WEST BROMWICH. Sunderland managed to find the solution against West Bromwich Albion to win 2-1. D. Cirkin was the star player for his team after scoring 2 goals. It was West Bromwich Albion to strike first with a penalty of John Swift at the 45′. Then it was a goal in the 51′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, D. Cirkin gave the win to Sunderland in the 84′ minute scoring a double. Sunderland was much better in terms of ball possession (61%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich on Sunday and it started at 12:00 pm local time. The referee was John Busby with the support of Matt McGrath and George Byrne. The 4th official was James Linington. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 11.2 degrees Celsius or 52.12 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 78%.
- ! 39 Ball Possession 61
- 19 Total 13
- 4 On Target 6
- 6 Off Target 3
- 9 Shots blocked 4
- 115 Attack 86
- 55 Dangerous attack 31
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 1 Penalties 0
- 4 Corners 5
- 13 Total 13
- 3 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 3
Sunderland was in firm control of the ball 61% while West Bromwich Albion was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
West Bromwich Albion was more pushing with 55 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyway, Sunderland was able to find the solution to win this match.
West Bromwich Albion shot 19 times, 4 on target, 6 off target. On the opposite side, Sunderland shot 13 times, 6 on target, 3 off target.
West Bromwich Albion received 3 yellow cards (Jayson Molumby, Okay Yokuslu and John Swift). On the opposite side, Sunderland received 3 yellow cards (J. Gelhardt, Luke O’Nien and Lynden Gooch).
After this contest, West Bromwich Albion will stay with 63 points like Preston North End to hold in the 9th place. On the opposite side, Sunderland will have 65 points like Millwall and Blackburn Rovers to sit in the 6th place.
In the next match in the Championship, West Bromwich Albion will play away with Swansea City on the 8th of May with a 12-8 head to head record in favor of Swansea City (3 draws).
Sunderland will play away agasint Preston North End on the 8th of May with a 4-0 head to head stats in favor of Preston North End (2 draws).
West Bromwich Albion – Formation
West Bromwich Albion adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Carlos Corberán Vallet decided to play with the following team: Alex Palmer, Darnell Furlong , Semi Ajayi , Erik Pieters , Conor Townsend , Jayson Molumby , Okay Yokuşlu , Jed Wallace , John Swift , Karlan Grant and Brandon Thomas-Asante .
The home team had on the bench: Marc Albrighton, Joshua Griffiths, Tom Rogić, Jake Livermore, Kyle Bartley, Mo Faal and Taylor Gardner-Hickman.
West Bromwich Albion made 5 changes: Karlan Grant for Marc Albrighton (83′), Okay Yokuslu for Taylor Gardner-Hickman (85′), Erik Pieters for Kyle Bartley (90′), Jayson Molumby for Tom Rogić (90′) and John Swift for Mo Faal (90′).
Best player: John Swift
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for West Bromwich Albion was John Swift.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 29 passes (89% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 8 crosses.
Sunderland – Formation
Also Sunderland adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Tony Mowbray played with: Anthony Patterson, Lynden Gooch , Trai Hume , Luke O’Nien , Dennis Cirkin , Daniel Neil , Pierre Ekwah , Amad Diallo , Abdoullah Ba , Jack Clarke and Joe Gelhardt .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Ellis Taylor, Isaac Lihadji, Patrick Roberts, Alex Bass, Édouard Michut , Alex Pritchard and Joseph Anderson.
Sunderland made 3 changes: P. Ekwah for Edouard Michut (68′), A. Ba for Patrick Roberts (68′) and J. Gelhardt for Alex Pritchard (77′).
Best player: Dennis Cirkin
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Sunderland was Dennis Cirkin.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 43 passes (74% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.