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Backtrack - Late Brum Goal Takes A Point

20 Feb 2013 12:17:06

Backtrack - Late Brum Goal Takes A Point

Sunderland's on this day record for 20th February ...

List of Sunderland's record against their opponents on the selected day in history ...

2010 PREM Arsenal A L 0-2  2007 CHMP Birmingham City A D 1-1 1999 LD1 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H W 2-1     1996 LD1 IPSWICH TOWN H W 1-0       1993 LD1 BRISTOL CITY H D 0-0       1988 DIV3 BRENTFORD H W 2-0       1982 DIV1 SWANSEA CITY H L 0-11971 DIV2 Sheffield United A L 0-1    1965 DIV1 WEST HAM UNITED H W 3-2       1960 DIV2 LEYTON ORIENT H L 1-4      1954 DIV1 CHELSEA H L 1-2      1932 DIV1 PORTSMOUTH H W 5-1      1929 DIV1 Bolton Wanderers A D 2-2      1915 DIV1 BLACKBURN ROVERS H W 5-1       1897 DIV1 STOKE H W 4-1      

2007 Birmingham City 1 Sunderland 1

32 Marton Fülöp  6 4 Jonny Evans  6 12 Nyron Nosworthy  7 3 Danny Simpson (Miller 57) 5 15 Danny Collins  6 7 Carlos Edwards  8 8 Dean Whitehead  7 31 David Connolly  6 34 Dwight Yorke  6 20 Stern John (Hysen 64) 5 9 Anthony Stokes (Leadbitter 85) 6 Substitutes 13 Darren Ward   33 Ross Wallace   23 Grant Leadbitter (Stokes 85)  36 Liam Miller (Simpson 57) 5 16 Tobias Hysen (John 64) 5

Dudley Campbell rescued Birmingham from the jaws of defeat in a blistering finish when the former Brentford striker salvaged a draw with his face-saving 86th minute equaliser just six minutes after coming on as a substitute.

It was a point Birmingham deserved after taking a long time to get into the game which had earlier been dictated by Sunderland following a brilliant goal from Carlos Edwards (pictured right).

Sunderland manager Roy Keane, however, has instilled his own personality on his side with such dramatic effect that the north-east club are rapidly emerging as the dark horses for promotion.

Edwards, who created such a favourable impression for Trinidad and Tobago in the World Cup, emerged as their match star with a crucial solo first-half goal.

A pacy player full of confidence he destroyed Birmingham with his speed, ball control and accurate finishing - ingredients which were sadly lacking in the Birmingham side until Campbell's introduction.

Birmingham, with seven points from their previous three games, wasted a glorious opportunity to go top on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Sunderland's big following chanted: "We're going to win the league but no-one believes us."

After this latest performance a lot of people need to sit up and take notice because the Black Cats are racing through on the rails and appear to have found the best going for their late title bid.

Sunderland are embarking on a spell when they are going to have an important bearing on the outcome of the Championship.

They are shortly to play both West Bromwich Albion and Derby County which could put them very much in the driving seat.

Their revival has been dramatic under Keane and with 19 points from their previous seven games they played with plenty of confidence and imagination.

It was particularly significant that Dwight Yorke, who made little or no impact in his short spell with Birmingham had a fresh vigour about his play and certainly contributed to Sunderland's attacking policy of taking the game to the opposition at every opportunity.

Some bright play very nearly gave Sunderland an early lead. Edwards and Tony Stokes were involved in a swift move which ended with David Connolly producing a snap-shot which Colin Doyle brilliantly saved.

The young Irishman certainly justified his inclusion as he read the game well but he had little chance in the 27th minute with the sparkling Edwards cut in from the right at full speed to unleash a rising drive into the far top corner of the net.

Speed was the essence of Sunderland's attacking play with Edwards and Connolly proving live-wires. The deft skill of Yorke was another feature that was prominent in a closely contested tussle.

Birmingham's suspect defence was certainly exposed as vulnerable as Edwards continued to enjoy a field day.

Sunderland were far from the side which was repeatedly turned over in recent seasons as they repeatedly put Birmingham on the rack with their confident play which got better the longer the game was in progress.

