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Sunderland 0 Manchester City 3

Sunderland
0 - 3
Manchester City

Stadium of Light

31/08/2008 15:00

Attendance: 39622

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Sunderland were well beating by a Man City who scored thanks to a Stephen Ireland opener before the break then a Sean Wright Phillips brace.

Sunderland controlled the first 44 minutes with early chances falling to Grant Leadbitter and Djibril Cisse.

Then in the 45th minute the Sunderland defence clear but only as far as Ireland who`s was nearly saved by Gordon but it just crept in after he took the sting out of it.

Sunderland came out after the break a totally different side and when down another two goals in quick sucsesion.

The first was a tap in for Wright Phillips as he dispatched Jo`s cross.

The second from Wright Phillips was a cheeky effort as he chipped Gordon after a through ball coming from Ball.

With Sunderland three goal down Keane made three consecutive substitutions bringing on Stokes, Murphy and Healy for Cisse, Diouf and Leadbitter.

The substitutions failed to make any impact with the result staying the same and it looks like it`s back to the drawing board for Keano.


Sunderland Line Up
442

Gordon 6
Chimbonda 7
Nosworthy 6
Collins 6
Bardsley 6
Malbranque 6 (Edwards 4)
Reid 7
Leadbitter 5 (Stokes 5)
Richardson 6
Cisse 6 (Murphy 6)
Diouf 7 (Healy 6)

Subs not used

Danny Higginbotham
Darren Ward
Dwight Yorke

Star Player

Pascal Chimbonda - A steady performance from our new right back who made some good overlaps and tackles.

Match Comment

We were by far the best side in the first half only for the hard work to be undone when we conceded the first goal just before the break. We came back out the second half and we were rubbish.

Keane has his work cut out to sort them out for the Wigan game in two weeks time.


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Writer:KEV1N
Date:Sunday August 31 2008
Time: 10:45PM

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Comments

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Ouch. Shame SWP joined them!!!
storagematt
01/09/2008 11:03:00
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i can't believe what happened , after strengthen the squad by many talented players , and very good first half , and then .....?????
ehabfarouk1973
01/09/2008 18:51:00
0
Had to happen with SWP
Tiny T
02/09/2008 17:11:00
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