SUNDERLAND. Sunderland beats Middlesbrough with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Stewart (51′) and a goal from A. Diallo (81′). Sunderland was much better in terms of ball possession (62%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
Ross Stewart squandered a penalty (51′) for Sunderland.
The match was played at the Stadium of Light stadium in Sunderland on Sunday and it started at 12:00 pm local time. The referee was James Linington with the collaboration of Paul Hodskinson and Ian Cooper. The 4th official was Darren Bond. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 1.9 degrees Celsius or 35.42 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 87%.
Sunderland had a strong ball possession 62% while Middlesbrough was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Sunderland was more pushing with 54 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Sunderland won the match.
Sunderland shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Middlesbrough shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target.
Sunderland didn’t receive any yellow card. On the opposite side, Middlesbrough received 2 yellow cards (Jonathan Howson and Marcus Forss).
Also, Middlesbrough didn’t end the match with 11 players after Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (49′).
After this match, Sunderland will have 41 points like West Bromwich Albion to hold in the 9th place. On the opposite side, Middlesbrough will stay with 42 points like Norwich City, Luton Town and Millwall to remain in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Championship, Sunderland will play away against Preston North End on the 6th of May with a 4-0 head to head in favor of Preston North End (2 draws).
Middlesbrough will host Coventry City on the 6th of May with a 4-4 head to head statistic.
Sunderland – Formation
Sunderland adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Tony Mowbray decided to play with the following team: Anthony Patterson, Trai Hume , Daniel Ballard , Danny Batth , Ajibola-Joshua Alese , Corry Evans , Daniel Neil , Patrick Roberts , Amad Diallo , Jack Clarke and Ross Stewart .
The home team had on the bench: Alex Bass, Leon Dajaku, Édouard Michut, Bailey Wright , Jewison Bennette , Ellis Taylor and Abdoullah Ba.
Sunderland could not rely on the presence of Bailey Wright (injured).
Sunderland made 4 changes: Corry Evans for É. Michut (11′), Aji Alese for Bailey Wright (70′), P. Roberts for A. Ba (82′) and Jack Clarke for J. Bennette (82′).
Best player: Patrick Roberts
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Sunderland was Patrick Roberts even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 53 passes (92% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 7. He performed 6 crosses.
Middlesbrough – Formation
Also Middlesbrough adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Michael Carrick played with: Zack Steffen, Tommy Smith , Dael Fry , Darragh Lenihan , Ryan Giles , Jonathan Howson , Hayden Hackney , Marcus Forss , Chuba Akpom , Riley McGree and Matt Crooks .
They had on the bench: Liam Roberts, Marc Bola, Paddy McNair, Isaiah Jones, Duncan Watmore, Matthew Hoppe and Cameron Archer .
Middlesbrough made 3 changes: Matt Crooks for Paddy McNair (52′), Marcus Forss for Cameron Archer (65′) and Riley McGree for Duncan Watmore (83′).
Best player: Hayden Hackney
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Middlesbrough was Hayden Hackney.
His rating iswith 48 passes (85% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 3 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.