Premier League
19 November 2016
Game week
1 - 0
3 - 0
Stadium of Light (Sunderland)


J. Defoe (G) 34' (assist by: D. Watmore)*
1 - 0
V. Anichebe (G) 62' (assist by: P. van Aanholt)
2 - 0
V. Anichebe (G) 84' (assist by: J. Defoe)
3 - 0


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Thanks for joining me for this afternoon's game, I hope you all enjoyed the action!
A major win for strugglers Sunderland who record their second win in as many games, and in some style to boot. Jermaine Defoe opened the scoring, with his 150th Premier League goal coming in the form of a wonderful individual effort. Victor Anichebe was the provider of the Black Cat's other two goals as the former Everton man capitalised on both the major chances that came his way. The Nigerian was unremarkable at times today and looks a different player to the one who struggled at West Brom last season. Hull City were by no means passengers in this game and may feel aggrieved not to have been awarded at least one penalty. They also came up against a goalkeeper in wonderful form, and Jordan Pickford was rewarded for his performance with a first clean sheet of the season.
FULL-TIME: Sunderland 3-0 Hull City
90'+3 Elmohamady delivers a fine ball into the box in search of Mbokani, but Kone rises well to clear the ball.
90'+1 Hull have by no means been turned over here today, but Sunderland have been clinical when it counted. This is a massive result for David Moyes and his team.
89' A mistimed challenge from Djilobodji sees the Senegalese defender pick up a rather unnecessary second yellow, taking the shine ever so slightly off this Sunderland win.
88' McNair goes down again holding his knee and he will have to make way now. Donald Love is his replacement.
85' Defoe did well to hold the ball up and fizz the pass into Anichebe's feet.
84' GOOOAALL!!! ANICHEBE SECURES A SUNDERLAND WIN! Victor Anichebe has looked a man reborn today, as he grabs his second goal of the game. The big forward once again backs up his marker before spinning off to receive the ball. his touch is good and his finish is even better as he slams the ball past Marshall and in off the near post. Surely three points in the bag for David Moyes?
83' Denayer has been fairly solid in front of the back four today and he makes way for John O'Shea.
81' ANOTHER PENALTY APPEAL!!!! Mbokani slips the ball into the path of David Meyler who slams the ball goalwards. Djilobodji slides across and appears to have his elbow raised as he blocks the ball with his arm. Still no penalty!
79' AMAZING SAVE FROM PICKFORD! He reacts rapidly to get down low to Davies' header from a Hull corner. He can only tip the ball back into play and onto the head of Mbokani. The Hull striker loops the ball over the keeper but van Aanholt is on hand to clear off the line.
78' Mason makes way after a fairly anonymous turn in midfield. David Meyler is his replacement.
76' YET ANOTHER PENALTY APPEAL! Bowen breaks into the box beyond Jones and Jason Denayer. The winger looks to be beyond the pair but goes to ground and it looks like Jones has clipped his heels.
75' Defoe concedes posession in his own half and Hull drive forwards desperate to find a way back into the game. Clucas forces a throw-in.
72' Jones dives in with a rash challenge on Clucas and deserves his yellow card. Studs showing and up on the ankle, that was not a nice tackle.
69' BIG PENALTY APPEAL FOR HULL! The ball makes its way to the left of Sunderland's box and into the path of Clucas. He takes it on and looks to be clipped by Paddy McNair, but once again Lee Mason waves it away.
68' An impressive debut for the 17 year old who has done very little wrong at left back today. Jarrod Bowen will move onto the left wing dropping Clucas into left back.
67' An ambitious attempt from Jake Livermore, who strikes from just inside the Sunderland half. Picford looked momentarily panicked and scampered across his box, but the ball bounces out for a goal kick.
64' FANTASTIC SAVE FROM THE OVERHEAD KICK! The ball bounces up at Sunderland's back post and Snodgrass adjusts his body brilliantly to twist and fire off a bicycle kick. The athleticism of the winger is matched only by that of Pickford who backpeddles and leaps up to touch the strike over the bar and keep his clean sheet in tact.
62' Excellent work from the dutch right back, who plays a one-two with Watmore before finding Anichebe in the box.
61' GOOOOAAAALL!!! Another wonderful goal for Sunderland and this time it is the rejuvenated Victor Anichebe who gets his name on the score sheet. The Nigerian received the ball from van Aanholt just inside the box, shifted into space and fired past David Marshall to double Sunderland's lead. Perhaps the keeper should have done better but Sunderland worked that goal very well.
59' The Black Cats almost cut Hull open with some incisive passing. Kone finds van Aanholt who in turn looks for Defoe, but there is a mix up in communication as Defoe holds his run. Davies is left with time to clear.
56' It's been a fairly end-to-end second half so far with plenty of cut and thrust from both sides. Sunderland charge forward now, but the excellent Tymon is once again on hand to challenge Anichebe.
