Jones missing but Bent gives Cats fine start

20 March 2010 03:26
KENWYNE JONES has failed to shrug off the hip problem he picked up for Sunderland six days ago in time to face Birmingham City today.[LNB] Jones' absence means that Sunderland manager Steve Bruce can finally hand a first start for Benjani, who moved to the Stadium of Light from Manchester City in January on loan.[LNB] That is the only change to the starting line-up against City, although Lee Cattermole has been included on the bench, meaning David Meyler retains his place in the middle.[LNB] This report was late due to technical problems and Sunderland have taken a two-goal lead inside 11 minutes. Both goals scored by Darren Bent.[LNB] SUNDERLAND (4-4-2): Gordon; Hutton, Turner, Mensah, Ferdinand; Campbell, Meyler, Richardson, Malbranque; Benjani, Bent. Subs: Carson, Henderson, Cattermole, Zenden, Da Silva, Kilgallon, Bardsley.[LNB] BIRMINGHAM CITY (4-4-2): Hart; Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell; Fahey, Gardner, Ferguson, Madera; Chucho, Jerome. Subs: Taylor, Bowyer, Larsson, Phillips, McFadden, Parnaby, Vignal.[LNB]

Source: Northern_Echo

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