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 Post subject: Match Reports Sunderland v Barnsley 01/01/18 15:00
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Sunderland will usher in the New Year at home to Barnsley on Monday (KO 3pm).

Chris Coleman’s men provided the perfect response to their Boxing Day woe with a win at Nottingham Forest, as Aiden McGeady’s soaring header downed the two-time European Cup winners at the City Ground.

The celebrations were short-lived, though, with Monday’s game against the Tykes coming just 48 hours later as the Black Cats aim to claim back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

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Lynden Gooch will miss Monday’s game against Barnsley due to a hamstring problem, but Paddy McNair could feature against the Tykes.


USA international Gooch came off the bench in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest, as Aiden McGeady’s header saw Chris Coleman’s side claim a much-needed win.

Gooch, 22, has made 19 first-team appearances this term, scoring two goals and assisting a further three.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland international McNair could hand the Black Cats a timely boost and return to action on New Year’s Day.

After victory on Trentside, Coleman said the midfielder ‘has a chance’ of being involved.

“For sure, Lynden Gooch is going to be out because he hurt his hamstring,” confirmed the Welshman.

“It’s a shame because somebody with his energy, we were looking for him to play a big part on Monday.”

He added: “But Paddy has half a chance.

He trained yesterday and he may have to play some part against Barnsley because we haven’t got any more bodies.”

Sunderland will once again be without Lewis Grabban, with Lamine Kone, Lee Cattermole, Jack Rodwell, Didier Ndong, Jonny Williams and Duncan Watmore also still sidelined.


One in one out - what are we training them on?


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 Post subject: Re: Match Reports Sunderland v Barnsley 01/01/18 15:00
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:44 pm 
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Barnsley on a worse run than Forrest - perhaps if we win they'll sack their manager as well! NB Is that the Paul Heckinbotham(sp?) we were supposedly looking at to replace Grayson.
Can't say I'm overly confident as they gave us a right football lesson at their place(and we tend to alternate good and bad) but something must have gone wrong for them since then.

PS Alternating good and bad is a lot better than consistently bad of course ;)



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PS Alternating good and bad is a lot better than consistently bad of course ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Match Reports Sunderland v Barnsley 01/01/18 15:00
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Sunderland defender Paddy McNair could return against Barnsley after recovering from a groin injury.


The Northern Ireland international has been sidelined since the end of November, but forward Lynden Gooch (hamstring) will miss out.

Barnsley could be without defender Andy Yiadom (ankle), while Matty Pearson (calf) is still unavailable.

Ryan Hedges (thigh) is also expected to miss out again, but centre-half Angus MacDonald could feature after illness.

Match facts

  • Sunderland have won eight of their last nine home league matches against Barnsley (L1), with this their first match against them at the Stadium of Light since October 2006.
  • The Tykes haven't completed a league double over the Black Cats since the 1986-87 campaign when they were managed by Allan Clarke.
  • These sides last met on New Year's Day in 1992, with Sunderland winning 2-0 at Roker Park with goals from Gordon Armstrong and Don Goodman.
  • Sunderland have won one of their last 12 home league matches played on a Monday (D7 L4), with that win coming in August 2006 against West Bromwich Albion.
  • Chris Coleman has won three of his four previous Championship meetings against Barnsley (D1), though this is his first match against them since January 2010, a 3-1 win for Coventry.
  • Since a run of four wins in seven away matches in all competitions between December 2016 and February 2017, Barnsley have won three of their subsequent 20 (D4, L13).


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 Post subject: Re: Match Reports Sunderland v Barnsley 01/01/18 15:00
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That was awful and possibly one of the worst matches I've seen.

We were doing reasonably ok with Gibson organising the midfield. When he went off injured, it was a massive loss.

Vaughan, McGeady, Honeyman, Macmanaman, McNair and Love all need singling out for particularly poor performances. They just couldn't read the game, pass balls accurately or were in headless chicken mode most of the time.

Barnsley are not that good. They were poor and didn't deserve to win either. The goal came from a defensive shambles where one of their players ran forward towards the corner flag. Two of our defenders chased after him leaving us exposed at the back stick.

Left the match feeling very angry, frustrated and disappointed.


