This is where Pete Sixsmith (when present, as he was at the Etihad) sums up Sunderland games in seven words, prior to his inimitable reasoned matchday reports. Today, he saw SAFC soak up pressure with relative ease until Yaya Toure’s magical strike on 56 minutes. That we came back to 2-2 after conceding another speaks volumes for the resilience of Gus Poyet’s team. That we gave away a winner 90 seconds or so later was bitterly disappointing …
Jan 1 2015 Manchester City (0) 3 SAFC (0) 2 Opened up too easily for the winner
Dec 28 Aston Villa (0) 0 SAFC (0) *Just couldn’t break down 10 man Villa
Dec 26 SAFC (1) 1 Hull City (1) 3 A good Christmas spoiled by awful performance.
Dec 21 NUFC (0) 0 SAFC (0) 1 Four in a row brings Christmas cheer
Dec 13 SAFC (1) 1 West Ham United (1) 1 One point better than none. Tight game
Dec 6 Liverpool (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Ho ho ho: a well deserved point
Dec 3 SAFC (1) 1 Manchester City (2) 4 City’s hoodoo ended, aided by poor defending
Nov 29 SAFC (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0*A performance to make Sunderland supporters proud or Could and maybe should have won it
Nov 22 Leicester City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 0 Two points lost rather than one gained
Nov 9 SAFC (0) 1 Everton (0) 1 A good point against a good side
Nov 3 Crystal Palace (0) 1 SAFC (1) 3 *Sometimes a win is all that matters
Oct 25 SAFC (0) 0 Arsenal (1) 2 *Farcical errors lead to further foot shooting
Oct 18 Southampton (3) 8 SAFC (0) 0 Total humiliation today. Players should be ashamed
Oct 4 SAFC (2) 3 Stoke City (1) 1 Duck broken but still some hairy moments
Sept 27 SAFC (0) 0 Swansea City (0) 0 Better performance but cannot finish teams off
Sept 23 Capital One Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 1 Stoke City (1) 2 No Wembley date this March. Wasted evening
Sept 20 Burnley 0 (0) SAFC 0 (0) A thoroughly disappointing performance. Early optimism evaporating
Sept 13 SAFC (1) 2 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Not quite sure how we managed that>
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August 30th: QPR (1) 1 SAFC (0) 0 Terrible result, performance was not much better
August 27: Capital One Cup 2nd Round: Birmingham City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 3 Not quite as comfortable as it sounds
Sunday August 24 :SAFC (1) 1 Manchester United (1) 1 Happy with the performance – and Gus’s style
Saturday August 16: West Bromwich Albion (1) 2 SAFC (1) 2
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3 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Manchester City 3 SAFC 2. Good effort, not quite enough”
We showed an impressive fighting spirit to comeback , it seems the manager has got the dressing room with him which is essential . We did well against a top team but our lack of concentration when we’ve just scored must be addressed . It’s cost us valuable points and it may well have done yesterday .
Certainly much to be proud of but some of the Man City play was sublime their first goal was world class.
I think we deserved a point from that game for the fightback. We were a little hard done by today.
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