Sunderland 3-1 Stoke Highlights

Two goals from recalled Steven Fletcher helped Sunderland pick up their first Premier League victory of the season.

Connor Wickham gave the Black Cats the lead when he nodded in from close range but Charlie Adam levelled after a long run from Victor Moses.

Fletcher, who last started in August, got his first when he headed in Jordi Gomez’s cross.

A subdued Stoke rarely threatened and Fletcher sealed it when he tapped home after a weaving run from Wickham.

Watch English Premier League match, Sunderland Vs Stoke highlights here.

Venue: Stadium of Light
Date: Saturday, 4 October, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT


The Potters have never won on Wearside in the Premier League (D2, L4).

Stoke’s League Cup victory at the Stadium of Light last month was their first in 13 visits to Sunderland (D5, L7).

The Potters have only won seven of their 66 league matches at Sunderland (D17, L42).


Sunderland are only the fourth team in Premier League history to draw five of their opening six games (D5, L1).

At this stage of last season Sunderland had lost five and drawn one of their first six league games.

The Black Cats are without a win in their last seven Premier League games (D5, L2).

They have yet to lead a Premier League game at half-time this season.

Only three teams (QPR, Aston Villa and Burnley) have scored fewer Premier League goals than Sunderland and Stoke’s tally of five this season.

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The Potters are yet to lose an away game this season in any competition (W2, D2).

If they win or draw at Sunderland they will equal their top-flight record of six consecutive away matches without defeat.

Peter Crouch has scored more Premier League goals for Stoke with his head (11) than with any other part of his body: 10 – right foot, 5 – left foot, 1 – other body part.

Victor Moses has two assists in four games for Stoke after registering just one assist in 42 Premier League appearances for Chelsea and Liverpool.

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