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Sunderland 1 - Pompey 2

league

Stadium of Light

Sat 08-11-08, 3pm

Attendance: 37712

Referee:

Sunderland
1 - 2
Pompey
Djibril Cisse 3
 
Nadir Belhadj 50, Jermain Defoe 90 (pen)
 
Venue: Stadium of Light
 
Attendance: 37712
The Teams
Fulop
 
 
 
James
 
 
Bardsley
 
 
 
Johnson
 
 
Ferdinand
 
 
 
Campbell
 
 
Nosworthy
 
 
 
Distin
 
 
Collins
 
 
 
Belhadj
 
 
Malbranque
 
 
80
 
Pamarot
 
 
Whitehead
 
 
 
Davis
 
 
Reid
 
 
80
 
Diarra
 
 
Richardson
 
 
 
Kranjcar
 
 
75
Cisse
 
 
 
Defoe
 
 
90
Murphy
 
 
45
 
Crouch
 
 
69
Substitutes
Colgan
 
 
 
Ashdown
 
 
Tainio
 
 
 
Kaboul
 
 
Diouf
 
 
45
 
Diop
 
 
Miller
 
 
 
Utaka
 
 
75
Leadbitter
 
 
80
 
Hughes
 
 
90
Healy
 
 
80
 
Kanu
 
 
69
Henderson
 
 
 
A Traore
 
 
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
11
6
On Target
6
8
Corners
3
7
Offside
2
10
Fouls
10
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
55
%
45
Comments...
As storagematt would say, the key stat is the score - and thankfully after a run of bad luck this is in favour of us...




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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 9 2008

Time: 9:58AM

Your Comments

we had more shot's than them too... and less yellow cards...
pompeycarpet
Yup it's the score that counts.
sneakay
How did King Kanu's comeback go?
nodster
nods, as always Kanu's touch and vision was second to none. TBH, don't expect too many to agree with me here, I thought we looked better with him on.
pompey4me
p4me - I thought he was generally good - and if you can be bothered o look through all the matchday live comments, I thought it was the right move to bring him on... BUT his touch wasnt it's usual sublime self, however that was probably a lack of match fitness...
pompeycarpet
carps, you right, I aint gonna trawl through 200+ posts on matchday live! I actually thought his touch was it's usual self, but I was 6 pints down in the pub!
pompey4me
there were a couple of times that it just got away from him in the area... other than that though it was fairly good... however just as I was starting to loose faith in utaka (It was you lot persistently telling me to give up...) he comes good again - he played really well down the right when he came on.
pompeycarpet
Carps, I'll agree with you to an extent, Utaka has looked more..... hungry(??) since Tony took charge. It's good because undoubtedly he CAN do it, it's just until now he simply WOULDNT do it.
pompey4me
The thing is, I think he has just been mooved out of his comfort zone by tony - diferent regime etc. - and onece things settle down, he could just relax a bit more, and start being uselss again... however against west ham, I reckon I might start with him down the right. I just wonder where Kranjcar could play though... maybe behind crouch in a 4-4-1-1? or would that upset JD too much?
pompeycarpet
 

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