Sunderland Beaten 3-1 In Capital One Cup Final


Sunderland put up a gallant display this afternoon at Wembley, and after being 1-0 ahead at the break – with a great goal from Borini after just 10 minutes – Manchester City came back with two fantastic goals within a minute in the second half to go ahead.

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Yaya Toure scored fantastic equalizer in second half

Yaya Toure scored the equalizer after 55 minutes, and it was a fantastic effort that has to be one of the best goals scored in a League Cup final at Wembley, and then less than a minute later,  Nasri scored another outstanding goal, as the Frenchman hit the ball first time into the back of the net.

Sunderland’s game plan was executed to perfection by Gus Poyet’s men in the first half, and Italian striker Borini shocked City with a wonderful opportunist goal after 10 minutes, with Sunderland continually hitting City on the counter attack.

Manchester City have spent a gross of £1B on their players since late 2008, and  five of City’s players each cost more than the whole Sunderland team put together,  but Sunderland still made this into a competitive game – and it was an entertaining game to watch.

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Navas slots home number three late in the game

The third goal by Navas was scored as Sunderland were pressing for the equalizer late in the game, and the Black Cats were caught short at the back, with a four against two situation for City.

Now Gus Poyet has to somehow revive his team and avoid relegation, and Sunderland are also in the quarter finals of the FA Cup, and they visit Hull City next weekend.

Putting aside the Newcastle rivalry – Sunderland deserve immense credit for their display today at Wembley – especially in that first half.

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51 comments so far

  • martoon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #1

    This means 6th in the premership will be a UEFA cup place – could we achieve it?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #2

    martoon

    won’t be easy but the teams above us have also dropped points recently

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #3

    lets all laff at sunland

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #4

    martoon—This means 6th in the premership will be a UEFA cup place – could we achieve it?—————-the team could yes , but not with thug in charge.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Thank goodness sunderland didn’t win

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #6

    the truth will out —–lets all laff at sunland————- why ? i bet you wish you were there ?

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  • Sliema

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Stuart No9

    You’re an idiot.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Next time we see the classless thug in the dugout could be a europa league tie!

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #9

    We could get 6th and qualify for europa, but we would be flirting with relegation next season consider how many of our players are gonna be leaving in the summer. We’re already a thin squad.

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #10

    sliema —-haha why is that then ? stating facts ? fair enough .

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  • lesh

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Aw come on Ed, Toure’s goal the best goal at a League Cup final?

    What about your former Manor Park alumnus Dennis Tuert’s in the 1976 final?

    There was a Walker lad who straight from a Newcastle school, signed for the Mackems, went to Man City and…… scored that cracker against us!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #12

    No reason we can’t come 6th, we are a decent team and showed yesterday what we can do when on song.

    I doubt the teams above will drop enough points for us to overtake 2 of them but stranger things have happened.

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  • Thump

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Glad they didn’t win but they put on one hell of a fight. Poyet is definitely proving to be a good acquisition for them… here’s hoping he gets the sack shortly.

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  • lesh

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #14

    @31

    And here it is….., the turncoat!

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XLUalqgCZts

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  • Sliema

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Stuart

    How is he a ‘thug’?

    I’m so sick of the people on here who wanted already Pardew out, blowing this whole thing out of proportion.

    He is a bit daft, a bit hot-headed, some would say a little bit too passionate… I know thugs mate, he is not in any way, shape or form a thug.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #16

    I’m sure man united, Everton and spurs will be fighting just as hard for 6th place

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  • toonking

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #17

    if both the teams that are in the final of the FA cup have a european qualification place in the league, does that allow7th place a chance to get into europe?

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  • toonicle

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Martoon I was thinking the same, 6 doesn’t seem too far out there with the games coming up.

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #19

    extra place u donk

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #20

    Shadow,
    Yeah it’ll be really difficult to get 6th mate. We don’t know what this latest escapade will do to the dressing room either.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #21

    I agree, anybody who’s ever seen a real thug knows Pardew is anything but. I’m no Pardew lover, but 1 half swing of the head is blown out of proportion.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #22

    Doesn’t 7th become a qualifier place as well is both teams in the FA cup final have also qualified for CL?

