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December 26, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 39193‎
 
 
Sung-Yong Ki 25′ (PG)
Top of the Match
Sung-Yong Ki
Sung-Yong Ki
Sunderland
Tim Howard
Tim Howard
Everton
Flop of the Match
Leon Osman
Leon Osman
Everton
Vito Mannone
Vito Mannone
Sunderland

Everton 0-1 Sunderland: Black Cats hold on against 10-man Toffees

Ki Sung-Yueng's penalty gave Gus Poyet's lead they never relinquished after Tim Howard had been shown a straight red card for bringing the South Korean down in the area

Lee Probert; Tim Howard Everton v Sunderland - English Premier League 12262013
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Sunderland secured their first Premier League away win of the season as 10-man Everton were consigned to a 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park.

Gus Poyet's men had picked up just three points on the road in the top flight prior to their trip to Merseyside, but Ki Sung-Yueng's first-half penalty boosted their survival hopes and inflicted a first home league defeat of the year on Everton.

Leon Osman and Tim Howard contrived to gift Ki a golden opportunity to put Sunderland ahead after 25 minutes.

VIEW FROM GOODISON PARK
By Gary Maiden

The delirious Sunderland fans head back to Wearside with a crucial three points and renewed hope of survival.

Goalscorer Ki Sung-Yueng deserved his strike after a brilliant midfield display and Gus Poyet will need more of the same from him over the coming months.

With many of the sides around them dropping points, the victory is even sweeter for the Black Cats who became the first side to beat Everton at Goodison Park in the league this year.

For Everton it was an unexpected setback in their bid to crack the top four but the true test will be how they bounce back from this with some winnable fixtures approaching.

Howard played the ball to Osman from a goal-kick, only for the midfielder to be caught in possession to allow Ki in and as he attempted to go around Howard the United States goalkeeper brought him down.

To make matters worse, Howard was given his marching orders while Osman was quickly replaced by substitute goalkeeper Joel Robles after the penalty had been dispatched.

That goal proved to be decisive although neither side move in the table as a result, with Poyet's men staying bottom while Everton remain fifth.

Roberto Martinez made just one change as Osman, equaling David Unsworth's record of 302 Premier League appearances for Everton, replaced Ross Barkley.

Counterpart Poyet made four alterations, with two coming in defence as Modibo Diakite and Valentin Roberge replaced the injured John O'Shea and suspended Wes Brown.

Everton left-back Bryan Oviedo had the first effort on target, creating space before firing a swerving left-footed effort at Vito Mannone in the eighth minute.

Jack Colback forced Howard into a save from outside the area seven minutes later in a frantic start.

Osman was then left red-faced when his gaffe resulted in Howard upending Ki and the Swansea loanee converted the penalty to end Sunderland's wait for a first away goal in the top flight since August.

Robles was called on to make a smart double save 10 minutes after the goal but Sunderland were unable to add to their lead before the break despite enjoying large spells of possession.

Diakite almost doubled the visitors' lead a minute after the interval, nudging an effort over the bar from close range before the hosts began to pile on the pressure.

Romelu Lukaku had Mannone sprawling to his left before a last-ditch Lee Cattermole tackle denied Barkley a shot at an open goal.

Mannone was again in fine form to keep out Barkley's free-kick before Fabio Borini headed Phil Jagielka's header off the line in the final 10 minutes as the hosts desperately sought to preserve their 10-game unbeaten record in the league.

Their pressure was to no avail however as Sunderland held on to secure their first win at Goodison Park since 1996.



Everton

24
Tim Howard
Goalkeeper
23′
2.00
6
Phil Jagielka
Defender
3.00
8
Bryan Oviedo
Midfielder
3.00
15
Sylvain Distin
Defender
2.50
16
James McCarthy
Midfielder
3.00
18
Gareth Barry
Midfielder
42′
2.50
21
Leon Osman
Midfielder
24′
2.00
22
Steven Pienaar
Midfielder
76′
2.50
23
Seamus Coleman
Defender
3.00
11
2.50
17
Romelu Lukaku
Striker
2.50

Sunderland

4.00
25
Vito Mannone
Goalkeeper
3.50
2
3.00
12
3.00
21
3.00
29
4.00
4
Sung-Yong Ki
Midfielder
25′
3.00
7
3.00
14
Jack Colback
Midfielder
70′
3.00
33
Lee Cattermole
Midfielder
2.50
9
3.50
31

Substitutes

1
Joel
Goalkeeper
24′
3.00
4
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26
John Stones
Defender
 - 
32
 - 
20
Ross Barkley
Midfielder
46′
3.50
18
3.00
14
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Substitutes

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3
 - 
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Cabral
Midfielder
 - 
11
Adam Johnson
Midfielder
 - 
22
El Hadji Ba
Midfielder
2.50
23
2.50
17

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Assist
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  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
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Results
 
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Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Manchester United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0