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 Post subject: Re: Match Reports Sunderland v Barnsley 01/01/18 15:00
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Sunderland slumped back into the relegation places as fellow strugglers Barnsley began 2018 by winning for the first time in 11 Championship matches.

Centre-back Ethan Pinnock scored for the second game in a row, heading home a corner early in the second half.

The visitors made a good start to the game with forward Mamadou Thiam rattling the crossbar from 25 yards.

Bryan Oviedo hit the post with a free-kick in reply, but Pinnock's goal was enough to give the Tykes three points.

The win was only their third in an away game at Sunderland, and saw them complete a seasonal double over the Black Cats for the first time since the 1986-87 season.

Barnsley went into the game without winger Harvey Barnes, recalled early by Leicester from a season-long loan, but they looked the sharper side for much of the game as they moved up a place to 19th in the table, with the home side dropping to 23rd.

After Thiam's early effort, Lloyd Isgrove forced a fine save from Robbin Ruiter, and although Sunderland came close when Oviedo floated his free-kick over the wall and struck the woodwork, they badly missed injured 12-goal striker Lewis Grabban.

Pinnock's goal came after the home defence allowed Zeke Fryers' corner to bounce in the six-yard box, and Barnsley subs Tom Bradshaw and George Moncur both went close to a second before Jason McCarthy blocked an added-time Sunderland effort on the line to seal the win.

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman:

"Barnsley deserved it. They set the tempo a lot, were more aggressive and we looked nervous again at home.

"Even worse was the nature of the defeat and the goal we conceded was criminal. For someone to take a corner and let it bounce in the box, it was unforgivable to let that happen.

"It is not a great way to start the New Year. We got zero and deserved zero.

"If you are not going to play well, which we didn't, then you make sure get an ugly point. We buckled and I didn't think that would happen after the last game."

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom:

"In the last few weeks I've been saying we've been wasteful and that we need a result, so we're delighted to get the win.

"We made it difficult for ourselves because we were wasteful, so I'm pleased - but there's still things we need to get better at.

"It's nice to score from a set-piece and the goal changed the dynamic of the game. It just shows how much you need to switch on at corners and free-kicks."

Sunderland

25 Ruiter
18 Browning
16 O'Shea
21 Matthews
22 Love Booked at 61mins
26 Honeyman
24 Gibson Substituted for McNair at 33'minutes
3 Oviedo Substituted for Maja at 45'minutes
13 McManaman Substituted for Asoro at 61'minutes
19 McGeady
9 Vaughan

Substitutes

1 Steele
2 Jones
4 McNair
20 Maja
29 Asoro
31 Beadling
40 Embleton

Barnsley

1 Davies Booked at 67mins
12 Cavare
16 Pinnock
6 Lindsay Booked at 50mins
3 Fryers Booked at 90mins
4 Williams
7 Hammil lSubstituted for McCarthy at 90+4'minutes
20 Potts Booked at 11mins
22 Gardner Substituted for Moncur at 74'minutes
11 Isgrove
26 Thiam Substituted for Bradshaw at 73'minutes Booked at 80mins

Substitutes

2 McCarthy
8 McGeehan
9 Bradshaw
10 Moncur
13 Townsend
14 Mallan
19 Ugbo

Referee:
Robert Jones

Attendance:
28,311


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 Post subject: Re: Match Reports Sunderland v Barnsley 01/01/18 15:00
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Sunderland 0-1 Barnsley

Injury-ravaged Sunderland started 2018 with a whimper as Barnsley ended a 10-game winless run at the Stadium of Light.

Mamadou Thiam struck the crossbar inside the opening four minutes as the Tykes made a bright start on Wearside, but Sunderland fought their way back into the game before Darron Gibson was forced off.

Bryan Oviedo rattled the crossbar before the break but was replaced at the interval, with Barnsley’s Ethan Pinnock capitalising on a defensive reshuffle within 60 seconds of the restart to hand Paul Heckingbottom’s side a priceless victory.