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  • martoon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #23

    lesh @14 – That is very painful – I was standing right behind the goal where Tuart scored – was absolutely gutted – avery long coach journey home.

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  • the truth will out

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #24

    go on norwich i bet you wish you were there

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #25

    Thug lol, must of grown up in a gated community!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #26

    tads

    yeh, spot on.

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  • sparky55

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #27

    As you all know I can’t stand Pardew but he’s certainly gone up in my estimation this weekend.

    Shearer is a pr!ck who used to push people around in the changing room cos he thought he was the manager even before he finished as a player…he’d love pardew’s job and always bad mouth’s him at every opportunity….great player…but a d!ck of the highest order who believes he should be in charge and own the toon…and one day he probably will as part of a big consortium which will by the way be a big step backwards.

    getting back to Pardew yesterday this sort of stuff goes on all the time but off camera. The hull player made sure he bumped into Pardew and he reacted like most of us would.

    The toon were brilliant yesterday…we out sang them, out played them, outwitted them (mind you hull were as appalling as we were against Spurs) but we kept the ball well and the hull players were absolutely knackered at full time due to chasing shadows all game.

    One of the best away days I can remember for years…had a reet laf…sang me heart oot and just could not believe how dominant we were against a team that normally play very well at home.

    so congratulations to Pardew on two fronts…good reaction to the defeat last week and a good reaction to being blatantly pushed by the hull player and giving him one back…can’t stand pardew but respect where respect’s due. 10/10

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #28

    tads

    I know….if being a thug these days is a push of a linesman, swearing and leaning in with your head then they have gone very soft.

    He’s an embarrassment but nothing more.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #29
  • Harley

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #30

    If the fa cup final is contested by 2 teams already in a European place in the league then 7th becomes Europa too.

    Arsenal v city would be ideal.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Uncertain toon. Don’t worry this won’t do anything to the dressing room. Nobody will wanna risk headbutting another after the bad publicity Pardew has recieved. It’s all over exaggerated by the press.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Would anyone take Benteke this summer?

    Very quite year playing in a poo villa team, his stock and value will have dropped so maybe we could pinch him for a reasonable fee.

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #33

    sliema —– SBR was OVER passionate ! never seen him stick a head on anyone though, so that just proves, you dont have tto go round sticking the nut on players who are just trying to get the ball, to prove you are passionate.also, if he decides to start being passionate, try it with his own players first ( remember sunderland and spurs) before practising on the opposition.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Shadow,
    Maybe they’ll be scared in Pardew heed butts them mate.
    Rod of iron leadership!!!

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  • martoon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #35

    sparky55 @27 – It must have been a fantastic day out – nothing better than seeing the Toon win away.
    Steve Bruce has gone up in my estimation – he could have made a big issue of it but played it down and accepted Pardew’s apology.

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  • sparky55

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #36

    I think this whole episode will do Pardew’s relationship with the players the world of good…the lads were great yesterday…they were together as a team, came across to the supporters together, john carver also came right over to the fans and punched the air in delight…and I can imagine it’s brought everyone together.

    Doubt is was intended but somehow out of all this I think we’ll see a different toon for the rest of the season.

    HWTL

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  • Harley

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Transfer

    I’d take him in heartbeat. He hadn’t had a great season but I still think he’s a cracking player.

    I’d also like us to show an interest in lukaku. He’s available for 20 million apparently which I think is a steal.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Transfer,
    If his price falls within Cashley’s limits he would be a great buy mate.
    Can’t be on stupid wages either

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #39

    Sage/Uncertain
    Well can defiantly see 2 CL teams in the FA Cup final so really hope the club aren’t looking at the season as over
    To of been on the shocking run of form we’ve been on and still be only 2 points of 7th says to me we still have a very good chance and in all honesty have a very decent run in

    As for being labelled a thug, please, you see worse grabbing a take away on a Saturday night ffs, I’m sure he’s embarrassed as well he should be, but for Christs sake people are bleating on like he’s a bad guy straight out of Eastenders!!!

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  • sparky55

    Mar 2, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #40

    martoon…top banana…still beaming from ear to ear through the mother of all hangovers…a perfect day!

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