Their ability to break through Birmingham's midfield to attack the back four was of major concern for the Midlands club.

These problems at the back resulted in their front line being subdued with Nicklas Bendtner making little or no impact against the dominance of Nyron Nosworthy.

Only the assistant-referee's flag came to Birmingham's assistance early in the second half when Stern John's goal was ruled offside following a pass from Yorke.

Birmingham's reply was an attack down the left with Mat Sadler providing the cross to the onrushing Seb Larsson only for Sunderland's new goalkeeper Marton Fulop to save a certain equaliser with his legs.

Nosworthy, not for the first time, came to Sunderland's rescue with a goal-line clearance to keep out a Bendtner effort after sparkling work by Seb Larsson.

Birmingham sent on strikers Rowan Vine and Campbell and these two combined in a hectic finish to produce the equaliser four minutes from time.

Vine's low cross was turned in at close range by Campbell who celebrated his seventh league goal of the season with a dive towards the corner flag!

Footymad Historical Football Results - Tuesday, 20th February 2007 ...

UEFA Champions League

CELTIC (0)  0 AC MILAN (ITA) (0)  0 58,785    LILLE OSC (FRA) (0)  0 MANCHESTER UNITED (0)  1 41,000   PSV EINDHOVEN (HOL) (0)  1 ARSENAL (0)  0 35,000    REAL MADRID (SPA) (3)  3 BAYERN MUNICH (GER) (1)  2 80,300        Coca-Cola Championship

BARNSLEY (1)  3 HULL CITY (0)  0 12,526   BIRMINGHAM CITY (0)  1 SUNDERLAND (1)  1 20,941   BURNLEY (0)  0 LEICESTER CITY (0)  1 10,274   COVENTRY CITY (2)  2 SOUTHAMPTON (1)  1 17,194   IPSWICH TOWN (0)  0 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (1)  1 20,602   LEEDS UNITED (0)  0 QUEENS PARK RANGERS (0)  0 29,593   LUTON TOWN (1)  3 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (1)  2 8,011   PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (1)  3 COLCHESTER UNITED (0)  0 12,895   PRESTON NORTH END (2)  2 NORWICH CITY (0)  1 11,601   SOUTHEND UNITED (0)  0 CRYSTAL PALACE (0)  1 10,419   WEST BROMWICH ALBION (0)  1 CARDIFF CITY (0)  0 18,802  

Coca-Cola Championship 2006/2007 20th February 2007

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

1 Derby County 32 9 4 3 20 13 10 2 4 22 17 19 6 7 42 30 63 12 2 West Bromwich Albion 34 13 3 1 39 14 5 5 7 22 24 18 8 8 61 38 62 23 3 Birmingham City 32 9 5 2 27 16 9 2 5 24 15 18 7 7 51 31 61 20 4 Preston North End 33 11 4 2 29 12 6 4 6 20 22 17 8 8 49 34 59 15 5 Sunderland 34 10 3 4 25 11 7 3 7 25 24 17 6 11 50 35 57 15 6 Southampton 34 10 5 2 26 13 5 6 6 29 26 15 11 8 55 39 56 16 7 Cardiff City 34 9 6 2 26 12 6 5 6 20 23 15 11 8 46 35 56 11 8 Wolverhampton W'drs. 34 8 5 4 24 18 8 3 6 13 17 16 8 10 37 35 56 2 9 Colchester United 34 12 2 3 38 15 3 4 10 16 25 15 6 13 54 40 51 14 10 Stoke City 33 8 7 2 23 9 5 4 7 17 18 13 11 9 40 27 50 13 11 Plymouth Argyle 33 6 7 4 25 20 5 6 5 20 23 11 13 9 45 43 46 2 12 Crystal Palace 34 8 2 7 21 17 4 7 6 19 21 12 9 13 40 38 45 2 13 Leicester City 33 6 5 5 19 17 5 5 7 17 22 11 10 12 36 39 43 -3 14 Sheffield Wednesday 33 5 4 7 23 28 6 4 7 23 23 11 8 14 46 51 41 -5 15 Coventry City 34 8 4 5 22 17 4 1 12 12 29 12 5 17 34 46 41 -12 16 Burnley 33 6 4 6 21 18 4 5 8 14 19 10 9 14 35 37 39 -2 17 Ipswich Town 33 8 2 7 25 23 3 4 9 15 22 11 6 16 40 45 39 -5 18 Norwich City 31 8 3 5 23 18 2 4 9 15 31 10 7 14 38 49 37 -11 19 Luton Town 33 7 5 4 27 21 2 4 11 14 33 9 9 15 41 54 36 -13 20 Barnsley 34 7 4 6 22 21 3 1 13 16 37 10 5 19 38 58 35 -20 21 Queens Park Rangers 33 6 3 7 22 22 3 4 10 16 31 9 7 17 38 53 34 -15 22 Hull City 33 5 2 9 20 22 3 6 8 13 26 8 8 17 33 48 32 -15 23 Southend United 34 5 4 8 23 26 2 6 9 9 27 7 10 17 32 53 31 -21 24 Leeds United 33 6 3 8 18 24 3 1 12 16 33 9 4 20 34 57 31 -23

