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 Post subject: Match Reports: Sunderland v Hull Sat 20/01/18 15:00
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42671843

Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong starts a three-match ban after the club's appeal against his sending off at Cardiff last week was unsuccessful.

Defender Marc Wilson (groin) is a doubt after limping off in that game.

Hull City striker Will Keane (knee) could feature for the first time in 14 months.

Defender Ondrej Mazuch (hamstring) and winger Kamil Grosicki (ankle) could return for the Tigers, who are winless in their last six league games.

SAM's prediction
Home win 37% Draw 29% Away win 34%


SAM, the Sports Analytics Machine, is a super-computer built by @ProfIanMcHale of the University of Liverpool.

Match facts

  • Sunderland are unbeaten in four league matches against Hull (W2 D2).
  • Hull have won two of their last three away league visits to Sunderland (L1), one more than they managed in the 12 trips prior to that (1).
  • Chris Coleman and Nigel Adkins have not faced each other since February 2010, when Coleman's Coventry won 2-1 against Adkins' Scunthorpe in a Championship fixture.
  • Sunderland have scored just once in their five games since Christmas in all competitions (W1 L3), failing to score in each of the last three - they last went on a longer run in April 2017 (seven successive games).
  • Hull City themselves have scored in just one of their last six Championship games (D3 L3), a 2-2 draw with Fulham in December.
  • However, the Tigers have seen 83 goals in their Championship games this season (F39 A44) - more than any other side.


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They've been a great source of points for us recently - can it continue? Just hope the defence can manage 95 mins of concentration.



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Well the wife is happy, and so is the cat. One of them is fed up with me being miserable when SAFC lose and the other gets kicked more often. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Match Reports: Sunderland v Hull Sat 20/01/18 15:00
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That was brilliant considering recent times. O'Shea and Catts were great at keeping everything organised.

The young lads were great. They were hungry and passionate but most importantly, they believed in themselves and were not afraid to go for it.

Billy Jones was a miss when he went off. He was having a decent game and Matthews was a weakness that was exploited in the second half.

Big three points and you can tell how much it meant to them. Special mention to Oviedo over celebrating his stop on the line :D

Feel more positive that the deadwood who do not want to play have been shipped out and we now have a team that want to play. That is the turning point for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Match Reports: Sunderland v Hull Sat 20/01/18 15:00
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Joel Asoro's first senior goal gave Sunderland a narrow win over fellow Championship strugglers Hull City.

The hosts took a deserved lead when Asoro calmly rounded off a good move.

Former Black Cats striker Frazier Campbell should have levelled when he fired wide from Evadro's low cross after the break.

Asoro was booked for diving when he went down in the area under pressure from Michael Dawson in the area as Sunderland held on.

Victory for the hosts was only their second at the Stadium of Light this season and stretched Hull's winless league run to seven games.

Chris Coleman's side made a bright start with both Billy Jones and Josh Maja going close before Asoro gave them the lead after 19 minutes.

The visitors had chances to level but Campbell fired wastefully wide, David Meyler hit a shot straight at home keeper Robbin Ruiter and Jon Toral blasted over.

Defeat for Nigel Adkins' men left them above Sunderland, who are third from bottom, on goal difference only.

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman:

"The goal we scored, I don't think any team I've ever managed have scored a goal as good as that.

"It was absolutely fabulous.

"The passing, the movement and the finish was brilliant."

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins:

"We've not got the three points we needed and a team close to us in the division has. I was concerned about how poor we were in the first 35 minutes.

"The warm-up was good, the mood in the dressing room was spot on and we go out there focused and for me we didn't get anywhere near in the duels you need to win and be competitive in in a game of football.

"In the second half we were better and got the ball into the area but we couldn't find the goal we needed and it's a bad loss."

