Sunderland vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Sunderland face a difficult encounter at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, with the blue half of Merseyside - one of the in-form teams in the Premier League - looking to carry on their fine form in their quest for Champions League qualification. The Black Cats, however, need a miracle to stay up, according to the Uruguayan manager Gustavo Poyet; and will need to start their unlikely survival with three points over the Toffees if they have any chance catching …
Player Performance Analysis | Wes Brown Vs Manchester City

Player Performance Analysis | Wes Brown Vs Manchester City

Going into a difficult game, new manager Gus Poyet took a gamble in only his fourth league game in charge at Sunderland. Poyet brought his veteran centre-back, Wes Brown, back from the cold to make his first league start since January 2012. Brown showed that Poyet's faith was well placed and put in a terrific performance to help Sunderland to a 1-0 victory over Manchester City. Poyet described the game as "the biggest win of his managerial career" and Wes …
Sunderland 1 Manchester United 2 | Tactical Analysis

Sunderland 1 Manchester United 2 | Tactical Analysis

Manchester United started in their usual 4-4-2 formation. Carrick and Cleverley played in midfield, Nani and Januzaj on the wings and Rooney and Van Persie up front. Sunderland played a 4-3-3 system, headed by Jozy Altidore who was supported by Giaccherini and Johnson in the wide areas. Gardner and Ki were the two highest midfielders, with Cattermole as the single pivot behind them. Sunderland's game plan disrupts United's in the first half Sunderland's plan was clear right from the start. …