Sunderland 3 Birmingham 1: Bent double but guess who’s our star

A great match, after which Birmingham City will feel aggrieved to have lost by two goals, and a great result for us. That completes our run of four home games and we emerge from it unbeaten with eight points, a very decent haul. And this Craig Gordon clip is now in serious need of updating …

Even with halftime approaching, we knew that since this was Sunderland, we could take nothing for granted.

The Blues goal, from Jerome, earlyish in the second half – and the arrival of SuperKev – proved that well enough before fabulous work by Jordan Henderson down the right led to Fraizer Campbell’s well-taken goal towards the end to clinch the win.

But what an early scoreline. Sunderland 2 Birmingham 0…

Sixer’s texts from the East Stand – “Bent”, then “Bent again” – arrived at 3.04pm and 3.09pm, at least according to my battered old mobile, the “again” obviously intended to ensure I didn’t think he’d sent the first one twice by mistake.

Thanks to a well-known website, being in the south of France has not stopped me following the action (the uselessness of my old PC – no sound – and uselessness of whoever provide the radio commentary – doesn’t like Macs – rule out using the official club site’s audio option).

But our star? Craig Gordon. Three absolutely wonderful saves, each of the second and third better than the last, were the reason we went in with the two goal lead. And several more in the second half before the Blues halved the deficit.

Thanks Craig. And thanks, Lads, for taking us a huge stride towards not only safety but respectability.

2 thoughts on “Sunderland 3 Birmingham 1: Bent double but guess who’s our star”

  1. You could arguably make a top 10 saves list from the last two games alone.

    Craig’s given us conclusive evidence that not only is he our number one but we probably justified spending as much as we did on him. Top performances these past 6 days or so.

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