After beating Southampton 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium a fortnight ago, Hull fans expected to turn up at the Stadium of Light and beat the bottom side. Sunderland, who also won a fortnight ago against Bournemouth, thought otherwise.
The game started with Hull attacking with great strength, going close on a number of occasions. Sunderland seemed very scarce and was defending poorly. However, Hull weren’t the side to hit the front – it was in fact Sunderland. Jermain Defoe opened the scoring for the Black Cats in the 34th minute. Defoe’s goal was his 150th in the league. The two teams went into the break with Sunderland surprisingly 1-0 up against the Tigers, who didn’t put away their chances.
The second half started and soon enough the ball was in the net, again. Sunderland doubled their lead thanks to Victor Anichebe’s strike in the 62nd minute. Hull did have their chances as well, two of which were cleared off the line and Jordan Pickford (Sunderland’s keeper) produced some spectacular saves. Anichebe doubled his goal tally in the game, scoring Sunderland’s third against an inferior Hull City team – who really took everyone by surprise. Sunderland centre half Papy Djilobodji was sent off for a second offence – but the game was already over by that point.
Hull will be absolutely disgusted with the result and will be disappointed they didn’t put the ball in the net. On the other hand, Sunderland will be absolutely delighted with the three points and will be able to kick on from these last two wins.
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