This is the slot for Pete Sixmsith‘s instant verdicts on the great many Sunderland games he attends. An early lead from Emanuele Giaccherini’s header must have given Sixer hope that his pre-match pessimism was unwarranted. But 87 minutes of normal time, plus the extras, is an awful long time to defend a slender advantage. With possession squandered repeatedly and Saints applying more and more pressure, holding out proved beyond us. On the balance of play, it was hard to complain too loudly, Pete will be having his considered say later. For today, he’s happier with the draw than with what he saw …
August 24 2013 Southampton (0) 1 SAFC (1) 1
The point was better than the performance
August 17 2013 SAFC (0) 0 Fulham (0) 1 Ultimately little difference from previous two seasons
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