Southampton 0-1 Sunderland Highlights
Steven Fletcher’s eighth Premier League goal of the season proved enough to beat Southampton and lift Sunderland four points clear of the drop zone.
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Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Date: Saturday, 22 December, 2012
Kick off: 15:00 GMT.
Sunderland ended a five-game winless streak against Southampton with a 2-1 Championship win at St Mary’s in the sides’ most recent encounter in April 2007.
It will be a decade next month since the last top-flight meeting between the sides; Southampton won 1-0 at the Stadium of Light to complete a league double.
Southampton start the weekend fifth in the Premier League form table after taking 11 points from the last 18 available (W3, D2, L1).
Nigel Adkins’s men have received the fewest cards in the Premier League this season (15 yellows, 0 reds).
Saints are three points better off than at this stage of the 2004-05 season, their most recent Premier League campaign.
They face Fulham (a), Stoke (a) and Arsenal (h) over the remainder of the festive period.
Sunderland have won just one of their last 16 Premier League away games (W1, D7, L8).
Martin O’Neill’s men are looking to score in five successive matches for the first time this term.
No side have taken fewer points from losing positions than Sunderland (one) this season in the Premier League.
Sunderland face Manchester City (h), Tottenham (h) and Liverpool (a) over the rest of the festive period.