UK time is: 03:18:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sunderland Avoid Barrow Banana Skin

Bruce made some decisions that signalled that he is taking this competition very seriously, even with most of his first team being injured or suspended.

Darren Bent started up front with Fraizer Campbell as Sunderland looked to get back to winning ways as they have not won in their last seven attempts in the league. Cana and Da Silva started in the middle of defence as Bardo and McCartney paired up on either flanks.

Youngsters Meyler and Henderson had to overcome some strong tackles in the centre of midfield, but they showed their ability by getting the better of the Cumbrians.

The game was dominated, as expected by Sunderland, but if it were not for the excellent performance by Barrow's goalkeeper Tim Deasy and a great early save by Fulop the score line could have been completely different.

Barrow started the game very well and had a great long range free-kick pushed wide by Fulop as Sunderland struggled to find their feet. However, a star performance by Campbell up front seen him create the first goal with a lovely back heel into the path of Steed Malbranque who buried it past Deasy.

Once Sunderland took the advantage in the 15th minute the game slowly went all Sunderland's way and they started to show their class.

In the second half Campbell scored a quick brace with his head as Murphy and Bardsley supplied the crosses for him to get on to the end of.

It would have been a sickening blow for the 8000 Barrow fans but they still had a good day out in the North East as their team went down fighting.

Ryan Noble was a late substitute for Bent as he missed several chances throughout the game and he looks a real prospect. Noble had two chances within minutes of his introduction and has great pace and skill to go with his incredible goal record so far this term.

A good day for Sunderland and no upset at the Stadium of Light. Hopefully by the time the 4th round arrives we will have most of our regular players back into the squad.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Gary Johnson Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 3 2010

Time: 12:59PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Stats: Burnley v Sunderland (Saturday September 20 2014)

Dyche Issues A Warning To Sunderland (Friday September 19 2014)

Sunderland Travel To Burnley. (Friday September 19 2014)

Roberge Wanted France Chance. (Friday September 19 2014)

Winger Believes Cats Did Well To Draw (Monday September 15 2014)

Poyet Looking Forward To First Win (Sunday September 14 2014)

Stats: Sunderland v Tottenham (Saturday September 13 2014)

Team News: Sunderland vs Tottenham (Saturday September 13 2014)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Burnley 0 - 0 Sunderland
Sunderland 2 - 2 Spurs
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Sunderland
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
WBA 2 - 2 Sunderland

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Everton 5 1 2 2 -2 5
15. Crystal Palace 5 1 2 2 -2 5
16. WBA 5 1 2 2 -4 5
17. Sunderland 5 0 4 1 -1 4
18. Q.P.R. 5 1 1 3 -8 4
19. Burnley 5 0 3 2 -3 3
20. Newcastle 5 0 3 2 -6 3

Breaking League News

Toon Kids Triumph
» Newcastle : 22/09/2014 21:59:00
Liverpool: Middlesbrough Preview
» Liverpool : 22/09/2014 21:33:00
Is Fletchers Time Up?
» Man Utd : 22/09/2014 17:40:00
Defoe on Hammers Radar!
» West Ham : 22/09/2014 17:34:00
How Much for Strootman?
» Man Utd : 22/09/2014 17:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Tottenham
Suggested By:  
Mannone 1%
Brown 0%
O'Shea 0%
Vergini 0%
van Aanholt 0%
Álvarez 0%
Rodwell 0%
Cattermole 11%
Larsson 0%
Johnson 33%
Wickham 0%
Giaccherini 65' 0%
Buckley 65' 0%
Jordi Gómez 80' 55%