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01 Mar 2013 01:23:52

Backtrack - Louis Saha CAN Score!

Sunderland's on this day record for 1st March 1st March

2008 PREM Derby County A D 0-0    2003 PREM Fulham A L 0-1   1997 PREM Blackburn Rovers A L 0-1         1988 DIV3 FULHAM H W 2-0       1986 DIV2 Huddersfield Town A L 0-2        1980 DIV2 Queens Park Rangers A D 0-0      1975 DIV2 WEST BROMWICH ALBION H W 3-0     1972 DIV2 PORTSMOUTH H W 3-2   1969 DIV1 STOKE CITY H W 4-1        1958 DIV1 Preston North End A L 0-3     1952 DIV1 Stoke City A D 1-1        1947 DIV1 MANCHESTER UNITED H D 1-1   1930 DIV1 SHEFFIELD UNITED H W 3-2       1924 DIV1 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H W 1-0       1913 DIV1 Notts. County A L 1-2        1902 DIV1 Blackburn Rovers A W 1-0     1892 FLGE BOLTON WANDERERS H W 4-1    

2003

Fulham 1 Sunderland 0

1 Thomas Sorensen  7 17 Jody Craddock  7 3 Michael Gray (McCartney 84) 6 22 Talal El Karkouri  7 2 Stephen Wright  7 11 Kevin Kilbane  6 16 Jason McAteer  7 8 Gavin McCann  7 7 Matthew Piper (Proctor 80) 7 9 Tore Andre Flo  5 10 Kevin Phillips  7 Substitutes 30 Jurgen Macho   27 George McCartney (Gray 84)    Phil Babb   33 Julio Arca   32 Michael Proctor (Piper 80)

Louis Saha struck with a glancing header to inch Sunderland a step nearer the relegation trap-door.

It was hard luck on the Black Cats, who had the best of the chances, especially in the second half, but failed to convert any of them.

A ragged first half wasn't short of end to end stuff, but there were only two clear cut chances for either side.

On 15 minutes Junichi Inamoto chased a lost cause down the right but somehow managed to pull the ball back for Steed Malbranque to bring a fine save out of Thomas Sorensen. The rebound fell to Saha only eight yards out, but this time the legs of Jody Craddock blocked the goalbound effort.

Five minutes later Stephen Wright played the perfect through ball to Tore Andre Flo and although the striker delicately lifted the ball over the keeper the chance drifted inches wide of the far post.

Both sides had the ball in the box on numerous occasions but the mood of the scoreless half was summed up when the ball hit Kevin Phillips five yards out from a Sunderland corner, but bounced harmlessly into the arms of Maik Taylor.

Two minutes after half time the visitors squandered a golden opportunity.

From ten yards out Craddock brought an instinctive stop from the keeper, but from half that distance Gavin McCann hooked the rebound wide under pressure from Andy Melville.

Kevin Kilbane had another opportunity on 59 minutes when he tried to hook home from an acute angle only to see his effort cleared off the line by a diving Martin Djetou, with Taylor beaten.

Then straight after Matthew Piper headed goalwards; Taylor parried, but Flo couldn't get enough power on the bouncing ball to make his shot count.

The tall striker had an even better chance on 71 minutes when he was allowed a free header from Jason McAteer's free-kick only to nod wide from four yards.

In a rare chance at the other end, Andrejs Stolcers' low cross just missed the outstretched legs of sub Elvis Hammond.

When the Latvian crossed for the second time he unerringly picked out Saha to condemn the luckless Black Cats to yet another defeat.

Footymad Historical Football ResultsSaturday, 1st March 2003

Barclaycard Premiership   BLACKBURN ROVERS (1)  1 MANCHESTER CITY (0)  0 28,647     FULHAM (0)  1 SUNDERLAND (0)  0 16,286            MIDDLESBROUGH (0)  1 EVERTON (1)  1 32,473            NEWCASTLE UNITED (1)  2 CHELSEA (1)  1 52,157          SOUTHAMPTON (1)  1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION (0)  0 31,915            WEST HAM UNITED (1)  2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (0)  0 35,049 

Barclaycard Premiership 2002/2003

  Home Away Overall   # Team Pl W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts GD 1 Arsenal 28 12 1 1 33 13 6 5 3 29 17 18 6 4 62 30 60 32 2 Manchester United 28 11 2 1 26 9 5 5 4 19 17 16 7 5 45 26 55 19 3 Newcastle United 28 13 1 1 27 9 4 3 6 20 24 17 4 7 47 33 55 14 4 Everton 29 9 4 1 22 13 5 3 7 16 21 14 7 8 38 34 49 4 5 Chelsea 29 8 4 2 28 12 5 5 5 22 19 13 9 7 50 31 48 19 6 Charlton Athletic 28 7 3 4 23 18 6 3 5 16 16 13 6 9 39 34 45 5 7 Liverpool 28 5 8 1 20 12 6 2 6 19 16 11 10 7 39 28 43 11 8 Blackburn Rovers 29 7 5 3 20 14 4 5 5 15 18 11 10 8 35 32 43 3 9 Tottenham Hotspur 29 8 4 2 26 17 4 3 8 15 23 12 7 10 41 40 43 1 10 Southampton 29 8 5 2 19 11 3 4 7 11 17 11 9 9 30 28 42 2 11 Manchester City 29 7 1 6 24 24 4 4 7 15 20 11 5 13 39 44 38 -5 12 Fulham 29 9 2 4 20 11 1 5 8 13 24 10 7 12 33 35 37 -2 13 Middlesbrough 28 7 6 1 26 17 2 2 10 8 15 9 8 11 34 32 35 2 14 Aston Villa 28 9 1 4 21 9 1 4 9 10 23 10 5 13 31 32 35 -1 15 Leeds United 28 5 2 7 14 17 5 2 7 20 20 10 4 14 34 37 34 -3 16 Birmingham City 28 4 4 6 14 19 3 4 7 11 22 7 8 13 25 41 29 -16 17 Bolton Wanderers 28 3 7 4 19 21 2 4 8 12 24 5 11 12 31 45 26 -14 18 West Ham United 29 2 6 7 15 22 4 2 8 17 31 6 8 15 32 53 26 -21 19 West Bromwich Albion 29 3 4 7 12 19 2 2 11 9 25 5 6 18 21 44 21 -23 20 Sunderland 29 3 2 9 9 20 1 5 9 10 26 4 7 18 19 46 19 -27

Source: Sunderland-Mad


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