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Sunderland 2 Reading 1

Sunderland
2 - 1
Reading

SOL

15th September 2007 15:00

Attendance: 39272

Referee:

Sunderland said goodbye to the legend Ian Porterfield in style yesterday. Reading on the other hand said goodbye to any chance of some points.

With 10 members of the 1973 FA cup wining squad watching, Sunderland came out on top and bossed the game for at least 80 minutes.

Sunderland came close to scoring through Leadbitter his 25 yard shot was stopped well by Hahnemann and Chopra was judged off side for the follow up which he put over the bar anyway.

Sunderland scored the first goal of the game with a wonderful strike from Kenwyne Jones. He received the ball on the edge of the box held off the challenge from the defender to hit a low drive into the bottom right hand corner.

Minutes later Jones had a chance to double Sunderland`s lead only for him to head the ball over.

Sunderland`s second involved Jones again he put over a low cross for Wallace to tap in at the far post.

Wallace was then denied his second when is shot was cleared off the line by Murty.

Reading got a consolation goal through Kitson around 7 minutes from time to make it a nervy end of the mach for Sunderland.



Sunderland Line Up 4-4-2

Gordon
McShane
Nosworthy
Higginbotham
Collins
Leadbitter
Yorke
Etuhu
Wallace (Stokes)
Jones (Murphy)
Chopra (Miller)

Subs not used
Ward
Halford

Star Player

Kenwyne Jones - The Trinidad Tobago Striker was a handful scoring a superb goal and creating the other.

Match Comment

This was a must win game for us and we won it with ease. Reading never looked like scoring. Their goal was sloppy goal to concede and our defenders must be disappointed not to kept a clean sheet.

Hopefully we have now turned the corner and with a local derby next Saturday a win couldn`t have come at a better time. Now bring on the Smog Monsters.


Writer:KEV1N
Date:Sunday September 16 2007
Time: 4:51PM

Comments

0
Jones looks like some player
Lucas
16/09/2007 16:53:00
0
It early doors but so far he seems to have it all great first touch, Strengh, is good in the air, has pace and a eye for goal. Just hope he can keep it up.
KEV1N
16/09/2007 17:02:00
0
Jones was quality but I would also like to say Dwight was good again for a change that is two games now. He does seem to tire towards the end though
ClaireH
16/09/2007 18:24:00
0
Just goes to show women no nowt abotu football
Vella
16/09/2007 18:26:00
0
Just goes to show you can't spell Vella
ClaireH
16/09/2007 18:27:00
0
great send off for a great bloke - RIP Ian Porterfield.
merlin
16/09/2007 18:37:00
0
Yes it was a nice send off it was ery emotional
Vella
16/09/2007 19:58:00
0
sorry I mean very emotional
Vella
16/09/2007 19:58:00
0
KENWYNE JOOOOOONES MY LORD, HE SCORES GOOOOOALS, KENWYNE JOOOOOONES MY LORD, HE SCORES GOOOOOALS, KENWYNE JOOOOOONES MY LORD, HE SCORES GOOOOOALS, OH LOOOOOOORD KENWYNE JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONES what a player
smiggyswfc
19/09/2007 20:57:00
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