54' CHANCE! Jordan Pickford gets a let-off after his miskick lands at the feet of Mbokani. Hull sense a chance and surge forward with the ball finding the feet of Ryan Mason. The midfielder steadies himself but fluffs his strike which trickles wide.
53' Sunderland looking to extend their lead as Anichebe uses his size to pin the youngster Tymon. The Nigerian international twists and turns but cannot escape the Hull left back who gets his block in and concedes the corner.
51' A nice one-two between Livermore and Snodgrass allows the former Spurs midfielder to break into the box. His cross is cut out though, and there's a bit of a sly elbow thrown by Snodgrass in the direction of Watmore as Sunderland clear. The referee awards the host a free-kick.
49' Lee Mason is back with the ball under his arm and we're ready to get back to the action. The referee drops the ball at the feet of van Aanholt and the Dutchman boots it back to the Hull defence to get the game re-started.
48' Mason makes the call though and the players are headed back down the tunnel for what we hope is a brief interlude.
All eyes are on Lee Mason here as we await his decision. A voice from above confirms there has been a power cut and that the lights will be back on shortly.
BLACKOUT! A strange series of events here as the lights go out here at the Stadium of Light. Somebody's forgotten to put 50p on the meter!
46' BIG CHANCE FOR WATMORE! Anichebe finds space on the right and swings the ball in. Defoe flicks it on well and it looks like a tap in for Watmore at the far post. But he is denied by Marshall who scrambles across his line to block the strike with his chest.
45' Defoe rolls the ball back and the game is back on.
The players are out on the pitch and we're about to get back underway.
Hull City have done little wrong throughout the first half, and Mike Phelan may well argue his team had the better of the 45 minutes. But Jermaine Defoe has once again proved to be the difference for Sunderland, with the striker scoring his 150th league goal in great style. His individual effort separates the two teams, but some shaky defending from Kone and Djilobodji suggests there may be a way back into this game for Hull.
HALF-TIME: Sunderland 1-0 Hull City
45'+2 McNair is back out on the pitch and finds Defoe in the Hull box. The striker pops the ball off to the onrushing Jones who forces an excellent last ditch challenge from Michael Dawson, who stops Sunderland extending their lead.
45' Elmohamady looks to catch Sunderland out with an early cross, but it causes Pickford no problems. The young keeper gathers the ball comfortably annd falls down upon it as the countdown to half-time begins.
43' Play comes to a halt while Paddy McNair receives treatment. The Northern Irishman looks to have sustained a painful knee injury off the ball after changing direction a bit too rapidly.
41' The ball falls to Markus Henriksen on the right wing, and he has three options in the box to choose from, but the Norwegian makes a mess of his cross, dragging the ball behind all three and leaving McNair with an easy clean-up job.
39' Hull look to sneak the ball through to Snodgrass, but Pickford is decisive and rushes from his goal to claim the ball taking out Djilobodji in the process.
36' A decent chance for Watmore there but the winger is unable to take the opportunity. The crowd in the Stadium of Light have really found their voice now though.
34' Watmore's flick was essential, but Defoe still had so much to do. A great solo effort.
A SPECTACULAR GOAL FROM JERMAINE DEFOE!!! Surely the perfect way to secure your 150th Premier League goal. The ball goes long from the Sunderland defence and is flicked on by Watmore, but from then on it is all about Defoe. The former England international still has three Hull defenders to beat but manages to wriggle away from all of them, create the space for a shot and fire past Marshall on his supposedly weaker left foot. A wonderful goal. An historic goal.
32' A far more muted penalty appeal this time, after a poorly constructed freekick routine falls apart for Sunderland and Clucas makes a clean challenge on van Aanholt. No way that's getting given.
30' The ball pinballs around the Hull box but just will not sit down for a man in red and white. The ball is cleared to the halfway line where ​Djilobodji careers into Mbokani and picks up a deserved booking.
28' CLOSE! Mbokani is given far too much space by the woeful Kone. The Congolese striker drills the ball low and hard and Djilobodji is forced to stick out his leg to make the block and concede a corner.
25' We're back underway after a brief lull while Tymon received treatment. Marshall launches the ball straight out of play for a Sunderland throw-in.
23' A fine clearance from young Tymon who takes a whack for his troubles. Marshall can only get fingertips to a Watmore cross, but Tymon is brave enough to challenge Anichebe at the back post and win the header.
21' Sunderland at sixes and sevens there, as miscommunication between Pickford and Kone almost allows Clucas to steal in and create a chance. Both Sunderland men will have been glad to see the ball bounce wide.
20' Poor from Didier N'Dong who miscontrols and allows the ball to fall to Ryan Mason. The former Spurs midfielder draws a decent stop from Pickford.
