O'Shea getting no more than the faintest of touches on the ball.

While the Gunners looked dangerous in attack, their defence again was not standing up very well to pressure and Johan Djourou became the first man in the book when he hauled down Craig Gardner after a poor touch had let the midfielder in.

Sebastian Larsson's free-kick was headed away by Thomas Vermaelen but only as far as Richardson, whose well-struck volley arrowed into the corner of the net with the aid of a slight deflection off Squillaci.

And it almost got worse for Arsenal before half-time as Jack Colback did well to keep in a deep cross from Larsson but James McClean could only poke his effort wide from close range under pressure from Fabianski.

Only the crudest of challenges from Bacary Sagna ended a break from McClean in the opening moments of the second half and the full-back was swiftly shown a yellow card.

Larsson has been deadly with free-kicks from just outside the box this season but this time his shot was just too high.

Eight minutes after the break Wenger made a double change, substitute Squillaci also appearing to pick up an injury and being replaced by Tomas Rosicky, while Theo Walcott came on for Ramsey.

Alex Song dropped back into the centre of defence and Walcott took up a forward position but it was Sunderland doing almost all the attacking.

Having survived that spell, the Gunners responded with a good bit of possession and Arteta won a free-kick 25 yards out for a foul by Larsson but Van Persie's effort was deflected behind and the corner came to nothing.

Sunderland's workrate really was phenomenal as they hassled and harried their opponents all over the pitch.

Vermaelen headed a free-kick from Arteta straight into the hands of Mignolet but the tie was decided in the 78th minute when Sunderland got their second.

Sessegnon created the goal with a run from inside his own half to the edge of the Arsenal area after more great Black Cats pressure had set up the break.

The Benin forward played in Larsson on the right and his shot rebounded off the inside of the near post onto to Oxlade-Chamberlain, who got his feet in a muddle and could only help the ball over the line.

Van Persie, who had been quiet all afternoon, stabbed a shot over the bar as Arsenal desperately sought a way back in but it was emphatically Sunderland's day.

Footymad Historical Football ResultsSaturday, 18th February 2012

F.A. Cup with Budweiser   5th Round   CHELSEA (PREM) (0)  1 BIRMINGHAM CITY (CHMP) (1)  1 36,870     Sturridge 62                          Murphy 20       EVERTON (PREM) (2)  2 BLACKPOOL (CHMP) (0)  0 38,347     Drenthe 1  Stracqualursi 6         MILLWALL (CHMP) (0)  0 BOLTON WANDERERS (PREM) (1)  2 11,134                                                     Miyaichi 4                                                  Ngog 59       NORWICH CITY (PREM) (1)  1 LEICESTER CITY (CHMP) (1)  2 26,658     Hoolahan 23                                       St. Ledger 5                                                             Nugent 71       SUNDERLAND (PREM) (1)  2 ARSENAL (PREM) (0)  0 26,042     Richardson 40  Oxlade-Chamberlain 78 (og)

1928 PORTSMOUTH 3 SUNDERLAND 5 (Dowsey, Halliday 4)

Footymad Historical Football Results

Saturday, 18th February 1928 English First Division   Burnley 0 West Ham United 0       Bury 3 Derby County 0       Newcastle United 2 Bolton Wanderers 2       Portsmouth 3 Sunderland 5     English Second Division   Bristol City 5 Clapton Orient 1       Fulham 2 South Shields 0       Notts. County 1 Reading 1       Oldham Athletic 1 Grimsby Town 0       Southampton 2 Blackpool 0       Swansea Town 1 Leeds United 1       West Bromwich Albion 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 

English First Division 1927/1928Historical league standings at 18th February 1928

  Home Away Overall   # Team Pl W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts GA

1 Everton 28 8 4 2 44 19 6 3 5 29 29 14 7 7 73 48 35 1.52 2 Huddersfield Town 27 11 1 1 39 16 4 3 7 28 31 15 4 8 67 47 34 1.43 3 Leicester City 29 10 3 1 48 17 3 4 8 20 34 13 7 9 68 51 33 1.33 4 Bolton Wanderers 28 9 2 2 32 16 4 4 7 27 28 13 6 9 59 44 32 1.34 5 Burnley 30 11 1 3 40 18 3 2 10 20 49 14 3 13 60 67 31 0.90 6 Newcastle United 29 7 6 3 35 26 4 2 7 24 30 11 8 10 59 56 30 1.05 7 Cardiff City 27 7 5 1 26 14 4 3 7 22 32 11 8 8 48 46 30 1.04 8 Sunderland 27 7 3 3 26 18 4 4 6 27 31 11 7 9 53 49 29 1.08 9 Tottenham Hotspur 28 9 3 2 39 21 3 2 9 20 38 12 5 11 59 59 29 1.00 10 Blackburn Rovers 28 8 5 1 25 16 2 4 8 15 33 10 9 9 40 49 29 0.82 11 Liverpool 28 8 2 4 42 27 2 6 6 19 27 10 8 10 61 54 28 1.13 12 Bury 29 10 1 5 38 24 3 1 9 12 29 13 2 14 50 53 28 0.94 13 Aston Villa 28 9 1 5 39 25 2 4 7 14 27 11 5 12 53 52 27 1.02 14 Arsenal 26 7 3 3 34 22 3 4 6 21 34 10 7 9 55 56 27 0.98 15 West Ham United 28 7 3 3 34 23 4 2 9 24 42 11 5 12 58 65 27 0.89 16 Middlesbrough 28 6 4 4 34 25 3 4 7 26 36 9 8 11 60 61 26 0.98 17 Derby County 29 6 3 5 41 27 3 4 8 27 43 9 7 13 68 70 25 0.97 18 Manchester United 27 7 4 2 33 17 3 1 10 14 35 10 5 12 47 52 25 0.90 19 Sheffield United 28 8 3 3 37 31 1 4 9 13 29 9 7 12 50 60 25 0.83 20 Birmingham 27 4 7 3 21 21 2 4 7 23 34 6 11 10 44 55 23 0.80 21 Portsmouth 28 7 4 3 26 20 1 2 11 20 53 8 6 14 46 73 22 0.63 22 The Wednesday 27 4 4 6 26 25 1 5 7 23 35 5 9 13 49 60 19 0.82

 

Source: Sunderland-Mad


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