Manchester City v Sunderland 2007 to 08

sunderland home 2007to08prog


5th November 2007

attendance 40,038

scorer Ireland(67)

ref Alan Wiley

City Hart, Sun, Corluka, Dunne, Garrido, Ireland, Hamann, Johnson, Petrov, Elano, Mpenza – subs Vassell(45), Ball(82), Bianchi(57), Isaksson(unused), Geovanni(unused)
Sunderland Gordon, Nosworthy, Collins, Higginbotham, Harte, Leadbitter, Etuhu, Miller, Murphy, Stokes, Jones – subs Wallace(57), Chopra(57), Ward(unused), Kavanagh(unused), Connolly(unused)
 A super winning goal by ‘Superman’ Stephen Ireland
sunderland home 2007 to 08 Ireland goal

A seventh straight home win makes it City’s best opening spell for more than a century.


…Sven’s men weren’t at the races in the first half but they dug in and ground out a win thanks to the one moment of genuine attacking class – Darius Vassell’s twist and cross followed by Stephen Ireland’s sweetly struck volley … Sunderland just couldn’t find it in their locker to break down the defences of a team which has conceded only twice at home this season. SUNDERLAND ECHO (Graeme Anderson)

sunderland home 2007to08 action

…The strike was a rare moment of quality during a frantic game. City fans may have responded to their team’s fine form this term but the only thing which raised them from their slumber was former United star Roy Keane’s slow walk to the edge of his technical area. MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS (Chris Bailey)


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