TWO CHANGES


Chris Coleman made two changes from the side that defeated Nottingham Forest at the County Ground, as Bryan Oviedo and James Vaughan replaced Marc Wilson and Josh Maja. Wilson wasn’t included in the squad and his absence brought about a change at the back, with Adam Matthews moving into a central position as Donald Love and Oviedo played out wide. Paddy McNair started on a bench that also included Tom Beadling, Elliot Embleton, Joel Asoro and Josh Maja, with ten of Coleman’s first-team squad stuck in the treatment room.

RATTLED

Sunderland made a weary start to the game and with four minutes played the crossbar came to their rescue. Despite being closed down by Matthews and John O’Shea, Thiam managed to let fly from 30 yards and his thumping effort cannoned off the crossbar, allowing Robbin Ruiter and the red and white army to breath a huge sigh of relief. The 22-year-old striker continued to cause problems, forcing Ruiter into a hurried clearance before winning a free-kick in the final third. And Adam Hammill also saw an effort fly wide, with the visitors firmly in the ascendancy during the early exchanges.

FITNESS WOES CONTINUE

The Tykes’ dominance somewhat wavered in the period that followed but they remained a threat as a frenetic game threatened to spiral out of control. Both sides struggled to maintain any periods of control on the ball and defending was at a premium, as McManaman – Sunderland’s biggest threat in the first 45 – saw an effort blocked before several Love crosses were scrambled to safety. But just as they started to take charge, the Black Cats were dealt yet another injury blow as Darron Gibson, who has been hampered by a groin problem, limped down the tunnel. McNair, who made a timely return to the squad, was his replacement.

ALL-SQUARE

Love was more of a winger than a wing-back for much of the opening period, but with 35 minutes played he received a gentle reminder of his defensive duties as Lloyd Isgrove broke into space. The former Manchester United man tracked back and put pressure on the midfielder but was unable to stop the shot, as Ruiter stood his ground to ensure it remained level. Parity was almost broken before the break as Oviedo crashed a 25-yard free-kick off the post, but it remained level after 45 minutes with both sides firmly in the game.

BLACK CATS PUNISHED


Coleman made a second change ahead of the second period as the Maja replaced Oviedo and the Black Cats went with two up top. It was a clear sign of intent from the Black Cats but within minutes of the restart Barnsley took advantage of a defensive reshuffle and took a 1-0 lead. Pinnock, who scored a late equaliser against Reading on Saturday, applied the decisive touch, but he did so under no pressure whatsoever, as the Sunderland defence inexplicably allowed a corner to bounce inside the six-yard box and towards the centre back who nodded the ball into the net.

LACKLUSTRE RESPONSE

Sunderland were slow to respond as Barnsley sensed an opportunity to ram home their advantage, but Ruiter was once again in top form to deny the lively Isgrove. The Lads responded with a third and final change as Asoro replaced McManaman, but McNair came closest to equalising with the Northern Ireland midfielder volleying wide when he should have found the target. Maja then came close, glancing a near-post header a fraction too high and onto the roof of the net before drama right at the end saw Vaughan hook the ball towards goal from a corner with replays showing it was cleared by the arm of the Barnsley defender on the line.

Attendance: 28,311

Sunderland: Ruiter, Browning, O’Shea, Matthews, Oviedo (Maja 46), Love, Gibson (McNair 32), Honeyman, McManaman (Asoro 61), McGeady, Vaughan.
Subs: Steele, Jones, Embleton, Beadling.

Barnsley: Davies, Isgrove, Thiam (Bradshaw 73), Cavare, Williams, Pinnock, Fryers, Potts, Gardner (Moncur 74), Hammill, Lindsay.
Subs not used: Townsend, Ugbo, Mallan, McGeehan, McCarthy.


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 Post subject: Re: Match Reports Sunderland v Barnsley 01/01/18 15:00
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https://rokerreport.sbnation.com/2018/1/4/16842424/cutting-the-mustard-barnsley-chris-colemans-tactical-switch-costs-sunderland-all-three-points


Cutting the Mustard: Barnsley - Chris Coleman’s tactical switch costs Sunderland all three points

Team selection, tactics, substitutions and post-match comments - now that the dust has settled, we analyse them all! How did Chris Coleman fare during our latest defeat to Barnsley?

It's all Chris Coleman's fault. Nothing to do with the last 15 transfer windows resulting in a dogs breakfast of a squad for him to choose from.


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