Sunderland A.F.C. - Scotland beaten on Fletcher's return
UK time is: 10:26:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Scotland beaten on Fletcher's return

STEVEN FLETCHER made his long-awaited return to the Scotland set-up last night, as Craig Levein`s side continued their winless streak at the hands of Wales, going down 2-1 to a Gareth Bale brace.

It had all started well for the Scots, who went ahead through West Brom`s James Morrison - Fletcher providing the assist for the former Middlesbrough midfielder.

However, a contentious penalty award for a trip on Gareth Bale saw the Welsh flyer bag the penalty, before scoring a stunning 89th minute winner for Chris Coleman`s beleaguered side, handing the former Fulham boss his first win in charge of the national side.

David Vaughan on the other hand had a better night of it, playing 90 minutes in the centre of midfield for Coleman`s side.

It was a bad night for the Republic of Ireland and their Sunderland trio of John O`Shea, Kieren Westwood & David Meyler.

Westwood started in goal for Giovanni Trapattoni`s side, who went down 6-1 at home to Germany. Joachim Low`s side grabbed two through Marco Reus and Toni Kroos either side of goals from Mesut Ozil and Miroslav Klose.

Andy Keogh got the Irish consolation, with O`Shea also playing the full 90.

Meyler was an unused substitute.

Another man on duty for one of the home nations was Adam Johnson.

The winger was an unused substitute as England coughed and spluttered to a 5-0 victory over the worst side in the FIFA rankings in San Marino.

Sweden overcame a surprise goal from the Faroe Islands to win 2-1 away from home. Sebastian Larsson played the full 90 minutes as goals from Fulham`s Alex Kacaniklic and PSG`s Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured a win for the Swedes.

Belgium were also victorious, running out 3-0 winners over Serbia. Simon Mignolet was once again an unused substitute as Thibaut Courtois was preferred between the sticks.

Goals from Kevin de Bruyne, Christian Benteke and Kevin Miralles secured the win for Belgium.
The Journalist

Writer: safc123 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 13 2012

Time: 9:52AM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Swansea 13 3 5 5 -4 14
15. Chelsea 13 4 2 7 -6 14
16. Norwich 13 3 3 7 -8 12
17. Sunderland 14 3 3 8 -10 12
18. AFC Bournemouth 14 2 4 8 -13 10
19. Newcastle 14 2 4 8 -16 10
20. Aston Villa 14 1 2 11 -15 5

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Everton : 29/11/2015 10:06:00
Another Dagger In The Heart
Aston Villa : 29/11/2015 10:04:00
The Arsenal Preview
Norwich : 29/11/2015 07:57:00
We Deserved A Point - Garde
Aston Villa : 28/11/2015 19:55:00
AFC Bournemouth : 28/11/2015 19:31:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Sunderland stay in the Prem without new players
Suggested By:  
Yes 40%
No 60%