Sunderland

25 Ruiter
18 Browning Booked at 58mins
16 O'Shea
35 Clarke-Salter
2 Jones Substituted for Matthews at 34'minutes
6 Cattermole Booked at 90 mins
28 Robson
3 Oviedo
26 Honeyman
20 Maja Substituted for Gooch at 87 'minutes Booked at 90 mins
29 Asoro Booked at 78 mins

Substitutes

1 Steele
13 McManaman
15 Galloway
19 McGeady
21 Matthews
2 2Love
27 Gooch

Hull

1 McGregor
29 Tomori
21 Dawson Booked at 74 mins
5 Hector
34 Aina
8 Meyler
16 Larsson Booked at 81mins
11 Toral Substituted for Irvine at 69'minutes
15 Evandro Substituted for Dicko at 79'minutes
20 Bowen
25 Campbell Substituted for Keane at 76'minutes

Substitutes

3 Mazuch
4 Irvine
9 Dicko
12 Marshall
19 Keane
22 Henriksen
24 Clark

Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
27,437


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https://www.safc.com/news/team-news/2018/january/hull-city/report-v-hull-city

Sunderland 1-0 Hull City


Joel Asoro’s majestic strike on his first league start ensured Sunderland saw off Hull City at the Stadium of Light.

Chris Coleman named a young side but they took it in their stride, a as dominant opening was rewarded when the Sweden under-21 international rattled the ball into the corner,

The Tigers fought back but they were unable to match the grit and determination shown by those in red and white, as winning ways returned to Wearside.

BASEMENT BATTLE

Whenever Sunderland and Hull City face off the stakes seem dizzyingly high – and this was certainly the case at the Stadium of Light as the sides went head to head in a finely-poised basement battle. Coleman elected to hand youth a chance as Ethan Robson and Asoro both made their first senior starts in league competition, but he was also able to hand Lee Cattermole a starting berth for the first time in two months. Hull, meanwhile, hoped a cruel twist of fate would come to the fore, as three former Black Cats – Seb Larsson, David Meyler and Frazier Campbell – lined up in gold and amber.

UNSHACKLED

Sunderland’s youth exuberance was evident early and it was abundantly clear that a lack of confidence wouldn’t be a problem, as Asoro and Josh Maja started with a swagger that gave the Tigers backline plenty to chew on. With electric pace and underestimated strength, the Sweden under-21 international thrust on the turbo chargers early on and he got the Stadium of Light by surging forward at every opportunity before feeding Billy Jones who scuffed the first chance of the game wide. Maja, likewise, rose to the occasion and forced Allan McGregor into a low save on 15 minutes as the visitors struggled to shackle the dynamic duo.

DEADLOCK SHATTERED


Hull were warned and they didn’t listen – Sunderland shattered the deadlock on 19 minutes with a moment to savour. Just over a month after seeing his partner in crime end the Black Cats’ home hoodoo, Asoro decided to get in on the act with a sumptuous finish that raised the roof off the Stadium of Light. Fed by George Honeyman after robust defending from Cattermole, the 18-year-old was simply too quick for the Hull defence and a powerless McGregor who was left rooted to the spot as the youngster somehow found the corner with a thumping finish. What a moment. What a time to produce it.

GRITTY


The Tigers produced a fairly lacklustre response and Nigel Adkins side did little to test Robbin Ruiter, but the Dutchman did have some tidying up to do at the half-hour mark as Meyler’s scuffed effort rolled towards goal. Jon Toral spurned a good opportunity with a wayward attempt after a corner dropped kindly soon after, but an enforced change saw the Black Cats’ comfort waver as Jones was forced off with a head injury. Matthews was his replacement and the Welshman settled into the game well on his return from injury, as Sunderland continued to weather a brewing storm to ensure they led at the interval.

