Sunderland Stats: How Do SAFC Fair In Shootouts & Replays?

Sunderland head into this FA Cup 4th Round Replay on the back of a home win against Burnley, with new signing Jermain Defoe scoring his first goal for the club. Fulham travelled to Blackburn at the weekend and ended up losing 2-1. If the game ends up as a draw, penalties will be needed to separate the two teams. Sunderland have a good record in penalty shootouts since the first one back in 1979 against Newcastle United. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Sublime Seb & 4th Round Ties

Sunderland head into this FA Cup 4th Round game on the back of a spirited 2-1 defeat at Tottenham. Opponents Fulham have improved recently after starting the season horrifically after relegation from the Premier League last season. This will be the first meeting between the two sides in the FA Cup since 1969. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Pochettino's Woes & Goalscoring Debutants

Sunderland come into this game against Tottenham on the back of a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to Liverpool. Opponents Spurs beat Burnley midweek in the FA Cup, coming from 2-0 down to win 4-2. Spurs are currently a great run of form having lost just once in their last 10 domestic games – a 2-1 defeat against Pardew’s Palace which is their most recent league game. [More]

Sunderland Stats: Late Shows, Lack of Discipline & Liverpool Strikers

Sunderland come into the game on the back of a home win against Leeds United in the FA Cup. Liverpool’s season has started poorly, but they have turned it around recently with just 1 defeat in their last 12 games in all competitions. Recently, Liverpool’s goals against Sunderland have mainly came from two players. [More]

Sunderland Stats: How Does Poyet's 50 Compare With Other SAFC Managers?

Gus Poyet recently reached 50 league games in charge of Sunderland. He took over in October 2013 with the club on just 1 point from the first 8 games of the season. Poyet then steadied the ship and pulled of the Great Escape to keep SAFC in the Premier League. His second season at the club has started solid but unspectacular. How does Poyet’s first 50 league games in charge compare to Sunderland’s previous managers in the Premier League? [More]

Sunderland Stats: Not All Plain Sailing Against Lower League Opposition

Sunderland come into this game on the back of a spirited 3-2 defeat away to Manchester City, hoping to progress to the next round of the FA Cup with a win against lower league opposition, Leeds United. Leeds have struggled so far this season, but will certainly be no pushovers. This will be the first meeting in the FA Cup between the two sides since a certain Cup Final back in 1973. [More]