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Premier League

  • March 2, 2013
  • • 10:00
  • • Stadium of Light, Sunderland
  • Referee: M. Halsey
  • • Attendance: 39312

Premier League Preview: Sunderland - Fulham

Premier League Preview: Sunderland - Fulham


Martin O'Neill's side has been in woeful form of late but face a visiting side which has failed to win in nine of its last 10 games away from Craven Cottage.



Gardener, O'Shea, Cuellar, Colback
Sessegnon, Larsson, N'Diaye, Johnson
Fletcher, Graham


Reither, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise
Dejagah, Kacaniklic Sidwell, Duff

Martin O'Neill is unlikely to make drastic changes to his team, despite the Mackems suffering defeat against West Brom last time out.

Danny Rose (hamstring), Lee Cattermole (knee) and Wes Brown (knee) all remain sidelined, with their returns expected to be a couple of weeks away. And so the Black Cats' lineup should have a familiar feel, with Danny Graham and Steven Fletcher tasked with grabbing the goals up top.

Fulham, meanwhile, should name an unchanged back four having kept a clean sheet up against the aerial threat of Stoke in their last game.

Kieran Richardson is expected to be in the squad which travels to the Stadium of Light, the home of his former club, but it is unlikely he will start the game.

Simon Davies will also return from injury in time, but long-term absentees Kerim Frei (knee) and Mahamadou Diarra (groin) remain unavailable.

  • Sunderland has won only one of its last six meetings with Fulham.
  • A win for the home side would see it go level on points with the Cottagers in the Premier League.
  • Sunderland has lost its last three top-flight games, the first time it has done so this season.
  • Fulham has failed to win nine of its last 10 away games.
  • The last time Martin Jol's side won back-to-back Premier League games was in September.
  • Sunderland has failed to win any of its last three games at the Stadium of Light in all competitions.


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22Simon MignoletGoalkeeper
16John O'SheaDefender
19Titus BrambleDefender
4Alfred N'diayeMidfielder
7Sebastian LarssonMidfielder
8Craig GardnerMidfielder
14Jack ColbackMidfielder
11Adam JohnsonMidfielder
28Stéphane SessegnonMidfielder
9Danny GrahamStriker
9Steven FletcherStriker
20Keiren WestwoodGoalkeeper
2Phil BardsleyDefender
5Kader ManganeDefender
24Carlos Javier CuéllarDefender
-David VaughanMidfielder
-James McCleanMidfielder
23Mark SchwarzerGoalkeeper
3John Arne RiiseDefender
14Philippe SenderosDefender
-Brede HangelandDefender
20Sascha RietherMidfielder
4Steve SidwellMidfielder
14Georgios KaragounisMidfielder
16Damien DuffMidfielder
24Ashkan DejagahStriker
9Dimitar BerbatovStriker
11Bryan RuizStriker
38Neil EtheridgeGoalkeeper
18Aaron HughesDefender
35Emmanuel FrimpongMidfielder
11Kieran RichardsonMidfielder
8Urby EmanuelsonMidfielder
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