Salut! Sunderland awaits two things: a photograph of Pete Sixsmith in his Father Christmas outfit – has any human being ever been more suited to the role? – and a stand-in Soapbox report, which our old friend Bob Chapman may well supply, of the match at Anfield.
For now, feel free to have a look at how Monsieur Salut saw the game, via a combination of decent stream and the usual excellence of Nick Barnes and Gary Bennett on Radio Newcastle, via the safc.com SAFCsee link.
My account at ESPN appears at http://www.espnfc.com/club/sunderland/366/blog/post/2183881/black-cats-well-worth-anfield-draw and this is an extract:
Sunderland have room for quiet satisfaction; let no Liverpudlian tell you Brendan Rodgers’ Reds were robbed. Gus Poyet’s side gave an excellent account of themselves, defending solidly, passing fluently and getting as close to grabbing a winner as the home side.
It might not have been possible to say as much had Steven Gerrard been allowed longer than the last 25 minutes or so on the pitch. His arrival as a substitute brought much greater urgency to Liverpool’s game as he drove his colleagues forward and also mopped up when necessary at the back.
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And I agreed wiht most of Rob Hutchison’s one-word ratings – https://safc.blog/2014/12/hutchs-patch-10-out-of-10-for-safc-fans-at-liverpool/ with the exceptions that I felt Jozy and Johnson deserved better than fives and that the fabulous away support can feel short-changed with only 10 out of 10.
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