Sunderland 0-0 Norwich Stats and Highlights
Sunderland head into Christmas bottom of the Premier League after a scrappy goalless draw with Norwich at the Stadium of Light.
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Venue: Stadium of Light
Date: Saturday, 21 December, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
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Sunderland are unbeaten in their last five home games against Norwich, a run stretching back to August 1997.
The Canaries took four points from a possible six against Sunderland last season, winning 2-1 at home and drawing 1-1 at the Stadium of Light.
With 11 defeats in 16 games the Black Cats are on their worst run of form since the 2005-06 season when they lost 14 of the first 17. They were eventually relegated with just 15 points.
The Wearsiders have scored 12 Premier League goals – only Crystal Palace (11) have netted fewer.
They also have the joint worst defensive record in the division, conceding 30 goals. They have conceded 16 at home – the highest tally in the top flight.
Sunderland have scored in their last 10 home games in all competitions since losing 1-0 to Fulham on the opening day.
Gus Poyet’s side have lost all eight of their league matches after conceding the first goal this season.
The Black Cats have lost three games from winning positions this term, more than any other Premier League club.
Norwich have won the same number of Premier League games as at the same stage last season (four), but have lost twice as many matches (eight).
The Canaries have conceded more goals on their travels this season (21) than any other team in the division.
Norwich are unbeaten in two games for the first time this season after the draw against Swansea followed victory at West Brom.
Gary Hooper has scored three goals in his last four games, and Norwich have not lost when he has found the net this season.