NEXT GOAL WINS

The second goal of the encounter was going to have an epic impact on proceedings and by 60 minutes nerves were well and truly shredded on Wearside. After Oviedo’s free-kick skimmed the roof of the net, Ty Browning did well to clear Evandro’s low cross before Larsson’s dipping effort whistled past the post, but the Swede was a spectator 60 seconds later as Honeyman got the better of him at the byline and squeezed his shot over McGregor and, agonisingly, across the face of goal. And with just over 20 minutes remaining Oviedo’s name was ringing around the SoL, as the Costa Rican showed impeccable reactions to head Michael Dawson’s goal-bound thunderbolt off the line.

AERIAL BOMBARDMENT


Hull’s best avenue for success was, without a doubt, by exploiting the wings and pumping balls into the box, and they should have levelled with 70 minutes played when Michael Hector blazed over from 12 yards. The visitors continued to put the Black Cats under sustained pressure but, much like the opening 45 minutes, Ruiter remained untested as they failed to make the most of their play. Jackson Irvine, Nouha Dicko and Will Keane, who returned from a 14-month lay-off, soon joined the party, but the Black Cats dug deep and they almost finished the Tigers off when Robson’s drive was pushed away by McGregor – it didn’t matter, though, and Asoro’s worthy-match winner was enough.

Attendance: 27,437

Sunderland: Ruiter, Browning, O’Shea, Clarke-Salter, Jones, Oviedo, Cattermole, Robson, Honeyman, Asoro, Maja (Gooch 86).
Substiutes: Steele, Matthews, Love, Galloway, McGeady, McManaman.

Hull City: McGregor, Hector, Meyler, Toral (Irvine 69), Larsson, Bowen, Dawson, Campbell (Keane 76), Evandro (Dicko 79), Tomori, Aina.
Subs not used: Marshall, Henriksen, Mazuch, Clark.


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 Post subject: Re: Match Reports: Sunderland v Hull Sat 20/01/18 15:00
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:28 am 

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Yippee.


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One image from the match.

Something to epitomise why, I feel we now stand a chance and have some hope.

Someone is back and firing on all cylinders.

Image


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https://www.safc.com/news/team-news/2018/january/hull-city/highlights-v-hull-city

Video highlights


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Some more to look at.

http://www.wearewearside.com/post/2018/01/21/the-morning-after-rejoice-sunderland-find-a-championship-side-worse-than-themselves-doomed-hull.aspx

The morning after: Rejoice! Sunderland find a Championship side worse than themselves; doomed Hull

Realism, on a morning when we ant rejoicing, not realism.

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/sport/football/sunderland/15886647.SUNDERLAND__Match_Ratings_from_the_Black_Cats__1_0_win_over_Hull_City/

SUNDERLAND: Match Ratings from the Black Cats' 1-0 win over Hull City

http://salutsunderland.com/2018/01/sixers-soapbox-strange-goings-on-as-hull-city-come-to-town/

Aha, this is the required rejoicing, sod realism. Uplifting.


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Becs wrote:
That was brilliant considering recent times. O'Shea and Catts were great at keeping everything organised.

The young lads were great. They were hungry and passionate but most importantly, they believed in themselves and were not afraid to go for it.

Billy Jones was a miss when he went off. He was having a decent game and Matthews was a weakness that was exploited in the second half.

Big three points and you can tell how much it meant to them. Special mention to Oviedo over celebrating his stop on the line :D

Feel more positive that the deadwood who do not want to play have been shipped out and we now have a team that want to play. That is the turning point for me.



Thanks Becs that's insightful.

Interesting opinion re Jones and Matthews as pre-match everyone was calling it the other way round



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Really appreciate all your effort in posting relevant stuff HM and fully agree that a fit and functional Cattermole can be a major influence for the good.



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Hakuna Matata wrote:
One image from the match.

Something to epitomise why, I feel we now stand a chance and have some hope.

Someone is back and firing on all cylinders.

Image

What? Have we re-signed David Meyler? :P . Seriously though that was Catts best game for a long time. When Oviedo made the goal line clearance it looked like Catts said well done then bollocked him for not getting in position for the comer.


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I've just watched the video and I don't think Asoro dived, but I do think that Billy Jones was playing centre forward.


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