Sunderland 1-0 Stoke City Highlights
Sunderland moved out of the Premier League bottom three for the first time since August with a narrow win over 10-man Stoke.
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Venue: Stadium of Light
Date: Wednesday, 29 January, 2014
Kick off: 19:45 GMT
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Sunderland are unbeaten in their last 11 home matches against Stoke (W6, D5). The Potters’ last away victory was a 1-0 victory at Roker Park in April 1994; Mark Walters scored the winner.
The away side has won only once (Sunderland won 1-0 in February 2012) and failed to score in eight of 11 previous Premier League meetings between the clubs.
This fixture ended 1-1 last season – Stoke’s goal was their first in the top flight at the Sunderland since October 1983.
There have been red cards in three of the last four league encounters, although Wes Brown’s sending off at the Britannia Stadium in November was later rescinded.
Sunderland have lost only one of their last seven league games (W2, D4).
Only goal difference is preventing Sunderland from being bottom of the Premier League home table (W2, D2, L7); they share the record with Aston Villa.
A league-high 27 different players have started a Premier League game for the Black Cats this season.
Only opponents Stoke (37) have had fewer shots on goal at home than Sunderland this season (40).
Adam Johnson has either scored or assisted each of Sunderland’s last six league goals.
The Potters have lost four of their last five league games, conceding 15 goals in the process.
Stoke have the equal-worst away record in the Premier League with just five points from 11 games, the same as Hull.
Mark Hughes’ men have not won in nine away league matches (D2, L7) since a 1-0 win at West Ham in September.
The 36 goals conceded by Stoke after 22 games is the most they have let in at this stage of a Premier League season.
Stoke have won 61% of their aerial duels this season, the highest tally in the top-flight.
Hughes has won nine of his 11 Premier League managerial meetings against Sunderland – losing just once.