Sunderland Draw 1-1 With Stoke – Move Above Newcastle


Sunderland got a valuable point tonight after going one goal down to Stoke City after only nine minutes, and then having Craig Gardner sent off with a straight red card after 34 minutes.

jonathan walters scores

Jonathan Walters opens the scoring after 9 minutes

But Sunderland came back in the second half against the odds, and looked a much better side, even with only 10 men, and a goal by John O’Shea after 63 minutes equalized the scores and they looked the more likely team to win the game after that.

Craig Gardner lunged in with two feet on Charlie Adam, and there weren’t many complaints when he got a straight red card, and like Stephane Sessegnon, he will now miss the rest of the season, and it’s the second game running that Sunderland were reduced  to 10 men.

The point takes Sunderland above Newcastle on the same points total – 38 – but they have a much better goal difference, and Newcastle are down to 4th bottom – the lowest we have been all season.

Given the circumstances of the game and their position at half time, this turned out to be a good point for the Black Cats.

Newcastle’s position  could get worse tomorrow night,  if Wigan beat Swansea at home, and the Latics would then go above Newcastle on goal difference and we’d be in a relegation place for the first time this season – 3rd bottom.

Results don’t seem to be going Newcastle’s way,  and we’ll need to take some points out of the last two games of the season if we are survive the drop – which seems to get closer with each game played. 🙁

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173 comments so far

  • Christoon

    May 6, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #1

    We all know Wigan are winning tomorrow…

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  • Fostino

    May 6, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #2

    i have a horrible feeling in my stomach and will have it all week until sunday. all eyes turn to swansea v wigan tomorrow. possibilty of being in relegation zone come sunday…how did this happen

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  • yo-yo

    May 6, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #3

    1-1 tomorrow night too

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 6, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #4

    QPR win or bust IMO. Vut we all know Pardew will be looking for a point 🙁

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  • Fahad22

    May 6, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Cant imagine being in bottom 3 if Wigan win tomorrow. Really disappointment

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  • yo-yo

    May 6, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #6

    BPC

    Naw – even AP understands simples arithmetic

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 6, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Fulham have got 1 point in their last 6 we only just beat them we have been embarrassed 4-0 by city 3-0 by scum and 6-0 by Liverpool we have scored 2 goals in are last 6 and conceded 14. If Wigan win tomorrow we are proberly relegated as QPR have no pressure and arsenal are top of the form table pardew should be gone at the end of the season no matter what the blokes a prat and is out of depth.

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  • Fostino

    May 6, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #8

    it all rides on tomorrows game..if wigan win, than its win or bust. that wigan v nexcastle match with that wretch mcmannnan is really coming back to haunt us

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  • Fahad22

    May 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #9

    I predict a draw tomorrow

    draw on Sunday

    and Norwiwih will be rlegated after two looses

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    May 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #10

    I make us joint favourites to go down along with norwich just got to pray that west brom beat them on sunday

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  • TimKrulFan

    May 6, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s out of us Norwich,Sunderland,Wigan, and maybe Southampton and Fulham.

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  • kevymartins

    May 6, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Keep calm and think of norwich wigan southampton and scum

    It’s possible that 1 point vs qpr can keep us up…But someone seriozly needs to let pardrew know it’s bloody make or break time..We need t field the most attacking side we have and we all know we will be stuck with tiote perch jonas and the rest of the defensive playing on our team in the line up but aw well

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed,
    In all honesty results have gone our way all season bar last Saturday if we don’t reach forty points which seems to be the hallowed ground although 39 is the average, then we carnt even claim that we were unlucky.

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  • John Tudor

    May 6, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #14

    heads in the sand ffs should have seen this coming

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  • toonluvva

    May 6, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Absolutely spineless performance by Stoke.

    Playing 10 men for most of the game but never bothered themselves in the second half at all.

    It just shows that you must win your own matches to be safe.

    If we go down, I’ll never go back to SJP for as long as Llambias and Pardew are still there.

    We MUST beat QPR, but Pardew cannot or will not see that.

    My only consolation if we do go down will be that Ashley will lose £60m in TV rights for at least 5 seasons. His standing as a shrewd businessman will also take a hell of a beating, something that he’ll find hard to swallow.

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  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    May 6, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Does anybody think we will stay up?