1915 DIV1 BLACKBURN ROVERS H W 5-1

Saturday, 20th February 1915 English First Division

  Sunderland 5 Blackburn Rovers 1       Tottenham Hotspur 2 Notts. County 0       West Bromwich Albion 0 Manchester United 0    

English Second Division

  Blackpool 0 Arsenal 2       Bristol City 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1       Bury 5 Glossop North End 0       Derby County 0 Clapton Orient 3       Grimsby Town 6 Stockport County 1       Huddersfield Town 2 Fulham 2       Lincoln City 0 Leeds City 1       Nottingham Forest 1 Leicester Fosse 3       Preston North End 5 Barnsley 2 

English First Division 1914/1915 20th February 1915

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

1 Oldham Athletic 25 8 3 1 39 20 5 4 4 19 22 13 7 5 58 42 33 1.38 2 Manchester City 25 6 5 2 19 14 6 3 3 14 11 12 8 5 33 25 32 1.32 3 The Wednesday 26 8 4 2 33 21 4 4 4 13 18 12 8 6 46 39 32 1.18 4 Everton 26 6 4 3 30 17 6 3 4 21 13 12 7 7 51 30 31 1.70 5 Blackburn Rovers 27 7 3 4 38 23 6 2 5 25 23 13 5 9 63 46 31 1.37 6 Sunderland 26 8 2 4 33 24 6 0 6 29 30 14 2 10 62 54 30 1.15 7 West Bromwich Albion 25 8 4 1 21 3 4 1 7 13 20 12 5 8 34 23 29 1.48 8 Bradford City 26 6 6 1 28 13 2 6 5 13 19 8 12 6 41 32 28 1.28 9 Sheffield United 25 7 2 3 16 8 3 6 4 15 17 10 8 7 31 25 28 1.24 10 Bradford Park Avenue 24 6 2 3 18 13 5 2 6 22 34 11 4 9 40 47 26 0.85 11 Middlesbrough 26 6 4 3 29 20 2 5 6 15 32 8 9 9 44 52 25 0.85 12 Aston Villa 26 5 4 4 19 27 3 4 6 19 28 8 8 10 38 55 24 0.69 13 Burnley 25 6 1 6 24 14 3 4 5 16 21 9 5 11 40 35 23 1.14 14 Liverpool 25 5 4 3 27 27 2 3 8 13 26 7 7 11 40 53 21 0.75 15 Newcastle United 24 4 3 5 17 17 3 3 6 15 18 7 6 11 32 35 20 0.91 16 Chelsea 24 5 6 2 21 17 0 4 7 13 25 5 10 9 34 42 20 0.81 17 Manchester United 26 5 4 4 19 14 0 6 7 15 28 5 10 11 34 42 20 0.81 18 Bolton Wanderers 25 5 2 5 24 20 3 1 9 26 37 8 3 14 50 57 19 0.88 19 Tottenham Hotspur 26 5 3 5 21 23 1 4 8 21 40 6 7 13 42 63 19 0.67 20 Notts. County 26 4 3 4 18 14 1 4 10 12 32 5 7 14 30 46 17 0.65

Source: Sunderland-Mad


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