18' A HUGE PENALTY APPEAL! But its waved away by referee Lee Mason. Watmore sneaks in between Elmohamady and David Marshall to get a toe on the ball before the Hull keeper crashes into the winger. Certainly looks like Sunderland had a valid claim there.
15' The hosts are gradually growing into this game and have Hull pegged back in their half. Anichebe picks up the ball on the right wing and drives towards the Hull box before letting off a shot from distance. It goes high and wide though.
13' CHANCE! It is Sunderland's first chance of the game, as Anichebe's fizzing low cross is half cleared and falls to the feet of Billy Jones. The right back connects well and Hull skipper Michael Dawson is required to provide a flying block to put the ball behind for a corner.
11' Defoe looks an isolated figure at the moment. Moyes' plan is clearly to get Watmore and Victor Anichebe either to support the veteran striker, but Hull have forced the two wingers to drop deep and defend.
9' The Black Cats looking to build some kind of momentum here, and they sense there may be an opportunity on the counter-attack. Jason Denayer releases Duncan Watmore down the right but the former Altrincham Town winger gets the ball caught under his feet and the momentum is lost.
7' Hull are definitely in the ascendency here. Mike Phelan's men haven't had much luck on the road this year, but Sunderland are giving them far too many chances to regain the ball in dangerous positions. Lamine Kone slices his clearance to once again hand over possession.
5' Sunderland's centre backs looking shaky as they fail to deal effectively with an Ahmed Elmohamady cross. Sam Clucas is given a free run onto the ball but his shot is ballooned over the bar.
3' Sunderland almost pick apart Hull's defence, as Patrick van Aanholt picks up the ball on the edge of the box and looks to thread the ball through to lone striker Jermaine Defoe. His pass is misplaced though and Curtis Davies is able to clean up.
1' CHANCE! Mbokani gets round Djilobodji with ease to set up a shooting opportunity. The Hull striker aims hard and low and forces a smart save from Jordan Pickford between the Sunderland sticks. An early warning for the hosts.
Hull City get us under way, kicking from right to left in the glorious North Eastern sunshine.
The two teams are out on the pitch and kick-off is just moments away...
Hull's problems in attack continue meaning that Markus Henriksen partners Dieumerci Mbokani. The Tigers are also without the suspended Adama Diomande and Shaun Maloney who has a back problem. There is also a first ever start for 17 year-old Hull born Josh Tymon at left back.
Victor Anichebe was the unlikely hero in Sunderland’s victory over Bournemouth, and fans will be glad to see that he has recovered from a knock in that game to start this afternoon. Steven Pienaar’s red card against The Cherries rules him out of today’s action, while Jack Rodwell and Jan Kirchoff have both failed late fitness tests.
Hull starting XI (4-4-2): Marshall, Elmohamady, Dawson, Davies, Tymon, Snodgrass,Livermore, Mason, Clucas, Henriksen,Mbokani
Hull subs: Maguire, Meyler, Huddleston, Jakupovic, Weir, Bowen, Olley
Sunderland subs: Mannone, Khazri, O'Shea, Manquillo, Love, Januzaj, Gooch
Sunderland starting XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford, Jones, Koné, Djilobodji, Van Aanholt, Denayer, McNair, Anichebe, Ndong, Watmore, Defoe
The teams are in so let’s take a look, starting with the hosts…
Hull also picked up a significant result in their last clash, beating Southampton 2-1 to end a six game losing streak. Their fans will be hoping that they can still find goals in the absence of Will Keane and Abel Hernandez.
Sunderland have looked a team bereft of confidence for the majority of this season, however a home win over Bournemouth prior to the International break has handed them a major morale boost. The Black Cats played the final 30 minutes with ten men, but proved resilient enough to claim a vital three points.
This is a fixture that both managers will have marked with a big red pen and the words ‘must win’, with both sides battling to escape the drop zone. It may be too early in the season to brand a game a relegation six-pointer, but today's clash is as close as it is going to get.
There may be some bad blood between today’s two managers who crossed paths at Manchester United back in 2013. David Moyes sacked then assistant manager Mike Phelan in order to bring in his own backroom staff, but both parties insist there are no hard feelings.
Hello and welcome to today’s LIVE coverage of the English Premier League clash between Sunderland and Hull City at the Stadium of Light.


B. Jones
P. van Aanholt
J. Denayer
P. Djilobodji
C. Davies
R. Snodgrass
S. Clucas
J. Pickford
D. Watmore
J. Livermore
D. Ndong
D. Mbokani
J. Defoe
P. McNair
M. Dawson
M. Henriksen
L. Koné
D. Marshall
R. Mason
Ahmed El Mohamady
V. Anichebe
J. Tymon

Additional info

L. Mason
A. Nunn
Fourth official
C. Pawson


Match Stats

Sunderland Hull City
44 Attacks (Dangerous) 49
2 Corners 8
9 Fouls 7
9 Free Kicks 10
9 Goal Kicks 7
1 Offsides 1
1 Shots (blocked) 0
3 Shots (off target) 6
2 Shots (on target) 9
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
19 Throw Ins 17

Regular Season

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Stadium of Light

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