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  • DS_NUFC

    May 6, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #17

    pardew is worse then steve kean

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  • Billythefish

    May 6, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Everything is conspiring against us, even the scum can get a result with 10 men. We have to go all out attack against QPR if Pardew doesn’t he has to go no ifs buts or maybes. Our club is run by chancers.

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  • Toon Tang

    May 6, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #19

    tonluvva – im sure i read somewhere you get £60m for dropping down in to the chumpionship so hes probably not too arsed on that front

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  • Munster Mag

    May 6, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #20

    I reckon 3-1 to Wigan tomorrow, maybe 3-0. If that happens, and norwich draw with WBA or better, we’re gonners.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #21

    Really don’t want to see hoots and Norwich go down,one of my favourite managers but if it’s between us and them….

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  • p

    May 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Oui, oui as they say at NUFC.

    It’s in our hands. We only need to get 1 more point than 3 other clubs (assuming Wigan win tomorrow) and then there are 4 more clubs within 3 points of us.

    If we go down, we are deserving it.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    May 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #23

    I think we are down if im honest no good hoping for other teams to do us a favour.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    May 6, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Got a feeling we’ll lose the last 2 games. 3-1 and 1-0. Swansea will give Wigan a tough game, but I expect them to beat Villa on the last game of the season. If Agbonlahor wouldn’t have scored in the 89th minute against Norwich, Villa would’ve gone down in my opinion.

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  • Slatymag

    May 6, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Well I was expecting a win for them nevermind a draw. Doesn’t make a great deal of difference – nowt against QPR and we are knackered regardless. And by that I mean I am not too optimistic of even getting a draw down there. Looks like it might come down to sheer kamikazi against free-flowing on-form Arsenal. I think we all know how that ends. Would love to say we have got the grit and determination to battle our way out of this mess with either skill or fight, but let’s face it – we have nothing going for us, nothing. Reputations count for nowt.

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  • jimmysmith

    May 6, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Yes, that knock in the face didn’t do a great deal for Mignolet’s appearance. He is an unattractive man and brings to mind the back end of a Hendon bound bus. An image that could only be more unappealling in my minds eye if our own Gabby Obertan were sitting in the backseat staring out the rear window.

    The pair of them would be the first on any EPL “Bad Heads 11”, with Beardo as coach of course. That goes without saying.

    Not a bad keeper, though.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    May 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Think we’re relying on stay up on goal difference. There’s a chance WBA could beat Norwich. We can’t afford another 6-0 loss at home though.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #28

    Munster, your full of hapiness these days fella.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    May 6, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #29

    That draw today has kept Sunderland up.

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  • yo-yo

    May 6, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Kets – If we lose 3-1 amd 0-1 we are down – forget any arithmetical self abuse with GD – we are down according to your predictions.

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  • Toon Tang

    May 6, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #31

    hahaha jimmy that confirms my previous suspicions from the previous thread, cheers marra

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 6, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #32

    It’s so frustrating knowing that ALL those games where Pardew has put the brakes on getting a killer goal which would lead to at least another 2 points for each time weve done it and lost points, could have us safe already. He will do the same if we can go ahead against QPR. Allowing them to attack us.

    Tomorrow night is massive.

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  • p

    May 6, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Yes, I have been thinking we were down since the West Brom result but, you never know there are a lot of variables with a fair amount of potential outcomes. We probably won’t know for sure until after all the games are done

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  • davis_toons

    May 6, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Wigan got to Win tomorrow. Or most properly they will relegate.

    Unless they lose the match, then we would have very good chance to avoid the drop.

    We don’t travel well to london.

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  • naptoon

    May 6, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #35

    has any team ever went down with more than 39 points

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #36

    If we carnt beat an already relegated team when we’re fighting for survival then we fully deserve to go down.

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  • yo-yo

    May 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #37

    p

    we DEFINITELY won’t know till everyone has played 38 – far too many combinations this season – I think 41 pts is safe but not 40 this year

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  • davis_toons

    May 6, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #38

    @32 Thats how we play last season.

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  • Joe Blog

    May 6, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Tucker’s Law:

    If some cnut can f something up, then that c**t will choose the worst time to f it up.

    An epitaph I hope can be set in stone, when the dirge rings out for the end of Pardew’s mismanagement, in a few weeks, although like many others, it’s not what my instincts tell me is going to happen, whether we conjure enough points to stay up or not.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #40

    Naptoon,
    Didn’t Roeder get relegated with 43 !

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