Sunderland prevails over Middlesbrough 2-0 on Sunday. HIGHLIGHTS

SUNDERLAND. Sunderland tops Middlesbrough with a 2-0 win with a goal from R. Stewart (51') and a goal from A. Diallo (81').

Sunderland prevails over Middlesbrough 2-0 on Sunday. HIGHLIGHTS

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • ! 62 Ball Possession 38
Shots
  • 17 Total 13
  • 6 On Target 4
  • 11 Off Target 9
  • 0 Shots blocked 0
  • 116 Attack 111
  • 54 Dangerous attack 34
  • 0 Ball safe​ 0
  • 1 Penalties 0
  • 4 Corners 8
  • 6 Off Sides 3
Fouls
  • 8 Total 10
  • 0 Yellow Cards 2
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 1
Other
  • 4 Substitutions 3

Ball possession

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.

Cards

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′).

Match Timeline

Edouard Michut- sub ->Corry Evans
11'
16'
Jonathan Howson- Yellow
49'
Dael Fry- Red
50'
Marcus Forss- Yellow
Ross Stewart(goal)
51'
Ross Stewart- missed penaltyRoss Stewart
51'
52'
Paddy McNair- sub ->Matt Crooks
65'
Cameron Archer- sub ->Marcus Forss
Bailey Wright- sub ->Aji Alese 
70'
Amad Traoré(goal)
81'
Abdoullah Ba- sub ->P. Roberts
82'
Jewison Bennette- sub ->Jack Clarke
82'
83'
Duncan Watmore- sub ->Riley McGree

Standings

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.

Next matches

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
G
Anthony Patterson 1.England
7.7
D
Danny Batth 6.England
7.1
D
Daniel Ballard 5.Northern Ireland
6.7
D
7.3
70'
D
Trai Hume 32.Northern Ireland
7.6
M
Corry Evans 4.Northern Ireland
6.7
11'
M
Patrick Roberts 10.England
7.9
82'
M
Daniel Neil 24.England
6.8
M
Jack Clarke 20.England
7.0
82'
M
Amad Traoré 16.Côte d'Ivoire
7.1
Goals81'
F
Ross Stewart 14.Scotland
7.1
Goals51'
Substitutes
G
Alex Bass 12.England
D
Bailey Wright 26.Australia
6.6
70'
M
Edouard Michut 25.France
6.2
11'
M
Ellis Taylor 18.England
M
Abdoullah Ba 17.France
82'
F
Leon Dajaku 7.Germany
F
Jewison Bennette 19.Costa Rica
6.6
82'

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 (7.7), Trai Hume (7.6), Daniel Ballard (6.7), Danny Batth (7.1), Ajibola-Joshua Alese (7.3), Corry Evans (6.7), Daniel Neil (6.8), Patrick Roberts (7.9), Amad Diallo (7.1), Jack Clarke (7.0) and Ross Stewart (7.1).

The home team had on the bench: Alex Bass, Leon Dajaku, Édouard Michut (6.2), Bailey Wright (6.6), Jewison Bennette (6.6), Ellis Taylor and Abdoullah Ba.

Sunderland could not rely on the presence of Bailey Wright (injured).

Substitutions

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 is (7.9) with 53 passes (92% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 7. He performed 6 crosses.

Middlesbrough – Formation

Middlesbrough
G
Zack Steffen 1.USA
6.9
D
Darragh Lenihan 26.Republic of Ireland
6.9
D
Tommy Smith 14.England
6.8
D
Dael Fry 6.England
6.5
49'
D
Ryan Giles 3.England
6.4
M
Jonathan Howson 16.England
6.7
16'
M
Riley McGree 8.Australia
6.5
83'
M
Hayden Hackney 30.England
7.3
M
Chuba Akpom 29.England
6.4
M
Marcus Forss 21.Finland
6.2
65' 50'
F
Matt Crooks 25.England
7.0
52'
Substitutes
G
Liam Roberts 23.England
D
Marc Bola 27.England
M
Paddy McNair 17.Northern Ireland
6.4
52'
M
Isaiah Jones 2.England
F
Duncan Watmore 18.England
83'
F
Matthew Hoppe 13.USA
F
Cameron Archer 10.England
6.6
65'

Also Middlesbrough adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Michael Carrick played with: Zack Steffen (6.9), Tommy Smith (6.8), Dael Fry (6.5), Darragh Lenihan (6.9), Ryan Giles (6.4), Jonathan Howson (6.7), Hayden Hackney (7.3), Marcus Forss (6.2), Chuba Akpom (6.4), Riley McGree (6.5) and Matt Crooks (7.0).

They had on the bench: Liam Roberts, Marc Bola, Paddy McNair (6.4), Isaiah Jones, Duncan Watmore, Matthew Hoppe and Cameron Archer (6.6).

Substitutions

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 is (7.3) with 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.​