Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Sunderland 2-0 Morecambe

Sunderland 2-0 Morecambe

A JAMES MCCLEAN brace saw Sunderland progress safely to the third round of the Capital One League Cup at the expense of League Two Morecambe.

The Irish international bagged the opener with a header after 24 minutes before doubling up in the 64th minute with a left-footed finish from inside the penalty area.


Martin O'Neill handed Sunderland debuts to new signings Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher.

Kieren Westwood came in for Simon Mignolet between the sticks whilst Jack Colback slotted in at left-bck, Titus Bramble at centre-back and Sebastian Larsson in the centre of midfield.

Sunderland: Westwood; Gardner, O'Shea, Bramble, Colback; Johnson, Cattermole (c) (Meyler), Larsson, McClean (Campbell); Sessegnon; Fletcher (Saha).

Subs not used: Mignolet (GK), Elmohamady, Cuellar and Kilgallon.

Morecambe: Roche; Fenton, Haining, Wright, Threlfall; Parrish, Fleming, Reid (Ellison), McDonald; Alessandra (Redshaw) & Brodie (Carlton).

Subs not used: Arestidou (GK), McCready, Drummond & Burrow.

Attendance: 22 871

Referee: Mr R Madley.



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

Writer:safc123
Date:Tuesday August 28 2012
Time: 11:03PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Kirchhoff Thrilled With Return

German Jan Kirchhoff has been speaking about his delight at returning to training following his ten weeks out injured on the sidelines.

Officials - Everton v Sunderland (25/2/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Everton and Sunderland this Saturday.

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (22/2/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Djilobodji To Serve A Suspension This Week - 22/2/17

Sunderland's El Hadji Papy will be out of action this week as he serves an automatic suspension.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Sunderland
Write For Vital Sunderland
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Leicester (home)
Suggested By: Norris Cole
Pickford43%
Jones0%
Kone2%
Djilobodji 11%
Van Aanholt 6%
Pienaar -450%
Ndong0%
Denayer -450%
Anichebe20%
Defoe6%
Watmore -854%
Larsson +450%
Kirchhoff +456%
Manquillo +852%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2017 4:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football