Sunderland 2-2 Southampton: Black Cats claw back to take a point

Sunderland 2 - 2 Southampton

  • 4" Jay Rodriguez
  • 31" Dejan Lovren
  • 32" Fabio Borini
  • 71" Adam Johnson

Ref: Chris Foy
Attendance: 38,115

Sunderland Stadium of Light

Sunderland and Southampton drew 2-2 at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

Adam Johnson proved to be the Sunderland hero for the second weekend running, as his goal secured a point in a 2-2 draw with Southampton.

The Saints took a 2-0 lead courtesy of Jay Rodriguez and Dejan Lovren, but Fabio Borini and then Johnson gave Gus Poyet's men a share of the spoils.

The visitors went ahead in the fourth minute, when Rodriguez struck a low 20-yard shot past Vito Mannone. Lovren then volleyed in from a corner to double the Saints' advantage.

But on-loan striker Borini continued his own recent scoring form, pulling one back for the hosts within a minute. And that was how the game stayed until 19 minutes from time, when Johnson struck a high shot past Artur Boruc.

The result means Sunderland are in the relegation zone only on goal difference, while Southampton remain ninth.

Statistics

Sunderland

Southampton

Possession

36.5%
63.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Sunderland

  • Vito Mannone
  • John O'Shea
  • Marcos Alonso
  • Wes Brown
  • Phillip Bardsley
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Fabio Borini
  • Adam Johnson
  • Ki Sung-Yueng
  • Jozy Altidore

Substitutes

  • Steven Fletcher
  • Craig Gardner
  • Valentin Roberge
  • Jordan Pickford
  • Emanuele Giaccherini
  • Jack Colback
  • Ondrej Celustka

Southampton

  • Artur Boruc
  • Luke Shaw
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Calum Chambers
  • Jose Fonte
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Steven Davis
  • Jack Cork
  • Rickie Lambert
  • Jay Rodriguez
  • Adam Lallana

Substitutes

  • Kelvin Davis
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Guly
  • Gastón Ramírez
  • Jos Hooiveld
  • Nathaniel Clyne

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