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Summary

  1. Sunderland hoping for back-to-back wins for second time this season
  2. Gibson makes full debut in place of Rodwell for Black Cats
  3. Southampton have lost six of their last seven in the Premier League
  4. Redmond and Tadic start in place of Boufal and Rodriguez

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Sunderland 0-4 Southampton

    All over.

    Sunderland win 4-0 one week, lose 4-0 the next.

    Southampton excellent.

  2. GOAL - Sunderland 0-4 Southampton

    Shane Long

    Long to Ward-Prowse.

    Ward-Prowse to Long.

    Long slots home.

    Too easy from Sunderland's point of view. Clinical from Southampton.

    Long celeb
  3. GOAL - Sunderland 0-3 Southampton

    Jason Denayer OG

    Bertrand sprints down the left, crosses, and with Shane Long lurking, Jason Denayer converts the ball into his own net.

    Saints celeb
  4. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    A Sunderland free-kick narrowly misses Jason Denayer.

    The home side muster a corner, it comes to nothing.

    Borini heads wide moments later from Bryan Ovideo's cross.

    That was possibly the best chance they have created all game.

  5. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Southampton attack again. Shane Long looks to be in a prime position to score but he lets the ball roll through to the keeper.

    He thought he was offside. I don't think he was.

  6. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Darron Gibson's full debut comes to an end. He's replaced by Wahbi Khazri.

    Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg replaces Dusan Tadic for the visitors.

  7. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Nathan Redmond shows his express pace down the left, racing into the area.

    He gets a shot away but it goes straight at Mannone.

    Southampton look far more likely to score.

    Borini goes in for a tackle. I'd forgotten he'd come on to be honest.

    Redmond
  8. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Some Sunderland fans are starting to drift out of the Stadium of Light.

    Who can blame them? Their side have hardly threatened in this game.

  9. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Almost an instant impact from Shane Long.

    Cedric swings a high ball in and Long, under no pressure, is allowed to head at goal but Mannone pushes it over.

  10. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    There'll be no hat-trick for Manolo Gabbiadini who's been replaced by Shane Long.

    Gabbiadini off
  11. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Sunderland are chasing shadows.

    Redmond beats Billy Jones down the left, crosses to James Ward-Prowse who heads a yard wide.

  12. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Oriol Romeu has been really impressive in central midfield for Southampton.

    The former Barcelona and Chelsea man has made 60 passes, more than any other player, and made three tackles and four interceptions.

    James Ward-Prowse tries his luck from 25 yards but his shot goes narrowly wide.

    The visitors are attacking at ease.

  13. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    First shot on target from Sunderland.

    It is nothing to celebrate though, a 30-yard strike from Didier Ndong which is tamely straight at Fraser Forster.

    Ironic cheers from the home fans

  14. CLOSE!

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Southampton are just wearing Sunderland down here. 

    After keeping the ball at ease, Dusan Tadic's stinging shot is saved by Mannone.

    Adnan Januzaj breaks upfield for Sunderland, but like most that his team have tried in this game, it comes to nothing.

    Tadic shot
  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    One Italian has scored twice in this game and now Sunderland bring on one of their own.

    Fabio Borini on for Sebastian Larsson.

  16. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    The home side finally mount an attack in this second half.

    They're yet to have a shot on target in the match.

    The attack ends when Seb Larsson plays a long ball up to Adnan Januzaj. I don't think I've seen the Belgian win many aerial challenges in his career.

    Januzaj
  17. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Sunderland are living dangerously (if 2-0 down at home isn't already dangerous).

    Southampton play 'keep ball' on the edge of the area before Jason Denayer flies into a risky challenge, managing to make some contact with the ball.

  18. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Manolo Gabbiadini almost has his hat-trick.

    A Southampton corner comes in from the left and the Italian is allowed to swing a boot at the ball, diverting it on target but not enough power to beat Mannone.

    That was really poor defending from the home side.

  19. SUBSTITUTION

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Back under way at the Stadium of Light.

    Midfielder Steven Pienaar replaces John O'Shea at half-time.

    O'Shea had been struggling with a hamstring injury before the game and I'd assume that means a switch to 4-4-2 for Sunderland.

  20. Post update

    Sunderland 0-2 Southampton

    Graphic

    Southampton really grew into that half after Sunderland had the better of the opening stages.

    Ryan Bertrand (number 21) has looked threatening, pushing high up from full-back on the left-hand side.